In Sunday’s rubber match between the Giants and Mets, Chris Stratton put up a quality outing, and even notched his team’s only RBI. But Stratton couldn’t do it all himself.
A baker’s dozen was enough to hold Pittsburgh off and snap a three-game losing streak with a 13-10 victory.
After about three hours of baseball, what was left of the 56,310 at the Oakland Coliseum got their first real bit of excitement.
It took the Giants and Cubs 11 innings to untie the knot in their series-opener at AT&T Park Monday night.
The Giants had offered all of 14 runs in support of Madison Bumgarner’s eight 2018 starts. But Sunday, run support was not a problem.
The Giants found their rotation finally compete with Jeff Samardzija clicking into place as the final piece to the puzzle Saturday afternoon.
On the back of six shutdown innings from Clayton Richard, the Padres (35-43) sent their losing streak to its demise Friday night.
Bumgarner pitched eight scoreless innings, giving up just three hits while striking out eight, and added an RBI, to take a 3-0 victory.
The Giants suffered yet another ding to their starting lineup Thursday in Miami when Evan Longoria suffered a fractured left pinkie.
Wednesday afternoon’s rubber match between the Giants and the Diamondbacks was something nearer to a Paul Goldschmidt exhibition than anything else for the first nine …
Madison Bumgarner’s return to the Giants wasn’t exactly triumphant, as the Giants took a 3-1 loss Tuesday night at AT&T Park.
Dereck Rodriguez showed confidence, composure and poise on the mound Sunday — three of Bochy’s favorite attributes in a young starter.
After a litany of moves Friday, the Giants made another flurry of roster changes Saturday.
The Giants made a spate of significant roster changes Friday ahead of their series opener with the Phillies.
It would be hard to imagine a worse way for game one of a doubleheader to go than how Saturday’s went for the Giants.
The Giants have been bitten by the injury bug again, and Saturday they made a few roster adjustments to fill the new holes in their lineup.