This week in SF Giants baseball: What to know heading into first meeting with Rockies, weekend set with Cubs

It’s June, and the Giants still have an NL West opponent they have yet to see this season. A new oddity of this year’s balanced schedule, that ends this week, though, as the Giants head to Coors Field for three games against the Rockies, starting Tuesday. The week ahead Heading into their first meeting this season with the Giants, the Rockies have won three of their past four series. Since an eight-game losing streak in mid-April, they have played .500 ball for nearly a two-month stretch now, 21-21 since April 20. Like the Giants, the Rockies are off Monday after traveling back to Denver from Kansas City, where they took two of three. The Giants make a quick pitstop back in San Francisco this weekend for three games with the Chicago Cubs between returning from Denver and jetting off to St. Louis on Monday. It’s the end of a 10-game West Coast swing for the Cubs, who are looking to get back on track after a 10-18 record in May. Pitching probables Tuesday, 5:40 p.m. PT – TBA/bullpen* vs. RHP Dinelson Lamet (1-2, 13.17) TV:

Unresponsive plane prompts military response, sonic boom over D.C. before crashing in Virginia

An unresponsive airplane flying over Washington, D.C., on Sunday prompted military fighter jets to intercept the plane at hypersonic levels, causing a loud sonic boom heard around D.C. and Virginia, officials said. No survivors were found after the plane crashed in Virginia. Jeff Pegues reports.

Officer Involved Shooting Investigated in Stockton

STOCKTON – A section of Hammer Lane West of Interstate 5 was closed down Sunday evening after a shooting involving authorities. The incident occurred at about 8:00pm near the intersection of Hammer Lane and Mariner’s Drive. Hammer Lane was closed down to traffic at the Southbound exit/entrance to Interstate 5. Both Stockton Police Officers and Officers with California Highway Patrol were on scene. The circumstances surrounding the incident were not available Sunday night, but there did appear to be on person deceased at the scene. Residents who were trying to reach their homes on Mariner’s Drive were unable to early on in the investigation. A nearby gas station was also closed off with crime scene tape. More details will be posted as they become available. The post Officer Involved Shooting Investigated in Stockton appeared first on Central Valley TV.

Former SF Giants manager Roger Craig dies at 93

Roger Craig, the manager who brought “Humm Baby” to San Francisco Giants lore and turned the franchise around from its lowest point in history, has died, the team announced on Sunday. He was 93. After a 12-year career as a pitcher and a two-year stint as Padres manager, Craig took over as Giants manager for the final 18 games of 1985 and guided the team until 1992, winning two division titles (1987 and 1989) and one National League championship in 1989. “We have lost a legendary member of our Giants family,” Larry Baer, president and CEO of the Giants, said in a statement. “Roger was beloved by players, coaches, front office staff and fans. He was a father figure to many and his optimism and wisdom resulted in some of the most memorable seasons in our history.” San Francisco, CA September 25, 1989 – Giants manager Roger Craig. (Gary Reyes / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives) After the only 100-loss in Giants franchise history in 1985, Craig’s first full season as skipper started a five-year turnaround, with the “You Gotta Like These Kids” Giants in 1986

DeSclafani loses it in third inning, SF Giants lose series to Orioles

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants were riding high a week ago on their flight home from Milwaukee. But they failed to capitalize on that momentum over a six-game home stand that culminated Sunday with their second loss in three games to the Baltimore Orioles. Whatever chances the Giants had at salvaging one series win this home stand were sapped in the third inning, as Anthony DeSclafani lost the ability to locate, Baltimore brought 12 batters to the plate, and the Orioles scored six runs, knocking San Francisco’s starter from the game and taking a commanding early lead. With an 8-3 loss, the Giants (29-30) dropped two of three to the Orioles, lost both series of their six-game home stand and fell one game under .500. DeSclafani had completed at least five innings and hadn’t issued more than two walks in all of his first 11 starts this season, but both streaks were snapped Sunday. Only Juan Marichal (23, 1968) and Madison Bumgarner (17, 2017) had reeled off more consecutive starts of five-plus innings and two or fewer walks to begin a season. The third inning

49ers coaches give QB report before summer break

SANTA CLARA — Revisiting the 49ers’ quarterback carousel last season – possibly the NFL’s wildest ever — ultimately leads to their NFC Championship Game trauma. “Oh man, I didn’t really want to go back there right now,” 49ers quarterbacks coach Brian Griese said last week with a sigh. The 49ers are still putting the pieces back together, literally. Case in point: Brock Purdy just started a throwing program on an elbow magically repaired from that 31-7 NFC Championship loss at Philadelphia. Coming within a win of a Super Bowl still stings, all due respect to the four quarterbacks hurt along the way – Purdy, Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo and Josh Johnson — in a fascinating but ultimately unsatisfying season. “We certainly had our fair share of high-stress situations,” Griese recalled Thursday. “And I felt like our guys — all four of them, really — did an unbelievable job of managing those, and I think that’s a big reason why we had success as a team.” 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is greeted by Philadelphia corner Avante Maddox following a 31-7 title game loss against Philadelphia Sunday

“The Book of Charlie”: A centenarian’s life well-lived

When Washington Post editor David Von Drehle moved into a new home, he found his neighbor, Charlie White, was not your typical 102-year-old. Striking up a friendship, Von Drehle discovered the colorful White, who’d already lived a couple of lifetimes, had a lot to teach others about making the most of our time alive. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Von Drehle about a remarkable character, the subject of “The Book of Charlie.”