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Giants pitching prospects dominate on Memorial Day

San Francisco Giants pitching prospects dominated at every Minor League level on Memorial Day as Phil Bickford, Clayton Blackburn, Sam Coonrod and Adalberto Mejia combined to allow two earned runs on 14 hits while piling up 32 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings.
May 30, 2016

Kontos back from DL; Giants option Blackburn

In a wholly anticipated move, the Giants reinstated reliever George Kontos from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and optioned fellow right-hander Clayton Blackburn back to Triple-A Sacramento.
May 17, 2016

Blackburn excited to get first taste of Majors

The Giants called up right-hander Clayton Blackburn from Triple-A Sacramento before Thursday night's opener of a four-game series against the D-backs at Chase Field and immediately placed him in the bullpen.
May 12, 2016

Giants notes: Clayton Blackburn will have a different role, Angel Pagan expected to start Friday, Jarrett Parker optioned, etc.

San Francisco Giants' Clayton Blackburn (52) is photographed at spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group) PHOENIX – Clayton Blackburn saw Bobby Evans’ name pop up on his phone Wednesday night and he immediately knew why the Giants’ GM was calling.   “He’s not calling you at 10 p.m. unless you’re...
Via Giants Extra
May 12, 2016

Giants call up Clayton Blackburn

The 23-year-old right hander will get his first taste of the major leagues after a rocky start to his Triple-A season. The Giants made a surprise move to bolster their pitching staff, calling up Clayton Blackburn from Triple-A Sacramento. The corresponding roster move is ... unknown, for now, according to the Giants' official Twitter account. Blackburn was 1-3 for the River Cats...
Via McCovey Chronicles
May 12, 2016

Sacramento River Cats v. Las Vegas 51s – Game Notes from April 22, 2016

  It was overcast for much of the day here in Sacramento, with scattered showers dropping plenty of much needed rain. However, the baseball Gods decided that a game needed to be played tonight, providing excellent weather for tonight’s game, the Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A affiliate for the San Francisco Giants) versus the Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets). For the River Cats...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Blackburn shaping up as bona fide prospect

When Clayton Blackburn was struck by a pair of sharp comebackers in a March 2 spring appearance against the Angels, he said that he had never absorbed that kind of hit before. The next career first Blackburn experiences should feel much more pleasant.
March 30, 2016

Giants option Clayton Blackburn but there's nothing discouraging about it; Kyle Blanks, Ricky Romero among seven other roster trims

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Barring a cascade of injuries, Clayton Blackburn wasn’t a candidate to make the Giants’ opening-day roster. But his strong spring provided further encouragement that he’ll be ready whenever the Giants have a need for innings this season. Blackburn pitched effectively for four innings on a lively and warm Sunday afternoon against a Colorado Rockies lineup...
Via Giants Extra
March 20, 2016

Giants pitcher Matt Cain has cyst removed from throwing arm

San Francisco Giants right-handed pitcher Matt Cain is off to a slow start in Arizona after having a cyst removed from his upper right arm. Cain has had quite the string of bad luck in the past couple seasons, and we can only hope this is not a foreshadowing of how his 2016 season will be. Cain was pulled from pitching on Thursday and it was determined that he would need a cyst...
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Clayton Blackburn shines with River Cats, ready for big leagues

With the San Francisco Giants’ season coming to an end quickly there’s a chance they skip a couple of their starter’s spots in the rotation. Clayton Blackburn of the Sacramento River Cats is trying to earn a look at the big league level before the offseason hits. The 22-year-old right-hander came into the Sunday’s game with a 3.03 ERA, 3.57 FIP in 116 innings pitched with...
Via Baseball Essential
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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