Wilson vowed to be 100 percent in spring training and fully operational for the Giants 2013 opener, even though itll arrive 17 days short of the one-year anniversary of his procedure.
With a season in his hands, the fans are officially rallying behind Barry Zito. It's up to Zito to keep the team on path.
The Cardinals instructed their players to arrive at Busch Stadium for Game 5 on Friday with their bags packed in case the series shifts back to San Francisco.
After failing to help the Giants even the NLCS, Tim Lincecum broke down a disappointing Game 4 start that was reminiscent of his season.More: Postgame video Ratto: Giants a little bit short
Tim Lincecum put the Giants in an early hole and home runs from Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval weren't enough for San Francisco to avoid a 3-1 NLCS deficit.
Why is Bruce Bochy sticking with Hunter Pence? "I dont believe, except on the rare occasion, you sit a player like that unless hes absolutely lost."
The two formerly bankable aces for the Giants and Cardinals step to the bump tonight with high expectations -- but what can we really expect?
The Giants knew that if the approaching storm -- a blob on the Doppler big enough to scare Steve McQueen -- hit during the game, the delay would be a lengthy one. So how did they pass the time?
Eight games into the postseason, Hunter Pence has yet to drive in a run. He did not shy away from the blame after a loss in Game 3.More: Baggs' Instant Replay Ratto: Pence must protect Posey
After delaying a public announcement, Bruce Bochy decided on Tim Lincecum and Barry Ziton in Games 3 and 4 with Madison Bumgarner out of the playoff rotation.
Matt Cain left Game 3 after allowing three runs in 6.2 innings just ahead of a lengthy rain delay and the Giants' offense wasted plenty of opportunities in a 3-1 loss.
The Giants remain officially TBA for games 4 and 5, but the pencil plan is for Tim Lincecum to take the ball Thursday; plus, Scutaro health update.
Whats the most important matchup in Game 3? Matt Holliday vs. Matt Cain? Buster Posey vs. Kyle Lohse? Marco Scutaro vs. the Wabash Cannon Ball railway? Nope.
Former Giants catcher Bengie Molina has a keen eye on the two catchers of the SF-St. Louis series, as one of them is his former protg and the other is his kid brother.
Marco Scutaro likened his meeting with Matt Holliday to a freight train collision, but maintained his sense of humor about the controversy.More: Raw video of Scutaro's workout Ratto's take
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