6:20 AM EDT, Thu June 30, 2016

Quick hits from Petco Park - School of Roch

SAN DIEGO - Top pitching prospect Hunter Harvey, recovering from sports hernia surgery, allowed two hits and struck out six batters today in three scoreless innings for the Gulf Coast League Orioles. Harvey threw two scoreless innings with five strikeouts in his previous start with the team. He's nearing an...

Giants get Crawford back for second game of Bay Bridge series, plus lineup

Krukow said the Phillies cannot be taken lightly because of how they started the season and the young pitching they have. The tough three-game series over the weekend showed how resilient the Phillies are. Krukow mentioned the Giants have six games against the Diamondbacks before the break, and that nobody should sleep on the A’s. Suarez has done a creditable job in the Matt Cain spot, especially for a rookie, but he also is experience rooking growing pains. Manager Bruce Bochy said he thought about pinch-hitting Crawford for Chris Stratton once the Giants loaded the bases with nobody...
McCovey Chronicles Jun 21, 2016

Ranking possible pitcher homers

How likely is each non-Bumgarner Giants starter to homer, and how fun would it be? Madison Bumgarner pitched well yesterday, yet he didn't homer and the Giants lost 1-0, so really the loss was entirely his fault. And if you think it's unfair to hold him to the standard that he should homer every game he pitches, you're wrong. It's incredibly fair, and I'm going to prove it by holding all the other Giants starters to that standard as well. This is Ranking Possible Pitcher Homers. Matt Cain Matt Cain is injured right now, but he will presumably be back at some point this year and take his...

Giants starter Suarez to face Rays, his original organization

Giants starter Suarez to face Rays, his original organization Albert Suarez will make his third big-league start Saturday in a park he knows, against several former teammates. Manager Bruce Bochy said Jake Peavy (sore neck) will be pushed back a day to Sunday, with Suarez slipping into the Matt Cain spot in the second game of the series. Suarez signed with the Rays when he was 16 and spent his first six minor-league seasons in their organization. Among his former teammates is Matt Moore, the pitcher he will face. Tommy John and shoulder surgeries derailed Suarez’s career with Tampa...

Giants updates: Brandon Belt, rotation, lineups ... and Bumgarner as DH?

Brandon Belt, rotation, lineups ... and Bumgarner as DH? Brandon Belt is not in Wednesday’s lineup after sustaining a right foot injury Tuesday night The first baseman was hit by a pitch during the sixth inning and eventually exited the game. X-rays taken afterward were negative, and manager Bruce Bochy said before Wednesday’s game against the Brewers that Belt could possibly be available to pinch hit but more likely could return Friday when the Giants play at St. Petersburg, Fla., against the Rays.. Belt received treatment before the series finale. With Matt Cain going on the...

Madison Bumgarner pitches Giants past Brewers; Matt Cain back on D.L., Brandon Belt injures foot

SAN FRANCISCO _  Madison Bumgarner keeps rolling along, while Matt Cain is headed back to the disabled list. The two World Series heroes were headed in opposite directions Tuesday night as the Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 before a… Continue Reading → The post Madison Bumgarner pitches Giants past Brewers; Matt Cain back on D.L., Brandon Belt injures foot appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ Matt Cain returns to disabled list

Giants’ Matt Cain returns to disabled list Matt Cain’s time on the active roster lasted all of one start. The pitcher returned to the disabled list Tuesday, one day after he was activated to pitch against the Brewers. The Giants recalled Chris Stratton, who was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento when Cain was activated. An optioned player must stay in the minors 10 days before being recalled except in the case of an injury. Albert Suarez, who has a 3.33 ERA in eight outings (including two starts) and pitched 32/3 innings Monday, could slide back into Cain’s rotation spot. Cain first...

Giants put Matt Cain back on disabled list

SAN FRANCISCO Matt Cain is back on the disabled list with a recurrence of the right-hamstring strain that sidelined him in late May and early June. The Giants announced Cain's return to the D.L. minutes before taking on the Milwaukee… Continue Reading → The post Giants put Matt Cain back on disabled list appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants notes: Matt Cain activated, Angel Pagan to return Wednesday, sizing up the Ryan Braun chatter, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants won’t be back to full strength for some time, but they should be much closer by the time they conclude this three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers.   They activated right-hander Matt Cain from the… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Matt Cain activated, Angel Pagan to return Wednesday, sizing up the Ryan Braun chatter, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants get Cain back, plus thoughts on potential outfield trades and lineup

Giants get Cain back, plus thoughts on potential outfield trades and lineup Four years ago Monday, I watched Matt Cain throw a perfect game on TV because I made a clerical mistake on my schedule. Cain returns from the disabled list Monday to face the Brewers. In three starts against the Blue Jays, Diamondbacks and Cubs, he threw 21 innings with a 1.71 ERA, four walks and 17 strikeouts. To clear a roster spot for Cain the Giants as expected sent Chris Stratton back to Sacramento. How convenient that a report surfaces that the Giants have begun talking to the Brewers about Ryan Braun...

Giants probable pitchers, June 14-16

On deck Tuesday vs. Brewers 7:15 p.m. CSNBA Garza (0-0) vs. Bumgarner (7-2) Wednesday vs. Brewers 12:45 p.m. CSNBA Nelson (5-5) vs. Cueto (9-1) Thursday Off Leading off Power outage: Through Sunday, the Giants had hit...

Giants notes: Buster Posey returns but another key right-handed hitter lands on disabled list, Matt Cain and Angel Pagan edge closer to returning, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants had to place an important player on the disabled list with a thumb injury Friday afternoon.   Stop your simpering. You can pull back the covers from over your head. It wasn’t Buster Posey.  … Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Buster Posey returns but another key right-handed hitter lands on disabled list, Matt Cain and Angel Pagan edge closer to returning, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Jun 9, 2016

The Giants and the 2016 MLB Draft, a preview

The Giants don't pick until the end of the second round, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything to watch for on Thursday night. It's draft time! Oh, glorious draft day, when franchises are built and championships are won. Previous first-round picks for the Giants include Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Joe Panik, Madison Bumgarner, Will Clark, Matt Willi .... Oh. The Giants don't have a first-round pick on Thursday. Well, that tempers the excitement a little bit. It can't fully extinguish the fire for the MLB Draft that rages in my heart, though. The Giants have first-rounders at catcher and...

Giants notes: Madison Bumgarner might have to clean up vs. David Price, Bruce Bochy's split decisions affecting bullpen, Matt Cain faces a 51-year-old hitter, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – What happens when you’re facing David Price, one of baseball’s premier left-handed pitchers, and you don’t have the services of right-handed hitters Hunter Pence and Buster Posey?   Well, Matt Duffy hits the weight room. That’s what.… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Madison Bumgarner might have to clean up vs. David Price, Bruce Bochy's split decisions affecting bullpen, Matt Cain faces a 51-year-old hitter, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Dallas Cowboys doctor to perform Pence surgery

Dallas Cowboys doctor to perform Pence surgery Giants head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said Cooper is the pre-eminent surgeon for this operation. The club wanted him to perform a similar operation on Angel Pagan two years ago but he was not available. "Dr. Cooper has done a bunch of these, including some high-level athletes in other sports," Groeschner said. Thursday's surgery will start the estimated eight-week clock on Pence's return. In other health news, Matt Cain (right-hamstring strain) threw of a mound for the second time and will have him face hitters in a simulated game...

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