Giants' split squad ties Brewers


Giants' split squad ties Brewers

BOX SCOREPHOENIX -- Ryan Braun struck out in his only two at-bats in the Milwaukee Brewers' 1-all tie with a split squad of the San Francisco Giants on Sunday in the reigning NL MVP's first game since getting caught up in a drug case during the offseason.Although the game was at Milwaukee's Maryvale Baseball Park, about half the crowd of 6,619 cheered for the Giants and they countered the Brewers' fans standing ovation with catcalls when Braun went to the plate in the first inning.They serenaded the Brewers slugger with chants of "Ur-ine Sam-ple!" before Braun struck out swinging against Madison Bumgarner. His second time up, Braun was greeted with chants of "Cheater!" before looking at strike three.Braun recently won his appeal of a 50-game suspension for a positive drug.

Bill Murray to conduct seventh-inning stretch in Game 3 of World Series


Bill Murray to conduct seventh-inning stretch in Game 3 of World Series

For the first time since 1945, Wrigley Field will play host to a World Series game.

As the Cubs welcome the Cleveland Indians into town this weekend for Games' 3, 4 and 5 of the Fall Classic, several celebrities and Cubs legends will be in attendance.

The Cubs announced on Friday that actor and comedian Bill Murray, who has been a staple at Cubs games this postseason, will conduct the 7th inning stretch during Game 3.

This won't be Murray's first rodeo singing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at Wrigley Field.


Arizona Fall League roundup: Eight Giants in action

Arizona Fall League roundup: Eight Giants in action

The Arizona Fall League hosts six teams featuring many of baseball's top prospects beginning in early October. This year, eight players from the Giants farm system are representing the Orange and Black on the Scottsdale Scorpions, which also consists of prospects from the Angels, Mets, Phillies, and Yankees. 

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Below are the eight Giants prospects on the Scorpions, managed by Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin, and their stats through a maximum possible total of 10 games. 

Giants Prospects

RHP Rodolfo Martinez
4 G, 0-0, 27.00 ERA, 3.0 IP, 9 ER, 6 BB, 2 SO

RHP Tyler Mizenko
5 G, 1-1, 3.86 ERA, 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

RHP Tyler Rogers
4 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO

RHP Chris Stratton
3 G, 3 GS, 1-1, 4.50 ERA, 12.0 IP, 5 ER, 0 BB, 11 SO

C Aramis Garcia
7 G, .238/.333/.286, 5 H, 1 2B, 1 R, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 9 SO

C Eliezer Zambrano
4 G, .400/.400/.400, 4 H

IF Ryder Jones
9 G, .257/.278/.314, 9 H, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 13 SO

OF Hunter Cole
10 G, .263/.333/.447, 10 H, 1 2B, 2 HR, 6 R, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 10 SO


-- The Scorpions hitting coach is former Giants first baseman Damon Minor, who spent four seasons (2000-2002, 2004) with San Francisco. Minor hit .232/.338/.400 with 13 home runs in his four-year career. 

-- Catcher Eliezer Zambrano's .400 average leads the team, though he has played in a team-low four games. 

-- Outfielder Hunter Cole ranks second on the team in both hits and home runs. He also leads the team with 38 at-bats. 

-- Infielder Ryder Jones leads the team in strikeouts at the plate. 

-- RHP Tyler Rogers is one of only two pitchers on the team yet to allow an earned run. 

-- RHP Chris Stratton leads the team in games started and innings pitched. He also ranks second in strikeouts. 

-- RHP Rodolfo Martinez's ERA ranks last on the team after his four games pitched. 

-- Mets outfielder and former Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow, also on the Scorpions, is hitting .125/.176/.156 in nine games. His on-base percentage is second worst on the team while his batting average and slugging percentage rank third from last.