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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.

A's find two bright spots in tough shutout loss to Astros

A's find two bright spots in tough shutout loss to Astros

HOUSTON — Some losses go down tougher than others, and that’s true for Bob Melvin whether it’s April or whether it’s August and his team is playing out the string.

The body language and demeanor said it all for the A’s manager Saturday after a 3-0 loss to the Astros, in which Oakland didn’t advance a single runner past second base.

Houston right-hander Collin McHugh brought a 4.88 ERA into the game over five starts since returning from a shoulder injury. He wound up celebrating his first victory of 2017 after six stellar innings.

“He threw the ball good, (but) I expected us to score some runs tonight,” Melvin said.

The A’s were done in by five ground-ball double plays, including a game-ending 5-4-3 job from Ryon Healy, which was reversed on replay review after Healy initially was called safe.

“Those things are killers,” catcher Bruce Maxwell said. “It just didn’t roll our way today.”

So the A’s (53-70) were left to pick through the scraps of this one to find some silver linings, and there were a couple.

Kendall Graveman held Houston to two runs over six innings, and the damage off him came on a two-run single from Marwin Gonzalez that glanced off the glove of second baseman Jed Lowrie. It was the second strong outing in a row for Graveman, who’s now got four starts under his belt since returning from his second stint on the disabled list this season for shoulder issues.

Most encouraging from his standpoint was he didn’t really have his best stuff, yet still managed to limit an opponent that leads the majors in every significant offensive category, including runs, batting average and homers.

“I think it’s the first one where I’ve been back when I had to kind of pitch and grind through,” said Graveman (3-4). “I didn’t have my best stuff. It’s just one of those where you’ve got to get out there and compete.”

The highlight of the game for the A’s came when center fielder Boog Powell unleashed a strike to home plate that nailed Alex Bregman trying to score from second on Jose Altuve’s single in the fifth.

Maxwell barely had to move his mitt to apply the tag, and count the A’s catcher as the most surprised person in the ballpark that Powell even gave him a chance on the play.

“It caught me off guard,” Maxwell admitted. “I haven’t played with Powell in a long time. I didn’t expect there to be that big of a play at home. He was fairly deep in the outfield as well.”

Powell, a 24-year-old rookie who was acquired from Seattle for Yonder Alonso, said he’s worked on his throwing in the minors in recent seasons.

“I didn’t (have a good arm) back in the day,” Powell said. “I’m definitely improving my arm strength. I pride myself on getting the ball out as quick as I can.”

It’s the kind of play that sticks in the memory bank as Powell tries to make his mark in the wide open battle to be the A’s center fielder in 2018. His throw to ring up Bregman was at least one moment from Saturday night that gave Melvin reason to smile.

“He can play the outfield, no doubt about it,” Melvin said. “It was a big play at the time, and it should give you a little momentum to go back out there and do a little better offensively.”

Despite injury concerns, Foster, Bowman play 20 snaps in exhibition vs Broncos

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Despite injury concerns, Foster, Bowman play 20 snaps in exhibition vs Broncos

SANTA CLARA -- Rookie linebacker Reuben Foster, who was limited in Thursday’s practice due to a shoulder sprain, started the 49ers’ exhibition game Saturday night against the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium.

Foster played 20 snaps and recorded one tackle before the 49ers’ first-team defense was removed in the second quarter.

There were some concerns when Foster was included on the 49ers’ pre-practice injury report Thursday with an injury to his surgically repaired shoulder. But the 49ers said the injury was not related to the torn rotator cuff he sustained for Alabama in the national semifinal game against Washington.

NaVorro Bowman, who was removed from practice Thursday with a similar shoulder condition, also started and played every snap alongside Foster. Bowman was credited with two tackles.

With Foster and Bowman on the field, the Broncos totaled just 63 yards of total offense.