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  1. Brand new race in NL West, as Giants fall into first-place tie with Dodgers

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Bruce Bochy AP

    It became a meme on Twitter and beyond last summer, when the defending World Series champions took one gut shot after another and everyone in the Giants clubhouse wondered whether the most recent loss would represent #Rockbottom.

  2. Sergio Romo removed from Giants’ closer role

    Jun 29, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT

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    Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Sunday afternoon — as relayed by Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle — that right-hander Sergio Romo has been stripped of the club’s closer gig. The Giants plan to use a committee for a while.

  3. The Rockies stun the Giants with a ninth-inning, two-run inside-the-park home run

    Jun 14, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

    Brandon Barnes

    Not your typical game-winning RBI. That is, if game-winning-RBIs were still an official thing.

  4. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 12, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT

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    Derek Norris smacked two homers and Gio Gonzalez flashed some Natitude

  5. Sergio Romo and the Giants put off contract talks until the offseason

    May 8, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

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    Committing big money to closers is always dicey. The Giants are content to wait until the offseason to see if they have to.

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 1, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

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    In today’s ATH we offer a few quick history lessons too. For example, did you know that “And That Happened” used to be called “Hark, this Occurred” back when it was a print feature? True story.

  7. 2014 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Bruce Bochy AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants prove that last year was an aberration? After winning their…

  8. Sergio Romo has a 33.00 ERA and isn’t throwing his slider

    Mar 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Sergio Romo has been one of the best relievers in baseball for six seasons now, posting a 2.27 ERA and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings for his career, but he’s gotten knocked around this spring while allowing 12 runs in three innings. That includes retiring zero of the five batters he faced in his last…

  9. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  10. Andy Pettitte solid in final start at Yankee Stadium

    Sep 22, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte Getty

    In his final start at Yankee Stadium this afternoon, starter Andy Pettitte went seven innings, holding the Giants to just two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out six. The lefty is scheduled to make one final start against his former team in Houston on Saturday. As good as Pettitte was, though,…

  11. Hunter Pence homers in fourth consecutive game to lead Giants to victory over Dodgers

    Sep 15, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence Getty

    At the same time the Giants have expressed interest in extending him, outfielder Hunter Pence has caught on fire at the plate. He entered this afternoon with homers in three consecutive games, and in four out of his last five. He drove in seven runs last night against the Dodgers and drove in six on…

  12. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 11, 2013, 7:01 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Red Sox 2, Rays 0: Welcome back Clay Buchholz. It’s like you never left. Or at least the early-season version of you never left. Five shutout innings with six strikeouts before making way for a bullpen that was just as stingy. The Red Sox lead in the East is 8.5 games. Padres 8, Phillies 2:…

  13. Chris Davis crushes home run #42 of the season, 466 feet away

    Aug 10, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Chris Davis

    A day after carrying his Orioles to a ten-inning victory over the Giants, first baseman Chris Davis hit home run #42 of the season, a solo shot, in the eighth inning against reliever Santiago Casilla to bring his team within one run. Unfortunately for the Orioles, however, Casilla and closer Sergio Romo did not allow…

  14. Bruce Bochy Walked Adam Jones to get to Chris Davis. It didn’t work.

    Aug 10, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    Bruce Bochy

    There are all kinds of ideas that, when looked at up close in objective terms, seem to make a lot of sense. Many of these ideas, however, don’t look so good from 10,000 feet. And certainly don’t look good in hindsight. And yes, this is hindsight. But there is no escaping the fact that, ultimately,…

  15. Why the Giants passed on Brian Wilson

    Aug 2, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday, we learned that the Dodgers and Brian Wilson agreed on a Major League contract. The former Giants closer is fully recovered from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, required after succumbing to injury in his second appearance of the 2012 season. Current Giants closer Sergio Romo, normally solid, had a horrendous July,…

  16. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 28, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

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    The defending World Series champs are toast. Madison Bumgarner threw eight scoreless innings, allowing only four hits and striking out seven, but the Giants managed no runs and fell to the Cubs 1-0 on Saturday night at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Nate Schierholtz, the former Giants outfielder, played the hero for Chicago with his game-winning…

  17. All-Star roster fun: McCann, Melancon, Romo, Balfour, Holland, Tillman added

    Jul 14, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Brian McCann AP

    The weekend preceding the All-Star Game festivities is always fun because the list of actual All-Stars expands by about ten players as injured players step down and would-be snubs finally get their call. Today, American League Sunday starters Bartolo Colon of the Athletics, Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners, and Justin Verlander of the Tigers were…

  18. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    Orioles' Jones watches his two-run home run off of Yankees closing pitcher Rivera during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Orioles 2, Yankees 1: Even Superman gets beat up once in a while. Adam Jones handed Mariano Rivera his second blown save of the year and the first blown save in Yankee Stadium in a dog’s age when he smacked a two-run homer in the ninth. Speaking of Superman, I finally got around to seeing…

  19. Santiago Casilla ahead of schedule, could return in 2-3 weeks

    Jun 14, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    World Series - San Francisco Giants v Detroit Tigers - Game 4

    Giants reliever Santiago Casilla is doing well recovering from recent surgery on his right knee which removed a cyst. In fact, according to CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly, the right-hander is doing so well that manager Bruce Bochy estimates a return in two to three weeks. Casilla wasn’t expected to return until after the All-Star…

  20. Giants win on Angel Pagan’s walk-off inside the park home run

    May 25, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT

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    On a day of odd baseball, the Giants take home the first place prize as they defeated the Rockies 6-5 on a walk-off, one-out, two-run home run by Angel Pagan. The Rockies had taken a 5-4 lead on a Troy Tulowitzki solo homer to left field off of Giants closer Sergio Romo in the top…

  21. Cubs blow ninth-inning lead then rally to beat Giants

    Apr 12, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Chicago Cubs

    Starlin Castro homered in the fifth and played hero in the ninth, delivering a game-winning double as the Cubs avoided what would have been an ugly loss and defeated the Giants 4-3. The Giants scored all three of their runs off new Cubs closer Kyuji Fujikawa in the ninth, taking Matt Cain off the hook…

  22. Giants overcome 5-0 deficit to beat Cubs

    Apr 11, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Gregor Blanco

    After falling behind 5-0 in the third, the Giants scored seven times in the fourth and fifth innings on their way to beating the Cubs 7-6 on Thursday. Second baseman Nick Noonan went 3-for-5 and scored twice in his first big-league start. He was filling in while Marco Scutaro rested today. Meanwhile, Bruce Bochy’s Midas…

  23. 2013 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 16, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Romo Posey Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants hold off the Dodgers in the National…

  24. Behind Adrian Gonzalez, Mexico defeats USA

    Mar 9, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    Mexico v United States - World Baseball Classic - First Round

    Mexico first baseman and clean-up hitter Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, two walks, and three runs batted in, helping his team to a 5-2 victory over the United States. Gonzalez’s homer came in the third inning with two outs, pushing Mexico’s lead to 4-0 at the time. Lead-off hitter Eduardo Arredondo…

  25. Giants aren’t happy about Sergio Romo’s usage in WBC

    Mar 8, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Sergio Romo threw 26 pitches for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic yesterday and he’s eligible to make an appearance again tonight because the tournament’s “can’t pitch in back-to-back games” limit is 30 pitches. As you might expect, none of that pleases the Giants. According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, manager Bruce…

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