4/20/2014 | Giants win challenge to erase run, end inning
The Giants successfully challenged a third-inning umpire's call in Sunday's series finale against San Diego, which denied the Padres a run and halted a rally.
4/20/2014 | Early runs hold up behind Lincecum to top Padres
Temporarily emerging from their team-wide slump, the Giants scored twice in each of the first two innings Sunday and hung on for a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.
4/20/2014 | Vogelsong brings success vs. Rockies into start
The Colorado Rockies could be the ideal opponent for Ryan Vogelsong as he tries to sustain the momentum he established in his last start.
4/20/2014 | Bochy impressed by strength of NL West
Manager Bruce Bochy declared before the season began that the Giants' National League West rivals had improved themselves. Playing each team in the division thus far has strengthened Bochy's conviction.
4/20/2014 | Hudson reflects on mechanics' role in walks record
Tim Hudson didn't entirely attribute his record-setting control to refined pitching mechanics, but he acknowledged that certain aspects of his motion may have helped him avoid walking batters.
4/19/2014 | Offensive woes spoil Hudson's strong outing
The Giants proved incapable of sustaining offense as they lost their third consecutive game by a 3-1 score to the Padres on Saturday.
4/19/2014 | Padres turn to Erlin looking for sweep of Giants
Padres lefty Robbie Erlin and Giants righty Tim Lincecum meet on Sunday as San Diego tries to secure the sweep while San Francisco looks to salvage a game from the National League West set.
4/19/2014 | Ex-Giant Roberts grateful to Bochy
Former San Francisco outfielder Dave Roberts, who is the Padres' bench coach, partly attributed his progress as a coach to Giants manager Bruce Bochy's influence.
4/19/2014 | Sandoval penciled in fifth to ease pressure
Attempting to stimulate the Giants' stagnant offense, manager Bruce Bochy dropped third baseman Pablo Sandoval from third to fifth in the batting order Saturday.
4/18/2014 | Posey, Morse get a rest
Buster Posey and Michael Morse, two of the Giants' most prominent offensive threats, received rests Friday night and were not in the starting lineup against the San Diego Padres.
4/18/2014 | Sandoval drops a spot in the lineup
Dropping third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the batting order proved to be easier said than done for manager Bruce Bochy, whose struggling third baseman descended all the way from third in the order to fourth for Friday night's series opener against the Padres.
4/18/2014 | Adrianza gets start at second
Ehire Adrianza, who went 3-for-3 off the bench Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, started only his fourth game of the year, all at second base, in the Giants' series opener Friday night at San Diego.
4/18/2014 | Giants get a chance to match up against Padres' lefties
The next few days will give the Giants a chance to legitimize their improvement from last year. They're scheduled to face left-handed starters in the next four games: Eric Stults and Robbie Erlin of the Padres in the remainder of the current series, and Jorge De La Rosa and Franklin Morales in the first two games at Colorado on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
4/17/2014 | Giants offense shut down by Dodgers' Ryu
San Francisco batted .167 (5-for-30) with runners in scoring position during its three-game series vs. the Dodgers and mustered four hits in seven innings off starter Hyun-Jin Ryu during Los Angeles' 2-1 victory Thursday.
4/17/2014 | Giants face tough test in San Diego's pitching staff
In their final game at San Diego's Petco Park during the 2013 season, the Giants scored 13 runs. That might be a reasonable goal for the entire three-game series they'll play against the San Diego Padres starting Friday.
4/17/2014 | Pagan joins Crawford in resting minor injuries
Shortstop Brandon Crawford was out of the Giants' starting lineup for the second straight day with tightness in his right hamstring but did appear as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Center fielder Angel Pagan also rested, due to what Bochy called "a little knee soreness."
4/17/2014 | Posey improving at nabbing would-be base thieves
Buster Posey's increased efficiency at throwing out basestealers is one noticeable early-season trend that has helped the Giants.
4/17/2014 | Giants reliever Machi racking up wins
Giants reliever Jean Machi recorded his team-high third victory in San Francisco's 2-1 triumph Wednesday night over the Los Angeles Dodgers. If that seems like a lot of wins for a reliever, it is.
4/17/2014 | Bochy is a master at his managerial craft
When it comes to managing a game -- setting lineups, creating favorable matchups, bullpen use -- skipper Bruce Bochy has few peers.
4/17/2014 | Giants edge Dodgers thanks to Sandoval's hit
Pablo Sandoval's second single of the night Wednesday broke a seventh-inning deadlock and propelled the Giants to their fourth victory in five games this year over the Los Angeles Dodgers, a 2-1 decision.
4/16/2014 | Dodgers look to tame Bumgarner's arm, bat
Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner starts for the Giants on Thursday seeking a series sweep, which provides Dodgers manager Don Mattingly a built-in explanation for which outfielders he will start.
4/16/2014 | Perez sent down as Affeldt returns to active roster
As anticipated, the Giants optioned reserve outfielder Juan Perez to Triple-A Fresno to clear roster room for left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, who had been sidelined since late March with a sprained right knee.
4/16/2014 | Crawford sits out to protect tight hamstring
Brandon Crawford's right leg tightness prompted caution from Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who left the shortstop out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
4/16/2014 | Giants pitchers being stingy with free passes
The primary sources of the Giants' vastly improved control are as plain as the ink on a statistics sheet. San Francisco's pitchers entered Wednesday with a National League-low 26 walks, or 1.9 per game.
4/16/2014 | Giants win challenge in 10th inning vs. Dodgers
A 10th-inning call that initially denied the Giants a leadoff baserunner in their game against the Dodgers was overturned following a video review.
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