Wednesday, February 26, 2014

April 18th-Game two Giants 6 Cubs 3

Dave Kingman homered (1) to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs to salvage a split at Candlestick Park of a doubleheader.
Steve Stone allowed two runs over six innings to earn his first win of the season (1-0).
The Giants scored their six runs off just seven hits,but they did work Cubs pitching for five walks.
San Francisco improved to 9-4 on the season with the win as they enter a three game series against the Cardinals at Candlestick...

April 18th-Game one-Cubs 2 Giants 1

Chicago's Jim Hickman smacked a two run homer off Giants lefty Ron Bryant in the top of the sixth to erase a 1-0 San Francisco lead and give the Cubs a 2-1 win at Candlestick Park in the first game of a doubleheader.
Hickman's one out homer was all the runs that Milt Pappas would need as Pappas went the distance in earning the win as he scattered nine hits.
Ron Bryant allowed just two runs over seven innings in falling to 0-3 on the season.
Tito Fuentes had three hits for the Giants,who fell to 8-4 with the defeat.
Game two of the double dip will be played later today...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

April 17-Giants 4 Cubs 3

Dick Dietz drew a based loaded walk with two out in the bottom of the ninth to complete a three run inning and lift the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
The Giants entered the inning down 3-1 against Chicago closer Phil Regan,but used four consecutive singles to tie the game before Dave Kingman's strikeout set the stage for the Dietz walk.
Don McMahon moved to 2-0 on the season with a scoreless eighth and ninth.
The Giants improved to 8-3 on the season and will play a doubleheader tomorrow to finish the series against the Cubs.....

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

April 16-Giants 5 Cubs 4

A pitchers duel was broken up in the ninth inning by both the San Francisco Giants and the visiting Chicago Cubs and when the smoke cleared a 2-1 Giants lead had become a 5-2 Cubs lead before the Giants scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth off Chicago closer Phil Regan.
Two out singles by pinch hitter Fran Healy,Tito Fuentes and then the game winning walkoff hit by Ken Henderson gave the Giants the win..
Fuentes finished with three hits on the day with a stolen base as well
The Giants took a blow to the lineup when first Willie McCovey pulled a leg muscle and will miss the next five games.
Dave Kingman is expected to take the place of the lefty slugger at first base during those five games.
Juan Marichal went the distance for the Giants in evening his record at 1-1 with striking out eight batters.
Game two of the set continues at the Stick......

Friday, August 3, 2012

April 15-Giants 1 Astros 0

Bobby Bonds fielders choice in the seventh inning scored Ken Henderson from third for the only run of the game as the Giants dropped Houston 1-0 at the Stick.
Henderson had led off the inning with a double for the only extra base hit and then moved to third on a Willie McCovey fielders choice.
John Cumberland improved to 2-0 with a four hit shutout and struck out two.
Ken Forsch was the hard luck loser for the Astros in allowing the only run on just two hits.
6-3 San Francisco will be welcoming the Chicago Cubs to the Stick for a four game series...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

April 14-Astros 5 Giants 4

The Houston Astros scored all five of their runs off Ron Bryant (0-2) in the sixth inning and held off a late Giants rally for a 5-4 win at Candlestick Park.
The Giants scored a run in the eighth and two runs in the ninth to toss the scare into the Astros.
Jack Billingham was the winner for Houston pitching into the ninth before Fred Gladding finished the game in earning the save.
San Francisco drops to 5-3 on the season with the loss.
The series continues at the Stick.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

April 12-Giants 2 Padres 1

Over 13 innings,the San Francisco Giants corralled just two hits off three San Diego Padres pitchers.
Both left Candlestick Park and that was enough for the Giants to win their home opener 2-1.
Dick Dietz broke up Clay Kirby's no-hit attempt with his solo homer in the eighth (1) and Bobby Bonds hit the game winner (1) off Al Severinsen in the thirteenth.
Frank Reberger picked up the win in relief with two scoreless innings (1-0),
Gaylord Perry pitched eleven innings and allowed just four hits,with one of them a solo homer to the Giant killer-Nate Colbert.
Clay Kirby allowed just the Dietz run/hit and struck out eight Giants for San Diego.
Apparently,the next game against the Padres was cancelled as this is the only game in the game by game recap.
The Giants host the Houston Astros next series.....