If history is any indication, Melky Cabrera will hit the ball hard Saturday. Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly provides instant analysis on the lineup.
It's no secret that Giants ace Tim Lincecum has been struggling lately, posting a 6.41 ERA after 10 starts. He's as surprised as anyone, and took time to have a candid conversation with Insider Andrew Baggarly.
Bruce Bochy was not a happy manager after the Giants' 7-6 loss to the Marlins. But whether it was Tim Lincecum's continued struggles, the errors, Aubrey Huff's lack of hustle or Brandon Crawford's aggressive running, Insider Andrew Baggarly had to ask.
It was another outing that ended the way Tim Lincecum didn't want it to. There's no doubt something is wrong, but Insider Andrew Baggarly noticed a difference in the aftermath of this loss.
Tim Lincecum looked to be in control Friday, that is, through the fifth inning. The Marlins chased Lincecum with a five-run sixth inning and evened the four-game series with a 7-6 win.
Tim Lincecum will try once again to fight his way free of the big inning when he takes the mound in Miami against Josh Johnson and the Marlins.More: Coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. on CSN Bay Area
The Royals would love a do-over on the Melky Cabrera for Jonathan Sanchez trade. But the only way the Giants' new star is going back to Kansas City is as a representative of the Giants for the All-Star Game.
After giving up an early bomb to Giancarlo Stanton, Ryan Vogelsong did what aces are supposed to do and rebounded with a strikeout and a bases loaded foul out of the Marlins' young slugger.
Second baseman Freddy Sanchez encountered a minor setback, as Bruce Bochy termed it, in his rehab from right shoulder surgery.
After completing Madison Bumgarners extension, vice president Bobby Evans touched base with the agents for Tim Lincecum and Buster Posey and said there was mutual interest in keeping both in San Francisco.
Phillies ace Roy Halladay is in his typical mid-season form; Tim Lincecum however, is still looking to get into the win column after two rough starts.More: Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Bumgarner presser at 3:30 p.m.
Brian Wilson said he has been on 'borrowed time' since the 2010 season. But he has been adamant with reporters in recent months that his elbow was fine. Now that the news is out there, he can stop pretending.
Going hitless with runners in scoring position was a common occurrence for the 2011 Giants. But this year's upgraded offense isn't used to those struggles, and manager Bruce Bochy expects better against the Phillies.
Ryan Vogelsong allowed two runs and struck out seven Pirates in 6.1 innings of work in his 2012 debut, but the Giants scored just one run behind him and lost 4-1 in the series finale Sunday at AT&T Park.