3/11/2014 | Bonds' hitting advice well-received by Giants
Barry Bonds has remained busy since arriving at Giants camp Monday for his visit as a guest instructor. The Giants' eagerness to tap into Bonds' knowledge appears destined to last through Sunday, when his stint ends.
3/11/2014 | Posey unleashes offense to pick up Hudson
Buster Posey smashed a three-run home run off the Reds' Tony Cingrani to tie Tuesday's game in the third inning, and the Giants would tack on five runs in the game to cruise to an 8-5 victory at Goodyear Ballpark.
3/11/2014 | Scutaro's plate discipline reaches rare heights
Marco Scutaro is a pest. Well, at least against opposing pitchers. In 2013, the Giants second baseman saw an average of 3.92 pitches per plate appearance and was the toughest hitter in Major League Baseball to strike out among qualified hitters -- just 34 times in 547 plate appearances.
3/10/2014 | Huff gets into first spring game with Giants
Competing for a long-relief role, Giants left-hander David Huff made his Cactus League debut in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs by pitching the sixth inning.
3/10/2014 | Bochy enjoys seeing former Giants
Manager Bruce Bochy revealed a soft spot in his heart for former Giants Eli Whiteside and Jonathan Sanchez, who performed for the Cubs in their 3-2 exhibiton victory Monday over San Francisco.
3/10/2014 | Affeldt on board to support Strike Out Cancer
Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, who energetically champions numerous charitable causes, has become the Giants' ambassador for a Strike Out Cancer initiative launched by St. Louis reliever Jason Motte.
3/10/2014 | Giants edged by Cubs after Cain's perfect outing
The Chicago Cubs overcame Matt Cain's five perfect innings by capitalizing on San Francisco's seventh-inning defensive lapses to claim a 3-2 Cactus League decision over the Giants.
3/10/2014 | Cain pitches five perfect innings against Cubs
Looking primed for the regular season, Matt Cain threw five perfect innings in Monday's exhibition against the Chicago Cubs. Cain, who pitched a perfect game against Houston on June 13, 2012, struck out at least one batter in each inning to finish with seven.
3/10/2014 | Time is right for Bonds to rehabilitate image
Maybe Barry Bonds' stint as a guest instructor in Giants camp will serve as some small reminder of the unique talent that existed beyond the hints and shouts and court dates and public persecution and, yes, beyond the general jerkiness, too.
3/10/2014 | Bonds happy but 'nervous' to be in Giants camp
Barry Bonds put on a San Francisco Giants uniform for the first time in 6 1/2 years Monday and returned to the team as a special hitting coach for one week of Spring Training.
3/9/2014 | Giants prospect Escobar knocking on door of Majors
The Giants Futures squad was in Scottsdale on Sunday afternoon, playing a split-squad game against a handful of regulars. And yet, 21-year-old Edwin Escobar was on the mound in Glendale, facing the archrival Dodgers before a packed house and going toe-to-toe with Clayton Kershaw. It's a sure indication that the organization thinks Escobar is not far from shedding the Giants' future label and becoming the Giants' present.
3/9/2014 | Hicks taking advantage of infield audition
Brandon Hicks emphatically stated his case for a roster spot Sunday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. He knocked in all three Giants runs, including two with a long homer off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
3/9/2014 | Bumgarner dominates Giants Future Stars
Madison Bumgarner was sharp and top prospect Kyle Crick couldn't find the strike zone, as a split Giants squad knocked off the "Giants Future Stars," 8-0, on Sunday at Scottsdale Stadium.
3/9/2014 | Hicks, Escobar shine in contest vs. Dodgers
Edwin Escobar started for the Giants and pitched three innings, while Brandon Hicks hit a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw and forced in the go-ahead run in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Dodgers.
3/9/2014 | Romo refining changeup in early spring outings
Sergio Romo hasn't yet unveiled his slider to opposing hitters this spring. He's been throwing a strict fastball-changeup mix with the hopes of developing his changeup into a reliable third option.
3/9/2014 | Pence, Morse given day off to rest injuries
Giants outfielders Hunter Pence (left shoulder) and Michael Morse (right calf) were both out of the lineup against the Dodgers on Sunday, as manager Bruce Bochy gave them a day off to recover.
3/8/2014 | Pence (elbow), Morse (calf) are day to day
The Giants' outfield has suddenly been bitten by the injury bug, as both Hunter Pence (left elbow) and Michael Morse (calf) are day to day with injuries and doubtful for Sunday's split-squad doubleheader.
3/8/2014 | Vogelsong caught between old and new delivery
In Saturday's Cactus League contest against Seattle, Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong found himself caught up between his old and new delivery, and the results weren't pretty.
3/8/2014 | Vogelsong struggles in Giants' loss to Mariners
Ryan Vogelsong allowed two homers in the first inning as the Giants lost to the Mariners, 18-3, on Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium.
3/8/2014 | Adrianza in position to land utility role with Giants
Giants infielder Ehire Adrianza was back at shortstop on Saturday, a day after seeing his first action at second base in the Giants organization since 2006.
3/8/2014 | Despite low average, Morse feels fine at plate
Don't let the numbers deceive you: Michael Morse has been one of the most locked-in hitters in Giants camp this spring.
3/7/2014 | Scutaro still a few days away from spring debut
Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is still at least a few days away from his first appearance of the spring. The 38-year-old has made -- in manager Bruce Bochy's words -- "slow progress" in his return from an ailing back.
3/7/2014 | Effective Lincecum pleased with latest outing
Royals hitters made plenty of contact against Giants ace Tim Lincecum in his three innings on Friday afternoon. None of it was the good kind -- and that's all that matters to Lincecum.
3/7/2014 | Future Giants stars to appear in games Sunday
The Giants' youth will be on full display in their two games Sunday, as three pitchers age 24 or younger will make a start.
3/7/2014 | Healthy Crawford ready to return to consistent role
In case you hadn't noticed, defense comes easily to Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. It took Crawford all of one play this spring to get back into regular-season form -- the first out of the first inning of the first game, to be exact.
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