3:27 PM EDT, Fri July 31, 2015

Addressing four questions Giants fans might be asking themselves as trade deadline nears

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Giants have a tremendous batting average when it comes to recent trade deadline acquisitions. For every whiff on Carlos Beltran, you can point to crisp contact with players like Jake Peavy, Hunter Pence, Marco Scutaro and… Continue Reading → The post Addressing four questions Giants fans might be asking themselves as trade deadline nears appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Jul 29, 2015

Giants win 5-0, take series from Brewers

The Giants go 5-1 on the homestand, and they're 13-2 in their last 15 games. When Hunter Pence starts, the Giants are 26-8. That's a junk stat, of course. Correlation is not causation, unless it isn't the other way around. There's no reason to think the Giants are some kind of super team with Pence, just like there was no real reason to think they were a super team the last two years with Angel Pagan. And yet, you've watched those games. You've seen Pence do excellent things on the field, and you've seen them result in Giants wins. He has five home runs this season. May 17 @ Cincinnati (W)...

Pence, Peavy propel Giants to 5-0 victory

Buster Posey did not start Wednesday. Neither did Joe Panik or Angel Pagan. But Hunter Pence did, and that was all the impetus the Giants needed. Pence made two terrific defensive plays early in the game, one with his legs and glove and another with his arm. His bat showed up in the seventh inning, as Pence smacked an RBI double to break a scoreless tie and propel the Giants toward a 5-0 victory over Milwaukee at China Basin. The win extended a tidy roll for the Giants as they approach a steamy, 10-game road trip starting Friday night in...

Giants notes: What does Hunter Pence think of Michael Morse becoming a Dodger? Plus Bochy expects trade market to pick up, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Michael Morse received loud cheers when he played at AT&T Park with the Miami Marlins earlier this season. And according to Hunter Pence, that shouldn’t change now that Morse is a Dodger. Giants fans solidly booed former… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: What does Hunter Pence think of Michael Morse becoming a Dodger? Plus Bochy expects trade market to pick up, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

deGrom stars as Giants drop game, series to Mets

Turns out the All-Star catcher is nursing a tight right hamstring. The Giants won in Pence's return but had little chance Wednesday against the Mets best pitcher, Jacob deGrom, in a 4-1 New York victory. deGrom, a players pick for next week’s All-Star game, held the Giants to two hits in eight innings while striking out 10. The Giants were shut out until the ninth, when Hunter Pence hit an RBI single. Eric Campbell hit a two-run homer against Jean Machi in the ninth. The Mets broke a scoreless tie in the sixth on a Brandon Crawford throwing error after he made a tough stop on Daniel...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 8, 2015

Hunter Pence, Matt Cain lead Giants to victory

The last time I could write a headline like that, the Giants still had only two lousy championships. In the first inning, Hunter Pence came up with a runner in scoring position because of course he did. Over the last nine months, he's had about as many at-bats as a starting pitcher typically gets in a season, but he still skipped the rehab assignment. He showed up, layer of rust grinding against layer of rust, and immediately had a chance to help his team "score a run," which was a beautiful myth our mums used to tell us before bed. He looked bad. Bartolo Colon threw squorps and squorns to...
Newsday Jul 8, 2015

No help for Colon as Mets get shut out by Giants

Sidelined by a wrist injury, Hunter Pence hadn't played for the Giants in a month. But he wasted little time re-establishing his presence as the Giants beat the Mets, 3-0.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 8, 2015

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence makes a winning return to action

Fresh off the D.L., Hunter Pence singles in a run, makes a great defensive play as the Giants snap their seven-game losing streak.

Hunter Pence returns, batting cleanup Tuesday against Mets

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hunter Pence is making his return to the Giants' outfield. With the team mired in a seven-game losing streak, Pence was activated from the disabled list and inserted into the cleanup spot for Tuesday night's game against… Continue Reading → The post Hunter Pence returns, batting cleanup Tuesday against Mets appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 7, 2015

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence is activated

Pence is activated off the disabled list and will bat cleanup Tuesday against the Mets.
McCovey Chronicles Jul 7, 2015

Hunter Pence off DL, hitting cleanup

This is a much better lineup surprise than the occasional Arias/Lollis appearance. Hunter Pence's batting practice sessions have become urban legends over the past couple days. I heard Hunter Pence hit a ball so hard it deflected off the Coke bottle, and then he caught the ball with his bare hand, and then he drank the baseball and it turned into pure Coca-Cola as it slid down his throat. Probably! But the Giants were being guarded about his return, suggesting it might be before the All-Star Game, but they didn't want to push it. Hunter Pence is in the lineup, hitting cleanup on Tuesday...

Hunter Pence resumes taking batting practice, puts on a power show

WASHINGTON – Hunter Pence took batting practice on the field Sunday for the first time since going back on the disabled list June 3. He didn’t just look ready to return. He looked ready for the All-Star Home Run Derby.… Continue Reading → The post Hunter Pence resumes taking batting practice, puts on a power show appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants notes: Tim Hudson to leave club, Hunter Pence unlikely to return before the break, Scutaro visits, Bumgarner's All-Star availability, etc.

MIAMI – Tim Hudson is taking a break from the Giants rotation. The 39-year-old veteran will leave the club after Wednesday’s game to attend to a family situation that requires his presence. If he isn’t placed on the 7-day personal… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Tim Hudson to leave club, Hunter Pence unlikely to return before the break, Scutaro visits, Bumgarner's All-Star availability, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News Jun 30, 2015

Hunter Pence cleared to start swinging a bat

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence being allowed to swing a fungo and play catch; no timetable for him to be activated off disabled list.

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