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Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants fell to the Diamondbacks 6-2 on Monday.

He has hit safely in six straight. Posey has knocked in 27 of his 86 RBI in his last 23 games. He's been particularly hot in the season's final month, going 22-for-49 (.449) with two homers and 14 RBI in September. The catcher typically feasts on Rattler pitchers, coming into this one hitting .375 with 17 RBI in his last 18 against Arizona. He's slashing .311/.362/.488 with 20 homers.
Sep 16 - 12:45 AM

Ryan Vogelsong allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Giants dropped a 6-2 decision versus the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Vogelsong didn't have his best stuff tonight, though that only manifested on the scoreboard on Mark Trumbo's grand slam. He walked four and allowed six hits. The right-hander came into tonight with a 1.38 ERA in his last two starts against the Diamondbacks, having received exactly zero runs of support in both games. San Francisco's offense couldn't get going tonight, either. Vogelsong (8-11, 3.98 ERA) will be in San Diego this weekend for a Sunday matinee against the Padres.
Sep 16 - 12:42 AM

Giants activated 1B Brandon Belt from the 15-day disabled list.

Belt said he "felt good, completely normal" during batting practice Monday and feels ready for game action. However, just because he's been activated doesn't mean that he'll start playing regularly right away. He's not in the lineup Monday and the Giants figure to be careful with him down the stretch given that he's been limited to just five games since the beginning of August due to post-concussion issues.
Sep 15 - 9:55 PM

Angel Pagan was scratched from Monday's lineup due to back stiffness.

Pagan has had back issues dating back to mid-June and missed a game earlier this month when it flared up on him. It remains to be seen if the flare-up this time will cost him more than a game. Juan Perez took his spot in center field and at the top of the lineup.
Sep 15 - 9:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Michael Morse (oblique) was "tentative" while taking batting practice Monday.

He did add that Morse started to loosen up as the session went along, but the outfielder is still at least another day or two away from returning. He's been out since late August due to a strained left oblique.
Sep 15 - 7:51 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) could be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Belt said he "felt good, completely normal" during batting practice Monday and feels ready for game action. While his activation from the DL appears imminent, it doesn't mean that he'll return to playing regularly the rest of the way. Belt has been limited to just five games since the beginning of August due to post-concussion issues, so the Giants figure to bring him along slowly.
Sep 15 - 7:07 PM

Yusmeiro Petit surrendered four runs -- three earned -- over seven innings in a loss to the Dodgers Sunday.

Petit wasn't on his game, giving up eight hits including a Matt Kemp two-run homer. He did strike out eight in the loss. Petit has switched between starting and relieving this year, but it's still impressive that the loss was his first since May. Petit will try to get back in the right side of the decision Saturday at the Padres.
Sep 14 - 9:24 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) won't take batting practice until Monday or Tuesday.

Morse had been swinging, but only at about 50 percent. He should return to the lineup shortly if he can swing at full effort Monday or Tuesday, but there are certainly no guarantees that will happen. Morse has yet to play this month due to a strained left oblique.
Sep 14 - 11:15 AM

Tim Hudson was charged with six runs in one-plus innings Saturday in a loss to the Dodgers.

It was the shortest start of Hudson's career, eclipsing a 1 2/3-innings outing against the Red Sox on April 15, 2000. He hadn't had a start end short of three innings since way back in 2007. Hudson walked none and struck out two tonight, but he allowed eight hits, including five in a row in the first. The decision was made to pull him after back-to-back singles to start the second, and both inherited runners came around to score off Tim Lincecum. Obviously, Hudson hasn't looked nearly as good in the second half as he did in the first. Still, this probably shouldn't be taken as a sign that he's completely untrustworthy. It's best to stick with him with a start against the Padres next on the schedule.
Sep 14 - 12:42 AM

Tim Lincecum gave up five runs in three innings of relief Saturday against the Dodgers.

It was Lincecum's first appearance in eight days and just his third since he was moved to the bullpen on Aug. 25. Thus far, the Giants haven't shown any interest in seeing whether he could be a force as a one-inning guy late in games. Instead, he's simply been a mopup man since losing his rotation spot.
Sep 14 - 12:38 AM

Brandon Belt (concussion) will face live pitching on Monday.

Belt has been on the shelf since August 8 with a concussion. He's been doing baseball activities since Thursday and Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters on Saturday that he expects the first baseman to return from the disabled list sometime next week.
Sep 13 - 6:38 PM

J.C. Gutierrez (biceps) returned to game action on Friday, logging a pair of scoreless innings to complete a shutout against the Dodgers.

Madison Bumgarner twirled the first seven innings before Gutierrez came on to retire all six batters he faced to put the game away. The 31-year-old hurler owns a 3.90 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 40/12 K/BB ratio over his 60 innings with the Giants this season.
Sep 13 - 8:07 AM

Madison Bumgarner shut out the Dodgers for seven innings in the Giants' 9-0 drubbing Friday.

Bumgarner struck out nine to up his season total to 208, the most by a left-hander in Giants history. He's won each of his last five starts, and he's 18-9 with a 2.91 ERA for the season. With the victory, the Giants are now just two games back of the Dodgers in the NL West.
Sep 13 - 2:22 AM

Brandon Crawford had a two-run homer and an RBI double versus the Dodgers in Friday's rout.

The homer was just his second in 50 career games against the Dodgers. He's now tied his career high with nine homers on the year, matching his total from last year. He's off to a 12-for-29 start in September after hitting just .173 in July and .193 in August.
Sep 13 - 2:20 AM

Brandon Belt (concussion) will take batting practice on Friday.

Belt is finally making progress in his recovery from post-concussion symptoms and said he feels good enough to pinch hit on Friday. He could rejoin the Giants lineup at some point next week.
Sep 12 - 7:54 PM


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