3/30/2015 | Ishikawa sidelined several days by back stiffness
Giants first baseman/left fielder Travis Ishikawa likely will remain sidelined until Thursday with back stiffness, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday.
3/30/2015 | Panik homers in back-and-forth sixth inning
Chris Coghlan and Tommy La Stella each hit RBI doubles, and Starlin Castro delivered a tiebreaking RBI single in a three-run sixth to lift the Cubs to an 8-5 victory Monday over the Giants in front of a sellout crowd at Sloan Park.
3/30/2015 | Intangibles major reason for Posey's success
Statistics cannot measure the core of Buster Posey's excellence. It consists of intangibles, manifested in behavioral and motivational tools that benefit the Giants' accomplished pitchers.
3/29/2015 | Giants pleased with Cain rounding into form
Finally, good news for the defending World Series champions -- Matt Cain can be declared healthy. While he may not be quite ready for the season to start, he is close enough to give the Giants and Cain every reason to feel he'll be just fine.
3/29/2015 | Panik, Duffy lead Giants' big day on offense
Emerging from a spring hitting hiatus, Joe Panik went 3-for-3 and scored three runs Sunday to help the Giants defeat a Los Angeles Dodgers split squad, 11-9, in a Cactus League game.
3/29/2015 | Giants send 11, including Susac, to Minors
Andrew Susac, who finished last year's World Series-winning season as San Francisco's backup catcher, was among five players optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. Six others were reassigned to Minor League camp.
3/28/2015 | Slater, Beede make Giants' future look bright
Two members of the Giants' 2014 Draft class deepened the organization's optimism on Saturday.
3/28/2015 | Gritty offense lifts up uneven Peavy against Mariners
Right fielder Justin Maxwell -- who hit a three-run homer in the fourth -- keyed the Giants' five-run rally in top of the ninth to edge the Mariners, 9-8, in Cactus League action at Peoria Stadium on Saturday.
3/28/2015 | Prospect Slater goes yard in Giants' Futures Game
A split-squad of Giants played to a 2-2, nine-inning tie Saturday against a collection of the organization's Minor League prospects, dubbed "The Futures," at Scottsdale Stadium.
3/28/2015 | Heston leaves impression with six strong innings
Andrew Susac slugged a homer off reliever Yimi Garcia in the sixth inning as the Giants came from behind Friday night to beat the Dodgers, 8-4 at Camelback Ranch.
3/27/2015 | Dedicated to craft, Peavy evolving with age
Give Jake Peavy credit for constantly trying to adjust. At 33 years old and at this point in his career, the Giants right-hander's fastball isn't what it used to be. But whose is at an advanced baseball age? Just ask Justin Verlander and Tim Lincecum.
3/27/2015 | MadBum builds pitch count in sharp Minor League outing
In his penultimate Cactus League outing, Madison Bumgarner threw 92 pitches over six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 11.
3/27/2015 | Bochy concerned with defense, situational hitting
Aside from the Giants' sloppy defense, spotty offense and lack of a definitive batting order, manager Bruce Bochy didn't have a care in the world Thursday night. Bochy never criticizes individual players publicly. But he revealed several concerns in his remarks following the Giants' 6-4 Cactus League loss to the A's.
3/27/2015 | Lincecum racks up 7 K's in solid start against A's
Eric Sogard's two-run triple snapped a sixth-inning tie and led the A's to a 6-4 Cactus League victory over the Giants on Thursday night. San Francisco, the reigning World Series champions, fell to a Major League-worst 6-19 this spring. The Giants have dropped nine of their last 11 games.
3/26/2015 | Concussions behind him, Sanchez working hard
Giants catcher Hector Sanchez has gone from feeling awful to a feel-good story. Last year, Sanchez wasn't completely sure he'd play baseball again. The lingering effects of two concussions, which he sustained in a span of less than a month, brought the robust 25-year-old to his knees. When he kneels these days, it's to say grateful prayers.
3/25/2015 | Bochy pleased with Giants' recent spring effort
Giants manager Bruce Bochy insisted he's not worried about his club's rising total of defeats, which has assured San Francisco of its first sub-.500 preseason record since 2008 (9-23).
3/25/2015 | Aoki gathering speed heading into season
Giants outfielder Nori Aoki has batted .400 (6-for-15) in his last four Cactus League games after hitting .118 (4-for-34) in his first 12. Aoki continued his surge Wednesday against Colorado with a scorching fifth-inning triple that scored Brandon Crawford with the Giants' first run.
3/25/2015 | Hudson delivers quality start against Rockies
Tim Hudson pitched six innings Wednesday, his longest outing of the spring, allowing three runs in the Giants' 5-2 loss to the Rockies.
3/25/2015 | Vogelsong gives up pair of homers against Indians
Outfielder Jerry Sands showed off some impressive power Tuesday night, launching a tape-measure home run off San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong to help the Indians claim a 9-5 Cactus League victory over the Giants at Goodyear Ballpark.
3/24/2015 | Pagan says back feels good enough to play in games
Angel Pagan, who has been bothered by back spasms, felt comfortable earlier Tuesday in a five-inning stint against a Triple-A contingent of Chicago Cubs and approached Bochy and insisted upon playing against the Rockies.
3/24/2015 | Cain progresses, but admits to lingering discomfort
Matt Cain acknowledged that he felt "a little bit sore" after some outings and even during them.
3/23/2015 | Longtime Giants beat reporter Peters dies at 75
Nick Peters, who covered more Giants games than any other writer in the franchise's West Coast history, died Monday after a long illness. He was 75.
3/23/2015 | Posey's tip gives Peavy new pitching weapon
Giants pitcher Jake Peavy used the modest setting of Monday's Royals-Giants exhibition at Scottsdale Stadium as a personal classroom. At catcher Buster Posey's urging, Peavy tried throwing a four-seam changeup for the first time in his life.
3/23/2015 | With 'tons of confidence,' Belt ready to soar
Having played four Major League seasons at a relatively early age, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt brings experience and optimism into the 2015 season.
3/23/2015 | Giants find offense against familiar foes
The Giants batted around to score four second-inning runs during a rare offensive outburst Monday as they outlasted the Kansas City Royals, 8-3, in a rematch of last year's World Series.
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