Umpire’s ‘Blown’ Check-Swing Call Ends Epic Dodgers-Giants Series and Stuns Fans

Wilmer Flores of the Giants struckout on what many believe was a failed check-swing call by first base umpire Gabe Morales. The outs retained the Dodgers’ 2-1 win in Thursday’s Game 5, which enabled the team to advance to the National League Championship Series against Atlanta. The chances of a Giants rally seemed slim at … Read more

Disputed check-swing call on Wilmer Flores ‘disappointing way to end ‘San Francisco Giants’ season, says Gabe Kapler

SAN FRANCISCO — Wilmer Flores waved — or he didn’t — and that was it. Final call for the San Francisco Giants. A surprising and spectacular ride for the Giants came to a surprising stop on Thursday night. Flores slowly walked back to the dugout after being called out on a disputed check-swing, ending with … Read more

2021 MLB Playoffs – Keys to NLDS Game 5 Between San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers

07:00 ET Alden Gonzalez Close to ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2016 to beat the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for MLB.com Tim Keown Close to ESPN Senior Writer Senior Writer for ESPN The Magazine Columnist for ESPN.com Author of five books (3 NYT bestsellers) Including the postseason, the San Francisco Giants … Read more

Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers blow out San Francisco Giants to even NLDS

San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and sudden death — it’s only good. The Giants and Dodgers, two of the oldest rivals in the sport, were separated by one game over the course of a 162 game season and two runs in a 19 game season. Now, after a Walker Buehler-powered Dodgers win on Tuesday … Read more

Los Angeles Dodgers thwarted by ‘crazy’ winds as San Francisco Giants win Game 3 thanks to Evan Longoria HR

LOS ANGELES — Immediately, nine innings into a game that was surprisingly devoid of action, it seemed as if an entire ballpark believed that Gavin Lux had tied the score with his Los Angeles Dodgers to their last out. “My stomach sank quite a bit when it hit it,” said San Francisco Giants third baseman … Read more

The San Francisco Giants are a study in patience

Who saw this coming?Illustration: fake images I had about four different drafts of this in my head before really sitthing down (or in my case, standing, while working backwards) and typing that. He wanted to proclaim the Giants as the success story against rebuilding, which in a way they are. But not quite, because it … Read more