National baseball writer/columnist, San Francisco Chronicle, 29th year covering Giants, A's, 34th year covering ball.

Giants’ bats silenced at wrong time in loss to Rockies

sfgate.com — Giants' bats silenced at wrong time in loss to Rockies The Giants played much of Wednesday evening with their out-of-town scoreboard showing the Cardinals were 2-1 losers to the Reds, so a Giants victory would have left them two games ahead of St. Louis for the National League's final playoff spot with four to play.

Giants’ notes: Duffy visits, Nuñez iffy for Dodgers, Beckham’s opportunity, lineups

sfgate.com — Former Giants third baseman Matt Duffy stopped by the clubhouse before Wednesday's game and wished his old pals well in their quest for a playoff bid. "I'll give myself to the end of the season to root for them," said Duffy, who was shipped to Tampa Bay at the Aug.

Remembering Jose Fernandez’s love affair with baseball

sfchronicle.com — No young player with such little experience had more upside, was more destined for greatness and was more capable and willing to touch other people's lives through his passion for baseball and zest for life.

49ers’ Chip Kelly: no QB controversy; ‘Kap is our No. 2 right now’

sfgate.com — With Colin Kaepernick working out in the distance, 49ers head coach Chip Kelly on Monday was in no mood to make a quarterback change despite the inefficiencies of Blaine Gabbert. "Kap is our No. 2 right now," Kelly told reporters at the 49ers' training facility. The No.

Kelly sticking with Gabbert as 49ers’ QB, says Kaepernick still not ready

sfgate.com — Kelly sticking with Gabbert as 49ers' QB, says Kaepernick still not ready With Colin Kaepernick working out in the distance, 49ers head coach Chip Kelly on Monday was in no mood to make a quarterback change despite the inefficiencies of Blaine Gabbert. "Kap is our No.

Punto's first rule of headfirst sliding: Don't do it

sfgate.com — Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford joked with Nick Punto that if Punto hit him a routine grounder, Crawford would time his throw so that Punto would have to slide headfirst. Punto defended his slides into first base in the wake of Josh Hamilton's left thumb injury that'll shelve him six to eight weeks, a result of sliding headfirst trying for an infield single.

Vin Scully on Giant-Dodger rivalry: ‘the feelings really ran high’

sfchronicle.com — There's no Giant-Dodger rivalry without Vin Scully articulating the blow by blow events to the New York boroughs, the Southland communities and ultimately, thanks to technological advances, the world. There was Scully on Monday night, breaking down the latest Madison Bumgarner-Yasiel Puig dustup, the latest in the endless stream of Giant-Dodger bench-clearings, as if Scully traveled through time and Bumgarner played the part of Leo Durocher, Puig as Carl Furillo.

How to Increase Revenue Through Sales Enablement

business2community.com — Regardless of the size of your company or your goals, it's important to provide the sales reps you have with the tools, processes and technologies they need to be successful - and sales enablement efforts that are approached with this kind of mindset lead to positive revenue outcomes.

Retiring Vin Scully tells beautiful stories of Giants-Dodgers lore

sfgate.com — Retiring Vin Scully tells beautiful stories of Giants-Dodgers lore San Francisco will be the focus of the baseball world on Oct. 2 even if the Giants' playoff hopes aren't on the line. The Dodgers will play at AT&T Park in the season finale, and the 88-year-old Scully will call it quits after the final pitch, having decided earlier not to broadcast Dodger playoff games.

Casilla fails in 9th again in Giants’ 3-2 loss to Cardinals

sfgate.com — Giants fans don't often boo their own, especially in the wake of three championships since 2010, but Casilla was booed off the mound after blowing another save opportunity in a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals. The Giants are five games behind the first-place Dodgers and fell into a tie with the Mets for the wild-card lead.
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Sep 29, 2016

Samardzija said he'll make himself available in relief and also prep for possible tiebreaker game Monday, just in case.

Sep 29, 2016

In his past three starts vs. Giants, Tyler Chatwood has yielded one earned run in 20 innings.

Sep 29, 2016

The Giants have no idea that there's a second base.

Sep 29, 2016

Samardzija gives up run that had nothing to do with Arenado, and Bochy pulls him. Nice game, nice hand from crowd. Rockies 2, Giants zip.

Sep 28, 2016

One out, runners at corners, nice play by Gillaspie to begin a 5-4-3, inning-ending DP. So ... Gillaspie or Beckham?


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