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  1. And That Happened: Monday’s playoff highlights

    Oct 22, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Giants Celebration

    Giants 6, Cardinals 1: And we head to Game 7, as the Giants continue to only really want to turn it on this post season once they’re facing elimination. And of course as everyone predicted it happened thanks to a great Ryan Vogelsong start which followed a great Barry Zito start which all came while…

  2. Game 7 battle favors Giants over Cardinals

    Oct 21, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants' Belt hits a broken bat single against St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Rzepczynski in the eighth inning during Game 6 of their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco

    With their backs against the wall, the Giants have been unstoppable this month, winning five straight elimination games against the Reds and Cardinals. It’s an impressive streak, no doubt. The Cardinals would likely be the first to admit it. After all, they’re riding a streak of six straight wins in elimination games themselves. Now one…

  3. Barry Zito, Bruce Bochy and Mike Matheny discuss Game 5

    Oct 20, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Giants Reuters

    Here’s video of Barry Zito, Bruce Bochy and Mike Matheny discussing the Giants’ 5-0 win in Game 5 of the NLCS last night. After a gem of a start, I guess Zito can get away with wearing that fedora. Zito’s excellent and unexpected pitching performance has naturally received most of the attention, but don’t forget…

  4. Looking ahead to Game 6 of the NLCS between the Cardinals and Giants

    Oct 20, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong Bochy Getty

    The Cardinals were hoping to clinch their second consecutive National League pennant last night, but vintage Barry Zito showed up to ruin the party. While they still hold a 3-2 lead in the NLCS, the series will now shift to San Francisco for Game 6 on Sunday night. Let’s take a quick look at the…

  5. Barry Zito turns back the clock with gem in Game 5

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

    Barry Zito

    10 years after winning a Cy Young Award for the A’s, six years after signing one of the worst contracts in major league history and two years after being left off the postseason roster for the World Series champions, Barry Zito finally came up big for the Giants on Friday. With his team on the…

  6. Overaggressive Cardinals come up empty in Game 5 loss

    Oct 19, 2012, 11:34 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday

    In getting shut out by the Giants on Friday, the Cardinals never worked a walk against Barry Zito and company. Their one free pass was intentional, as Pete Kozma was walked ahead of the pitcher to set up an inning-ending double play in the second inning. In all, the Cardinals have drawn a total of…

  7. Barry Zito shuts down Cardinals in Game 5 of NLCS to keep Giants’ season alive

    Oct 19, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT

    Reuters Barry Zito

    With the Giants facing elimination, Barry Zito didn’t inspire much confidence coming into his start in Game 5 tonight. However, he turned in the best performance by a Giants’ starting pitcher this postseason while keeping his team’s season alive. Zito limited to Cardinals to six hits over 7 2/3 shutout innings tonight as part of…

  8. Barry Zito holds Cardinals scoreless through seven innings

    Oct 19, 2012, 10:36 PM EDT

    Barry Zito Getty

    The Giants likely would have been thrilled if Barry Zito made it through five innings tonight while keeping the team in the game, but he has exceeded all expectations by holding the Cardinals scoreless through seven innings. Zito has allowed just five hits and one walk (which was intentional) while striking out five. The southpaw…

  9. Giants knock Lance Lynn out in fourth inning, grab 4-0 lead

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    Lance Lynn Getty

    Just like his start in Game 1 on Sunday, the fourth inning was Lance Lynn‘s undoing tonight. After holding the Giants hitless over the first three innings, Lynn allowed four runs in the top of the fourth inning before being pulled. Lynn gave up singles to Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval to begin the inning…

  10. Barry Zito gets out of jam to keep Cardinals off the board in Game 5 of NLCS

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

    Barry Zito Getty

    The Cardinals had an excellent chance to grab an early lead in the second inning against Barry Zito, but the high-priced southpaw managed to escape unscathed. After Yadier Molina led off the inning with a single, David Freese dropped a double just beyond the outstretched glove of Hunter Pence, who attempted a diving catch. With…

  11. NLCS Game 5 lineups: Giants vs. Cardinals

    Oct 19, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants manager Bochy shakes hands with St. Louis Cardinals manager Matheny before the start of Game 1 of their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco

    Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the NLCS between the Giants and Cardinals, in St. Louis: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Jon Jay, CF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Matt Holliday, LF 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Allen Craig,…

  12. And now the Giants’ season comes down to Barry Zito

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT

    Barry Zito

    Two years ago during the Giants’ championship run Barry Zito wasn’t even on the playoff roster, but now he’s starting Game 5 of the NLCS tonight with their season on the line. The good news is that the Giants have won 12 straight Zito starts dating back to August 7. The bad news is that…

  13. Cardinals will try to finish off the Giants in five

    Oct 19, 2012, 12:43 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Is everyone all geared up to see the NL’s fifth best team and the AL’s seventh best team square off in the World Series? Of course, the Cardinals and Tigers have genuinely looked like baseball’s best teams during October. And if some would prefer neither had reached the postseason because they weren’t all that good…

  14. Cardinals defeat Giants to take commanding 3-1 lead in NLCS

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:32 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright Reuters

    The Cardinals are just one win away from joining the Tigers in the World Series. Behind an excellent pitching performance from Adam Wainwright and a relentless attack from their offense, the Cardinals defeated the Giants 8-3 tonight and now own a commanding 3-1 series lead in the NLCS. Wainwright had his curveball working tonight and…

  15. Barry Zito to get the Game 5 start for the Giants

    Oct 18, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    barry zito getty

    Madison Bumgarner‘s Game 1 egg-laying has led to Bruce Bochy naming Barry Zito his Game 5 starter in the NLCS. Bochy said “I think we feel it’s time to get Madison a little break.” Makes sense, but Zito is gonna have to do a lot better than he did against the Reds in the NLDS,…

  16. Giants to start Tim Lincecum in Game 4, Barry Zito in Game 5

    Oct 17, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    tim lincecum getty

    The Giants made it official after the Game 3 loss to the Cardinals, naming Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito their starters in St. Louis the next two days. Madison Bumgarner, who took the loss in Game 1 after allowing six runs in 3 2/3 innings, will spend the rest of the NLCS in the bullpen.…

  17. Giants leaning towards starting Tim Lincecum in Game 4

    Oct 15, 2012, 6:16 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    The Giants’ Tim Lincecum said he was ready to pitch in relief tonight after throwing two scoreless innings in Sunday’s Game 1 against the Cardinals. However, it appears to be manager Bruce Bochy’s strong preference to reserve him for the Game 4 start, according to CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly. “We’d like to have that…

  18. Giants have to fix Madison Bumgarner before Game 5

    Oct 14, 2012, 11:53 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner

    The Giants entered the postseason with Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner in the rotation and no certainties after that. Following Bumgarner’s latest shaky outing against the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS, they have to be wondering whether they can afford to pencil the lefty in for his expected Game 5 start. Bumgarner was…

  19. NLCS Preview: Cardinals vs. Giants

    Oct 14, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

    pence getty

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Cardinals and Giants have in store for us in the National League Championship Series. The Teams St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants The Matchups Game 1 Sunday in San Francisco: Lance Lynn vs.…

  20. Giants will have to weigh Tim Lincecum start in Game 2

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:47 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    After beating the Reds in Thursday’s dramatic Game 5 to advance, the Giants can’t wait too long to start thinking ahead to their NLCS rotation. Whether they face the Cardinals or Nationals, it seems pretty certain that they’ll set it up so that Madison Bumgarner pitches Games 1 and 5 and Matt Cain goes in…

  21. Let’s gear up for another incredible day of baseball

    Oct 11, 2012, 8:13 AM EDT

    A's celebration

    In case you missed any of yesterday’s mind-boggling action I offer you two things. First, my condolences, because you missed one of the best days of baseball in recent memory. Second, I offer you a quick set of links explaining to you how incredible it was: The A’s rallied for three in the ninth, shocking the…

  22. And That Happened: Wednesday’s playoff highlights

    Oct 11, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Division Series - Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees - Game Three

    I turned on the Cardinals-Nats game just before 1PM. I had baseball on my television and did not leave the house — heck, didn’t leave my little den here — for the next 12 hours and change. Two walkoffs. It was absolutely glorious. I’m half-tempted to petition Major League Baseball to expand the playoffs even…

  23. Tim Lincecum provides steady relief as Giants win 8-3 and force NLDS to Game 5

    Oct 10, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

    tim lincecum getty

    The Giants looked to be in big trouble when starter Barry Zito allowed three walks and a single in the first inning of Wednesday’s NLDS Game 4 vs. the Reds and a home run to Ryan Ludwick in the third. But the fellas in the gray “San Francisco” jerseys were the ones sharing handshakes on…

  24. Giants have lead on Reds in the middle of NLDS Game 4

    Oct 10, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    barry zito getty

    There’s a bullpen game underway in Cincinnati. Giants starter Barry Zito lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks. Reds starter Mike Leake was lifted in the fifth after yielding three earned runs on six hits and two walks. Tim Lincecum is in — and on a sort…

  25. NLDS Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 10, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    bruce bochy and dusty baker

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the NLDS between the Giants and Reds, in Cincinnati: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS CINCINNATI REDS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Zack Cozart, SS 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Buster Posey, 1B 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 5.…

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