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San Francisco Giants
The Giants evened up the series against the Rockies last night, winning 5-3, with the help of a pair of home runs by Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval to in the first inning to help set the ton.
With a man on and two outs in the top of the first, Pence crushed his 16th home run of the year. The monster shot was the longest home run hit in the majors so far this season with an estimated distance of 476 ft. Not to be outdone, Pablo Sandoval would follow up with a home run of his own. His solo shot was his 10th HR of the season and would mark the first time this year that the struggling Giants offense has hit back-to-back shots.
Rockies outfielder, Charlie Blackmon, who was filling in for an injured Dexter Fowler (knee), put Colorado on the board with a double in the bottom of the third as they tried to fight back from a 3-0 deficit. Bay Area native, Troy Tulowitzki, led off the fourth inning with a single and would later be driven home by an RBI single to right field by Wilin Rosa...
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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has some special handshakes with teammates as part of his pregame routine, but probably none as elaborate and unusual as the dance with right fielder Hunter Pence which was captured on camera before Monday night's game at Coors Field.
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The San Francisco Giants tested the waters Saturday and placed three players on the revocable waiver wire. They placed Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, and Javier Lopez on waivers, and each player was claimed quickly. However, it seems the Giants have no intention of dealing any of them.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, a team official said none of the players are going...
It was very fitting that on Tuesday, August 27th, Baseball Hot Corner released their special team reports chronicling each teams first round picks for the past decade (to see the team report for the San Francisco Giants, click here). It was fitting because it just so happens that the Giants triple-A affiliate, Fresno Grizzlies, was in town to take on the Oakland A’s triple...
The Giants' Hunter Pence crushed a ball during the first inning of yesterday's game against the Rockies. The ball was estimated to have...
San Francisco Giants prospect Ty Blach came out of relative nowhere this season in San Jose, boasting a (current) 12-4 record with a 2.90 ERA with 117 Strike Outs in 130 innings in the CAL League. Blach, a fifth round pick in 2012 out of Creighton is currently listed as the San Francisco Giants number 12 prospect in the organization and rising fast due to the year he is having...
Giants outfielder Andres Torres will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his left heel and will require six months of rehab manager Bruce Bochy said.
The surgery will be performed Wednesday in North Carolina by Dr. Robert Anderson.
“Andres has decided to have the surgery” Bochy said moments ago.
Gregor Blanco is tonight’s center fielder and the Giants plan to activate...
Troy Tulowitzki has been the heart and soul of the Rockies since his 2007 arrival to the big leagues
The Colorado Rockies enjoyed some success in the mid to late 2000`s and even made the World Series in 2007 but were swept by the Boston Red Sox. The last time the Rockies were in the playoffs was 2009 and ever since then it has gone downhill for the Rockies, and with a lot of failed...
Colorado Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
The news is particularly disappointing for Betancourt who had a $4.25 million mutual option for the 2014 season. Now the 38-year-old may be forced into retirement.
Betancourt will be given a PRP injection and be re-evaluated in hopes that Tommy John surgery can...
Colorado Rockies right-hander Rafael Betancourt has suffered a torn elbow ligament, the closer said Monday night.
Betancourt said he will opt to have platelet-rich plasma therapy instead of Tommy John surgery in the hope of returning sooner.
Betancourt suffered the tear Thursday in Philadelphia. He had an MRI done on his right elbow, which revealed a partial tear, and will not...
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was out of the
team’s starting lineup for a second consecutive game last night due to lingering soreness in his left side. Center fielder Dexter Fowler started the
game, but he ultimately joined Tulowitzki on the bench after exiting early with
a left knee injury, according to Ian McCue of MLB.com.
Fowler suffered the knee injury...
Rockies righty Rafael Betancourt has suffered a torn elbow ligament, the closer said Monday night.
B4 Rafael Betancourt considers TJ surgery on rt elbow he will try platelet-rich plasma treatment. Used it to heal groin strain earlier.
— Tracy Ringolsby (@ROOTSPORTS_TR) August 27, 2013
Betancourt said he will opt to have platelet-rich plasma therapy instead of Tommy John surgery...
The Colorado Rockies held Dexter Fowler out of last night's lineup as the center fielder continues to recover from a knee injury he sustained during Monday night's opener against the San Francisco Giants. Manager Walt Weiss didn't have a definite timeframe for Fowler's return, telling Ian McCue of MLB.com that the center fielder is day to day.
Rafael Betancourt has been bracing for bad news since he walked off the mound Thursday at Citizens Bank Park. Monday’s MRI confirmed the worst a complete tear of his ulnar ligament. He will try platelet rich plasma treatment to see if it helps form scar tissue in the area. It’s rare where surgery can be avoided but the 38-year-old has nothing to lose.
“They left it up to me...
Carlos Gonzalez looked like well CarGo.
He hit the ball hard during batting practice Tuesday before the Rockies hosted the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. He sent four balls over the fence including two shots that landed in the upper deck in right field.
CarGo who was taking BP for the first time since going on the disabled list on Aug. 5 with a sprained tendon of his right...
Fans like to call Jhoulys Chacin "The Machine."
Wednesday night in the Rockies' 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants the right-hander was as finely tuned as Carlos Gonzalez's fire-red Ferrari.
From his first pitch of the game until his last Chacin was in total command. He was racing toward the second no-hitter in Rockies history until Giants shortstop Brandon...