Watching Adrian Beltre put on his one-man show today made me wonder what might have been. The power-hitting third baseman’s name has been linked to the San Francisco Giants for several years, dating back to the off-season of 2009.
When you win a World Series you tend to forget the smallest of details. Who cares when you are the World Champions? Those details are proving to be the downfall of the San Francisco Giants in 2011.
The Giants, starting a 10-game trip, lost for the 12th time in 17 games and continued to sputter on offense. They’re next to last in the majors in runs and have totaled 15 in the past eight games.
Chris Stewart hit his first major league home run, Aubrey Huff had another solo shot and the San Francisco Giants showed some rare pop in a 6-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Ramon Ramirez’s pitch hit Shane Victorino square in the lower back, igniting a benches-clearing brawl in San Francisco’s 9-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Monday night in a matchup of the NL West’s top two teams.
Tim Lincecum threw six scoreless innings, Pablo Sandoval hit a solo homer and the Giants beat Philadelphia 4-1 on Thursday night in their first game with Carlos Beltran.
Madison Bumgarner pitched into the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants survived another one-run game, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Sunday.
Aubrey Huff hit a tying homer off All-Star closer Heath Bell leading off the ninth inning and Mike Fontenot brought in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 12th.
The San Francisco Giants overcame another erratic start by pitcher Jonathan Sanchez to beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Friday night.