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Giants pregame notes: Hunter Pence still not in lineup; Denard Span gets a day off

Giants pregame notes: Hunter Pence still not in lineup; Denard Span gets a day off

Denard Span, who has three hits in 24 at-bats on the homestand, is getting a day off Wednesday. (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group)SAN FRANCISCO -- As expected, Hunter Pence is not in the lineup for the series finale Wednesday against the San Diego Padres as the right fielder continues to recover

Giants pregame notes: Hunter Pence still not in lineup; Denard Span gets a day off

SAN FRANCISCO -- As expected, Hunter Pence is not in the lineup for the series finale Wednesday against the San Diego Padres as the right fielder continues to recover from a sore hamstring. “He’s real close,” manager Bruce Bochy said… Continue Reading → The post Giants pregame notes: Hunter Pence still not in lineup; Denard Span gets a day off appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants notes: Angel Pagan lands on DL, Hunter Pence still sidelined, club promotes PCL home run leader, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – With two of their starting outfielders getting MRIs on their hamstrings over the past 48 hours, the Giants had to address their lack of roster depth.   They placed Angel Pagan on the 15-day disabled list and… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Angel Pagan lands on DL, Hunter Pence still sidelined, club promotes PCL home run leader, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Johnny Cueto goes the distance, Giants win 1-0 when Hunter Pence's fly ball falls in ninth

SAN FRANCISCO – You will excuse the poor San Diego Padres if they did not weep for the end of the Tim Lincecum era in Giants history. He no-hit them twice, after all.   You will also excuse the Padres… Continue Reading → The post Johnny Cueto goes the distance, Giants win 1-0 when Hunter Pence's fly ball falls in ninth appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ Pence hobbles off bench, beats Padres with misplayed hit sin ninth

Giants’ Pence hobbles off bench, beats Padres with misplayed hit sin ninth With Brandon Belt on first base and two outs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game, Hunter Pence dragged his achy hamstring to home plate, hit a high fly to right and jogged to first as everyone inside the yard starting thinking "10th inning." Johnny Cueto pitched his second consecutive complete game, both against the Padres, and his third against San Diego overall. The Giants improved to 7-0 against the Padres this season and won for the 11th time in 12 games, their only loss against reigning Cy Young winner...

Giants notes: Hunter Pence nears a return, Bochy targets a date to activate Sergio Romo, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Hunter Pence’s oratory skills are well documented. In order to talk his way into Monday’s lineup, though, he’ll have to pass some tests on the field.   Pence had an MRI exam that showed a mild strain… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Hunter Pence nears a return, Bochy targets a date to activate Sergio Romo, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants pregame: Thoughts for Vogelsong, Pence out again plus interesting lineup

Giants pregame: Thoughts for Vogelsong, Pence out again plus interesting lineup In this story, you will read that the Jordan Lyles pitch injured Vogelsong’s left eye and the surrounding orbital bone. The Giants have won 10 of their last 11 and open a three-game series against the Padres. Johnny Cueto bids for his fourth straight win. The Giants entered play with the majors’ best May record (15-6), definitely fueled by pitching. Hunter Pence will miss his third consecutive game with a hamstring strain. Before Sunday’s game manager Bruce Bochy said he hoped Pence could play...

Giants notes: Hunter Pence needs at least another day out of starting lineup to rest hamstring, but Angel Pagan starting

SAN FRANCISCO _ Hunter Pence was not in the starting lineup Sunday for the series finale against the Chicago Cubs, but Angel Pagan, who also has a sore hamstring, was starting after a single day off. Pence, who has tightness… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Hunter Pence needs at least another day out of starting lineup to rest hamstring, but Angel Pagan starting appeared first on Giants Extra.

Tomlinson handles left field just fine

Tomlinson handles left field just fine Kelby Tomlinson had to dig deep into his memory to remember the last time he played the outfield in a game that counted. “Middle school,” he said after a long pause. Tomlinson played all nine innings in left Saturday because two of the Giants’ four outfielders, Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence, were nursing minor hamstring injuries. The Giants had Tomlinson play about a dozen games in center field in the fall instructional league. Tomlinson admitted his play there was “a little rough.” Tomlinson did not seem frightened about making his...

Giants lineup: Kelby Tomlinson gets first outfield start with Angel Pagan, Hunter Pence unable to play vs. Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO – Cubs left-hander Jon Lester has trouble throwing to bases and Kelby Tomlinson is one of the faster rabbits on the Giants roster.   Tomlinson is making his first career start as an outfielder and is batting third… Continue Reading → The post Giants lineup: Kelby Tomlinson gets first outfield start with Angel Pagan, Hunter Pence unable to play vs. Cubs appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants going with unusual left fielder against Cubs’ Lester

Giants going with unusual left fielder against Cubs’ Lester Kelby Tomlinson is playing left field and batting third for the Giants against left-hander Jon Lester. Ross has an excellent pickoff move to first and players are reluctant to take big leads. Only seven runners have tried to steal off Lester this year and three have failed. Buster Posey is at first base, Brandon Belt is off and Matt Duffy, who singled Friday to break a 21-at-bat hitless streak, has been dropped from third to fifth, with Hunter Pence off. Matt Cain tried for the 16th time in a start to earn a win since his...
Gaslamp Ball May 18, 2016

Giants 5, Padres 1: Bumgarner gets catty while thrashing Friars

What pitcher gets upset after a strikeout? Once again, the Padres have fallen to a Giants team lead by Madison Bumgarner. Bum struck out eleven Friars while allowing one run on five hits. Colin Rea, on the other hand, struggled through five innings. His line doesn't show it, but it looked like he might even make it that far. The trouble started in the top of the second when Brandon Belt hit a leadoff double. Hunter Pence followed up with a single. Matt Kemp played it well enough to hold Belt at third, but that didn't really matter. Brandon Crawford went yard off Rea to put the Giants up...
McCovey Chronicles May 15, 2016

Giants win fourth straight, down Diamondbacks in ninth inning

Hunter Pence hit a two-run dinger, Buster Posey put the Giants ahead in the ninth, and Jake Peavy had his best start of the season. And it all started with a ninth-inning single from Conor Gillaspie. We'll get to Jake Peavy's best start of the season. Buster Posey is a hero and a write-in candidate for every election until you die. Hunter Pence's homer was unexpected and completely welcome. Denard Span had four hits and got on base in every one of his plate appearances. But it's been awhile since we could ride around on our unicycles and honk the even-year horn. Nothing makes me want to do...
Arizona Republic May 14, 2016
Diamondbacks fall short against Giants again

Diamondbacks fall short against Giants again

Buster Posey hit a two-run double in the ninth inning and Hunter Pence had his 200th career home run to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 win over Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.         
San Jose Mercury News May 14, 2016

Giants 5, Diamondbacks 3: Buster Posey's two-out double in ninth gives Giants 4th win in row

Hunter Pence, Denard Span and Jake Peavy also star as Giants hold on

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