» May 21, 2000:
The Giants score 11 runs in the 6th inning on their way to a 16-10 win over the Brewers. OF Terrell Lowery collects five hits for SF, including three doubles. Starter Russ Ortiz is the winner, allowing 10 earned runs, the most earned runs in a win since Bob Friend, in 1954. The last pitcher to notch a win and give up 10 runs—9 earned—was Vida Blue against the Padres on April 19, 1979. The Giants are the second team to score 11 runs in an inning this year. Earlier this season, the White Sox dropped 11 runs against the Seattle Mariners in one inning.
» June 7, 2001:
The Padres pound Russ Ortiz (7-4) and outslug the Giants, 10–7, to snap their 8-game losing streak. Cesar Crespo hits his 1st ML homer for the Pads, while his brother Felipe, playing 1B for the Giants in J.T. Snow's absence, hits a pair. It was the 9th time that brothers on opposing teams had both homered in the same game. The last time was when Bret and Aaron Boone did it last year. Barry Bonds hits #32, his 13th homer in 18 games. Mike Darr has four hits and four RBIs for SD.
» April 30, 2002:
For the 2nd day in a row, Barry Bonds belts two homers to lead the Giants to a 12–0 rout of the Dodgers. Winner Russ Ortiz helps with a 2–run home run and batterymate Benito Santiago chips in a 3–run home run. Going back to last year, Bonds is now 10 for his last 14 at bats, with seven homers.
» October 2, 2002:
The Giants shock the Braves by pounding Tom Glavine for six runs in five innings on their way to an 8–5 win in the 1st game of their division series. Gary Sheffield and Javy Lopez homer in the 8th to make the game close, but Robb Nen comes in to save the game for starter Russ Ortiz.
» October 7, 2002: The Giants beat the Braves, 3–1, to move on to the NLCS against St. Louis. Russ Ortiz gets his second win of the series while Barry Bonds hits home run number 3.
» October 9, 2002: The Angels jump out to a 4–0 lead then hold on to defeat the Twins, 6–3, to even the ALCS at a game apiece. Russ Ortiz's pitching is backed by home runs by Darin Erstad and Brad Fullmer.
» December 16, 2002:
The Ortizes move. The Twins released 1B David Ortiz yesterday and today the Giants trade P Russ Ortiz to the Braves for P Damian Moss and minor league P Manuel Mateo.