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SAN FRANCISCO -- Hunter Pence was acquired just before the trade deadline to bolster the San Francisco Giants' low-scoring offense at home. After going hitless in his first four at-bats on Sunday, he became the hero with one swing. Pence hit a three-run home run to left in the bottom of the eighth inning to help the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 9-6 on Sunday afternoon. "That moment is a big inning for us and we got it done," Pence said. "A lot of things came together for that opportunity to come up and I think everyone enjoyed it on our team. It was great for the team to come together late in the game and tie it up and win it, it was huge for us." The Giants blew a 3-0 first-inning lead, yet managed to come back from a two-run deficit by scoring five runs in the eighth, highlighted by Pence's clout. Prior to the home run, Pence struggled, striking out twice and also lining into a double play. He had been 0-for-10 for the Giants in home games ...
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Fast-forward to the eighth inning. Buster Posey is up. The bases are loaded, with one out. The Giants are down by one run. The game is essentially in Posey’s hands. The leverage index (LI) of the situation is 7.59, the second-highest it’s been for any Giants batter at any point this season. And Rafael Betancourt, who has held right-handed hitters to a .196 wOBA this season, is...
GET IN, MARTY!
The most interesting thing for Giants fans during Friday Night’s 3-0 loss to the lowly Rockies was a bizarre watercraft outside the stadium in McCovey Cove.
A man with a boat/hovercraft in the shape of the DeLorean from the Back to the Future movies raced around McCovey cove in the fourth inning of the game.
Unfortunately, the driver lost control of the craft and crashed into some rocks.
The San Francisco Giants activated third baseman Pablo Sandoval from the disabled list before Monday's game against the Nationals, but Sandoval was not in Monday's starting lineup. Manager Bruce Bochy had said earlier that Sandoval would not start Monday's game, but he is expected to be back in the lineup Tuesday and Wednesday. "I wasn't going to start him...
The race for the Most Valuable Player is a lot like a singing contest. It doesn't really matter much how the song starts, but how it finishes. And while most agree that if the season were to end right now, a certain Mr. McCutchen of the Pirates would probably get the nod. The season is not over yet. With a little more than a month and a half to go, Buster Posey has more than...
Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer during a five-run rally in the eighth inning that lifted the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 9-6 on Sunday.
Buster Posey's sacrifice fly in the eighth tied it. Melky Cabrera, who had an RBI single in the comeback, drove in three runs.
Brandon Belt doubled twice and went 4 for 4 for the Giants.
Matt Belisle (3-4) took the loss...
To paraphrase Marty McFly from Back to the Future: "You made a hovercraft out of a DeLorean?"
Well, a man named Matthew Riese did, with some funding from Kickstarter, and it was on display in McCovey cove during Friday night's San Francisco Giants baseball game at AT&T Park against the Colorado Rockies
Seeing is believing, and based on this footage, the...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The San Francisco Giants were rocked at home. Hunter Pence (Getty Images)
They Giants gave up 14 runs on Monday night. They also gave up an AT&T record with 21 hits.
The 14 runs were the most runs given up at home since 2008. They gave up 15 runs on September 24th, 2008.
Starting pitcher Ryan...
During Friday's Rockies/Giants game in San Francisco, a rather memorable visitor appeared in McCovey Cove:
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That's right. A Delorean hovercraft was out making waves during Tim Lincecum's start Friday night. Let's just say fans at the game that night aren't going to forget it anytime soon.
Monday afternoon, these tweets showed...
Either James Bond or Marty McFly was navigating through McCovey Cove outside at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday.
Buster Posey hit a home run and drove in two runs to back Matt Cain's seven solid innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 Saturday.
Cain (11-5) gave up two runs on seven hits in 7 1-3 innings, and added an RBI single, to win for the first time since July 15. He walked one and struck out six. Angel Pagan hit a two-run triple, and Marco Scutaro, Hunter...
Striving to hold their respective division leads, the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals can both use any wins they can get.
The Giants might get a boost Monday with All-Star third baseman Pablo Sandoval set to come off the disabled list before the opener of a three-game set against the visiting Nationals.
San Francisco (63-52) heads into this series holding a one-game...
The San Francisco Giants were able to get the win Sunday to secure the series win against the Rockies. The G-men have won 7 of their last 10 games.
Buster Posey (.332 AVG ) had the biggest at bat of the game. Which resulted in a 10 pitch battle, and a sacrifice fly that tied the game in the bottom of the 8th inning. Hunter Pence followed that up with his first homer in a Giants...