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D-Backs fall to Giants in Shelby Miller's return

D-Backs fall to Giants in Shelby Miller's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Shelby Miller, called up from Triple-A Reno to make his first major-league start in six weeks, allowed two runs and six hits in six innings in a 4-2 loss on Wednesday to the San Francisco Giants.         
San Francisco Chronicle 6 hours ago

Lineups on big swing day for Giants, plus September callup notes

Lineups on big swing day for Giants, plus September callup notes The Giants will be a larger team Thursday when rosters expand. The club plans to activate Mac Williamson and Josh Osich off the disabled list Thursday and Matt Cain on Friday. Forty-man guys who could get the call include Kelby Tomlinson...

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San Jose Mercury News Aug 29, 2016

Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks pitching matchups

Johnny Cueto opposes Diamondbacks' righty Zack Greinke on Tuesday at AT&T Park.

Going deep: Giants, Buster Posey come to grips with yet another power-challenged season

SAN FRANCISCO – Conor Gillaspie stared off into space, a look of amazement on his face, as he reflected on the Giants’ 13-4 victory over the Braves on Sunday.   “I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many home runs… Continue Reading → The post Going deep: Giants, Buster Posey come to grips with yet another power-challenged season appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 29, 2016

For Giants, power is hard to come by

Giants hit four out Sunday, but once again rank near the bottom of the pack in power among NL clubs

Is Giants’ Bumgarner tiring? He’ll never tell

Is Giants’ Bumgarner tiring? Madison Bumgarner someday might confess he is tiring. Even great pitchers look mortal at times, and for the last three starts Bumgarner has. Connect the dots? Bumgarner's 2.49 ERA, 207 strikeouts and 1.04 WHIP position him squarely in the Cy Young conversation. A league-leading 187 2/3 innings could sway voters, too. The fastball velocity is steady, around 91 mph, but his command has not been the best. Bumgarner allowed three runs in seven innings, his best of the last three starts. Two scored on a Freddie Freeman homer, the third after Denard Span...

Giants right-hander Derek Law receives encouraging news after MRI on elbow

SAN FRANCISCO – Moments after their most productive offensive game in 17 seasons at AT&T Park, the Giants received more good news.   An MRI confirmed that right-hander Derek Law does not have any major structural damage in his right… Continue Reading → The post Giants right-hander Derek Law receives encouraging news after MRI on elbow appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 28, 2016

San Francisco Giants muscle up for rout of Atlanta Braves

Joe Panik hits two homers, Denard Span adds a solo shot and Eduardo Núñez also goes deep, giving the Giants their first four-homer game at AT&T Park in six years.

Giants go power crazy and rout Braves for rare series win

Given how close the Giants are to first place in the National League West, it is hard to conceive how they could reach the final week of August without winning a second-half series at home. In Sunday's decisive game, they clinched the series with an exclamation point, battering the Braves 12-4. The Giants became the fourth team in the past 103 years with four homers and four triples in a game, the first since the 1998 Yankees. The Giants hit three of the homers against a favorite target, rookie right-hander Aaron Blair. Joe Panik had his first career two-homer game and established a...

Panik, Giants bash their way into franchise record books while taking rare home series victory over Braves

SAN FRANCISCO – Joe Panik makes no claim at being a home run hitter. Neither did Matt Duffy, his pal and former teammate. Last season, when the two contact-oriented infielders put a few in the seats, Panik joked that the… Continue Reading → The post Panik, Giants bash their way into franchise record books while taking rare home series victory over Braves appeared first on Giants Extra.

Concerned Giants put Derek Law on DL, send him for MRI on elbow; Hunter Pence gets good news; Bruce Bochy weighs fifth starter options, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants placed one of their most valuable relief pitchers on the disabled list Sunday morning, and were holding on to the hope that an MRI exam would not confirm their worst fears.   Right-hander Derek Law… Continue Reading → The post Concerned Giants put Derek Law on DL, send him for MRI on elbow; Hunter Pence gets good news; Bruce Bochy weighs fifth starter options, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants bullpen weakened by Law elbow injury

Giants bullpen weakened by Law elbow injury The Giants are awaiting MRI results on the right elbow of reliever Derek Law, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning with what the club is calling an elbow strain. Bochy could not say if the medical staff feared a reinjury to Law's surgically rebuilt elbow ligament. Bochy said Law complained he had trouble extending the elbow properly, and his fastball velocity had been down. Law threw 14 pitches and struck out a hitter in Saturday night's 3-1 loss to the Braves. Even if Law has a less severe injury, such as a flexor strain,...

The mini-roll stops cold with a lineup missing three key pieces

Not much to say about this one other than "yuck." Here's the final write. -   The Giants’ first three-game winning streak since early July will have to wait awhile longer. They’re still not up to it. With a severely… Continue Reading → The post The mini-roll stops cold with a lineup missing three key pieces appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 28, 2016

Giants' woes since All-Star break continue with 3-1 loss to Braves

Matt Kemp hits three-run homer and Mike Foltynewicz pitches 72/3 strong innings to lead Braves

Giants lose quietly to Braves

Failing to complete their first three-game win streak since the All-Star break, the Giants fell to two games behind the first-place Dodgers, who beat the Cubs 3-2. Peavy was supposed to come out of the bullpen and start for the first time since July 30, but he was scratched with a strained lower back and placed on the disabled list. Suarez arrived from Triple-A and lasted 4 1/3 innings, which seemed to be acceptable considering Bochy’s well-rested bullpen. Bochy used five relievers - Javier Lopez, George Kontos, Derek Law, Will Smith and Sergio Romo -- who combined for 4 2/3 scoreless...

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