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Rockies’ offense a no-show again in loss to Giants

Rockies’ offense a no-show again in loss to Giants

The Rockies' offense has been two-faced all season. The ugly mug showed up again Wednesday afternoon at AT&T Park.
San Diego Union-Tribune 45 mins ago

Padres extend Clayton Richard through 2019

The Padres on Wednesday announced a two-year contract extension for left-hander Clayton Richard. Richard, 34, had been due for free agency after signing a one-year, $1.75 million deal last December. In his first full season as a starter since 2012, he has a 4.82 ERA over a team-leading 185 innings....
San Jose Mercury News 49 mins ago
Giants, Moore blank Rockies to complete two-game sweep

Giants, Moore blank Rockies to complete two-game sweep

The Giants swept their first home series since late June, and the Rockies could fall into a tie with Milwaukee for the second NL wild card spot.
San Francisco Chronicle 51 mins ago

Giants win third in a row behind Moore, Panik

To put it somewhat kindly, the 2017 Giants have been a chew toy for the Colorado Rockies, who have tromped on the brown and orange all season on their way to playoff contention. So the Giants can relish how difficult they made life for Colorado by winning their final two meetings of 2017. Wednesday's 4-0 Giants victory at AT&T Park left the Rockies in danger of being caught for the second National League wild-card position if the Brewers could win Pittsburgh in the evening. The Giants' 60th win furthered their chances of preventing 100...
Coors Field will get a massive new video board and a sound system, Rockies announce

Coors Field will get a massive new video board and a sound system, Rockies announce

The Rockies' rise into a playoff chase this season, they hope, will propel the club into contention for several years. On Wednesday, they announced the construction of a new Coors Field scoreboard to match.
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Giants’ GM, assistant in Japan to scout Otani

General manager Bobby Evans and assistant GM Jeremy Shelley are in Japan to scout Shohei Otani, the talented pitcher and outfielder who probably will be courted by every major-league team when he is posted by the Nippon Ham Fighters. Otani, 23, is ready to come to the majors even though he cannot get a bonus of more than about $11 million under new rules. The Giants and several other teams cannot give him more than $300,000 because they overspent their international cap limit in 2015. However, since money does not seem to be Otani's prime motivation, the...
San Jose Mercury News 3 hours ago
Giants notes: Evans, Shelley go to Japan to scout Shohei Otani

Giants notes: Evans, Shelley go to Japan to scout Shohei Otani

The Giants are scouting the best two-way player to come out of Japan in a generation, but will they interest him while being limited in how much money they are allowed to offer?
San Diego Union-Tribune 8 hours ago

Second basemen to watch in the Padres' farm system

A weakness not all that long ago, the Padres’ depth up the middle – at second base and shortstop – has improve drastically since A.J. Preller moved into the general manager’s office in August 2014. He inherited the organization’s top prospect at second base from the previous regime, included rookie...
Rockies’ walk-off loss to Giants cuts wild-card lead to one game

Rockies’ walk-off loss to Giants cuts wild-card lead to one game

It's becoming increasingly evident that the Rockies' quest for their first trip to the playoffs since 2009 is not going to come easily.
San Jose Mercury News 18 hours ago
Hunter Pence delivers twice for Giants in win over Rockies

Hunter Pence delivers twice for Giants in win over Rockies

Hunter Pence hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning and the game-winning sacrifice fly in the ninth for a 4-3 win Tuesday night over the Rockies.
Washington Times 18 hours ago

Contending Rockies lose early lead, fall to Giants 4-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Charlie Blackmon had a two-run double in the second inning for his first career 200-hit season, but the contending Colorado Rockies couldn't hold the early lead and lost 4-3 to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. The Rockies' lead over the Brewers for the second ...
San Francisco Chronicle 18 hours ago

Cueto at his own pace in Giants’ walk-off win

Johnny Cueto enjoys his time on a baseball diamond, and sometimes he just doesn’t want to come off the field. Never in a rush, Cueto moseys to the mound and moseys back to the dugout. He rarely runs hard to first base, preferring to save his energy for pitching. Giants fans saw a new Cueto trait in Tuesday night’s 4-3 victory over the Rockies. He broke into perhaps the slowest home run trot in history for a guy who didn’t hit a home run. The game was won on Hunter Pence’s bases-loaded walk-off sacrifice fly that scored Orlando...
San Diego Union-Tribune 18 hours ago

Wood, Padres claim another series win against Diamondbacks

A.J. Pollock redirected Travis Wood’s fifth pitch for a home run, and it felt as if the Padres pitcher might be in for another ugly cameo. Over his previous two starts, Wood had worked just 4 1/3 innings and conceded five home runs. The rest of a formidable Arizona lineup awaited. Instead, Wood...
San Francisco Chronicle 19 hours ago

Giants’ Melancon vows to be ready for spring training

Mark Melancon plans to start throwing Dec. 15, around the time he usually begins his offseason throwing program, putting him on pace to be ready for spring training. “I don’t have to push, given it’s the offseason,” Melancon said Tuesday, a week removed from his surgery to relieve compression in his forearm by cuttting the fascia around his pronator. “I’m going to take the conservative pace, 2 ½ to three months. Basically I’m on schedule to do everything I normally would with maybe a little delay in workouts for a couple of weeks.

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