Giants fans armed with smartphones found cheap valet parking for Monday’s NLDS game at AT&T Park with the help of a San Francisco-based app.
Two days after playing the longest postseason game in Major League Baseball history the Giants will send the exact same lineup – except for the pitcher’s spot – that won game two of the National League Division Series in 18 innings Saturday.
San Francisco leads Washington 2-0 in the NL Division Series, two years after losing its first two games at home to the Reds – just as the Nationals did this time. The Giants became the first team in major league history to overcome an 0-2 deficit in a best-of-five series by winning three straight road games.
The San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals, 2 to 1 Saturday, in the longest postseason game in baseball history.
A church in San Francisco’s Parkside neighborhood is getting into the spirit of the Giants third playoff run in the past five seasons.
The San Francisco Giants have won the the first game of the National League Division Series against the top-seeded Washington Nationals Friday by a 3-2 score.
Friday’s matchup between Washington’s Stephen Strasburg and San Francisco’s Jake Peavy – pals who sometimes work out together in San Diego – gives one indication of the gap in experience the series represents. Strasburg, held out of the 2012 postseason to protect his surgically repaired elbow, will be making his playoff debut; Peavy will be making his sixth October start, including as a member of last season’s World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
The Giants were not considered the most talented roster entering the 2010 or 2012 divisional playoff round, but bucked the odds to capture the World Championship each time. After that, and an 8-0 thumping of the Pirates Wednesday in the Wild Card round, you would think that oddsmakers would have learned to fear the beard, but no – the Giants (along with fellow wild card winner Kansas City) face the longest odds to win it all of the remaining eight teams at 10-1.
She wasn’t the most menacing looking person in Pittsburgh Pirates garb Wednesday night, but a grey-haired woman in glasses was caught on camera Wednesday taking in the National League Wild Card Playoff game from inside the Giants dugout.
Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.