Player News - Giants

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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

Brandon Crawford (finger) is back in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Crawford missed four games with a dislocated left pinkie, but he's ready to give it a go in this one. Crawford is at shortstop and batting seventh against Clayton Richard and the Padres. Brandon Belt and Angel Pagan are sitting out against the lefty, as the Giants have Buster Posey at first base and Gorkys Hernandez in center field.

Madison Bumgarner escaped with a no-decision after allowing five runs in six innings but the Giants went on to beat the Padres 9-6 in extra innings on Saturday.

He put up zeroes in the first three innings but gave up a solo homer in the fourth, a two-run homer in the fifth and another two-run homer in the sixth. He has given up a career-high 26 homers this season, but his home runs allowed rate is still better than league average. Today he surrendered only one hit that didn't leave the yard. He punched out five and issued one free pass. He helped himself at the plate by going 2-for-3 and scoring a run. The five runs allowed were the most he has given up in a game this year. His 2.71 ERA in 219 1/3 innings is still spectacular even after the poor outing. He is likely to get one more start in the regular season.
Sep 25 - 1:36 AM

Sergio Romo gave up a base hit in the 10th inning but was able to protect a three-run lead to earn the save against the Padres on Saturday.

Romo now seems to be the go-to guy to close out games for the Giants. They have had a revolving door at closer but this was Romo's third save in the last five games. He is the Giants reliever to own for fantasy purposes. Romo missed half the season to injury but has pitched well when on the mound. He has a 2.93 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings.
Sep 25 - 1:30 AM

Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with an RBI, stole a base and scored a run in the Giants' extra-inning win on Saturday.

He drove in a run with a single in the first inning. He scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on a Kelby Tomlinson single. Pagan has a .273 batting average with 11 bombs, 51 RBI and 66 runs scored in 122 games this year. He has pitched in 14 stolen bases as well. He is a decent extra outfielder in fantasy leagues.
Sep 25 - 1:19 AM

Brandon Crawford (finger) will try to take batting practice on Saturday.

He's missed the Giants' last four games with a dislocated pinkie. If Saturday's BP session goes well, Crawford could return to the lineup as soon as Sunday. Ehire Adrianza will draw another start at shortstop Saturday against the Padres.
Sep 24 - 8:36 PM

Ty Blach will start Sunday against the Padres.

He'll make a spot start to give Johnny Cueto (groin) an extra day of rest. Blach will be making his first career start on Sunday. The left-hander has only allowed one hit over six scoreless innings since his call-up on September 1.
Sep 24 - 7:20 PM

Matt Reynolds gave up four runs without retiring a batter after entering Friday's game against the Padres.

How could Bruce Bochy let this happen? He plugged in one of his weakest relievers down 3-2 in the fifth and allowed five straight batters to reach (one in the middle was intentionally walked) before finally making the move to the vastly superior George Kontos. It was another big mishap from a manager who has struggled mightily in running a bullpen lately.
Sep 24 - 2:59 AM

Brandon Crawford (finger) could return to the Giants lineup on Sunday.

He's expected to try taking some dry swings on Friday to see how his dislocated finger responds. The hard-hitting shortstop has been on the shelf since Tuesday when he sustained the injury while sliding. Ehire Adrianza should draw another start in his absence on Saturday.
Sep 23 - 8:49 PM

Brandon Crawford (finger) remains out of the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

Crawford suffered a dislocated finger during Tuesday's game and hasn't been able to return since. Ehire Adrianza will once again start at shortstop and bat eighth for the Giants against Edwin Jackson and the Padres.
Sep 23 - 6:42 PM

Sergio Romo earned his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Padres.

The Giants' bullpen has been an out-and-out mess in September. Romo has picked up saves in two of the last three games, though, and might earn a few additional chances over the final week-plus. On Thursday, he allowed a one-out double to Ryan Schimpf in the ninth, but induced a pop out and a ground out to end the contest without run-scoring incident. In 26 2/3 innings this season, Romo has pitched to a 3.04 ERA and 29/7 K/BB ratio.
Sep 23 - 1:32 AM

Jeff Samardzija pitched immaculately in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Padres, tossing seven innings of four-hit, shutout ball.

Samardzija struck out nine and did not walk a batter in what was one of his best starts of the season. He finished the outing having thrown 105 pitches (71 strikes). It hasn't always been a smooth ride with the 31-year-old right-hander, but his numbers are going to finish out respectably enough. For the 2016 campaign, he holds a 3.83 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 156/53 K/BB ratio over 197 1/3 innings. Samardzija will take on the Rockies in San Francisco next time out, likely his final start of the regular season.
Sep 23 - 1:20 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that there is still a chance Johnny Cueto makes his scheduled start against the Padres on Sunday.

Cueto will test out his injured groin by playing catch on Friday. If all goes well, he could be cleared to start as anticipated. The Giants obviously won't risk the right-hander's health if he isn't ready though. Expect an update from the team after his throwing session on Friday.
Sep 22 - 8:30 PM


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