Sabean announces Giants starting rotation

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Sabean announces Giants starting rotation

Feb. 24, 2011
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San Francisco Giants General manager Brian Sabean announced the pitching rotations for the 2011 San Francisco Giants. The order will be Tim Lincecum, Jonathan Sanchez, Matt Cain, Barry Zito and Madison Bumgarner. Sabean made the announcement this morning on KNBR.

Expectations run high this season for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez. "Stepping up is a good way to put it", noted Sabean. Sanchez avoided arbitration earlier this year, signing a one-year contract with the Giants.

Mengden knocked out early in return, A's fall in Cleveland

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Mengden knocked out early in return, A's fall in Cleveland

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In his first start major-league start of 2017, Daniel Mengden couldn't make it out of the fourth inning as Cleveland beat the A's 5-3 Monday.

In just 3.1 innings, Mengden allowed seven hits, five earned runs, one walk and struck out one.

The A's got solo home runs from Yonder Alonso, Ryon Healy and Khris Davis.

Punches thrown, epic brawl ensues after Strickland hits Harper with pitch

Punches thrown, epic brawl ensues after Strickland hits Harper with pitch

SAN FRANCISCO — Pitchers never forget, and Bryce Harper didn’t either. Three years after Harper took Strickland deep in the NLDS and the two exchanged words, Strickland drilled Harper, setting off a wild, legitimate fight on the mound. 

Harper charged Strickland and tried to throw his helmet before the two started throwing haymakers. A wild brawl ensued, and Strickland had to be dragged off the field by three teammates. Both players were ejected. 

Harper came up with two outs and the Giants trailing by a pair in the eighth. The first pitch was a 98 mph heat-seaker right at Harper’s hip. Harper pointed his bat at Strickland and then tossed it down. Strickland dropped his glove and then Harper threw his helmet, which ended up going toward second base. Each player got at least one good shot in before they were swallowed up by a dogpile. 

Jeff Samardzija — coming from the bench — collided with Michael Morse, who was coming from first. Both appeared to be fine.

Harper and Strickland first crossed paths in the 2014 NLDS, when Harper homered off Strickland in Game 1 and then hit a 97 mph fastball into McCovey Cove to tie Game 4. He watched it fly and the two stared at each other as Harper rounded second. When he reached the dugout, he turned back toward the field and screamed at Strickland.