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Tim Lincecum was unable to throw a scheduled bullpen session on Saturday due to a sore neck.

It's not clear how long the neck has been bothering Lincecum, but it could partly explain why he's yet to pitch this postseason. However, the right-hander will be on the World Series roster as one of two long relievers in San Francisco's bullpen.
Oct 19 - 11:27 AM

Ryan Vogelsong will start for the Giants in Game 4 of the World Series Saturday.

Vogelsong lasted just three innings in his start against the Cardinals in the NLCS, but he's traditionally been a good pitcher in the postseason. A starter for the Royals hasn't yet been announced for the game.
Oct 18 - 6:03 PM

Tim Hudson will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Royals.

Hudson will take the hill when the Giants return to AT&T Park Friday. He'll look to get back on track after he allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals in the NLCS. Royals manager Ned Yost hasn't yet announced who will oppose Hudson in Game 3.
Oct 18 - 5:55 PM

Jake Peavy will start Wednesday's Game 2 of the World Series for the Giants.

Peavy was pulled early in a Game 2 loss to the Cardinals in the NLCS, but manager Bruce Bochy is going back to his veteran for a road start against the Royals. He'll be opposed by young flamethrower Yordano Ventura in a matchup of two very different pitchers. Peavy has struggled to go deep in any of his seven postseason starts in his career, never making it out of the sixth inning. He'll look to change that Wednesday.
Oct 18 - 5:46 PM

Madison Bumgarner will start Tuesday's Game 1 of the World Series for the Giants.

Bumgarner finished off the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS Thursday, so he'll be on regular rest for Tuesday's Game 1. The southpaw is 2-1 in four starts this postseason, and he owns a 2.67 ERA in 67 1/3 career postseason innings. He'll be opposed by James Shields for the Royals.
Oct 18 - 5:28 PM

Madison Bumgarner was named the NLCS MVP after holding the Cardinals to three runs over eight frames in Thursday's 6-3 victory.

Bumgarner wasn't as sharp as he was in Game 1, as his command was a bit off at times and he served up a couple home runs. However, he still managed to go eight innings and kept his team in the game long enough for the offense to put four runs on the board late. Bumgarner, 25, now boasts a 2.67 ERA across 67 1/3 career postseason innings. The Giants can, and almost surely will, use him on regular rest in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Oct 17 - 12:02 AM

Travis Ishikawa launched a walk-off, three-run homer in the ninth inning Thursday to propel the Giants over the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Ishikawa had a misplay in left field in the third inning that gave the Cards their first run, but he certainly made up for it in a big way. After Michael Morse tied things up with a pinch-hit homer in the eighth, Ishikawa deposited a Michael Wacha pitch just over the wall in right field to send the Giants to their third World Series in the last five years. They'll face the Royals in Game 1 on Tuesday.
Oct 16 - 11:38 PM

Travis Ishikawa is in left field for the Giants in Game 5 of the NLCS Thursday against the Cardinals.

Michael Morse will again be in a pinch-hitting role. Here's the full lineup for the Giants, who can advance to the World Series with a victory over the Cardinals and Adam Wainwright: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Travis Ishikawa LF, Brandon Crawford SS, Madison Bumgarner SP.
Oct 16 - 3:32 PM

Buster Posey went 2-for-3 with three RBI as the Giants came back to edge the Cardinals 6-4 in Wednesday's NLCS Game 4.

Posey was just 2-for-13 without an RBI in the NLCS coming into the game, but he remedied that with an RBI sacrifice fly in the first inning. He contributed an RBI single in the third inning and added another RBI with a single in the sixth to push the Giants' lead to two. Posey and the Giants hold a 3-1 series lead and are one game away from their third World Series appearance in five years with their ace, Madison Bumgarner, taking the mound Thursday.
Oct 16 - 11:27 AM

Santiago Casilla earned the save in the Giants' win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

On to protect a two-run lead, Casilla got pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso and Matt Carpenter out before allowing a single by Jon Jay that brought Matt Holliday to the plate as the tying run. Casilla froze Holliday with a two-seam fastball that ran back over the outside of the plate to end the game, his second strikeout of the night. Casilla has been dominant this postseason, allowing just one hit and one walk over six scoreless innings of work. The Giants own a 3-1 series lead heading into Thursday's Game 5.
Oct 16 - 12:13 AM

Ryan Vogelsong was pulled early in his NLCS Game 4 start against the Cardinals, surrendering four runs on seven hits over three innings in a no-decision.

Vogelsong didn't have it from the outset, allowing a leadoff double in each of the first three innings. He also gave up a solo home run to Kolten Wong in the third. The right-hander walked two and struck out one before exiting, needing 60 pitches to get through three innings. With the Giants leading the series 3-1 it's likely the last start before a potential World Series turn for Vogelsong, who had a 1.19 ERA in five postseason starts before Wednesday's clunker.
Oct 16 - 12:05 AM

Brandon Crawford will remain in the No. 8 spot for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

In other words, no changes from Game 3. Here's the full lineup: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Travis Ishikawa LF, Crawford SS, Ryan Vogelsong SP. Shelby Miller will start for St. Louis.
Oct 15 - 3:38 PM

Tim Hudson was good early but faded late in Tuesday's 5-4 NLCS Game 3 victory over the Cardinals.

Hudson was spotted a 4-0 lead after the Giants plated four runs in the bottom of the first, but the Cards chipped away with two runs in the fourth and another tally in the sixth. Even though Hudson appeared to be clearly fading, manager Bruce Bochy sent him out for the seventh and he served up a one-out, game-tying solo homer to Randal Grichuk. The Giants eventually won it in extras on a Randy Choate throwing error. Hudson is set up for Game 7 in St. Louis if the series goes the distance.
Oct 14 - 8:05 PM

Travis Ishikawa delivered a bases-clearing double in the first inning of Tuesday's NLCS Game 3 win over the Cardinals.

The Cards intentionally walked Brandon Belt to get to Ishikawa, who made them pay with a long drive off the right-field wall. Ishikawa has four hits in eight at-bats during the NLCS and is hitting a solid .286/.348/.381 overall during the postseason, settling in as the regular left fielder for the Giants.
Oct 14 - 7:44 PM

Brandon Crawford will bat eighth in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Crawford is 2-for-20 since Game 1 of the NLDS, so Giants manager Bruce Bochy has flip-flopped him with Travis Ishikawa in the order. Here's the full lineup: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Ishikawa LF, Crawford SS, Tim Hudson SP.
Oct 14 - 12:25 PM


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