Holland rips Giants’ front office, says he faked injury

Baseball 05/12/19, 01:25

Giants pitcher Derek Holland has criticized San Francisco's front office and claims he faked an injury that led to a recent stint on the injured list.Holland was demoted to the bullpen following a 5-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night, then said he has "no idea what they're ...

Bees circle, Senzel homers twice as Reds swarm Giants 12-4

Sports 05/06/19, 15:59

Bees swarmed home plate. A rookie hit two homers. A third baseman wound up pitching. Reds batters got plunked at a record rate in a lopsided win.Bruce Bochy sure has some memories from his final game at Great American Ball Park. Nick Senzel hit a leadoff homer after a swarm of ...

Buzzed: Swarm of bees forces delay to Giants-Reds game

Sports 05/06/19, 14:02

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy's last game in Cincinnati created more buzz than anyone imagined.A swarm of bees circled above the backstop screen shortly before the start of the Giants' game against the Reds on Monday, prompting an 18-minute delay to the first pitch. The umpires and players moved ...

Posey’s hit sends Giants to 2-1 win over Dodgers

Baseball 05/02/19, 00:50

A strong start by Madison Bumgarner followed by a clutch hit from Buster Posey. It was like old times again for the San Francisco Giants.Bumgarner held Los Angeles' high-powered lineup in check for six innings and Posey then delivered the game-ending single with two outs in the ninth inning to ...

Padres rally from 5 down against Bumgarner, beat Giants 6-5

Baseball 04/09/19, 00:03

Pinch-hitter Franmil Reyes connected for a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the San Diego Padres rallied from five down against Madison Bumgarner to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Monday night.Fernando Tatis Jr. also hit a two-run homer and Wil Myers had a solo shot for ...

Outfield shuffle: Giants’ Pillar in center, Duggar to right

Baseball 04/04/19, 01:44

San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy loves having two quality center fielders, and that's what the Giants have after acquiring Kevin Pillar from Toronto.So for now, Steve Duggar is shifting over to right field. But Bochy said there will be times this season when both players will be rotating."The transition is ...

Indians give manager Francona extension through 2022 season

Sports 04/03/19, 06:58

The Cleveland Indians have signed manager Terry Francona to a two-year contract extension through the 2022 season.Francona's deal was set to expire after 2020. But as he begins his seventh season with the Indians, the club decided to lengthen its relationship with the popular manager for at least another two ...

Machado, Paddack lead Padres to 3-1 win vs Giants

Baseball 03/31/19, 18:10

Manny Machado brought in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded grounder in the seventh inning, Chris Paddack struck out seven in five impressive innings in his major league debut and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 Sunday.Four pitchers combined on a two-hitter for the Padres, who ...

Moronta fans 5 in 2 innings to help Giants beat Padres 3-2

Baseball 03/30/19, 23:08

Reyes Moronta struck out five in two innings of lights-out relief work, including Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr., and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 Saturday night for their first victory this season.The Giants were at risk of going 0-3 for the first time since ...

Bochy’s exit, arrival of Machado, Tatis Jr. highlight opener

Baseball 03/27/19, 15:45

It's the beginning of the end for San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy and the beginning of what the San Diego Padres and their long-suffering fans hope is a return to relevance behind All-Star slugger Manny Machado and hotshot rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.Bochy begins his 25th and final season ...

Giants look to get back to winning in Bochy’s last season

Baseball 03/19/19, 13:23

Bruce Bochy has long been a manager who makes it all about his players, the men he writes into the lineup day after day, game after game, month after month.That's a big reason San Francisco's veteran, likely Hall of Fame skipper, decided in February to make it public he will ...

Who’s on second? Surprised Giants, Angels found out in 9th

Baseball 03/15/19, 20:02

Thanks to the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels, baseball got a new twist on the old Abbott and Costello gag of "Who's on First?"For confused players and fans at Scottsdale Stadium on Friday, it was "Who's on Second?"A day after Major League Baseball announced it would begin extra ...

Giants lefty Bumgarner uneven in spring training debut

Baseball 02/24/19, 19:08

Madison Bumgarner's line from his exhibition debut didn't look good, but the pitcher and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy weren't daunted."It's been five months since I've faced a hitter," Bumgarner said Sunday. "I'd say that's the best I've felt, especially in a first spring outing, in quite some time."Bumgarner ...

Buster Posey likely won’t catch in early spring games

Baseball 02/20/19, 17:57

Buster Posey most likely will not catch in any spring training games until early March, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday.Posey, who had surgery in August to address a hip impingement and repair a torn labrum, has been catching pitchers' side sessions in camp so far."I'm very encouraged ...

Madison Bumgarner says he was joking over opener refusal

Baseball 02/17/19, 13:33

Madison Bumgarner was joking when he told manager Bruce Bochy he absolutely refuses to pitch behind an opener.It won't happen anyway.San Francisco's ace lefty is hardly a likely candidate to follow someone else to the mound who works the first inning."If you use an opener in my game, I'm walking ...

Bumgarner puts rookie Joey Bart to work on Giants’ 1st day

Baseball 02/13/19, 18:57

When catching prospect Joey Bart arrived in the San Francisco Giants' camp, he wanted to get over any nervousness about being around veterans such as Madison Bumgarner so he made a point of introducing himself to the pitcher.The second overall pick in last year's amateur draft had no idea he'd ...

Farhan Zaidi ready to take a team effort leading Giants

Baseball 11/07/18, 23:26

Farhan Zaidi understands the intrigue that stems from his unique baseball path: from the small-budget Oakland Athletics to the big-spending Los Angeles Dodgers and back to the Bay Area to join the rival Giants.San Francisco's new front-office whiz plans to incorporate plenty from the franchise's rich tradition by leaning on ...

Giants bench coach Meulens candidate with Reds, Twins

Baseball 10/11/18, 18:35

Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens has interviewed with the Cincinnati Reds for their open managerial position and also is set to meet with the Minnesota Twins this week for the job that opened when Paul Molitor was fired.Meulens was in Minneapolis on Thursday and scheduled to interview with the Twins ...

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