All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.
“A dream,” is what Marco Scutaro says he’s living on a bustling spring morning as camp winds down and expectations for 2013 wind up. “Pretty much, it was a blessing from above.”
Ross was the 2010 NL championship series MVP for the Giants and helped them win the World Series that year after they picked him up off waivers.
Madison Bumgarner allowed one unearned run in seven strong innings and hit a two-run double, helping the San Francisco Giants keep their playoff hopes alive with their sixth straight win.
Carlos Beltran, Cody Ross and Pablo Sandoval homered in a rare show of power at AT&T Park, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Monday night.
Willie Bloomquist hit a go-ahead two-run triple after Ryan Roberts’ solo homer tied it in the eighth, and the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks extended their division cushion to a season-best seven games with a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
Carlos Beltran hit a go-ahead two-run home run among his four hits, Matt Cain calmly recovered from a rough first inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Diamondbacks 6-2 on Friday night to snap Arizona’s season-best nine-game winning streak.
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 lost their starter in the third inning, the latest in an increasingly dire stretch of injuries for the defending champs.
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.