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Kelby Tomlinson launched a grand slam in the eighth inning on Thursday, helping to lead the Giants in their 9-1 thrashing of the Cubs.

The blast came off of James Russell and was the first home run in Tomlinson's young career. He also singled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. He has done a nice job filling in for the injured Joe Panik, slashing .346/.382/.519 with 11 RBI.
Aug 27 - 7:10 PM

Madison Bumgarner delivered another dazzling performance in Thursday's victory over the Cubs, racking up 12 strikeouts over six innings of one-run ball.

The All-Star southpaw allowed just two hits and a pair of walks on the afternoon. He is in the midst of another brilliant season, compiling a 2.97 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 192/30 K/BB ratio over 175 2/3 innings. He'll head in search of his 17th victory when he does battle against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Aug 27 - 7:08 PM

Gregor Blanco (hip) is out of the Giants' starting lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

Blanco was a late scratch from Wednesday's game with a left hip strain, but he felt good running in the outfield on Thursday morning and could be available off the bench already. Juan Perez is starting in center field and batting seventh on Thursday afternoon.
Aug 27 - 2:13 PM

Angel Pagan (knee) is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday.

Pagan took an early flight from Omaha to San Francisco on Thursday morning and will probably be given a full day of rest before returning to the Giants' active roster on Friday. Juan Perez is in center field in Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Cubs. Pagan has been on the disabled list since August 10.
Aug 27 - 1:54 PM

Brandon Crawford (oblique) is out of the Giants' starting lineup again on Thursday.

Crawford could need a couple more days to rest his tight left oblique. Ehire Adrianza is starting at shortstop and batting eighth on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.
Aug 27 - 1:51 PM

Matt Duffy (ankle) is in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.

Duffy suffered a right ankle sprain on Wednesday, but it obviously wasn't a significant one. He drew a walk, stole a base, and scored a run in the win. The National League Rookie of the Year candidate is batting .306/.345/.465 in 113 total games this year.
Aug 27 - 1:44 PM

Matt Duffy suffered a right ankle sprain in the Giants' defeat of the Cubs on Wednesday.

X-rays turned up negative for anything major, but Duffy might have to give the sprain a couple of days. The young third baseman drew a walk, stole a base, and scored a run Wednesday in the eventual 4-2 victory. He is batting .306/.345/.456 in 113 total games this season as a rookie.
Aug 27 - 8:58 AM

Nori Aoki went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

Aoki went ya-ya with a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the first inning. It would be his only hit of the game. He recently landed on the concussion list after being hit in the helmet by a Jake Arrieta pitch, but the Giants brought him back last Thursday and he's since returned to his power-hitting ways. Aoki's slashing .296/.360/.387 with five homers, 39 runs scored and 13 steals this season.
Aug 27 - 1:27 AM

Jake Peavy tossed a nice game in Wednesday's win over the Cubs, surrendering two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Peavy did walk three, but he was able to limit the damage the occasionally spotty control might have otherwise brought to his pitching line. Kris Bryant hit a shallow two-run single in the first inning to account for both runs against the 34-year-old right-hander. The owner of a 4.21 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, Peavy will dance with the Dodgers in a road start next time his number is called.
Aug 27 - 1:07 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the team is still deciding whether Matt Cain will make his next start.

Tim Hudson is the most likely candidate to take Cain's spot, if Cain is indeed removed from the rotation. The right-hander owns a 6.15 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 10 starts. Cain is signed through the 2017 season with a $7.5 million buyout for 2018.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Aug 26 - 9:36 PM

Tim Hudson (shoulder) is expected to return by September 1, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday.

Hudson has been on a rehab stint since August 14. With Matt Cain struggling, Hudson has a decent chance of replacing Cain in the rotation upon his return. Of course, Hudson hasn't exactly been a godsend, either, going 6-8 with a 4.80 ERA and 1.41 WHIP when healthy.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Aug 26 - 9:24 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tim Lincecum (hips) will be ready to return by September 1.

Lincecum or Tim Hudson could even supplant Matt Cain in the rotation, Bochy hinted. Lincecum has been out since the end of June, first with a forearm contusion and later with degenerative hips. Even if he does return to the rotation, there is little left in the fantasy tank for Lincecum.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Aug 26 - 9:16 PM

Gregor Blanco was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup with a left hip strain.

Blanco was replaced in the lineup by Juan Perez. It's another blow to a team ravaged by injuries this year. The Giants should provide a clearer outlook on Blanco shortly.
Aug 26 - 9:01 PM

Joe Panik (back) took grounders before Wednesday's game.

Panik took 25 swings off a tee on Tuesday. They're both steps in the right direction for Panik, who is making slow but steady progress toward a return. Giants manager Bruce Bochy previously expressed hope that Panik could return in early September.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Aug 26 - 8:57 PM

Angel Pagan (knee) will play in a final rehab game Wednesday before being activated on Thursday.

Pagan has been on a rehab assignment since Sunday and the reports have obviously been good. The outfielder's return will be a boost to the Giants, who have lost five of their last six games heading into Wednesday's contest against the Cubs. The 34-year-old is hitting .258/.290/.308 in 102 games this year.
Aug 26 - 8:19 PM


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