Giants beat Dodgers in 12-inning thriller

As the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers counterpunched past midnight into Wednesday morning at AT&T Park, Hector Sanchez's mother sat in a car in the player's parking lot for three hours, eager for the game to end. The backup catcher's daughter was waiting too, for a famous father who needed to drive her to school in the morning. Sanchez will make that drive on little...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanchez lifts Giants over Dodgers 3-2 in 12

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night after Brandon Belt's tying double in the ninth.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss


Written by Hector Sanchez – 2014 14 April Photos by Stacey Verbeek Black Gloves Promotions Fight Night Saturday April 12th in Dallas, Texas Quick Results: Charles Hatley (23-1, 16KO’s) of Dallas, Texas TKO’s Jose Alfredo Flores at 1:40 of the fifth round. Gregory Corbin wins Texas Heavyweight title by defeating Andrew Greely. Johnathan Steele from Maple Avenue Boxing Gym wins...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

De La Rosa goes 6 scoreless for Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jorge De La Rosa tuned up for his opening-day start with six shutout innings for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, but Hector Sanchez hit a game-ending two-run homer to give the San Francisco Giants an 8-6 win.
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23 days ago  |  Discuss


Written by Hector Sanchez Photo by Stacey Verbeek In front of an enthusiastic crowd last night, boxing and benefitting combined together to bring a great night of professional boxing at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  It was a card that covered everything from the light superflyweights to the heavy hitting heavyweights.  Paulie Ayala’s “Keep It In The Ring” fights...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss


  Written by Hector Sanchez Photo by Stacey Verbeek The fighters have weighed in and it is official, the fights are on!  Professional boxing returns to the Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  This time, Paulie Ayala and Cendera Funding are teaming up to fight domestic violence in the community and are donating net proceeds to “New Day Services” in Fort Worth.  New Day Services...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians win home run derby over Giants, 12-11

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Yan Gomes hit two home runs to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 12-11 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The teams combined for seven home runs. Tyler Colvin, Pablo Sandoval, Hector Sanchez and Brandon Hicks homered for the Giants Jeff Francoeur, bidding for a job as a non-roster player with Cleveland, hit a three-run home run of Ryan Vogelsong...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanchez hopes to be reliable backup for Posey

(Eds: Minor edits.) By DON KETCHUM Associated Press San Francisco's Buster Posey is already among the most accomplished catchers in baseball with a pair of World Series rings and All-Star selections, the NL Rookie of the Year award in 2010, and a batting title and NL MVP in the same season of 2012. Yet manager Bruce Bochy has said Posey will require his days off to stay fresh...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

SF Giants Pitcher and Catcher Report, Tim Hudson News, Hector Sanchez Drops Pounds, G-Men Scouting Cuban Shortstop, Etc.

Credit: Randy Boyles – SF Giants Rumors Today’s the day that a lot of people have been waiting for…. It’s Friday, Valentine’s Day, and the San Francisco Giants pitchers and catchers are reporting to camp! We’ve already learned that Tim Hudson has his locker between Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum. I think it’s safe to say that the Giants probably put him right next...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Top Prospects – Part 3

In case you missed it, we here at the Lunatic Fringe got to do a Guest Lecture at Surviving The World, a unique photo-webcomic by Dante Shepherd.  He’s a big baseball fan…but forgive him for rooting for the Red Sox, will ya? As with any system, there are quite a few players who don’t make the Top 10.  With the Giants, it’s interesting because of quite a range of second...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Giants That Could Be Traded Before the Season

Trades are a bittersweet time for sports fans. On the one hand, you’re getting new players, new opportunities, and new excitement. Your front office thinks you’re getting better, and that’s always a good thing (unless you’re fans of the Houston Astros, Minnesota Timberwolves, or the New York Jets . . . then your front office thinking you’re getting better is probably...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Re-Sign Guillermo Quiroz to a Minor League Contract

The San Francisco Giants made a low-profile and slightly surprising move this week, and re-signed catcher Guillermo Quiroz to a Minor League contract. Quiroz was the backup catcher for much of last season while Hector Sanchez dealt with a shoulder injury, but he didn’t do very much to earn a spot with the club this season, and was designated for assignment back in August. He...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Hector Sanchez swinging well, says shoulder is fully healed

San Francisco Giants' catcher Hector Sanchez looks like a rejuvenated player over the past few weeks. He had been on the disabled list with shoulder problems, and was optioned to Triple-A Fresno upon his return.  But he was recalled on August 8 and is batting .286 in 35 at-bats since that time. As reported by AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, Sanchez injured his right shoulder injury...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Corbin, D-backs drop series finale with Giants

PHOENIX (AP) -- Yusmeiro Petit struck out a career-high 10, Hector Sanchez drove in three runs and San Francisco beat Arizona 8-2 on Sunday to take two of three from the Diamondbacks. Hunter Pence homered, doubled and singled, driving in two runs and scoring three times as the Giants improved to 10-5 against the D-backs this season. Patrick Corbin (13-5), pitching on an extra two...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants 14, Marlins 10

Hunter Pence hit two doubles, a triple and drove in five runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 14-10 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Hector Sanchez hit a three-run homer, Pablo Sandoval had four hits and three RBIs, and Brandon Belt had four hits and scored four runs for the Giants, who set season highs for runs and hits (19). Justin Ruggiano homered twice...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Sanchez Blast, Rosario Blasted and Pagan Rehab Assignment After Blasting His Hamstring

Photo by Marko Realmonte (GiantsInTheYard.com) It took a big swing off the bat of pinch hitter Hector Sanchez to avoid a Nationals sweep. Sanchez hit a 3-run homer with two outs and two strikes in the top of the 9th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 4-3 lead that closer Sergio Romo would save.   ​Pitcher Sandy Rosario has been diagnosed with a bruised sternum...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Sanchez's 1st homer of season lifts Giants past Nationals

You hear all the high-decibel rips on Hector Sanchez or "Hacktor" as some fans call him. He's never going to hit. He's too fat. No way that ham-fisted catcher can handle a championship-caliber staff. And you want to yell "For God's sake: He's 23. They brought him to the majors at 22 to back up a soon-to-be Most Valuable Player and he hit .280 on a...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Sanchez, Giants rally to down Nats

Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez stepped to the plate with one thought in mind against Washington Nationals closer Rafael Soriano: Look for a fastball. After being on the right side of a borderline call with the game on the line in the top of the ninth, Sanchez was ready for the next one. With a full count, he drove a three-run homer just inside the right field foul pole in the second...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants 4, Nationals 3

Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Thursday. Down to his last strike, Sanchez connected off Nationals closer Rafael Soriano (2-3) on a full-count pitch. The drive landed just inside the right field foul pole in the second deck. Sergio Romo worked a scoreless bottom...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants recall Sanchez, part ways with Quiroz

The San Francisco Giants have recalled catcher Hector Sanchez from Triple-A Fresno and designated Guillermo Quiroz for assignment to clear space on the roster. Sanchez was in the starting lineup to catch Tim Lincecum in Thursday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Buster Posey was given the day off. Sanchez was placed on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder on...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Hector Sanchez begins rehab assignment

San Francisco Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez began his Minor League rehab assignment Wednesday night with the Class-A Advanced San Jose Giants. He went 0 for 4 but played the entire game behind the plate. There is no indication yet as to how many games Sanchez will need before returning to the big club. While his line does not look all that impressive, the fact that he...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Musical Lockers (Roster Moves), Why Francoeur Picked Giants, Wheeler Faces G-men!

Spring Training BP 2013 – Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors A day after the extra inning loss, the San Francisco Giants made a flurry of roster moves. They Designated for Assignment Cole Gillespie, purchased Kensuke Tanaka‘s contract, sent Hector Sanchez to the DL (right shoulder strain), and re-called Mike Kickham. All these moves didn’t help the Giants get a win...
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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants transactions: Kensuke Tanaka makes major-league debut, w/GIF

A team grasping at straws, the Giants made two moves before Tuesday’s game against the Mets. First, they placed Hector Sanchez on the disabled list with an injury I care less about than Phish cares about brevity. Mike Kickham gets his third trip to the big-league roster to replace the Giants’ third catcher. But the bizarre move was the call-up of Kensuke Tanaka, the Japanese...
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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Hector Sanchez lands on disabled list after acquiring Jeff Francoeur

The San Francisco Giants placed backup catcher Hector Sanchez on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder in one of several roster moves made by the slumping World Series champions. Prior to tonight's game #SFGiants have placed Hector Sanchez on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain and have recalled Mike Kickham. — #VotePENCE (@SFGiants) July 9, 2013 Sanchez...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants 2, Marlins 1(11)

Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with one out in the 11th inning, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a nine-game home losing streak to the Miami Marlins with a 2-1 victory Saturday. Giants right fielder Hunter Pence made a diving catch to rob Placido Polanco of a likely go-ahead single to end the 11th as Miami left runners on first and second in back-to-back innings...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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