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McCovey Chronicles Aug 15, 2016

When has Bruce Bochy demoted his closer in the past?

Thanks to Trevor Hoffman, Bruce Bochy hasn't needed to demote his closer often, but there are still some case studies to inspect. Bruce Bochy managed Trevor Hoffman for 12 seasons, and that was a pretty easy gig. Even when Hoffman blew a save, it’s not like the manager’s decision was going to be scrutinized. There was no guess work. If he just called on Hoffman for every single save situation, Bochy knew everything would probably work out just fine. That’s, uh, not the case this season. Santiago Casilla had perhaps his second-worst blown save of his Giants career on Sunday, turning a...

Giants reassure Eduardo Núñez he'll be their third baseman, Santiago Casilla makes a statement, etc.

PHILADELPHIA – Giants manager Bruce Bochy called Eduardo Núñez into his office Thursday morning, but not to scold the All-Star infielder for making two costly errors in two losses here.   Quite the opposite.   “He’s our main third baseman,”… Continue Reading → The post Giants reassure Eduardo Núñez he'll be their third baseman, Santiago Casilla makes a statement, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants notes: Buster Posey rests for Matt Moore's debut, etc.

PHILADELPHIA – Good morning from the City of Brotherly Love.   Here are some facts for you: --The Rockies destroyed the Dodgers on Wednesday, so the Giants retained their two-game lead in the NL West.   --The Rockies, though, are… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Buster Posey rests for Matt Moore's debut, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants end July with victory over Nationals, Cain’s 100th

Matt Cain pitched five laborious innings, but did not allow a hit and became the sixth San Francisco pitcher to reach 100 wins. Span did not start because of a leg injury but motored around the bases well on his leadoff triple in the seventh. With the Giants still seeking relief help ahead of Monday's trade deadline, the incumbents performed well. After George Kontos allowed a sixth-inning run, Hunter Strickland, Javier Lopez, Derek Law and Santiago Casilla combined for three shutout innings to complete the combined three-hitter. Cain's five no-hit innings required 93 pitches. Bumgarner...

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