San Francisco Giants
When the San Francisco Giants had to defend their World Series championship in 2011 for the first time since moving out West, they failed to even reach the postseason for a myriad of reasons. So far in 2013, things are starting to unfold in an all too familiar way for Giants fans.
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.
Current New York Mets manager Terry Collins and former skipper Davey Johnson have been selected as coaches for next month’s All-Star game at Citi Field in NYC. They were picked Thursday by the San Francisco Giants’ Bruce Bochy, the NL’s manager.
Matt Cain allowed two hits over 6 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 on Thursday night.
The San Francisco Giants have called up catcher Hector Sanchez and right-handed reliever Jake Dunning. To make room for the newcomers, San Francisco sent first baseman Brett Pill to Triple-A Fresno.
Pablo Sandoval’s latest injury is weighing heavily on the San Francisco Giants. The Giants have asked Sandoval to prioritize losing weight while he’s on the disabled list.
After taking Tuesday’s opener 8-2 behind an impressive effort from prized pitching prospect Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh’s bats led the way Wednesday in a 12-8 victory. Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Andrew McCutchen and Gaby Sanchez – the top four hitters in the batting order – went a combined 13 for 19 with eight runs.
Starling Marte had a career-high four hits and scored four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 12-8 on Wednesday night.
San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is out indefinitely with an injury to the pinkie finger on his left hand.
San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one.