NL West News and Rumors
Injured Matt Cain Is Series Spectator for Giantsnytimes.com 4 hours agoWell after the rest of his teammates put on their uniforms, Matt Cain wandered into the San Francisco clubhouse and changed clothes for a recent World Series practice.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 7 hours agoHudson, a 16-year veteran who had early playoff exits with Oakland and Atlanta, will start Game 3 for San Francisco on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Path to World Series ultimate test of best teamsMLB.com 9 hours agoNeither the Royals nor Giants won 90 games in the regular season, but that shouldn't matter in determining a World Series champion.Upvote Share TweetAdmittedly, Giants reliever Hunter Strickland didn't sleep very well after a nightmarish Wednesday night in Kansas City. A day later, back in his home clubhouse in San Francisco, a remorseful Strickland was ready to put it behind him.Upvote Share Tweet
Benches clearing between Royals and SF Giants enough to spark ratings in World Seriesnydailynews.com 10 hours agoThe Super-Slocomotion replay on Fox of Hunter Strickland’s mug was tailor-made for amateur lip-readers figuring he had bad intentions. “C’mon, let’s go,” the Giants reliever yelled from the mound at Salvador Perez.Upvote Share Tweet
With no DH, Giants look for Morse to adjust on benchTravis Ishikawa knows the pitfalls of what Michael Morse is dealing with right now, himself having once been relegated from the starting lineup to a pinch-hit role, but that doesn't mean the Giants' current starting left fielder has much advice to impar…Upvote Share Tweet
Rags-to-riches story for Giants' pitching staffWhen manager Bruce Bochy came to San Francisco prior to the 2007 season, he made the unorthodox move of keeping longtime pitching coach Dave Righetti on staff. Eight seasons later, their marriage is thriving.Upvote Share TweetA day after Tim Lincecum left Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium because of tightness in his back, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was decidedly upbeat about the extent of the injury, which occurred during the veteran right-hander's first outing …Upvote Share Tweet
Panda represents Giants as Gold Glove finalistGiants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who sustained a 73-game errorless streak this season, was named a finalist at his position on Thursday for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award among National Leaguers.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies part ways with coaches Wright, McLaughlinMLB.com 20 hours agoRockies pitching coach Jim Wright and assistant pitching coach/bullpen coach Bo McLaughlin will not return in 2015, the team announced Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
World Series Game 2 draws 49.6 TV rating in Kansas Cityyahoo.com 20 hours agoThe Kansas City Royals not only evened up the World Series against the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 on Wednesday night, they also scored an impressive victory of sorts against the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs in the local TV ratings. TV ratings for the Wo…Upvote Share TweetTim Lincecum waited an entire postseason to make an appearance for the Giants, and when it finally happened, the outing lasted all of 23 pitches, as the right-hander was forced to leave Wednesday's Game 2 of the World Series after his back tightened.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Oct 23 (yesterday)The Giants bullpen combined to give up five runs on five hits, allowing the Royals to coast to a 7-2 win Wednesday night that evened the best-of-seven World Series at a game apiece. But it was Hunter Strickland who was right in the middle of it all.Upvote Share Tweet
Strickland-Perez spat chalked up to misunderstandingMLB.com Oct 23 (yesterday)Omar Infante hit a homer, Hunter Strickland started yelling in English, Salvador Perez yelled back in Spanish and both dugouts momentarily braced for a skirmish that never occurred. After the Royals' 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 23 (yesterday)The Kansas City Royals 7-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants in World Series Game 2 didn't necessarily set up perfectly, but it did allow manager Ned Yost to unleash his trio of dominant late-inning relievers with the game hanging in the balance. Th…Upvote Share Tweet
World Series Game 1 Highlight-aryOct 22The Giants beat the Royals 7 to 1 in Game 1 of the MLB Finals. Keith Olbermann explains.
Baseball Tonight At The World SeriesOct 22Tim Kurkjian, Jim Bowden and Jerry Crasnick recap Game 1 and look ahead to Game 2 of the World Series.
Royals Roar Past Giants To Even World SeriesOct 22"Baseball Tonight" Spotlight: The Royals rallied for five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series.
Royals Roar Past Giants To Even World SeriesOct 22The Royals rallied for five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series.
Football for BreakfastOct 24I have no idea what’s going to happen Sunday when the NFL puts the Detroit-Atlanta game from London on national TV at 9:30 in the morning on the East Coast. No one does. But I do know a lot of important people are curious about it. “I am as curious as y…
Week 8: Percy Harvin Goes GreenOct 23The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles LakersOct 23With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
Little clarity in surprising NFC -- John Clayton's First and GoalOct 23John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFC, currently led by the surprising Cowboys, Cardinals and Lions, has a wide-open feel entering Week 8.