Brandon Crawford had three hits and an RBI, leading a San Francisco Giants split squad to a 6-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
Let the rest of the country swoon over the nouveau-riche Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Francisco Giants have two World Series titles in the past three seasons. And as they report for 2013, 21 of the 25 members of their latest championship team will roll through those clubhouse doors this week.
While the average fan won’t notice his impact, true Giants fans have realized how vital Gregor Blanco has been to his team’s success.
In the second inning of World Series Game Two at AT&T Park Thursday night, Giants catcher Buster Posey tagged out Tigers’ first baseman Prince Fielder in a close play at home plate.
The San Francisco Giants are getting all the good bounces so far this World Series, and they’re in control largely because of them.
The Giants are a much better defensive team than Detroit. We saw this very clearly in Wednesday’s game, as Gregor Blanco made two diving catches to thwart potential Detroit opportunities.
Angel Pagan led off the game with a home run, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval connected later and Tim Lincecum came out of the bullpen to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Wednesday.
Buster Posey hit a tiebreaking RBI single on the night he received a prestigious award and the San Francisco Giants reduced their magic number for clinching the NL West to two with a 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday.
Marco Scutaro hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the rival Dodgers 5-2 on Friday night to extend their NL West lead to 5½ games over Los Angeles.
Matt Cain pitched eight dominating innings and the San Francisco Giants scored eight runs in the third inning to move into first place in the NL West with a 10-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.