6:20 AM EDT, Sat September 05, 2015

Giants notes: Bochy sketches out plan for crowded outfield, why Hunter Pence's return is doubly important, etc.

DENVER – Shortstop is a pretty simple position for Giants manager Bruce Bochy to figure out. If Brandon Crawford is healthy, he’ll be in there. Crawford is back in there Friday, starting for just the second time in 10 games… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Bochy sketches out plan for crowded outfield, why Hunter Pence's return is doubly important, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants notes: The latest on the trade market, Crawford returns, Pence/Panik updates, Hudson groomed to start again, etc.

LOS ANGELES – There’s an empty bottle of Dom Perignon in the visiting traveling secretary’s office at Dodger Stadium. I’m told that was Miguel Montero’s share after catching Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter Sunday night. Nothing like a rivalry game and the… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: The latest on the trade market, Crawford returns, Pence/Panik updates, Hudson groomed to start again, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

MLB power rankings

NATIONAL LEAGUELW1. St. Louis Cardinals1Rarely lose at home.2. Pittsburgh Pirates2Cole ends personal skid.3. Chicago Cubs3Rizzo enters MVP discussion.4. New York Mets6Offense finally perks up.5. Los Angeles Dodgers4Puig lands on the DL.6. San Francisco Giants5Pence just can't stay healthy.7. Washington Nationals7Need to get going now.8. Arizona Diamondbacks8No stopping Goldschmidt.9. San Diego Padres9Need to do better at home.10. Atlanta Braves10Perez having rough stretch.11. Milwaukee Brewers11Rotation has a bad spell.12. Cincinnati Reds12Iglesias is one to watch.13. Miami Marlins13Stanton...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 26, 2015

Reminder: Play fantasy football with Hunter Pence, support charity

You have two days left to exercise your right to look Hunter Pence right in the eyes and whisper the name of a Manning brother. On Friday, Hunter Pence, Tim Hudson, Brandon Crawford, and Matt Duffy will take part in a fantasy football draft. The fans who draft with them will have a chance to win a personalized bat from Rawlings and an autographed jersey from Pence. Mostly, though, they'll get to be in a fantasy football league with Hunter Freaking Pence, which means people will actually care about their fantasy league. You should be in this fantasy league. There are just a couple spots...

KNBR conversation: Hunter Pence

KNBR conversation: Hunter Pence Edited transcript of an interview with Giants outfielder Hunter Pence: How do you evaluate them? There have been road series where we’ve had as many fans as the home team, if not more. Is this just a simple fact of fatigue catching up with him? Do you follow football? Are you a big fan? Normally, I watch a ton, but last year I didn’t get to watch as much; I was too busy. Last year when you guys were struggling a bit, Sergio came on the air with us and said, You don’t know the character of this team. Tell us about the vibe in the clubhouse...

Giants activate Nori Aoki, send Hunter Pence to DL

The Giants made a couple of moves before their opener here, as expected, activating Nori Aoki and shipping Hunter Pence to the disabled list with a left oblique strain. Sunday’s starting pitcher is TBA. The lineup: CF Blanco, 3B Duffy, 1B Belt, C Posey, SS Crawford, LF Aoki, 2B Tomlinson, RF Lollis, RH Peavy.

Hunter Pence’s absence could be painfiul for Giants

Hunter Pence’s absence could be painfiul for Giants Before Monday’s series opening game here, right fielder Hunter Pence and manager Bruce Bochy chatted. Pence said he was feeling a little overall soreness. Bochy said he then offered to give Pence Monday night off. “He’s hitting balls 450 feet (in batting practice),” Bochy said. On Pence’s final swing Monday night, a lineout to center field, he felt a twinge in his left oblique. Before Tuesday’s game he went for an MRI exam and is expected to miss at least a few games. With Pence in the starting lineup, the Giants are...

Pence out of the lineup, Lollis gets another shot for first major-league hit

Well, it just never stops, does it? Now Hunter Pence is out of the lineup with an undetermined ailment. We'll tweet what's up when the clubhouse opens, or the Giants provide word. But here's the lineup for now against the… Continue Reading → The post Pence out of the lineup, Lollis gets another shot for first major-league hit appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 17, 2015

Help a charity, play fantasy football with Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence, Brandon Crawford, Tim Hudson, and Matt Duffy want to humiliate you in fantasy football, and you should let them. For charity. Do you like fantasy football? Do you like telling people about your fantasy football teams, only to have them climb down fire escapes to get away from you? Well, here's your chance to start this year's fantasy football anecdote like this: So I'm in a fantasy league with Hunter Pence, and ... Oh? Those fancypantses are listening now. You bet they are. Pence is taking part in Adam Wainwright's Big League Impact charity this year, and with a...

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