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4/29/2016 | Walks worsen rough night for Peavy, Giants

The Giants' almost-comical margin of defeat in Friday night's 13-1 loss to the New York Mets indicated that San Francisco never had a chance to win this series opener at Citi Field. More accurately, the Giants didn't give themselves a chance.


4/29/2016 | Cespedes' slam highlights Mets' record win

A 12-run third inning not only sent the Mets to their seventh straight victory, a 13-1 bludgeoning of the Giants at Citi Field on Friday, but also created a chunk of history in the process.


4/29/2016 | Cain, deGrom look to go longer in Giants-Mets clash

Neither San Francisco's Matt Cain nor the New York Mets' Jacob deGrom has thrown more than six innings this season. But the right-handers' durability has been hampered by vastly different circumstances. Their paths will intersect Saturday when the Giants and Mets meet for the second game of their three-game series at Citi Field.


4/29/2016 | Bochy expects tight division race all season

The Giants' results during their first time through National League West competition didn't surprise manager Bruce Bochy.


4/29/2016 | Taillon, Benintendi among top prospect performers Thursday

With Jameson Taillon's impressive start to the 2016 season, you would never suspect that he hadn't pitched competitively since '13. The Pirates' No. 4 prospect (No. 51 overall) improved to 2-0 on Thursday, firing seven innings of one-run ball for Triple-A Indianapolis in a win against Norfolk.


4/28/2016 | Pagan fighting off age, one workout at a time

Like most Major Leaguers, the Giants' Angel Pagan strictly adheres to a workout routine that doesn't end with the game's final out. But other players would be hard-pressed to match Pagan's steadfast belief in his regimen, pregame as well as postgame. Pagan's exercising helped sustain his encouraging comeback from the right knee soreness he endured last year, explaining his unshakable dedication to his program.


4/28/2016 | Bradley, Payano among top prospect performers Wednesday

Bobby Bradley is on a roll right now, and his hot hitting continued on Wednesday.The No. 90 overall prospect helped Class A Advanced Lynchburg to a 12-6 win over Winston-Salem by going 3-for-5 with a home run, a pair of doubles and three RBIs.


4/27/2016 | Belt spearheads 'shifty' offense with 5-RBI day

Brandon Belt said he didn't pay much attention to the shift. Matt Duffy said it was the first time he tried to beat it. Either way, the approach worked as Belt recorded three hits and drove in five runs and Duffy added three hits, including a triple, in the Giants' 13-9 victory over the Padres on Wednesday AT&T Park to complete a three-game sweep of their National League West rivals.


4/27/2016 | Giants outslug Padres en route to sweep

The entire San Francisco offense got into the fun Wednesday afternoon, as the Giants completed their sweep of the Padres with a 13-9 victory at AT&T Park. All nine starters either scored a run or drove one in, and the Giants set a season high with the 13 runs.


4/27/2016 | Posey given breather in advance of off-day

Buster Posey has excellent offensive numbers against Andrew Cashner, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy still decided to give his All-Star catcher a breather against the right-hander in Wednesday's finale vs. the Padres.


4/27/2016 | Peavy, Matz to duel as Giants open set vs. Mets

The last time the Giants visited Citi Field in New York, rookie Chris Heston pitched a no-hitter. He'll be pitching for Triple-A Sacramento this weekend while Jake Peavy looks to hold his own in Friday's opener vs. the Mets, who will counter with left-hander Steven Matz.


4/27/2016 | Cueto dazzles with shutout for 100th victory

Johnny Cueto made sure that his 100th career victory was 100 percent his. Cueto dominated the Giants' 1-0 victory Tuesday over the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park, from striking out the side in the third and seventh innings to pitching out of jams in the first, fourth and fifth.


4/27/2016 | Giants get just enough to back Cueto's shutout

Denard Span broke an offensive logjam Tuesday night with a fifth-inning RBI double as the San Francisco Giants handed a superb Johnny Cueto his 100th career victory with a 1-0 decision over the San Diego Padres.


4/26/2016 | Cashner, Shark rolling as Padres-Giants series wraps

Two hard-throwing right-handers take the hill Wednesday, as the Padres and Giants wrap up their three-game series with a matinee at AT&T Park. Andrew Cashner gets the ball for the Friars, looking to build off an impressive two-start stretch in which he allowed one run over six innings in both outings. Opposite Cashner will be Giants righty Jeff Samardzija, who has logged the two longest outings by a starter for either team thus far.


4/26/2016 | Belt showing increased patience at plate

Brandon Belt began Tuesday's game against the San Diego Padres with a team-high 13 walks, including a career-best three in Monday's 5-4 victory over San Diego. That's not an offensive category commonly associated with him. But Belt's increased experience has helped him maintain a more patient approach.


4/26/2016 | Bochy wants explanation for replay decision

Giants manager Bruce Bochy intends to approach baseball officials to question the legitimacy of a replay review Monday night involving third baseman Matt Duffy and a base hit that wasn't.


4/26/2016 | Casilla puts in extra work for 100th save

Since any milestone worth having is worth working for, it seemed fitting that Santiago Casilla took a longer path than usual to secure his 100th career save in the Giants' 5-4 decision Monday over the San Diego Padres.


4/26/2016 | Giants hang on to reward Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner delivered a typical performance to halt an atypical losing streak Monday night as the San Francisco Giants outlasted the San Diego Padres, 5-4.


4/25/2016 | Padres look to deny Cueto 100th career win

When Johnny Cueto -- arguably the Giants' best starting pitcher so far this season -- faces the Padres on Tuesday night, he'll be looking for his 100th career victory. But Padres starter James Shields -- already one of 20 active members of that century club -- will be doing his best to deny Cueto that milestone.


4/25/2016 | Tomlinson adjusting to pinch-hitting role

Giants utility man Kelby Tomlinson has a tough enough time getting at-bats that it almost seems unfair when he's sent to the batter's box in the most challenging situation any player faces: pinch-hitting.


4/25/2016 | Injured Romo to resume throwing Friday

Giants right-hander Sergio Romo will begin testing his injured elbow Friday when he starts throwing on flat ground, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday.


4/25/2016 | Rodgers, Bell, Happ lead Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.


4/24/2016 | Giants putting faith in young relief corps

Short-term, the Giants' 5-4 loss Sunday to Miami was nothing short of exasperating for them. Long-term, they could derive encouragement from the afternoon's events. A glance at the box score revealed the sources of hope: their youthful relief pitchers.


4/24/2016 | Bumgarner eyeing 2nd win in opener vs. Padres

The Padres travel to San Francisco to open a three-game set against the Giants at AT&T Park starting Monday. The two clubs will match up for the first time in 2016, as the Padres begin a seven-day road trip and the Giants conclude a 10-day homestand.


4/24/2016 | Past Giants All-Stars look to return to Classic

Participants on this year's 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which was unveiled Sunday, have the opportunity to vote for four Giants who have enjoyed the privilege of being elected or picked to join the NL All-Stars: catcher Buster Posey, second baseman Joe Panik, shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Hunter Pence.




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