Bumgarner is a Royal pain in Series opener

Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

Madison Bumgarner padded what was already an impressive World Series resume in Game 1 on Tuesday night, allowing just three hits and one run in seven innings to lead the Giants to a 7-1 win over the Royals in Kansas City.

Giants-Royals, World Series Game 1: Did you know?

Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

From the importance of winning Game 1 of the World Series, to Madison Bumgarner’s historic numbers, to the Giants’ overall postseason success, here’s a look at some of the interesting facts and figures from Tuesday night in Kansas City.

Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 2

Oct 21, 2014 | No Comments

Here’s a breakdown of the pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series: the Giants’ Jake Peavy and the Royals’ Yordano Ventura.

Kidney stone no longer an issue for Shields

Oct 21, 2014 | No Comments

James Shields went into tonight’s Game 1 World Series start for the Royals with the effects of a kidney stone apparently behind him.

Quick Hits: Braves Outfielders, Romo, Hudson

Oct 21, 2014 | No Comments

Here are a few stray notes from around the game … As I recently explored in my breakdown of the Braves‘ offseason-to-come, Atlanta faces some decisions in the outfield. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution goes into more detail on the situations of the disappointing B.J. Upton and corner outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Heyward, both of whom will become free agents at season’s end. The Braves “seem prepared” to take a bath on the elder Upton’s long-term deal to move him off the roster, according to O’Brien, and if the can manage it would probably utilize Heyward or a stop-gap in center. Dealing one of the other two players while trying to extend the other has long been discussed as a plausible option, and O’Brien indicates that it is a realistic option to slide Evan Gattis into a corner role to fill any resulting void

Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 1

Oct 21, 2014 | No Comments

Here’s a breakdown of the pitchers for Game 1 of the World Series: the the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner and the Royals’ James Shields.

Finnegan set for World Series after college run

Oct 20, 2014 | No Comments

Sitting in his criminal justice classes four months ago at Texas Christian University, Brandon Finnegan could not wait to be done with college so he could go play professional baseball.

Following same path as ’59 White Sox, KC eyes title

Oct 20, 2014 | No Comments

Like the Royals, who are meeting the Giants in the World Series, the 1959 so-called “Go-Go Sox” were built around speed and defense. They had finished 10 games above .500 the year before, exactly like the Royals, and found a winning formula that included a deep starting rotation and the best bullpen in their league.

As a player, KC, SF both meaningful stops for Black

Oct 20, 2014 | No Comments

Padres manager Bud Black, who just completed his eighth season, had a seven-year stint with the Royals (1982-88), which included a World Series title in ’85, and pitched for four seasons with the Giants (1991-94).

New WS gear player tested, fan approved

Oct 20, 2014 | No Comments

Gear up in style with the exclusive official sweatshirts, T-shirts and caps that the Royals and Giants will be wearing to work out during the World Series.