2012 World Series Preview: Detroit Tigers vs San Francisco Giants

Detroit: 88-74; 1st in AL Central San Francisco: 94-68; 1st in NL West Schedule – 8 PM, EST; FOX Game 1: Oct. 24: Justin Verlander (17-8, 2.64) at Barry Zito (15-8, 4.15) Game 2: Oct. 25: Doug Fister (10-10, 3.45) at Madison Bumgarner (16-11, 3.37) Game 3: Oct. 27: Anibal Sanchez (9-13, 3.86 vs Ryan Vogelsong (14-9, 3.37) … Continue reading 2012 World Series Preview: Detroit Tigers vs San Francisco Giants

Giants Win in Extras; Beat Phillies In Possibly Hamels’ Last Start At Home

Giants 6, Phillies 5 WP – Sergio Romo (3-1, 0.64) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (2-4, .349) SV – Santiago Casilla (24) PHILADELPHIA — Gregor Blanco knew he messed up the suicide squeeze. What could have been the go-ahead run, Blanco whiffed on a suicide squeeze that could have scored Buster Posey and given the Giants … Continue reading Giants Win in Extras; Beat Phillies In Possibly Hamels’ Last Start At Home

Game 95: Phillies Cole Hamels vs Giants Matt Cain the Only Story

PHILADELPHIA — Centered around the Phillies season is Cole Hamels. With the team in the middle of its worst season in over a decade, retaining Hamels is their focus. With the Giants in town today, another player being the indirect focus during these contract negotiations will pitch against Hamels today. Matt Cain, whose contract is … Continue reading Game 95: Phillies Cole Hamels vs Giants Matt Cain the Only Story

Series Preview: vs San Francisco Giants

PHI: 41-52, 5th in NL East; SF: 51-41, 1st in NL West When: July 20-22 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Vance Worley (5-5, 3.47) vs Tim Lincecum (3-10, 5.93) Saturday: Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.07) vs Matt Cain (10-3, 2.56) Sunday: Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.79) vs TBA Broadcast Info Friday, 7:05, PHL 17 … Continue reading Series Preview: vs San Francisco Giants

Talks Between Phillies, Cole Hamels Intensifies

The Phillies want Cole Hamels. They want to sign Hamels so bad that the Phillies, ”are really not even entertaining (trade) offers at this point,” according to a source of Jayson Stark’s. Their goal is to sign Hamels before the July 31 deadline. More from Stark: Another source said the Phillies are now willing to sign Hamels … Continue reading Talks Between Phillies, Cole Hamels Intensifies

Phillies, Giants Save Best For Last

The pitching probables looked like a fight card heading into the Phillies, Giants series. There was the big aces duel between Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum which Halladay took handedly. Then there was the mismatched battle between Joe Blanton and Madison Bumgarner which the Giants righty took with ease. The main event: Cliff Lee and … Continue reading Phillies, Giants Save Best For Last

Giants Pitching Out-Duels Phillies in 11

The rubber match of the Giants and Phillies series featured an outstanding pitcher’s duel between the Phillies Cliff Lee and the Giants Matt Cain. The duel would not see a winner between the two aces but the Giants as a team took the rubber match, beating the Phillies 1-0 in an 11-inning pitcher’s duel. Double … Continue reading Giants Pitching Out-Duels Phillies in 11