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San Francisco Chronicle 13 hours ago
Tim Hudson accepts new role as Leake takes starting spot

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.
Reds Blog | Cincinnati.com 21 hours ago

Reds call up Kyle Waldrop; Sunday starter undecided

The Reds called up OF/1B Kyle Waldrop for what manager Bryan Price called a "two-day visit" in the place of Mike Leake.         
San Francisco Chronicle 22 hours ago

Giants at deadline — no moves beyond Mike Leake

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The deadline came and went at 1 p.m. PDT Friday, and the Giants did nothing beyond acquiring pitcher Mike Leake on Thursday night. Until further notice, the Giants are hanging tight with the depth they have in place, including utility infielder Ehire Adrianza and...
Redleg Nation Jul 31, 2015

The Return for Mike Leake: Keury Mella

Just when you thought the Reds couldn’t possibly add more depth to their starting pitching pool in the minors, the Reds trade two months of Mike Leake for six plus years of another hard throwing youngster in Keury Mella (plus infielder Adam Duvall). Mella is a soon to be 22 year old pitching in High …
Redleg Nation Jul 31, 2015

Report: Kyle Waldrop called up

Mark Sheldon (MLB.com) is reporting a rumor that OF Kyle Waldrop has been called up to the Reds from Louisville. As Sheldon says, Waldrop could be a short-term placeholder for Mike Leake’s roster spot until Leake’s spot comes up to pitch on Sunday. This move has not been confirmed by the Reds. It’s possible Waldrop …
San Francisco Chronicle 14 hours ago

Giants, Bumgarner fall 6-3 to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Giants returned to this steamy town for the first time since they clinched the 2010 World Series, and they were full of emotions again but for different reasons. At the end of the fourth inning in the Giants’ 6-3 loss to the Rangers, Madison Bumgarner barked at his opponents during a benches- and bullpens-clearing episode. It was hot and muggy (95 degrees at game time), and Bumgarner fell behind quickly when giving up two runs in the first inning and four in the second. Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus hit two-run homers. ...
Giants Extra | San Jose Mercury News 15 hours ago

Bumgarner gets ornery as Rangers' early runs doom Giants

Running game story... ARLINGTON, Texas – It was a sultry night, and Madison Bumgarner got a little salty on the mound. Maybe the 95-degree heat at 7:09 p.m. contributed to his short fuse, or the fact that the Texas Rangers… Continue Reading → The post...
San Jose Mercury News 15 hours ago

Rangers rough up Giants, Bumgarner

Ace gives up two home runs in 6-3 loss at Texas
San Francisco Chronicle 18 hours ago

Billy Pierce, pitcher on Giants’ 1962 World Series team, dies

CHICAGO — Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who was a key member of the Giants’ 1962 pennant-winning team and spent most of his 18 years in the majors with the Chicago White Sox, died Friday at 88. Mr. Pierce died in the Chicago suburb of Palos Heights, Ill., after a battle with gall bladder cancer, his family said. “Billy was a true gentleman and an outstanding player who made a lasting impression during his time with the Giants, including his contributions as a member of the 1962 World Series team,” the Giants said in a statement. ...
San Jose Mercury News 23 hours ago

Former Giants pitcher Billy Pierce dies at 88

Former Giants pitcher Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star who played in two World Series, including the 1962 Series with San Francisco, has died at the age of 88

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San Jose Mercury News Jul 30, 2015

Giants could sit it out at trade deadline

With Hamels and Price gone to other teams -- at least it wasn't the Dodgers -- Giants might focus on making a smaller move

Dodgers miss on big deadline deals

On the baseball front: •You could almost hear the cheering from the Giants’ fans. When David Price was traded to Toronto on Thursday, it meant that the three best starting pitchers on the trade market — Price, Cole Hamels and Johnny Cueto — would not be wearing L.A. uniforms down the stretch. The Dodgers did improve their rotation in the three-team deal involving Miami and Atlanta, but it remains to be seen how much. Mat Latos certainly isn’t going to scare the Giants, who have never found him much of a mystery, and Latos has a 5.58 ERA against the...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 30, 2015

Off-duty Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy attending Giants game detains stabbing suspect near park

An off-duty Sacramento County sheriff's deputy who was attending a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park as part of the team's law enforcement appreciation night on Tuesday helped detain a man suspected of stabbing another man near the ballpark, a San Francisco police spokeswoman said.

Giants trade seems unlikely

Brewers-Giants observations from Wednesday’s game Giants general manager Bobby Evans said several more players are being made available as the trade deadline rapidly approaches. However, it would be a surprise if the Giants made anything more than a minor deal. “We have a team we are proud of,” Evans said. Meanwhile, manager Bruce Bochy didn’t want to comment on trading for a starting pitcher. “I don’t want these pitchers to think we don’t have confidence in them because we do,” Bochy said. “We have a lot of experience here and guys who have been through it.” You get the...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 29, 2015

Kawakami: Giants might make monster deal

The Giants are trying to get into every trade conversation they can, working to make a deal -- maybe a monster deal -- that improves the Giants just enough to get back into October to go for their fourth World Series title in six years.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 29, 2015

Peavy, Pence lead Giants past Milwaukee

Jake Peavy throws six shutout innings and Hunter Pence breaks up scoreless tie as San Francisco Giants return to winning with 5-0 whitewash of Milwaukee Brewers.

Giants shine on the mound, in the field to shut out Brewers

Running game story... SAN FRANCISCO – Some teams are using the trade deadline as a reboot. The Giants are not among them. They continue to ship a solid product. And they had no issues with quality control in a 5-0… Continue Reading → The post Giants shine on the mound, in the field to shut out Brewers appeared first on Giants Extra.

Pence, Peavy propel Giants to 5-0 victory

Buster Posey did not start Wednesday. Neither did Joe Panik or Angel Pagan. But Hunter Pence did, and that was all the impetus the Giants needed. Pence made two terrific defensive plays early in the game, one with his legs and glove and another with his arm. His bat showed up in the seventh inning, as Pence smacked an RBI double to break a scoreless tie and propel the Giants toward a 5-0 victory over Milwaukee at China Basin. The win extended a tidy roll for the Giants as they approach a steamy, 10-game road trip starting Friday night in...

Live coverage: Brewers at Giants

The Milwaukee Brewers will try to end their seven-game West Coast trip on a high note as they take on the San Francisco Giants at 2:45 p.m. at AT&T Park.

Giants notes: What does Hunter Pence think of Michael Morse becoming a Dodger? Plus Bochy expects trade market to pick up, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Michael Morse received loud cheers when he played at AT&T Park with the Miami Marlins earlier this season. And according to Hunter Pence, that shouldn’t change now that Morse is a Dodger. Giants fans solidly booed former… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: What does Hunter Pence think of Michael Morse becoming a Dodger? Plus Bochy expects trade market to pick up, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Bochy doesn’t rule out “major” trade by Friday’s deadline

Yes, the Giants have climbed into the thick of the National League West race. They trail the Dodgers by only a half-game entering Wednesday’s matinee against Milwaukee in China Basin. But, no, the Giants are not averse to making a “major” trade before Friday’s non-waiver deadline. That was manager Bruce Bochy’s message in his pregame session with reporters. Manager Bruce Bochy says the Giants could swing a significant trade before Friday’s deadline. (Getty photo) “Really, if there was something that made sense and it was a major deal, it would get done,” Bochy said. “I...

Dodgers trade for ex-Giant and anti-Giant

The Giants haven’t made a trade yet, but the first-place Dodgers - first place by a half-game entering Wednesday - have cut a deal with the Marlins that’s definitely getting the attention of Giants fans. One ex-Giant and one anti-Giant are going to the Dodgers. The first is outfielder Michael Morse, whose pinch home run in October tied the pennant-clinching game and set the stage for Travis Ishikawa’s historic dance-off homer that lifted the Giants past St. Louis and into the World Series. The other guy is Mat Latos. ...

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