Giants’ fans just have to accept path to NL West will be rocky one

By TED SILLANPAA Fifteen minutes after the San Francisco Giants lost Saturday to the New York Mets, I checked Twitter to find fans in desperate search for ways to explain away the loss. It seems to have been devastating to folks. The Giants had fallen back into a virtual tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers… Read More Giants’ fans just have to accept path to NL West will be rocky one

Marichal, Bumgarner headline top 25 Giants’ pitchers of all time

By TED SILLANPAA Changes in how Major League Baseball games are managed make it almost impossible to compare pitchers from different eras and one to be superior. Almost impossible . . .   Madison Bumgarner has averaged 34 starts and 221 innings pitched per season. He has a career ERA of 2.93 with 14 complete games… Read More Marichal, Bumgarner headline top 25 Giants’ pitchers of all time

Top 25 Giants’ pitchers of all time: Relievers dominate final 13 spots

By TED SILLANPAA Beginning in 1960s with Mays, McCovey and Cepeda, the San Francisco Giants were known for hitting the long ball. By the 1990s, they became home to the all-time home run king Barry Bonds. Times have changed and three World Series titles came with great starting pitching. Those starters — Lincecum, Cain and Bumgarner… Read More Top 25 Giants’ pitchers of all time: Relievers dominate final 13 spots

Cheap hits, bum luck to blame in Giants’ tough loss

By TED SILLANPAA The five-run eighth inning that the Philadelphia Phillies used to hand the San Francisco Giants a gut-wrenching defeat on Tuesday night was a deceptive outburst against two relief pitchers who deserved a better fate in the 13-8 loss. New Giants’ lefthander Will Smith looked sharp. He only retired one batter in the… Read More Cheap hits, bum luck to blame in Giants’ tough loss