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8/30/2016 | Pence returns after hamstring flareup

Hunter Pence's right hamstring continued to tighten during the Giants' 4-0 win against the Dodgers last Thursday. No stranger to issues involving that muscle, Pence wisely exited the game, missed San Francisco's three-game series against the Braves and got a final day of rest during Monday's off-day.


8/30/2016 | Beede among top prospect performers Monday

Giants No. 2 prospect Tyler Beede was among the top prospect performers in the Minors Monday.


8/29/2016 | Hitting it out of the park: Carone fighting cancer with BP

Shortly after Rick Carone was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in 2013, Adam LaRoche, then a member of the Nationals, knew his friend needed some sort of inspiration.


8/29/2016 | Yanks' Sanchez, Giants' Slater repeat on Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.


8/28/2016 | Giants use the 4s to thump Braves

Sunday marked the first time in the modern era that the Giants accumulated four or more home runs and four or more triples in a game. The last team to total four home runs and four triples in a game was the Yankees, on May 6, 1998.


8/28/2016 | Nunez's arm gets Bumgarner's back

Madison Bumgarner allowed just three runs in seven innings in a 13-4 win against the Braves on Sunday, but the Giants' ace had third baseman Eduardo Nunez to at least partially thank for the performance.


8/28/2016 | Giants' bullpen stalwart Law lands on DL

Giants relief pitcher Derek Law was unexpectedly placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to a right elbow strain. Jarrett Parker was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding roster move.


8/28/2016 | Greinke, Cueto square off in opener

Zack Greinke, who is 1-1 with a 3.55 ERA in two starts vs. the Giants this season, gets the nod in the opener at AT&T Park. San Francisco counters with Johnny Cueto, who has a 2.63 ERA in 12 starts at home this season.


8/28/2016 | Belt hopes to return quickly from neck stiffness

Brandon Belt was scratched from the Giants' starting lineup Saturday because of neck stiffness. The first baseman pinch-hit during the club's 3-1 loss to the Braves, but said he isn't sure what his status is moving forward.


8/27/2016 | Pipeline preview: De Leon looks to rack up more K's

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in Sunday's Minor League action.


8/27/2016 | Folty's stellar start drops Giants two games back

Matt Kemp launched a three-run home run deep over the center-field fence and Mike Foltynewicz continued his mastery of the Giants this year as the Braves halted San Francisco's brief winning streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday.


8/27/2016 | Bumgarner brings strong history vs. Braves to finale

Madison Bumgarner will attempt to improve the Giants' postseason hopes and extend his success against the Braves as he opposes Aaron Blair on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park. San Francisco's ace has posted a 4.20 ERA in five August starts, but he has allowed one run or fewer in five of his past seven starts against Atlanta.


8/27/2016 | Peavy placed on 15-day disabled list

Expected to start in place of Matt Cain, Jake Peavy was put on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a lower back strain. Albert Suarez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento and started in the Giants' 3-1 loss to the Braves.


8/27/2016 | Crawford's glove shines in victory over Braves

Jeff Samardzija said he just played according to the game plan Friday night, allowing myriad Atlanta Braves batters to hit the ball to Brandon Crawford's area of the field. That plan continues to work for the Giants, as the shortstop seamlessly made a defensive stop on every ball that came his way in San Francisco's 7-0 win at AT&T Park.


8/27/2016 | McKenzie, Borucki among top prospect performers Friday

Fans in attendance for Friday's matchup between Class A Lake County and Lansing were treated to a pitchers' duel between starters Triston McKenzie and Ryan Borucki, who combined for 11 scoreless innings and 18 strikeouts.


8/26/2016 | Peavy returns to Giants' rotation to face Braves

Pushed to the bullpen because of the acquisition of Matt Moore, Giants right-hander Jake Peavy will now fill the rotation spot created by Matt Cain's back injury. The right-hander will make his first start since July 30 when he opposes Atlanta's Mike Foltynewicz on Saturday night at AT&T Park.


8/26/2016 | Giants hope energy from Moore's gem carries over

The Giants on Friday opened a five-game homestand against teams with sub-.500 records, including the Major League-worst (47-81 entering Friday) Atlanta Braves. The clubhouse received a "big lift" before heading home Thursday, thanks to Matt Moore's near no-hitter in the series finale vs. the West-leading Dodgers.


8/26/2016 | Nearly throwing no-hitter 'just fun' for Moore

One out away from recording the 18th no-hitter in the franchise's illustrious pitching history, Matt Moore lost his place in the pantheon of Mathewson, Marichal, Cain and Lincecum when Los Angeles rookie Corey Seager blooped a single to right field. Moore had barely retreated to the dugout when Santiago Casilla retired Justin Turner on one pitch to end the Giants' 4-0 victory. For Moore, however, the joy had just begun to wash over him.


8/26/2016 | Span gives his defensive all to preserve no-no

Any no-hitter has that one play, maybe two. The balls that should have been hits. Matt Moore's bid for history stalled on its final obstacle in Corey Seager, but it still had those moments in a pair of catches in left-center from Denard Span.


8/26/2016 | Moore gives SF boost in giant spot

With two out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Giants manager Bruce Bochy ambled out to the mound at Dodger Stadium, took the ball from left-hander Matt Moore, and knew the Giants had a keeper with the pitcher they acquired from Tampa Bay to give them a boost down the stretch run.


8/26/2016 | Pence day to day with tight right hamstring

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence left Thursday night's 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers after five innings with a tight right hamstring.


8/26/2016 | Brinson among top prospect performers Thursday

Brewers No. 2 prospect Lewis Brinson was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Thursday.


8/25/2016 | Moore's near no-no leads Giants over Dodgers

In the biggest game of the year for the Giants, Matt Moore delivered the best game of his life. He fell one out shy of a no-hitter, broken up by Corey Seager's soft single to right with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but beat the Dodgers, 4-0, to snap his club's four-game losing streak, keeping the Giants from being swept in this showdown series and trimming the deficit to two games in the National League West.


8/25/2016 | Bochy: Back not a factor in Posey's slugging

Buster Posey remains virtually as good a hitter as ever. Just not for power. He will have to go on a slugging binge in the next few weeks to match his 2012-15 annual average of 20 homers. He began Thursday with 12.


8/25/2016 | De La Cruz to take on Shark in series opener

Coming off a trip to Los Angeles, during which they fell further behind the front-running Dodgers in the the National League West race, the Giants will attempt to halt their second-half struggles when they welcome the Braves to AT&T Park this weekend. San Francisco's Jeff Samardzija will oppose Atlanta's Joel De La Cruz in Friday night's series opener.




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