12:55 PM EDT, Sat August 29, 2015

Giants notes: The latest on Brandon Crawford's oblique injury, Tim Hudson could start in Matt Cain's place, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Here’s some better news for the Giants: All-Star shortstop Brandon Crawford isn’t feeling any worse. Crawford isn’t in the lineup Wednesday because of tightness in his left oblique, which forced him to leave Tuesday night’s game after… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: The latest on Brandon Crawford's oblique injury, Tim Hudson could start in Matt Cain's place, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants Splash: Hudson gears up for relief

Tim Hudson is a long way from declaring himself as a reliever, but he’s on the disabled list, in what might be the final season of his career, and the Giants just might need him out of the bullpen down the stretch. Hudson, who turned 40 last month, is scheduled to pitch two innings for Class A San Jose Friday night, and he will do so with a reliever’s mindset. Hudson has pitched 3,104 1/3 innings in the major leagues - and exactly one of those came in relief. Back in 2008, with the Braves holding a 9-2 lead in the eighth inning against San Diego, he entered the game on a double-switch...

Giants notes: Nori Aoki placed on concussion DL, Brandon Belt moves to third, Tim Hudson gets set to face kids, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – The last thing Nori Aoki wanted was to go back on the disabled list. The last thing the Giants wanted was to take a chance with a brain injury. As expected, the club placed Aoki on the… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Nori Aoki placed on concussion DL, Brandon Belt moves to third, Tim Hudson gets set to face kids, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 13, 2015

Don't take Tim Hudson's phantom DL stint for granted

I know some people don't like to exhibit sympathy for millionaires, so if you're one of them, you can take this time to search the Internet for old Ziggy cartoons. So the Mike Leake trade didn't exactly vault the Giants into first place. Well, shoot. FanGraphs has the Giants down to a 12-percent chance of making the postseason now, which wasn't the plan. Still, the trade made sense, and there's still a month-and-a-half of baseball, so ... I don't know, maybe? Maybe it'll work? Which is sort of the catch phrase for every baseball team in the history of the sport. The relative merits and...

Giants notes: Tim Hudson headed to Sacramento, updates on Panik and Leake, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants bullpen is well-rested following Madison Bumgarner’s complete game Tuesday night. Manager Bruce Bochy used the word “enormous” to describe the importance of getting his relievers a break. Also enormous: this trove of Giants injury updates!… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Tim Hudson headed to Sacramento, updates on Panik and Leake, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Tim Hudson accepts new role as Leake takes starting spot

ARLINGTON, Texas — Mike Leake is replacing a pitcher in the Giants’ rotation he once emulated. When Leake was breaking into the majors, he watched video of Tim Hudson but never spoke with him until Friday, a day after the Giants acquired Leake from the Reds in their lone deadline-beating trade. “I actually learned a lot from him,” said Leake, who envied how Hudson, with a similar body type, was aggressive on the mound and had impressive movement with his pitches. “I look forward to working with him, talking with him and picking his brain.

Tim Hudson yields rotation spot to newest Giant Mike Leake

ARLINGTON, Texas – Back when Mike Leake was a rookie pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds, rushed to the big leagues with nearly no minor league experience, his immersion learning included watching video of Tim Hudson. Both are right-handed. Both stand… Continue Reading → The post Tim Hudson yields rotation spot to newest Giant Mike Leake appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants trade update: Mike Leake starts Sunday, Tim Hudson goes to DL

ARLINGTON, Texas - Mike Leake is replacing Tim Hudson in the Giants’ rotation. The pitchers spoke for the first time Friday, but there’s a connection that goes back a few years. “Actually, I watched a lot of video of him when I was first coming up because he attacked the ball in the zone and had a lot of movement on his pitches that were moving on the outside of the zone rather than in the zone,” said Leake, whose body type is similar to Hudson’s. “I actually learned a lot from him. I look forward to working with him, talking with him and picking...

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