A Player-by-Player Look at the 2010 World Champions

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A Player-by-Player Look at the 2010 World Champions

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For now, the names are as familiar to San Franciscans as Jerry Rice, Willie Mays and Barry Bonds. Years from now, though, it may become a challenge to remember the 25 players who helped the Giants capture the World Series title in 2010.

When your memory starts to veer out of the baseline, you will be glad you saved this rundown of the 2010 World Champion Giants and how each of them helped bring the World Series to the Bay Area:
CATCHERS

Buster Posey - Hit .288 (17-for-59) with one home run and five RBIs in postseason. - Hit safely in 11 of 15 games. - Hit .375 (6-for-16) in the NLDS. - Went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs in Game 4 of the NLCS. - Hit first postseason home run in Game 4 of the World Series. - Had two hits in Game 5 of the World Series.

Eli Whiteside - Did not play in postseason.

INFIELDERS
Mike Fontenot - Hit .214 (3-for-14) in the postseason. - Played in seven games. - Tripled and scored in Game 3 of the NLDS. - Singled and stole second in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Had pinch-hit single in Game 6 of the NLCS.

Aubrey Huff - Hit .268 (15-for-56) with one home run and eight RBIs in postseason. - Hit safely in 10 of 15 games. - Recorded seven RBIs in his final nine games. - Had game-tying RBI single in ninth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS. - Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Game 4 of the NLCS. - Went 3-for-4 with RBI in Game 1 of the World Series. - Hit first postseason home run in Game 4 of the World Series.

Travis Ishikawa - Hit .200 (2-for-10) in postseason. - Played in 10 games. - Had RBI double in Game 1 of the World Series.

Edgar Renteria - Hit .286 (10-for-35) with two home runs and six RBIs in postseason. - Made nine starts. - Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in Game 1 of the World Series. - Went 2-for-4 with solo home run, two-run single and two runs scored in Game 2 of the World Series. - Went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Game 4 of the World Series. - Hit championship-winning, three-run homer in seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series. - Was named World Series MVP.

Pablo Sandoval - Hit .176 (3-for-17). - Started five games. - Had go-ahead two-run double in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Freddy Sanchez - Hit .270 (17-for-63) with four RBIs in postseason. - Singled and scored go-ahead run in ninth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS. - Went 3-for-4 with a double in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Went 4-for-5 with three doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored in Game 1 of the World Series.

Juan Uribe - Hit .149 (7-for-47) with two home runs and nine RBIs in postseason. - Had RBI single in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Had walk-off sacrifice fly in Game 4 of the NLCS. - Went 2-for-3 with the go-ahead home run in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Hit three-run home run in Game 1 of the World Series. - Had RBI single and bases-loaded walk in Game 2 of the World Series. - Singled and scored in Game 5 of the World Series.

OUTFIELDERS

Pat Burrell - Hit .143 (6-for-42) with one home run and four RBIs in postseason. - Went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in Game 2 of the NLDS. - Went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Walked and scored during six-run fifth inning in Game 1 of the World Series.

Cody Ross - Hit .294 (15-for-51) with five home runs and 10 RBIs in postseason. - Hit safely in 13 of 15 games. - Went 2-for-3 with solo home run, game-winning single in Game 4 of the NLDS. - Was named NLCS MVP after hitting .350 with three doubles, three home runs and five RBIs. - Went 2-for-3 with two home runs off Roy Halladay in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Went 2-for-3 with home run off Roy Oswalt in Game 2 of the NLCS. - Had double, two walks in Game 2 of World Series. - Singled and scored in Game 5 of the World Series.

Aaron Rowand - Hit .273 (3-for-11) in postseason. - Doubled and scored a run in Game 3 of the NLCS. - Had pinch-hit two-run triple in Game 2 of the World Series.

Nate Schierholtz - Hit .167 (2-for-12) in postseason. - Singled and scored tying run in ninth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS. - Scored eventual winning run in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Had RBI single in Game 1 of the World Series.

Andres Torres - Hit .276 (16-for-58) with one home run and three RBIs in postseason. - Had single, walk, run scored in Game 4 of the NLCS. - Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Game 5 of the NLCS. - Went 3-for-5 in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Hit solo home run in Game 3 of the World Series. - Went 3-for-5 with two doubles in Game 4 of the World Series.

STARTING PITCHING

Madison Bumgarner - Went 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA in four postseason appearances (three starts). - Giants won all four games in which he pitched. - Allowed two runs in six innings in Game 4 of the NLDS. - Worked into the fifth inning, allowing three runs in Game 4 of the NLCS. - Pitched two scoreless innings of relief in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing only three hits, in Game 4 of the World Series.

Matt Cain - Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three postseason starts. - Allowed one unearned run in 6 23 innings in Game 2 of the NLDS. - Allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings in Game 3 of the NLCS. - Allowed four hits in 7 23 scoreless innings in Game 2 of the World Series. - Went 3-for-8 at the plate in the postseason after getting three hits in final 41 at-bats of regular season.

Tim Lincecum - Pitched a two-hitter in Game 1 of the NLDS, striking out 14 and walking one batter in one of the great postseason starts in baseball history. - Allowed three runs in seven innings in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Allowed three runs (two earned) in seven innings in Game 5 of the NLCS. - Got double play in relief in eighth inning of Game 6 of the NLCS. - Allowed four runs in 5 23 innings in Game 1 of the World Series. - Allowed one run and three hits in eight innings in Game 5 of the World Series.
Jonathan Sanchez - Went 0-2 with a 4.05 ERA in four postseason starts. - Allowed one run and two hits with 11 strikeouts in 7 13 innings in Game 2 of the NLDS. - Allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings in Game 2 of the NLCS. - Singled and scored in third inning in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Worked into the fifth inning, allowing four runs in Game 3 of the World Series.

RELIEF PITCHERS

Jeremy Affeldt - Went 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA in five postseason appearances. - Struck out Shane Victorino with two runners on base in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS. - Stranded two baserunners with no outs in the third inning of Game 6 of the NLCS. - Pitched 1 13 scoreless innings in Game 3 of the World Series.
Santiago Casilla - Went 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA in four postseason appearances. - Pitched 1 23 scoreless innings in Game 4 of the NLDS. - Struck out Jimmy Rollins with the bases loaded in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the NLCS. - Pitched 1 13 scoreless innings in Game 1 of the World Series.

Javier Lopez - Went 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in nine postseason appearances. - Held left-handed hitters to 1-for-13 with six strikeouts in the postseason. - Struck out Jason Heyward in Game 2 and Game 4 of the NLDS. - Pitched 23 of a scoreless inning in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Pitched one scoreless inning in Game 3 of the NLCS. -- Got the win with one scoreless inning in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Pitched 13 of a scoreless inning in Game 1 and 2 of the World Series.

Guillermo Mota - Went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two postseason appearances. - Pitched one scoreless inning in Game 2 of the World Series. - Pitched 1 13 scoreless innings in Game 3 of the World Series.

Ramon Ramirez - Went 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA in five postseason appearances. - Retired Michael Young with two runners on base in the ninth inning of Game 1 of the World Series. - Pitched 23 of a scoreless inning in Game 3 of the World Series.

Sergio Romo - Went 1-0 with a 7.36 ERA in six postseason appearances. - Did not allow a run in his final four appearances of the postseason. - Got the win in Game 4 of the NLDS. - Pitched 23 of a scoreless inning in Game 1 of World Series.

Brian Wilson - Went 1-0 with an 0.00 ERA and six saves in 10 postseason appearances. - Went 6-for-7 in save opportunities. - Got the win or save in six straight Giants victories, spanning the NLDS and NLCS. - Pitched a scoreless inning in Game 3 and 4 of the NLDS. - Pitched 1 13 scoreless innings in Game 1 of the NLCS, striking out four of six hitters. - Pitched scoreless inning in Game 3 and Game 4 of the NLCS. - Pitched 1 23 scoreless innings in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Pitched 23 of a scoreless inning in Game 1 of the World Series. - Pitched scoreless inning in Game 4 of the World Series. - Closed out World Series with perfect inning in Game 5.

Instant Replay: Too much Keuchel, A's drop series to Astros

Instant Replay: Too much Keuchel, A's drop series to Astros

BOX SCORE

HOUSTON – The A’s got a sampling of what’s made Dallas Keuchel one of the majors’ top pitchers through the first month.

The Astros lefty pitched into the eighth and allowed just one Athletic to advance past first base as Oakland absorbed a 7-2 loss in the rubber game of this weekend series at Minute Maid Park.

After an off-year in 2016, Keuchel has regained his 2015 Cy Young-winning form, becoming the American League’s first five-game winner of 2017. He held the A’s to three hits over 7 2/3 innings, as the A’s fell to 1-5 so far on this three-city road trip. They’ve been held to two or fewer runs in five of their past seven games.

Jesse Hahn (1-2) turned in a quality start for the A’s, going six innings and giving up four runs (two earned) on eight hits. The Astros got a run off him in the first when George Springer beat out an infield hit and scored from first on Carlos Correa’s double down the left-field line. Evan Gattis’ double off the top of the left field wall scored another run in the fourth for a 2-0 lead.

Then a key play came in the fifth. Brian McCann hit a sharp bouncer toward first that took a big hop and got past Ryon Healy for a two-run single and a four-run cushion that Keuchel (5-0) wasn’t going to let slip away.

The A’s closed April with an 11-14 record and trail first-place Houston by five games

Starting pitching report

With Sonny Gray returning from the disabled list, Hahn is trying to prove he deserves to stick in the rotation moving forward. He was coming off an outstanding performance in Anaheim, when he held the Angels to one hit over eight innings. He wasn’t as sharp Sunday, but he wasn’t terrible either. The right-hander struck out six and didn’t issue a walk, but his command betrayed him a bit in the fourth. With one out, he hit Yuli Gurriel with a pitch and then advanced him to second with a wild pitch. Hahn fell behind Gattis 3-1 when the A’s killer hit a run-scoring double to left that fell just a few feet short of being a home run. The Astros’ two-run rally in the fifth was aided by Josh Reddick reaching base on yet another catchers’ interference play. Stephen Vogt was called for the infraction twice Friday night with Reddick hitting. Josh Phegley was behind the plate Sunday.

Bullpen report

Any thoughts of an A’s ninth-inning comeback were dashed when Frankie Montas served up a three-run homer to Marwin Gonzalez in the bottom of the eighth. Oakland’s bullpen has surrendered 16 runs in 15 2/3 innings against the Astros this season for a 9.19 ERA.

At the plate

The A’s offense got cranking too little too late. Trailing 4-0 in the eighth, Adam Rosales singled and eventually came around to score on Ryon Healy’s two-out single. Rosales aided the rally with a steal of second base, which snapped a string of eight games without a stolen base for Oakland. They’re expecting to welcome Rajai Davis back from the disabled list Tuesday, and his speed is certainly needed with the offense scuffling. Down 7-1 in the ninth, Josh Phegley doubled and scored on Chad Pinder’s single. The A’s loaded the bases with two outs, prompting Astros manager A.J. Hinch to call on closer Ken Giles to retire Yonder Alonso for the final out.

In the field

Phegley’s catchers’ interference call went down as the game’s only error.

Attendance

The turnout was 34,880.

Up next

The A’s wrap this nine-game road trip with three at Minnesota. They went 4-2 against the Twins last year. Sonny Gray will make his first start of the season in Tuesday’s 5:10 opener, opposed by Ervin Santana (4-0, 0.77). Wednesday — Kendall Graveman (2-1, 2.25) vs. lefty Hector Santiago (2-1, 2.43), 5:10 p.m. Thursday — Jharel Cotton (2-3, 5.00) vs. Kyle Gibson (0-3, 8.06), 10:10 a.m.

Giants DFA RHP Neil Ramirez, call up RHP Bryan Morris from Triple-A

Giants DFA RHP Neil Ramirez, call up RHP Bryan Morris from Triple-A

The Giants designated right-handed reliever Neil Ramirez Sunday and purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Bryan Morris from Triple-A in a corresponding move, the team announced.  

Ramirez appeared in nine games for the Giants this season. In 10.1 innings pitched, he went 0-0 with a 13.06 ERA. 

Morris has spent time with both the San Jose Giants and Sacramento River Cats this season. Between the two levels, Morris is 1-0 with 0.00 ERA in five games. 

The 30-year-old fractured his right foot in spring training during a live batting practice drill. Over five years in the majors, Morris is 18-12 with a 2.80 ERA.