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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy seems to have Joe Torre's touch in guiding his team to 2-0 World Series lead
nydailynews.com Updated Oct 26, 2012
So as it turns out, the description “calming presence’’ wasn’t retired along with Joe Torre, after all. It just seems that way around the Yankees, where Joe Girardi’s intensity is his most identifiable trait. But not in the Bay Area, where BruceUpvote Share Tweet
DETROIT (AP) -- Toting his tiny aluminum bat, 5-year-old Gage Brookens wandered toward the cage and watched Austin Jackson, Omar Infante and a few other Tigers take batting practice on a chilly afternoon at Comerica Park.Upvote Share TweetBrian Sabean's 16th season as general manager of the San Francisco Giants might be his most satisfying.Upvote Share TweetLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Carl Crawford slipped his new No. 25 jersey over his head, finally having joined the Los Angeles Dodgers two months after the blockbuster trade from Boston that left him as the forgotten $100 million man.Upvote Share TweetMIAMI (AP) -- A person familiar with the Miami Marlins' managerial search says they have interviewed Larry Bowa for the job.Upvote Share Tweet
Reinvented Pagan has his eyes on the prizeGiants outfielder Angel Pagan has come a long way since the sometimes-overaggressive style of his youth earned him the nickname "Caballo Loco."Upvote Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ryan Vogelsong stood on the cut grass at AT&T Park in his crisp San Francisco Giants uniform, giving an interview for Japanese broadcaster NHK in English. No need for an interpreter.Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- The Giants' shutout of the Detroit Tigers drew a record-low television rating for Game 2 of the World Series.Upvote Share TweetAs he indicated earlier this week, manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that he is leaning toward employing backup catcher Hector Sanchez as the Giants' designated hitter for the World Series games at Comerica Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Colletti likes club's makeup, but work to be doneDodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Friday the club will consider extending ace starter Clayton Kershaw's contract, but a more immediate concern is the upcoming free-agency period that begins after the World Series.Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Rosenberg: Giants have been good in World Series but don't call them luckyThe Giants have been more good than lucky in the first two games of the World Series against Detroit, but that's what it takes to win a championship, writes Michael Rosenberg.Upvote Share Tweet
Photo tour: What you can buy at the ‘From the Clubhouse’ store at AT&T ParkSAN FRANCISCO - If there was any place in town that came close to matching the on-field drama at AT&T Park this week, it might have been in the Giants' game-used equipment store. It was there that Hunter Pence's bat from the famous triple-double in GameUpvote Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Giants' arms coming up bigMadison Bumgarner and two relievers combined on a two-hit shutout Thursday to give the Giants a 2-0 series lead in 2012 Fall Classic. Bumgarner and Game 1 starter Barry Zito have combined to allow one run in 12 2/3 innings.Upvote Share Tweet
Stark: Giants' winning recipeESPN.com Oct 26, 2012A reclamation project and some good luck led to a Giants win in Game 2Upvote Share Tweet
Giants reaping rewards of good breaks in SeriesSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gregor Blanco's bunt single dribbled about halfway down the third base line and stopped inches fair, next to the white chalk. Several Tigers stood over the ball, almost in disbelief.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants successful relay throw to get Prince Fielder at plate proves big in Game 2 victorySAN FRANCISCO - Buster Posey gave it the old college try when he was asked what it felt like to have Prince Fielder's many pounds barreling down the third base line toward him in the early innings of a scoreless World Series game. But the San FranciscoUpvote Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. When appropriate, Big League Stew reviews key decisions in the postseason to see if the right one was made. The Issue: In Game 2 of the World Series, the San Francisco Giants loaded the bases with no outs in the se…Upvote Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Doug Fister took the Giants' best shot without even flinching.Upvote Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. All he wanted was to move into scoring position in order to help his team pad its lead in Game 2 of the World Series. But Angel Pagan of the San Francisco Giants got more - much more - when he stole second base iUpvote Share Tweet
World Series Game 3 PreviewOct 26Baseball Tonight previews Ryan Vogelsong vs. Anibal Sanchez in Game 3 of the World Series.
Weather To Factor Into Game 3Oct 26Baseball Tonight looks at the Tigers' lineup changes as they head into Game 3 of the World Series facing a 0-2 deficit against the Giants.
Giants cut down PrinceOct 26WS2012 Gm2: Blanco, Scutaro nab Fielder at the dish
Peter King: Brees, Manning on collision course for perhaps last timeOct 26Drew Brees-Peyton Manning V, Sunday night in Denver ... certainly a place neither man ever thought they'd meet for maybe the last time of professional careers likely to end, for both, in Canton.
Patriots TE Hernandez (ankle) out vs. RamsOct 26New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams because of an ankle injury.
King James's next stop: permanent legend statusOct 26With a title in hand, the next step for King James is to secure his legacy.