11:06 AM EDT, Sat August 27, 2016

KNBR Conversation with Hunter Pence

An edited transcript of an interview with the Giants’ Hunter Pence: How do you stay so positive when things are going so bad for the Giants? What would you tell fans thinking, “Why are these Giants playing such bad baseball?” It’s frustrating for them, it’s frustrating for us. Some people believe that (the Matt Duffy) trade hurt the clubhouse because he was such a beloved guy. This guy is really a quality, solid individual and a great addition to the team, incredible talent.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 15, 2016

Hunter Pence just made the most ridiculous catch of 2016

Hunter Pence fought gravity, and gravity should have won. On previous episodes of Hunter Pence, Unorthodox Baseball Player, our hero ran into a fence, hit a ball off his face, and made contact with a ball three times on an RBI single. This week's episode features perhaps his most amazing play yet. Your browser does not support iframes. It's funny because he fell down and went boom, but don't underestimate just how much concentration that took. The legend of Hunter Pence continues to grow and grow and fall and grow and injure itself and grow ...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 15, 2016

Cory Gearrin is coming back soon, which means there’s going to be an unexpected roster move

How are the Giants going to make room for Cory Gearrin, who is likely to return before the end of the week? There isn't an easy answer. Cory Gearrin, he of the snarling grimace and heavy sinker, is coming back soon. Gearrin will pitch one more for Sacramento, likely tomorrow. Said he feels great physically. — Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) August 15, 2016 The Giants aren’t going to pull a dominant bullpen out of their top hat, but they can supplement what they have with depth. Gearrin was having a solid season before a meltdown outing against the Rockies that was followed by a trip...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 15, 2016

When has Bruce Bochy demoted his closer in the past?

Thanks to Trevor Hoffman, Bruce Bochy hasn't needed to demote his closer often, but there are still some case studies to inspect. Bruce Bochy managed Trevor Hoffman for 12 seasons, and that was a pretty easy gig. Even when Hoffman blew a save, it’s not like the manager’s decision was going to be scrutinized. There was no guess work. If he just called on Hoffman for every single save situation, Bochy knew everything would probably work out just fine. That’s, uh, not the case this season. Santiago Casilla had perhaps his second-worst blown save of his Giants career on Sunday, turning a...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 15, 2016

SF Giants Minor Lines, 8/14

The Greenjackets are unbeatable! And Chris Stratton and Cory Taylor come up with terrific outings. Deviating from the Giants' system for a moment, the big story in minor league baseball for the last several weeks come from the Indians' Francisco Mejia, who put together the longest hitting streak in professional baseball in the last half century. Mejia's streak somewhat controversially reached 50 games Saturday night, when the official scorer made a somewhat dubious reversal to his scoring decision after the game was completed. But that was as far as he got, and yesterday the historic run...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 10, 2016

Hunter Pence launching digital comedy series 'Pence-ive Moments'

Giants outfielder and jerby brand Oberto collaborating on comedic series.

Wednesday lineup for your (tied for first place) Giants

Wednesday lineup for your (tied for first place) Giants MIAMI — Hunter Pence, a key to the Giants’ offense, is down to seventh in the lineup Wednesday. Pence has not batted seventh as a Giant. The Giants and Jeff Samardzija both need a good game, for the sake of themselves and the entire team, which woke up Wednesday morning tied for first place in the National League West. Yes, there is a chance the Giants will be in second place when they return to AT&T Park on Friday night to face the Orioles. Henry Schulman is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.

Giants notes: Hospital visit goes well for Hunter Pence, Bruce Bochy gives Gregor Blanco a pep talk, bullpen infusion coming, etc.

WASHINGTON – The Giants took Hunter Pence to an area hospital as a precaution after Saturday night's game in which a foul tip struck him in the face, and the right fielder was relieved when X-rays ruled out a fractured… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Hospital visit goes well for Hunter Pence, Bruce Bochy gives Gregor Blanco a pep talk, bullpen infusion coming, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

UPDATED: Hunter Pence takes a shot to the face, but Núñez and Belt bruise back to beat Stephen Strasburg and support Matt Cain in Giants' 7-1 victory

Updated from the version posted at the final out. -AB WASHINGTON – History repeats itself. That includes baseball history. And there was something so very familiar about the Giants’ 7-1 victory over Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals on Saturday.… Continue Reading → The post UPDATED: Hunter Pence takes a shot to the face, but Núñez and Belt bruise back to beat Stephen Strasburg and support Matt Cain in Giants' 7-1 victory appeared first on Giants Extra.
CSN Washington Aug 6, 2016

GIF: Hunter Pence fouls a ball off his face, stays in game vs. Nats

Hunter Pence hurt himself during the Giants game vs. the Nationals on Saturday in a way that didnt knock him out of the game, but man
CSN Washington Aug 6, 2016

Nats 1st rd. pick Goodwin thrilled for call-up after long road to MLB

For many first round picks, their path to the majors is quite fast. Some debut just weeks after they were drafted. Often, its only a
CSN Washington Aug 6, 2016

Nats' Joe Ross explains setback, hopes to be throwing soon

The Nationals returned from their road trip on Friday with some ominous news regarding starting pitcher Joe Ross, that his minor league rehab assignment had
McCovey Chronicles Aug 2, 2016

Giants waste ferocious comeback, lose late

The Giants can't beat the Reds or the Phillies, but at least they just traded away one of your favorite players! It’s tempting to look up the Giants’ record in their post-blockbuster games. Look for the game played immediately after trading for Hunter Pence, Carlos Beltran, Wilson Alvarez, and Jose Guillen, and see if there’s something extrapolate. My guess: There’s nothing to extrapolate. Some wins, some losses. Just one game out of 162 that couldn’t tell you much about the other 161. On the other hand, the Giants ditched prospects and a fan favorite to acquire three players at...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 30, 2016

Giants break losing streak with unlikely comeback, Eduardo Nuñez, strong bullpen

The Giants were down, and then they ... came back? Is that allowed? Hunter Pence was in the starting lineup, and the Giants won. Hunter Pence was in the starting lineup, and the Giants came back against long odds. Hunter Pence was in the starting lineup, and the Giants didn’t hit into a triple play. You might not think there’s a way to prove Pence is responsible for everything good on Saturday. I agree. But the burden of proof is on you to prove he isn’t responsible. At least, I think that’s how logic works. And all I know is that the Giants are undefeated with Pence in the lineup...

UPDATED: Giants welcome back Hunter Pence, interrupt skid with 5-3 victory over Nationals

Updated from version posted at the final out. -AB SAN FRANCISCO – The ovation began to build for Hunter Pence while his cleats skidded along the infield dirt. By the time he reached his position on the worn spot in… Continue Reading → The post UPDATED: Giants welcome back Hunter Pence, interrupt skid with 5-3 victory over Nationals appeared first on Giants Extra.

Hunter Pence Photos