The Giants are finding out firsthand how good the Astros' pitching is. A two-game Interleague set against the reigning World Series champions was more than enough for the National League club, who on Wednesday afternoon dropped the finale, 4-1, at Minute Maid Park.
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Rehabbing outfielders Mac Williamson and Hunter Pence continue to swing hot bats at Triple-A Sacramento, and Williamson's return to the Giants could be as soon as this weekend's series against the Cubs in Chicago.
Derek Holland will try to get on track as the Giants' road trip continues on Friday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Making his 10th start of the season, the left-hander is 2-5 with a 4.94 ERA and coming off a loss to the Rockies in which his 112 pitches were the most he's thrown in a game since 2015. He'll oppose Kyle Hendricks, and fist pitch is set for 11:20 a.m. PT.
The Giants have the tough task of playing their two-game set against the Astros while going up against the American League's top two pitchers in ERA. On Tuesday, San Francisco starter Andrew Suarez couldn't match Gerrit Cole. The Giants collected seven hits off Houston pitching -- including a two-run home run from Brandon Crawford off his brother-in-law, Cole -- but they couldn't keep pace with Tony Kemp and the Astros in an 11-2 loss at Minute Maid Park.
Excuse Brandon Crawford if he's a little overbearing and over the top at the next family gathering with his brother-in-law, Gerrit Cole. Crawford will have a lot to talk about, and with good reason. On Tuesday in the fifth inning, the red-hot Giants shortstop took the Astros' Cole deep into, of all places, the Crawford Boxes in left field at Minute Maid Park.
Madison Bumgarner threw a 30-pitch simulated game prior to Tuesday's game at Minute Maid Park, and the Giants' ace is on track to pitch on Saturday for Triple-A Sacramento in a rehab assignment.
Cutch gives sassy look to Cole after near-HBP
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Major League Baseball recognized last week's top performers on Monday by announcing Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez as the American League Player of the Week and Giants veteran Brandon Belt as the National League Player of the Week, presented by W.B. Mason.
Giants beat writer Chris Haft answers fan questions about how Mac Williamson's return will change the outfield, Eli Whiteside's role and Madison Bumgarner's timetable.
Brandon Belt and Nick Hundley hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies, 9-5, on Sunday for a split of their four-game series.
Pablo Sandoval at second base? It's happened before with Boston, albeit briefly, and the Giants are toying with the idea of doing it again.
Buster Posey showed off some incredible reflexes
Fan made 1-handed catch holding nachos
Brandon Crawford continued his torrid May, going 3-for-5 with four RBIs on Saturday to lead the Giants to a 9-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park. Crawford led a balanced attack featuring 17 hits, joining Andrew McCutchen, Brandon Belt and three other Giants in recording multi-hit efforts. Chris Stratton tossed five innings, allowing three earned runs, and even chipped in with his first career RBI.
Madison Bumgarner can feel himself coming closer to being ready for game competition. Bumgarner threw 40 pitches off a mound in a bullpen session Saturday without hindrance from his fractured left hand, which the Giants' ace called "95 percent or more" healed despite slight swelling. "Hitting, throwing, any baseball stuff feels normal," he added.
Having seemingly lapsed into another of their periodic offensive slumbers, the Giants went down quietly Friday night against the Colorado Rockies, 6-1.
After seeing the Giants endure a couple of contentious days with umpiring crews, Joe Torre chatted with Brandon Belt to help the first baseman adjust his attitude.
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt homered for the fourth consecutive game Thursday night, though his trot around the bases was slightly out of step.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy sounded upbeat about Hunter Pence's overhauled batting stance, which the outfielder hopes will help revive his career when he returns from his Minor League injury rehabilitation assignment.
The young season no longer seems so young anymore, as Major League Baseball has reached the one-quarter mark of what's been an often surprising year. The first month and a half of the 2018 campaign has offered more than its share of twists in the National League West, a division that's been turned upside down -- yet remains completely up for grabs.
Rookie southpaw Andrew Suarez took the mound Wednesday with a chance to secure a series sweep, but the Reds teed off to start the game. Four batters. Four hits. Four runs. And it led to a 6-3 loss for the Giants.
In the third inning of Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Reds, Giants left fielder Brandon Belt launched his third home run in as many days. It also marked the fifth straight contest that Belt recorded a dinger against the Reds, as he delivered a Splash Hit on Tuesday and a solo shot Monday.
The Giants trailed, 3-1, when manager Bruce Bochy sent Pablo Sandoval to pinch-hit for starter Ty Blach with the bases loaded and one out. If Sandoval couldn't produce, Bochy would have to negotiate the final five innings without his starting pitcher and, possibly, with a two-run deficit. But Sandoval made the move look good by smacking a two-run double past third base for the biggest hit in a four-run, fourth-inning uprising against Cincinnati starter Tyler Mahle. And the bullpen did the rest, as Pierce Johnson, Will Smith, Sam Dyson, Tony Watson and Hunter Strickland contributed a scoreless inning apiece to propel the Giants past the Reds, 5-3.
Andrew McCutchen doubled twice to reach 1,500 hits for his career, Brandon Belt homered and the San Francisco Giants beat Cincinnati, 10-7, on Monday night to end the Reds' six-game winning streak.
Giants second baseman Alen Hanson was placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with a left hamstring strain, and the club called up outfielder Austin Slater on Monday.
Small quake hits during Reds-Giants game
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.
Nick Hundley's three-run home run capped a five-run inning that helped the Giants beat the Pirates, 5-0, at PNC Park on Sunday and head home with a much needed ego boost after ending a six-game losing streak.
Giants reliever Tony Watson hit Jordy Mercer with a pitch in the eighth inning with the bases loaded to score the deciding run in San Francisco's 6-5 defeat Saturday at PNC Park.
Andrew McCutchen got a warm reception in his return to PNC Park, but the San Francisco right fielder and his teammates had more relevant items on their agenda on Friday. The Giants arrived seeking to end a four-game losing streak after being swept in Philadelphia. Instead, the skid reached five as rookie left-hander Andrew Suarez gave up a pair of two-run homers and the Pirates collected 15 hits in their 11-2 victory.
Thursday night and Friday morning brought nothing out of the ordinary for Andrew McCutchen. He ate at The Oven Pizza Co. in Wexford. He slept at home, in Pittsburgh's northern suburbs, with his wife, Maria, and his son, Steel. He took Steel to a doctor's appointment for shots. "He was a big guy," McCutchen said. "He didn't cry."