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San Francisco Giants “Keeping Tabs” on Chase Utley

(Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants have had some rotten luck when it comes to finding a consistently healthy option at second base, with the likes of Freddy Sanchez, Marco Scutaro and now Joe Panik all suffering back injuries and various other ailments that have placed them on the shelf for extended periods of time over the past five years. Adding a 36...
Via The Sports Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cubs get out of jam in ninth to sweep Giants

With the Wild Card race taking shape the Cubs and Giants were squaring off in a four game series in Chicago. With the first three games going to Chicago, they had a 2-0 lead going into the ninth inning today. It was torturous for Cubbie fans, but they held on to take a three and a half game lead for the second Wild Card slot. Hector Rondon, the Cubs’ closer, gave up a single to...
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Night Was a Good Night For Grand Slams in MLB

Next to a good bench-clearing brawl or a field invader streaking the outfield there is nothing better to watch during a baseball game than a nice grand slam. Tuesday night baseball fans were treating to three of them: one by Seattle Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, another by San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez, and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday.For...
Via FatManWriting
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres' 5-game winning streak ends in blowout loss to Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres' season-high, five-game winning streak ended with another great outing by San Francisco rookie Chris Heston and a barrage of Giants home runs. Heston took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Hector Sanchez hit an impressive grand slam for one of three Giants home runs in a 9-3 victory over the Padres on Tuesday night. Heston, who no-hit the...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres' 5-game winning streak ends in blowout loss to Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres' season-high, five-game winning streak ended with another great outing by San Francisco rookie Chris Heston and a barrage of Giants home runs. Heston took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Hector Sanchez hit an impressive grand slam for one of three Giants home runs in a 9-3 victory over the Padres on Tuesday night. Heston, who no-hit the...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres Pitcher Throws Gum At Hector Sanchez After Grand Slam Bat Flip (Video)

One simple bat flip produced quite the sticky situation at Petco Park on Tuesday night. The San Diego Padres already were trailing the San Francisco Giants by five runs in the sixth inning when Giants catcher Hector Sanchez launched a grand slam into the right field seats and punctuated the blast with a celebratory bat flip. Padres pitcher Dale Thayer apparently didn’t care for...
Via NESN.com
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 94 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (44-50) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (50-44), 9-3, at Petco Park last night to have their five game winning streak snapped. This game had it all; possible no-hitter, hit batsman, grand slams,...
Via Padres Public
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres pitcher Thayer throws gum at Giants' Sanchez after admiring grand slam (VIDEO)

The bat flip has its proponents, but most pitchers overtly oppose the histrionic gesture, as we were reminded in the Padres-Giants game on Tuesday. With the Giants already leading 5-0 in the sixth, Giants catcher Hector Sanchez launched a Dale Thayer fastball into the right field bleachers for a grand slam. Sanchez, along with everyone else in Petco Park on Tuesday night, knew the...
Via Fox Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Hector Sanchez, Shawn Kelley beef causes benches to clear (Video)

Benches cleared in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s Giants-Padres game after San Diego reliever Shawn Kelley had words for San Francisco’s Hector Sanchez following a groundout. Sanchez hit a grand slam in the sixth and rankled the Padres by admiring his work and flipping his bat. Pitcher Dale Thayer, who gave up the big blow,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Heston shuts down Pads, Sanchez hits slam in 9-3 Giants win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Just seven starts removed from his first no-hitter, it looked like San Francisco Giants rookie Chris Heston might do it again. Manager Bruce Bochy certainly thought so, and was wondering how it would play out since Heston's pitch count was climbing. Heston took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Melvin Upton Jr. hit a broken-bat blooper for a single over the...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Heston shuts down Pads, Sanchez hits slam in 9-3 Giants win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Just seven starts removed from his first no-hitter, it looked like San Francisco Giants rookie Chris Heston might do it again. Manager Bruce Bochy certainly thought so, and was wondering how it would play out since Heston's pitch count was climbing. Heston took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Melvin Upton Jr. hit a broken-bat blooper for a single over the...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants place Susac on disabled list, call up Sanchez

PHOENIX (AP) The San Francisco Giants put catcher Andrew Susac on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb before Sunday's game against Arizona. Susac left Saturday's game before the bottom of the fourth inning. The Giants called up catcher Hector Sanchez from Triple-A Sacramento, and he was expected to arrive in time for Sunday's game. Susac had been All-Star Buster...
Via AP on Fox
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Exclusive interview with Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker prior to NABO title fight

NTF’s Hector Sanchez talks with NABO title challenger Maurice Hooker.
Via North Texas Fisticuffs
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants activate Hunter Pence off DL, broken arm healed

CINCINNATI (AP) The Giants have activated right fielder Hunter Pence off the disabled list, giving the defending World Series champions a big boost to their struggling offense. Pence was hit by a pitch during spring training and broke the left forearm just above the wrist. He felt good during a one-week rehab assignment in the minors, prompting the Giants to fly him in for the rest...
Via AP on Fox
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence activated, batting sixth

According to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area, the Giants have activated right fielder Hunter Pence, as expected. Third string catcher Hector Sanchez has been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. Pence is added to roster. Hector Sanchez optioned to Triple-A. — Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) May 16, 2015 In the third game against the Reds in Cincinnati, Pence is batting sixth behind Brandon...
Via Baseball Essential
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lincecum goes 5 innings but Giants lose 6-4 to Athletics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night. Giants catcher Hector Sanchez drove in two runs and then left the game after getting hit in the throat area with a foul ball in the seventh. A's starter Jesse Chavez completed 3 2-3 innings...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the Giants Roster Prior to 2015 Season

View image | gettyimages.com With Spring looming on in the baseball world, teams’ rosters are beginning to shape up to what we may see come Opening Day, April 5th. All eyes will be on the defending-champions, the San Francisco Giants. The franchise has won 3 out of the past 5 World Series and will look to make the necessary moves to prepare for yet another title run come October...
Via TopSportsReport
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Susac’s X-rays, MRI Come Back Clean on Right Wrist

An MRI and X-rays on San Francisco catching prospect Andrew Susac recently came back clean, which is good news for the Giants’ No. 1 prospect. Susac has had a rough start to spring training health wise, as he has also dealt with a 103 degree fever caused by an infection from a root canal. Entering Spring Training it was believed that Susac, who still has rookie status entering...
Via Baseball Essential
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ Battle For Backup Catcher

The San Francisco Giants officially started defense of their third World Series title in the last five years on Wednesday, Feb. 18, when pitchers and catchers reported to Scottsdale, Arizona. For the reigning champions, there are some concerns about the pitching rotation, but one thing for certain is who the starting catcher is, Buster Posey. Giants’ Manager Bruce Bochy is prepared...
Via Baseball Essential
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Hector Sanchez eager for comeback after 2 concussions

  Hector Sanchez's physical on Wednesday was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. local time. But maybe Sanchez, excited as he was to be at spring training on the day the world champion San Francisco Giants began reporting, was simply eager to receive a clean bill of health and get back to being behind the plate. The 25-year-old catcher, or someone else, had scribbled Sanchez's name into a pair...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ishikawa, Sanchez reach contracts with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) First baseman and left fielder Travis Ishikawa has agreed to a $1.1 million contract with the San Francisco Giants for next season, avoiding salary arbitration. Catcher Hector Sanchez, whose season ended prematurely because of a concussion, also reached an $800,000 deal Thursday. Assistant general manager Bobby Evans confirmed the moves Thursday night. Ishikawa...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants, postseason teams affected by concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The message from Joe Torre shown on the video board at AT&T Park was clear and direct: ''When in doubt, sit it out.'' From the World Series to the NFL, from hockey to youth sports, concussions are a major topic at all levels of athletics. They shaped part of the postseason for the San Francisco Giants - first baseman Brandon Belt returned from one, backup...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: “In the Ring with Hector Sanchez” – Errol Spence

Our boxing editor Hector Sanchez sits down with undefeated prospect Errol Spence.  
Via North Texas Fisticuffs
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating the San Francisco Giants September Call-Ups

Transactions: Hector Sanchez (Concussion) moved from the 15-Day DL to the 60-Day DL Ehire Adrianza (Strained Right Hamstring) moved from the 15-Day DL to the 60-Day DL Matt Cain (Right Elbow Surgery) moved from the 15-Day DL to the 60-Day DL Marco Scutaro (Lower Back Strain) moved from the 15-Day DL to the 60-Day DL Juan Perez (Recalled from Triple-A Fresno) #453259644 / gettyimages...
Via TopSportsReport
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Future Tense

It's March 2014 and you're at a San Francisco Giants Spring Training game in metropolitan Phoenix. The person next to you turns and suddenly exclaims, “I'm from the future.” “Prove it,” you say. They point to their “Germany 2014 World Cup Champions” t-shirt and it seems plausible. “Tell me, future boy,” you say in your best Doc Brown voice, “How far in the future...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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