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Buster Posey drove in three runs with a homer and a double as the Giants topped the Braves 4-2 on Friday.

Following a quiet April, Posey has hit .333 with five homers, 17 RBI and 17 runs scored in May. He's also on pace to walk more than he's struck out for the first time in his career (17/20 K/BB).
May 30 - 2:02 AM

Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings, allowing just one run, in a win over the Braves on Friday.

It was the first time Hudson faced the Braves since wrapping up his nine-year stint in Atlanta in 2013 (he did pitch against them once while with the A's). He's struggled to string together consecutive quality starts this season, but he still looks pretty good when he's on. His days as a mixed-league starter seem over, but he should provide value in NL-only leagues the rest of the way.
May 30 - 2:00 AM

Erik Cordier has elected free agency.

Cordier cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Giants, but he has opted to explore the open market rather than accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento. The right-hander holds a 1.50, 1.00 WHIP and 20/8 K/BB ratio over 12 innings in the minor leagues this season.
May 29 - 8:52 PM

Jake Peavy experienced renewed back tightness after his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday and will be evaluated by a doctor.

Giants skipper Bruce Bochy said that the team will slow play his recovery, which is an obvious setback in his return to the Giants rotation. There is no clear timetable for him to resume throwing at the moment.
May 29 - 8:22 PM

Giants signed INF/OF Jeff Kobernus to a minor league contract.

Kobernus has finally latched on somewhere after being released by the Nationals in spring training. The 26-year-old is merely an organizational depth guy.
May 29 - 4:08 PM

Giants signed OF Engel Beltre to a minor league contract.

He had been at Triple-A with the White Sox but was cut loose after batting just .234/.268/.312. Beltre gives the Giants a depth guy with major league experience.
May 29 - 4:07 PM

Jake Peavy (back) will make at least two more rehab starts.

Peavy was pummeled for six runs on nine hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings for Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday in his second rehab outing. He got his pitch count up to 76, but the Giants obviously want to see him sharper before he rejoins the rotation. Peavy has battled a back strain dating back to spring training.
May 29 - 10:20 AM

Nori Aoki finished 2-for-4 with a run scored on Thursday versus the Braves.

Aoki has five straight multi-hit games and a six-game hit streak overall. With the way he's hitting, the Giants won't be able to pull him out of the lineup or the leadoff slot. Aoki is slashing .326/.398/.418 with 11 steals, the latter good for fourth in the NL.
May 29 - 1:33 AM

Brandon Belt's sixth home run of the season helped the Giants beat the Braves 7-0 on Thursday.

He finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored, adding a double. The seventh inning round-tripper, on a 1-2 count against Shelby Miller, gave the Giants a 1-0 lead. San Francisco broke open the game in the next frame. Belt is now slashing .305/.375/.536.
May 29 - 1:29 AM

Chris Heston fired 7 1/3 shutout innings, striking out six, in Thursday's 7-0 triumph over the Braves.

He scattered four hits and walked one. After giving up five runs or more in three of his last four starts (and four of his past six), tonight's performance was an encouraging sign indeed. Still, it's difficult to get overly excited here: In 10 starts, Heston has been bombed four times and allowed one earned run or fewer in the other six. It adds up to a decent 3.82 ERA, but NL-only owners are playing roulette when they roll him out.
May 29 - 1:27 AM

Santiago Casilla worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to grab his 14th save as the Giants beat the Brewers 3-1 on Wednesday.

Casilla got consecutive strikeouts of Ryan Braun and Adam Lind before getting Aramis Ramirez to fly out to end the game. The right-hander hasn't been scored upon in May. He's 14-for-16 in save opportunities with a 1.31 ERA and a 21/7 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings.
May 27 - 4:52 PM

Ryan Vogelsong yielded only one run in six innings of work to earn the win in Wednesday's start versus the Brewers.

Vogelsong fell behind 1-0 on a fourth-inning RBI single from Elian Herrera but the Giants were able to scratch out enough runs to support him. He allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out five in the effort. Vogelsong has been stellar in five May starts, allowing only four earned runs in 31 2/3 innings. On the year, though, he has a 4.24 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a 38/20 K/BB ratio in 51 innings. Vogelsong will try to bring the success into June in his next start at home against the Pirates.
May 27 - 4:50 PM

Joe Panik's two-run home run proved to be all the offense the Giants needed to take down the Brewers on Wednesday.

Panik turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead with a two-run home run to right field off of Mike Fiers. He finished 2-for-4 on the afternoon. Panik has hit safely in 21 of 24 May games and is now batting .297/.366/.430 with three home runs and 17 RBI.
May 27 - 4:43 PM

Erik Cordier has cleared waivers.

He has three days to decide whether to accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento. Cordier holds a 1.50 ERA with 20 strikeouts over 12 frames for Sacramento this season.
May 27 - 1:57 PM

Brandon Belt hit his fifth home run of the season to help the Giants best the Brewers 6-3 on Tuesday.

Belt hit the solo shot off Corey Knebel in the seventh inning. The homer was the fourth in the first baseman's last 10 games. Belt is hitting .301/.375/.510 with 20 RBI and 22 runs scored this season.
May 27 - 12:39 AM


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