Player News - Giants

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Jeff Samardzija fanned 11 while allowing two runs over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rockies.

Thanks to three straight fine outings at the finish, Samardzija's inconsistent regular season concludes with a 12-11 record and a 3.81 ERA. It figured that he'd strikeout out more than 7.4 batters per nine innings in his return to the NL, but he was an above average starter, if not as much above average as the Giants were hoping for.
Sep 29 - 2:09 AM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is questionable for this weekend's series against the Dodgers.

Nunez initially injured his right hamstring on a slide in Sunday's game against the Padres and subsequently underwent an MRI. While nothing major was discovered, there is obviously still some lingering discomfort. The newly-acquired Gordon Beckham could start in his place at third base if Nunez is unable to go this weekend. Conor Gillaspie is another option.
Sep 28 - 7:50 PM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

This was an annihilation. A few fun statistics of note from the 12-3 win: The Giants collected nine extra-base hits in the contest, with only Angel Pagan failing to pick up an extra-base knock among regular batters. Included in that barrage, four triples (two by Brandon Crawford). Seven players finished with multiple hits. For his part, Pence connected for a solo home run in the fifth inning, going back-to-back with Buster Posey. This season, the veteran outfielder is hitting .294/.364/.463 with 13 homers and 56 RBI over 374 at-bats.
Sep 28 - 1:39 AM

Matt Moore was phenomenal in Tuesday's 12-3 romp-of-a-win against the Rockies, striking out 11 while allowing one run on six hits over 7 2/3 innings.

This was peak Matt Moore. Not only did he strike out 11, he failed to walk a batter in the win. Moore had the luxury of an offensive surge from the Giants and held a 6-1 advantage after five innings. That lead would only grow as the game wandered into the later innings. Since coming over to the Giants from the Rays at the trade deadline, Moore has been something of a mixed bag, pitching to a mediocre 4.48 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 60 1/3 innings, but counteracting that by degrees with several brilliant starts in the vain of Tuesday's. He is currently scheduled to start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Dodgers.
Sep 28 - 1:24 AM

Giants purchased the contract of C Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Sacramento.

Sanchez will serve as emergency depth at catcher for the Giants over their final six regular-season games. The former Pirates prospect hit .200/.317/.340 in 60 plate appearances with Sacramento.
Sep 27 - 8:06 PM

Giants designated RHP Matt Reynolds for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Tony Sanchez, who joined the Giants as an emergency backup catcher on Tuesday. Reynolds allowed five earned runs on seven hits and five walks in six innings this season out of the San Francisco bullpen.
Sep 27 - 8:04 PM

Giants placed OF Mac Williamson on the 60-day disabled list with a strained quad.

Williamson suffered the injury Sunday in San Diego and is officially done for the season. He finishes the 2016 campaign with a .223/.315/.411 batting line in 54 major league games.
Sep 27 - 8:02 PM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is only expected to miss 2-3 days.

Nunez was sent for an MRI on Monday after injuring his right hamstring on a slide in Sunday's series finale against the Padres. The exam apparently showed nothing serious. Conor Gillaspie is starting at third base for the Giants on Tuesday night against Colorado.
Sep 27 - 7:59 PM

Johnny Cueto (groin) has been cleared to start Thursday at home against the Rockies.

Cueto suffered a mild groin strain in his September 20 start at Dodger Stadium, but he made it through a bullpen session Tuesday without issue and was given the go-ahead to pitch Thursday by San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy. It could be a very important game for the Wild Card-hunting Giants.
Sep 27 - 7:58 PM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Nunez injured his right hamstring on a slide in Sunday's series finale against the Padres. Conor Gillaspie will start at third base and bat eighth for the Giants on Tuesday versus Rockies right-hander German Marquez. Nunez was scheduled to undergo an MRI on the hamstring Monday or Tuesday.
Sep 27 - 6:31 PM

Giants acquired INF Gordon Beckham from the Braves for INF Rich Rodriguez.

Beckham will give the Giants some infield depth this week with Eduardo Nunez and Brandon Crawford banged up, but he will not be eligible for the postseason. The 30-year-old is batting just .217/.300/.354 across 273 plate appearances this season.
Sep 27 - 3:41 PM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants are "very close" to acquiring infielder Gordon Beckham from the Braves.

Eduardo Nunez is out with a hamstring injury, so Beckham would provide some infield depth this week. He would not be eligible for the postseason. Beckham, 30, is batting just .217/.300/.354 over 273 plate appearances this season and will hit free agency this winter.
Sep 27 - 2:50 PM

Eduardo Nunez is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured right hamstring.

Nunez sustained the injury while sliding, forcing his early exit from Sunday's game against the Padres. The speedy infielder doesn't believe that it's serious though and remains hopeful that he'll be in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Sep 25 - 8:57 PM

Buster Posey went 1-for-3 and delivered a two-run single as the Giants fell to the Padres in San Diego on Sunday.

His run-scoring knock off of Clayton Richard came during a three-run rally in the third inning that gave the Giants an early 3-1 lead. Unfortunately, that would be the extent of their offense in the contest. Posey has disappointed relative to expectations this season, slashing .288/.358/.434 with only 13 homers and 73 RBI on the season.
Sep 25 - 8:41 PM

Ty Blach struggled in his spot start against the Padres on Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits across three innings.

The southpaw also issued three walks while striking out three on the afternoon. Blach gave up an RBI single in the second inning and a solo homer to Adam Rosales in the third. He couldn't have drawn an easier first draw taking on the Padres in San Diego, and the results were disappointing. He'll return to a role in the bullpen over the final week of the regular season.
Sep 25 - 8:38 PM


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