Found May 08, 2013 on
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You hear it all the time. You'll never see a guy do things quite like Hunter Pence. Hell, even Hunter himself said as much after being traded to the Giants at the deadline last season.
“I have to be honest. Every now and then, I do things that you don’t see very often.”
Everything from his lumber-chopping practice swings, to his fidgety wiggling in the batter's box, to his crazy eyes and spirit-inspiring speeches; Hunter Pence is one of a kind.
Like Pence, the Giants themselves are one of a kind. Their maddening style of play and uniqueness is a reflection of the city they play in-- a place I'd certainly call maddening and unique in its own right.
Nothing against Houston and Philadelphia, but Hunter Pence belongs here.
He belongs here because of his crazy ways and his crazy eyes. The fact that he rides a go-ped to the ballpark just seals the deal. Oh yeah, and he's a good baseball player.
"He's all out, and he's contagious." ...
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A San Francisco Giants fan in a canoe nearly fell overboard into the water of McCovey Cove as he reached to grab a foul ball hit by slugger Pablo Sandoval during Tuesday night's game at AT&T Park.
It happened in the bottom of the third inning as Sandoval hit a deep foul ball over the right field stands into the cove, a few yards...
When he arrived from Houston, the swing was goofy, but the work ethic was solid. No one ever accused Hunter Pence of not trying. Turns out, he was trying too hard, which is what we all saw with our own two eyes anyway.
Last season, while Pence was still with the Phillies, he admitted to doing too much in the absence of the meat of the order, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. When he arrived...
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Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says it’s worth the Giants’ time to pick up the phone and inquire about a possible trade for Lee. It’s not likely that the Phillies will be able to keep pace with the Braves and Nationals, so they...
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Santiago Casilla left Wednesday’s game with a right knee
injury while covering first base on a grounder. After the Ben Revere groundout,
the relief pitcher exited the game. Bruce Bochy stated that this injury had previously been downplayed and coming into the game Casilla was bothered by it. He got two
outs, including a strikeout, before he was injured and ultimately replaced...
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The Giants took the lead in the bottom of the second as Hunter Pence hits a lead-off home run, his seventh home run of the season. The Phils tied it up at one-all in the top of the fourth as Kevin Frandsen hits a lead-off home run, his first...
Andres Torres lined a game-ending single to right field with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday to avoid a sweep.
Javier Lopez (1-0) pitched the 10th for the win after Sergio Romo blew his second save in 14 opportunities, failing to finish off Barry Zito's gem.
Buster Posey hit a pinch...
Ryan Vogelsong lasted less than five innings and gave up six runs in the San Francisco Giants’ 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
The fifth inning once again proved troublesome for Vogelsong as the disastrous four-run inning led to Vogelsong exiting, being replaced by Jose Mijares. Thursday marked the second straight start where Vogelsong didn’t make it out of...
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No word yet on how...
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Bumgarner gave up three runs in the second inning, the most given up in a game all season. Two singles, a walk and a double gave Philadelphia a 3-0 lead. He continued to struggle for the first time this year.
In the fifth he gave a double to Michael...