The Giants (34-31) come in with a 13-20 road record – the worst of any team better than .500 overall. But they’re likely feeling good after a 10-0 victory at Pittsburgh on Thursday as Matt Cain yielded two hits in 6 2-3 innings.
Pablo Sandoval splashed a home run into McCovey Cove, Brandon Belt and Marco Scutaro also connected to back Tim Lincecum, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Sunday.
The Braves will try to keep swinging the bats well and notch their fourth win in five games Thursday night when they open a four-game series in San Francisco.
Andrelton Simmons is a good bet to win several gold gloves during his career, and he’s shown the ability to stay within himself and make adjustments at the plate.
Tim Hudson suggested Jason Heyward should move to San Francisco. Then, after a pause: “But still play for us.”
Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and Mike Minor won for the first time in five starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the Giants 7-3 on Saturday, ending San Francisco’s five-game winning streak.
Atlanta infielder Chipper Jones said the Braves won’t forget Giants left-fielder Melky Cabrera’s ‘happy’ reaction to teammate Gregor Blanco’s three-run homer in the 11th inning of the Giants 9-4 win Wednesday night.
John Madden takes stock of San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito and his successful season so far.
Thanks to late season collapses by the Red Sox and the Braves, and their own victories on the last day of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays squeaked into the playoffs Wednesday night.
His eyes red and voice wavering, Roger McDowell returned as the Braves’ pitching coach Friday and apologized for his crude conduct at AT&T Park in San Francisco that led to a suspension.