Heath Hembree was prepared to come to San Francisco but on certain mornings things are out of his hands.
“They never get it right” Hembree said last week smiling.
“They” are the coffee shop baristas. “It” is Hembree’s middle name the one he goes by. More often than not Heath looks down at his cup of coffee and sees “Keith.”
“I try to emphasize the ‘H’” he said. “But it never seems to work.
Luckily for Hembree and the Giants those coffee runs were just about the only speed bumps during the right-hander’s September cameo. Hembree 24 made nine appearances after joining the club September 3 and didn’t give up a run. He allowed just four hits in 7 2/3 innings striking out 12.
Hembree opened eyes and they were the right ones. Last Friday manager Bruce Bochy and general manager Brian Sabean were asked about the call-ups. Bochy listed a handful of players starting with Hembree. Sabean was more succinct.
“I’d say Hembree has been the most intriguing to me” he said. “He’s