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Everyone loves long homers. The longest homer of the 2013 season (so far) was hit last night at Coors Field (because of course jt was). The man behind this monstrous homer wasn't Giancarlo Stanton, or Mike Trout, or Mike Napoli, but actually Hunter Pence of the Giants. Wait, what? Hunter Pence?
That's right, Hunter Pence. Pence's bomb in the first inning off of Rockies starter Chad Bettis went 476 feet, clearing the left field bleachers at Coors Field and landing on the concourse. That's what I call a bomb.
But here's the thing about Pence: this isn't exactly rare for him. According to ESPN's Home Run Tracker, Pence is the current leader on the golden sledgehammer board, which measures the average distance of home runs hit by players at a set minimum, currently 14 homers. Pence's 422.6 foot average distance just beats out Eric Hosmer at 419.9 feet and Justin Upton at 419 feet.
Only three of Pence's 16 homers have traveled less than ...
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We learned a few things this week; the San Francisco Giants placed Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence and Javier Lopez on waivers, and all three of them were claimed. Don’t panic Giants fans, this doesn’t mean they’ll be going to another team. The Giants will pull them back off waivers and keep them. The team has expressed interest in re-signing all three players.
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...
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 Giants' Hunter Pence crushed a ball during the first inning of yesterday's game against the Rockies. The ball was estimated to have...
Hunter Pence hit a monster shot at Coors Field Tuesday night in what was the longest home run of the season at 476 feet. As our friend Kyle Mooney asks, “What are the chances some of those home run balls launch into orbit?” Pretty good last night, Kyle, pretty good.
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Hunter Pence sidestepped questions about his home run, the one that cleared the top row of seats in left field.
No, he didn't hear anything special when the ball made contact with his bat in the first inning.
And no, he didn't realize it was going to travel an extra-long way.
Pence wanted to avoid that topic all together after the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado...
Yesterday, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-3 at Coors Field. It also was the day that Hunter Pence hit a colossal home run to left field. The 476 ft bomb cleared the seats and hit the brick wall located behind the bleachers, next to the beer stand of course. Dwarfed by Pence and a Giants victory, Yusmeiro Petit had a quality outing. He tossed six strong...
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The San Francisco Giants are a proud organization when it comes to developing home-grown players. Before they went on to win two of the last three World Series, the Giants were known as a mid-market team; not small enough to were they had to completely build their team through their farm system, but not large enough to were they could go out and buy a championship. They’ve...
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...
What seemed like a simple ankle sprain has turned into so much more for Andres Torres. The San Francisco Giants' outfielder's season is officially over and his recovery timetable will be a tough blow to his free agency hopes this offseason. Torres had been on the DL with an ankle injury, but now he will require surgery to remove bone spurs near his achilles tendon.
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...
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...
The San Francisco Giants are out nearly $545,000 after the team was ordered to pay back wages an damages to 74 clubhouse and administrative employees.
Federal law enforcement officials found that the club had violated minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping laws over a three-year period, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Clubhouse employees had been working more hours than...
There is an old cliché that says sports are supposed to be an escape from real life. When all of the harshness of the real world starts getting you down, there is always the pure goodness of sports to cheer you back up. These days, though, sports don’t really seem all that uplifting. With the NFL’s brain-damaged vets, the MLB’s Alex Rodriguez, and everything about all of college...