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SFGate Sep 30, 2018

Giants end 89-loss season with 15-0 loss to Dodgers

The faithful came to AT&T Park to say goodbye to Hunter Pence. While they were at it, they yelled "good riddance, auf wiedersehen, and don't let the door hit your backside on the way out" to the 2018 season. The Giants could not even send everyone home with a warm-and-fuzzy like Pablo Sandoval's walkoff homer a year ago. The Dodgers had nine runs after three innings and smoked the Giants 15-0 Sunday to force a one-game playoff against the Rockies in Los Angeles on Monday for the National League West title. Pence tipped his cap to an appreciative crowd several times on an 0-for-4 day. In his...
The Mercury News Sep 30, 2018
Giants celebrate Hunter Pence’s career in San Francisco, end year with blowout loss

Giants celebrate Hunter Pence’s career in San Francisco, end year with blowout loss

Hunter Pence played what could be his final major league game Sunday at AT&T Park.
SFGate Sep 30, 2018

Emotional finale for Giants’ Gregor Blanco, not just Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence isn’t the only Giant experiencing some heavy emotions as the 2018 season ends Sunday. “Oh, man. It’s sad,” Gregor Blanco said in the Giants’ clubhouse a couple of hours before the first pitch. “I was just talking with my wife this morning about today being the last game.” Blanco, 34, is in left field for the finale against the playoff-bound Dodgers, and Pence, 35, is in right. Pence has received a lot of attention in the final days of his contract as the spiritual leader of two of the Giants’ three teams that won a World Series. Pence said he wants to play next...
SFGate Sep 29, 2018

Dodgers beat Giants at AT&T Park to clinch playoff spot

The records and standings did not matter. One is done for the year, the other still can dream of a World Series title, and the proverbial alien who landed his craft at Third and King to see its first ballgame would not have been able to discern which team was which for most of a cloudy Saturday afternoon. It was great September theater. Joe Panik came alive. Hunter Pence, in his penultimate game here, was beastly. The Giants pounded Clayton Kershaw for five runs, his worst showing in 23 games at AT&T Park.
SFGate Sep 28, 2018

Giants’ Willie Mac Award surprise: Reliever Will Smith

Will Smith, who returned from Tommy John surgery in May and made the most of his chance to be a major-league closer for the first time, was the surprise winner of the 2018 Willie Mac Award, chosen by his peers as the most inspirational Giant. Smith won the annual award over favorites Hunter Pence and Derek Holland, just the third full-time reliever to win after Steve Bedrosian in 1990 and Javier Lopez, who shared the honor with Brandon Crawford in 2016. Giants players, coaches, trainers and fans vote on the Willie Mac, which has been awarded every year since 1980 (Jack Clark) except for the...
The Mercury News Sep 24, 2018
Hunter Pence savoring what might be his final week with the Giants

Hunter Pence savoring what might be his final week with the Giants

Popular Giants outfielder Hunter Pence won’t come right out and concede this is his final week with the team, but the popular outfielder plans to soak in the coming days in front of the home crowd.
SFGate Sep 22, 2018

Giants’ Aramis Garcia rebounds with four hits

ST. LOUIS — Catcher Aramis Garcia grew up a Cardinals fan in Florida because of two players, Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina. His room was all red and white. So imagine how the Giants rookie felt spying Molina out of the corner of his eye while hitting the past two games. “I didn’t even know what to say,” Garcia said. “It was surreal getting to face him today and yesterday.” More surreal is how Garcia’s two games at the plate played out. He became the second Giant since at least 1913 to strike out four times, then get four hits in consecutive contests. Hunter Pence was the...

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