Month: October 2014

SFG: Madison Bumgarner’s Dominance By the Numbers

Oct 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner waves to the crowd after defeating the Kansas City Royals during game five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner waves to the crowd after defeating the Kansas City Royals during game five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Madison Bumgarner is not just the ace of the San Francisco Giants’ starting pitching staff. He’s become one of the best postseason pitchers in MLB history.

The Giants’ ace is no longer Tim Lincecum or Matt Cain. Both of these pitchers have been the faces of the franchise in the past, but this is now Bumgarner’s team. He is the postseason master and the Giants’ Mr. October.

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GGS Bay Area Links 10/27

Oct 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner waves to the crowd after defeating the Kansas City Royals during game five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner waves to the crowd after defeating the Kansas City Royals during game five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Click here to read Golden Gate Sports’ Bay Area Buzz for 10/27. These articles include links to articles about important Bay Area sports topics. The topics for today include the Giants’ win in Game 5 of the World Series, the Sharks’ win last night, and the Raiders’ loss yesterday.

GGS Bay Area Links 10/26

Oct 25, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (right) celebrates with center fielder Gregor Blanco (7) after both scoring runs against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning during game four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 25, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (right) celebrates with center fielder Gregor Blanco (7) after both scoring runs against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning during game four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Click here to read Golden Gate Sports’ Bay Area Buzz for 10/26. These articles include links to articles about important Bay Area sports topics. The topics for today include the Giants’ win in Game 4 of the World Series, reports on Jon Gruden and the Raiders, and an update on contract extension talks between the Warriors and Klay Thompson.

SFG: Starting Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4 Is the Right Move

Oct 7, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong reacts after a catch by right fielder Hunter Pence (not pictured) in the sixth inning during game four of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game against the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 7, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong reacts after a catch by right fielder Hunter Pence (not pictured) in the sixth inning during game four of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game against the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants lost Game Three of the World Series to the Kansas City Royals last night, which gave the Royals the 2-1 advantage in the series. Although Game Four today isn’t technically or mathematically a must-win for the Giants, it’s certainly an almost must-win for the Giants, which raises an important question.

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GGS Bay Area Links 10/25

Oct 24, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (middle) is relieved by manager Bruce Bochy (in black) in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals during game three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 24, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (middle) is relieved by manager Bruce Bochy (in black) in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals during game three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Click here to read Golden Gate Sports’ Bay Area Buzz for 10/25. These articles include links to articles about important Bay Area sports topics. The topics for today include the Giants’ loss in Game 3, the Raiders’ matchup with the Browns on Sunday, and an update on the Kings’ new arena.

GGS Bay Area Links 10/24

October 23, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) smiles during workouts the day before game three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

October 23, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) smiles during workouts the day before game three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Click here to read Golden Gate Sports’ Bay Area Buzz for 10/24. These articles include links to articles about important Bay Area sports topics. The topics for today include the Giants preparing for Game 3 of the World Series and the A’s renewing their agreement with San Jose.