Found September 16, 2013 on Fangraphs:
And so it’s come to this. On September 2, Barry Zito allowed four runs in a four-inning start. Shortly thereafter, he was sent back to the bullpen. He hasn’t pitched since. Really, there’s no reason for him to pitch from this point forward, but he might still get one last turn, maybe to rest some...

Weathering the 2013 Storm: How to stop the decline of the San Francisco Giants

  With how the San Francisco Giants have been battling to stay out of the NL West cellar, it’s hard not too look forward to next year. In order to understand what moves need to be made, we must closely observe the 2011 and 2013 season. Both followed championship years with complete disaster. You cannot simply state that Buster Posey’s horrific injury or “bad luck” are the...

Lay Off The Panda

  Heading into the offseason Pablo Sandoval will only have one year left on his three year, $17.15 million contract.  Many in the Bay Area believe it to be his last year in a Giants uniform as well.  Personally, I do not understand this belief.  Sandoval has been a force in the Giants lineup since he was called up in 2008, and it would be a huge mistake not to renew his contract...

Giants Rumors: San Francisco looking for power hitter; Carlos Beltran reunion possible

At the end of the season, one of the San Francisco Giants' most valuable hitters is scheduled to hit free agency. That hitter would be outfielder Hunter Pence. If you haven't noticed, Pence has gone on an absolute tear recently and has earned himself an even bigger contract than he was expected to get. The Giants' goal is to re-sign Pence this offseason, but will they...

Bumgarner learned his lethal cutter from an unlikely source

Madison Bumgarner is putting together a front-to-back solid season for the first time in his career. Ask any scout who’s seen him a few times and they’ll tell you how he’s doing it. The cutter. The pitch has become a prime weapon for the Giants’ 24-year-old left-hander. It leads to ground balls and broken bats. It allows him to collect efficient outs and pitch deeper into...

Giants' Marco Scutaro exits Sunday's game with lower back tightness

San Francisco Giants' second baseman Marco Scutaro left Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with lower back tightness. As reported by Chris Haft of, Scutaro left the game on Sunday after ending the Giants' half of the third inning after striking out against Dodgers' starter Edinson Volquez. Scutaro was 0 for 2 for the day, with a ground out...

Pence hits 2 HRs, Pill connects as SF tops Dodgers

Hunter Pence hit two more home runs, pinch-hitter Brett Pill connected for a tiebreaking shot leading off the eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 Sunday. Pinch-hitter Yasiel Puig grounded out with the bases loaded to end the game. The NL West-leading Dodgers lost three of four to San Francisco, and the magic number to clinch their first division...

Hunter Pence makes history for Giants in win over Dodgers

Hunter Pence has joined the likes of Willie Mays. While Pence is not a Hall of Famer he did become just the second San Francisco Giants player to homer in each game of a four game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pence, 30, has been on a power surge lately and while it may be too late to save the Giants season he will help his case in free agency this winter. The Giants have...

Pence's 2 HRs lead Giants in win

Brett Pill has been bugging Hunter Pence for hitting tips lately, and for good reason: His Giants teammate has homered in four straight games. Player of the Week: Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence caps off a torrid week at the plate by lifting the San Francisco Giants to an improbable series win on the road against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

Pence hits 2 more homers as Giants' beat Dodgers 4-3

The whirring you hear are hard drives in video rooms all around baseball being worked to the limit as players rush into "dig me" sessions the term Hunter Pence coined for reviewing old home run swings to get players going deep again. Maybe all the players should simply review video of Pence's weekend at Dodger Stadium which will go down as one of the greatest power...

Angel Pagan's big night leads Giants over Mets 8-5

Angel Pagan homered, tripled and drove in three runs on a perfect night at the plate against his former team, leading Yusmeiro Petit and the San Francisco Giants past the New York Mets 8-5 on Tuesday. Pagan went 3 for 3 with two walks and scored twice from the leadoff spot for the Giants, who have won four straight and seven of nine. His tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning made...

Around the Major Leagues: 2013 Week 23

All the news from around the major leagues. Hunter Pence drove in 19 runs for the Giants this week.

D’Arnaud Day To Day With Stiff Shoulder

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud left tonight’s game with a sore right shoulder after being struck by a foul tip off the bat of San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence. Leading off the second inning, Pence fouled a 3-0 fastball straight back, striking d’Arnaud in the shoulder. The rookie catcher stayed in the game for another two innings, but did not come back out on defense...

Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Yusmeiro Petit (9/17/13)

Is there anything more surprising than the return of Yusmeiro Petit? In 32 IP this year he has 6 BB and 37 Ks, which has led to a 2.53 ERA and a 3-0 record. If he was still on the Marlins we could say there was still time for them to win the Carlos Delgado deal. Anyway, tonight’s game is at 7:10 pm. To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Name E-mail...
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