A lot of players came up big at the plate in the Giants 6-2 win in Arizona. Hunter Pence hit a grand slam, Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-4, but Santiago Casilla topped them all.
Hunter Pence's third inning grand slam was more than the Giants needed against the D'backs, as Jeremy Affeldt showed true grit, pitching out of a bases loaded sixth inning en route to a 6-2 win.
Freddy Sanchez helped the Giants to their first ever World Series title in 2010 and is still hoping to recover in time to be an asset during a 2012 Giants postseason run.
Cabrera could report to the Giants' complex in Scottsdale, Ariz., at any time, league officials confirmed to me. All indications are that upper management has zero interest in the All-Star Game MVP playing another game in orange and black.
Pablo Sandoval has more hits 43 and RBI 25 at Chase Field than any other ballpark not named AT&T Park. His .355 batting average is second only to Great American Ballpark .358. But how much will he play?
When Marco Scutaro first learned of his trade from Colorado to San Francisco, he said he wanted to return to the Rockies after the season. Now 44 games into his Giants tenure, he's had a change of heart.
The Giants scored eight runs on 15 hits and Tim Lincecum danced out of enough danger to pick up his ninth win of the season. More importantly, the Giants gained a game on the Dodgers, who lost their third straight.
Angel Pagan is getting a day off because of a stubborn cut on his left hand. Pablo Sandovals ailment is more difficult to pin down, but Bruce Bochy wanted to give both players a rest ahead of Thursday's off day.
Plus, the Giants first ever visit to new Yankee Stadium will come immediately after a series with the Mets at Citi Field in 2013.
We're coming down the stretch and Insider Andrew Bagqrly is with the Giants in Colorado, ready to CHAT with you today from Coors Field. Chat with Baggs, today at 1:30 p.m.!
Melky Cabreras unmoving .346 average gives him a greater advantage to win the batting title than any amount of testosterone cream can.
A few weeks ago, Brandon Belt said a key to his turnaround at the plate was to stop internalizing everything and instead keep his thoughts external. Maybe all he needs is to watch Madison Bumgarner go deep.
Angel Pagan and Willie Mays bonded this past spring in Arizona. Now the two centerfielders who came from New York to San Francisco have their names next to each other in the Giants' record books.
Madison Bumgarner was not sharp on the mound, but made up for it with a game-tying three-run homer, which fired up a Giants lineup that went on to score five more times in a 9-8 comeback win over the Rockies.