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Giants’ Bochy not ready to replace scuffling Span with Pagan at leadoff

Giants’ Bochy not ready to replace scuffling Span with Pagan at leadoff In spring training, when manager Bruce Bochy signaled he would bat Denard Span at leadoff and Angel Pagan ninth, he said he would consider swapping the two if Pagan got hot. The issue is not just Span's .198 average and .255 on-base percentage in June, nor even his 23 strikeouts in 100 plate appearances this month. The Giants have managed to build a 49-28 record despite rarely having as many as to hitters going at once. When someone swings like Pagan has, going 8-for-13 in the Phillies series, he bats somewhere in...

Angel Pagan hits grand slam, Giants collect 22 hits in romp over Pirates

PITTSBURGH – Brandon Crawford sprayed a foul ball over the Pirates dugout. He dribbled another off the end of his bat. He hugged the wrong side of the first base line. He got a piece of something down and in.… Continue Reading → The post Angel Pagan hits grand slam, Giants collect 22 hits in romp over Pirates appeared first on Giants Extra.

Pagan can't hang on, Bumgarner defeated for first time since April as Giants lose 1-0 at Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – Angel Pagan did everything right. He took the proper angle. He timed his jump perfectly. He reached over the left field wall and secured the ball in his glove.   He did not secure it for long enough.… Continue Reading → The post Pagan can't hang on, Bumgarner defeated for first time since April as Giants lose 1-0 at Pittsburgh appeared first on Giants Extra.

Angel Pagan rejoins Giants, starts in left field

The Giants tentatively planned for him to return to the lineup Wednesday, but Pagan made a strong case to manager Bruce Bochy that he was ready Tuesday. Pagan was activated from the disabled list, and Mac Williamson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. Pagan missed 12 games (May 2-12) with a hamstring strain, returned to the lineup, reinjured it running to first base May 23 and went on the DL. When the Giants are at full strength and have their A lineup on the field, Pagan generally bats ninth, with the pitcher hitting eighth. With Hunter Pence on the DL, Bochy is sticking with a...

Giants notes: Angel Pagan activated, to start in LF; Mac Williamson optioned to Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO _ The plan was to get Angel Pagan back in the lineup on Wednesday, but the veteran outfielder made a beeline to the office of manager Bruce Bochy and sold him on the idea of making it more… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Angel Pagan activated, to start in LF; Mac Williamson optioned to Sacramento appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants notes: Matt Cain activated, Angel Pagan to return Wednesday, sizing up the Ryan Braun chatter, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants won’t be back to full strength for some time, but they should be much closer by the time they conclude this three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers.   They activated right-hander Matt Cain from the… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Matt Cain activated, Angel Pagan to return Wednesday, sizing up the Ryan Braun chatter, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Pregame notes: Angel Pagan could be back with Giants on Wednesday

Outfielder Angel Pagan (hamstring) is scheduled to continue his rehabilitation assignment Sunday night with Triple-A Sacramento and could return to the Giants lineup Wednesday, manager Bruce Bochy said. “The plan is to play tomorrow, take Tuesday off and, if all… Continue Reading → The post Pregame notes: Angel Pagan could be back with Giants on Wednesday appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants notes: Buster Posey returns but another key right-handed hitter lands on disabled list, Matt Cain and Angel Pagan edge closer to returning, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants had to place an important player on the disabled list with a thumb injury Friday afternoon.   Stop your simpering. You can pull back the covers from over your head. It wasn’t Buster Posey.  … Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Buster Posey returns but another key right-handed hitter lands on disabled list, Matt Cain and Angel Pagan edge closer to returning, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ Pagan knows he can’t rush return, plus remembering Ali’s clubhouse visit

Giants’ Pagan knows he can’t rush return, plus remembering Ali’s clubhouse visit ST. LOUIS - With Hunter Pence out, the Giants' need Angel Pagan's switch-bat in the lineup even more. In other words, Pagan promised to listen to the medical staff. Pence's hamstring blowout underscored to Pagan the risk of coming back prematurely. Pagan missed nine weeks in 2013 after tearing his right hamstring tendon. On one special morning in 2010, Muhammad Ali visited the Giants clubhouse at Scottsdale Stadium on a tour for "Athletes in Action," asking players to take a more active role in charity...

Giants notes: A setback for Sergio Romo, a trio of birthdays, plus injury updates on Matt Duffy, Matt Cain, Angel Pagan, etc.

ATLANTA – Sergio Romo’s return to the Giants bullpen is no longer right around the corner.   The veteran right-handed reliever had a setback in his rehab from a strained flexor tendon near his right elbow, Giants manager Bruce Bochy… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: A setback for Sergio Romo, a trio of birthdays, plus injury updates on Matt Duffy, Matt Cain, Angel Pagan, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

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