Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:50:23 GMTThere are many ways to lose a baseball game. The Giants were clinging to a 2-1 lead with new closer Mark Melancon on the mound. With one out, Justin Turner singled off Melancon, then advanced to second on a wild pitch after Yasmani Grandal struck out for the second out of the inning.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:36:47 GMTBill Nye (you may know him as the Science Guy) has been explaining science to kids (and adults) for years. In his new show on Netflix, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” Nye is still trying to explain science, and using everything he can to do it. Pence appeared on episode 5 of Nye’s show, which is titled “The Original Martian Invasion,” and helped Nye explain the theory of panspermia.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:32:01 GMTNEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills - just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season. The Dodgers are on track to slice their tax bill by about a quarter this year and the Yankees by two-thirds. The San Francisco Giants also are set to slice their payment in the first season of baseball's new collective bargaining agreement, but the Detroit Tigers are slated to pay more despite saying they want to reduce payroll.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:55:42 GMTPROGRAMMING ALERT: Dodgers-Giants coverage begins at 6pm with Giants Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus and streaming right here.In his much-anticipated debut, Christian Arroyo will bat sixth and play third base against the Dodgers on Monday night
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:36:54 GMTBumgarner joined the team Monday at AT&T Park before it began its series with the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. While Bumgarner’s injury didn’t require surgery, he did have a second MRI on Monday, yet the Giants still don’t have a firm timetable for his return. Bumgarner says he's feeling a little better each day.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:33:17 GMTTwo teams off to slow starts will look to rebound at the other's expense when the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants open a four-game series Monday night at AT&T Park. Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and Giants righty Matt Cain draw the starting assignment in Game 1 for teams that have combined to make seven playoff appearances in the past five seasons. The Dodgers (9-10) have lost five of their past seven games to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:56:56 GMTThe two teams with the best records in the National League will tangle when the Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals begin a four-game series Monday at Coors Field. The Rockies (13-6) are coming off a three-game home sweep of the San Francisco Giants and have won six of their past seven games. The Nationals (13-5) have won seven straight, matching their longest winning streak of last season.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:25:01 GMTThe Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants are both in last place, and that's not even their biggest problem at the moment. Pittsburgh will be without outfielder Starling Marte, who was suspended 80 games because of a positive drug test, and San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner was injured in a dirt bike crash . A slow start at this stage of the season isn't the end of the world, but the Pirates (8-10) and Giants (6-13) will now be missing key players.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:26:47 GMTCandlestick Park, a landmark of San Francisco sports that had first opened in 1960, was demolished in 2015 to make way for brand new retail and housing. Both the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49ers had moved to new parks, but it was still sad to see such a historic sports site disappear. The demolition of windy Candlestick can’t be undone, but the city of San Francisco wants to make sure that the site of the park will forever pay tribute to the stars that played there.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:22:25 GMTLet’s shut down the hot-take machine first: Professional athletes are grown adults who can make their own decisions. If the Giants wanted to prohibit Madison Bumgarner from specific activities, that was their right to do so when they negotiated their
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:45:32 GMTThe Mariners made a handful of roster moves on Sunday afternoon. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. The club optioned pitcher Chase De Jong to Triple-A Tacoma, designated outfielder Leonys Martin for assignment, and recalled first baseman Dan Vogelbach and pitcher Chris Heston from Triple-A. Martin, 29, struggled to start the season, batting .111/.172/.130 in 58 plate appearances. As Divish noted, Martin was very popular with his teammates in Seattle, so the move was particularly difficult. He is owed the remainder of his $4.85 million salary, making it likely that he’ll clear waivers. De Jong, 23, struggled in 4 2/3 innings of relief, yielding three runs on three hits and three walks
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:31:21 GMTThe Colorado Rockies completed a rare sweep of the San Francisco Giants in MLB, while the Detroit Tigers had a big win. The Rockies, who have never won the National League (NL) West since joining MLB in 1993, sit on top of the division following a three
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:08:38 GMTOChristian Arroyo, the Giants top prospect, was called up to the big leagues Monday as part of a roster shakeup by San Francisco. The 21-year-old Arroyo, who was hitting a whopping .446 with three home runs for Triple-A Sacramento, will play third base and bat sixth Monday night for the Giants in his big league debut against the Dodgers. San Francisco, mired in last place in the NL West with a 6-13 record, also called out outfielder Drew Stubbs and made room for Arroyo and Stubbs by designating outfielder Chris Marrero for assignment and placing Aaron Hill on the disabled list with a strained right forearm. Arroyo was drafted 23rd overall as a shortstop in the 2013 draft, but with All-Star Brandon