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What lies ahead for Giants, Dodgers

What lies ahead for Giants, Dodgers

A month ago, the Giants never could have imagined the seat they’re sitting in. Flip the calendar back a page. Madison Bumgarner nearly threw a no-hitter against the Diamondbacks on July 10 to segue the scorching-hot Giants into the All-Star break. They were up 6.5 games on the Dodgers in the NL West, 24 games…More

Giants fall flat despite Moore’s solid outing

Giants fall flat despite Moore’s solid outing

Among plenty of inconsistencies in the second half, losing is about the only thing the Giants have seemed to repeat. There was no momentum to be carried over from Monday’s dramatic win, and the Giants fell 2-0 to the Marlins. Matt Moore delivered six solid innings, but allowed two runs too many as the team went hitless in their only…More

Giants waste Bumgarner’s brilliance in 1-0 loss

Giants waste Bumgarner’s brilliance in 1-0 loss

Baseball is unforgiving in endless ways. Unforgiving that hard hits will be caught, great pitches will be crushed and the box score has no capacity for feelings. Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija each have two wins in their last 10 starts. Samardzija has a 5.85 ERA in that span while opponents are hitting .275 off…More

Samardzija allows five runs as Giants lose again

Samardzija allows five runs as Giants lose again

It was an all-too-familiar sight. Jeff Samardzija (9-8, 4.40 ERA) labored through seven innings and the Giants could hardly muster any offense. It’s the same losing recipe that’s led them to a treacherous, 5-14, path since the All-Star Game was played in San Diego. Even the Giants who played struggled in that game. Here’s more on Friday’s…More

Phillies walk-off on Giants in 12-inning win

Phillies walk-off on Giants in 12-inning win

The Giants took another lead into the late innings only to have it soil away. This time it wasn’t the bullpen’s undoing more than it was starting pitcher Johnny Cueto. The right-hander allowed a pair of runs in the seventh and eighth innings, and the Phillies polished off the win with a walk-off against the…More

Bullpen ruins six-run comeback in Bumgarner start

Bullpen ruins six-run comeback in Bumgarner start

In two road trips since the All-Star break, both have started with Madison Bumgarner losses. The left-hander allowed the Phillies to score eight runs (four earned), but the game-deciding hits came against the bullpen in the Giants 13-8 loss. Five runs scored with Sergio Romo on the mound, soiling a six-run comeback earlier in the game.…More

Smith stepping into rejuvenated Giants bullpen

Smith stepping into rejuvenated Giants bullpen

Amid the craziness of trading Matt Duffy and adding a sixth starting pitcher, the Giants ultimately did what they set out do to. They bolstered their bullpen with the deadline day acquisition of Brewers left-hander Will Smith. It wasn’t a flashy move, akin to the acquisitions Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez, but one the Giants…More

Starting rotation unclear after Moore acquisition

Starting rotation unclear after Moore acquisition

As the trade deadline inched closer, it seemed the Giants’ intentions drifted further from their publicized goal to acquire relief help. Rumors floated out connecting the Giants to starters like Jeremy Hellickson and hitters like Jay Bruce. Then came the declaration from general manager Bobby Evans on Sunday that the Giants “cannot be singular” in…More