Speaking before the Giants opposed Kansas City in Game 3 of the World Series, manager Bruce Bochy said he’ll consider using long relievers Yusmeiro Petit and Tim Lincecum in middle-inning situations and asking Jeremy Affeldt, Sergio Romo and Santiago Casilla to work more than one inning if necessary.
Major League Baseball honored the late Tony Gwynn prior to Game 3 of the World Series between the hometown Giants and Royals on Friday at AT&T Park.
The reaction among Rays players seemed to be one of sorry to see Joe Maddon go while trusting that the Rays management team will make the right calls to find a suitable replacement to perpetuate the organization’s excellence.
October is a quiet month for baseball teams not in the postseason, so the Phillies have barely registered a blip on the local radar screen — even with the team signing Grady Sizemore and Jerome Williams this week. That changed Thursday when Phillies interim president Pat Gillick told CSN Philly that the team probably would not contend again until 2017 or 2018.
With his former Rays boss Andrew Friedman now the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations, Los Angeles would seem to be the perfect landing spot for Joe Maddon.
The prospects discussed in this week’s Inbox (or any, for that matter), just might be getting your favorite team to the Fall Classic in the near future. We’ll kick things off with an Arizona Fall League question about Mark Appel, then spend some time in Atlanta and Chicago, finishing off with the start of the pipeline: the First-Year Player Draft.
Facing three straight games at AT&T Park, the Royals may find the Giants’ home has a familiar feel that bodes well for their chances in San Francisco.
Admittedly, 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.
A 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 of the postseason.
It’s been forgotten amid a surprising power surge, swept aside because it hasn’t necessarily altered outcomes. But the Royals — Major League leaders in stolen bases by a wide margin and armed with two track stars off their bench — haven’t been running. They’ve stolen one base in their last six postseason games, five of them wins, after swiping seven in the American League Wild Card Game and five in a Division Series sweep of the Angels.