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Michael Morse (oblique) will fly back to San Francisco to undergo an MRI.

Morse came off the bench to play on Friday, but his strained left oblique is still bothering him. His status for the final week is cloudy.
Sep 21 - 2:44 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that Michael Morse (oblique) is "questionable" for the upcoming series against the Dodgers.

Morse was able to come off the bench Friday, but his strained left oblique is still an issue. His status for the final week of the season is very much up in the air.
Sep 21 - 11:07 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that Angel Pagan (back) is "questionable" to play in the upcoming series versus the Dodgers.

Pagan returned to action Friday but worse, so he's flown to San Diego to have his ailing back examined by team orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki. The Giants are fighting for a playoff spot and will obviously do everything they can to get him back in the lineup, but it's possible we won't see much of him in the final week.
Sep 21 - 11:06 AM

Yusmeiro Petit suffered his fifth loss of the season on Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings as the Giants were defeated 3-2.

For the first eight innings, it didn't look like there was any way the Giants would score against Andrew Cashner, so Petit was stuck between a rock and a hard place. He yielded four hits and three walks while striking out seven. Four of Petit's last five starts have been decent, and he now has a 3.63 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and a 125/21 K/BB ratio. Petit gets the Padres again, this time at home, to wrap up his regular season on Thursday.
Sep 20 - 11:43 PM

Hunter Pence drilled his 20th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Padres on Saturday.

With the Giants trailing by three runs, Pence attempted to help spark a ninth-inning rally, leading off the frame with a solo shot against Andrew Cashner, but the comeback attempt fell just short. Pence has been quiet at the dish lately, but has overall had a fine season, hitting .288/.342/.463 with 73 home runs, 13 stolen bases, and 105 runs scored.
Sep 20 - 11:37 PM

Angel Pagan isn't expected to play again this weekend due to back soreness.

Pagan started Friday, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a steal in his first appearance in five days. His back felt worse afterwards, and he's considered questionable for the Dodgers series that begins Monday. Juan Perez is in center tonight, with Gregor Blanco playing left. Barring a positive report tomorrow, Pagan won't be an option in mixed leagues for the final week of the season.
Sep 20 - 7:00 PM

Michael Morse in unavailable Saturday due to more soreness in his oblique.

Morse came off the bench Friday in his first appearance since Aug. 31, and his oblique obviously didn't react very well afterwards. He's not expected to play at all this weekend, and his status for next week's Dodgers serious is up in the air.
Sep 20 - 6:57 PM

Michael Morse returned to action on Friday, going 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts in a loss to the Padres.

Morse was not in the starting lineup, appearing as a pinch-hitter for Tim Lincecum in the eighth inning. The good sign, is that he remained in the game to play left field, meaning a return to the lineup should be imminent.
Sep 20 - 4:56 AM

Tim Hudson gave up five runs -- four earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Padres.

Whether Hudson's sore hip was still a problem or not, the Giants have to be concerned about his struggles of late. He's made each of his last three starts on an extra day of rest, but it hasn't done him much good. He's now 9-12 with a 3.52 ERA for the season. Mixed leaguers will probably want to try someone else next week.
Sep 20 - 1:07 AM

Angel Pagan went 0-for-2 with a walk and a steal before being removed from Friday's game against the Padres.

Pagan didn't appear to suffer a setback; the Giants probably just weren't looking for him to play a full nine innings in his return from a sore back. The start tonight was his first in five days.
Sep 20 - 1:05 AM

Michael Morse (oblique) informed manager Bruce Bochy on Friday that he's ready to rejoin the Giants starting lineup.

He isn't in there for Friday's contest against the Padres, but could return at some point over the weekend. With Brandon Belt and Angel Pagan also returning on Friday, the Giants are getting fully healthy at just the right time as they march towards the playoffs.
Sep 19 - 7:31 PM

Angel Pagan has returned to the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

Pagan had been sidelined since Sunday after experiencing renewed tightness in his back. He should still be considered day-to-day over the final week and a half of the season, as the Giants won't want to push him too hard and risk another re-injury.
Sep 19 - 7:17 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) is in the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

It marks the first time that he has been in there since early August when he suffered a recurrence of his concussion-like symptoms. It has been a season ravaged by injuries for the 26-year-old slugger, who is hitting just .237/.299/.446 with 11 homers and 24 RBI in his 52 contests.
Sep 19 - 7:16 PM

The results of Angel Pagan's (back) MRI came back clean on Wednesday and the veteran outfielder expects to return to the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

Pagan has reported significant improvement after sitting out the entire three-game set against the Diamondbacks. In what has been a season ravaged by injuries, he has managed to excel when on the field, hitting .302/.342/.391 with three homers, 27 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 95 games.
Sep 17 - 7:43 PM

Matt Duffy smacked a pinch-hit two-run single in the top of the ninth inning to lead the Giants past the Diamondbacks 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

The tie-snapping two-run single helped the Giants capitalize on the Dodgers' blowout loss Wednesday in Colorado, pushing San Francisco to within two games of Los Angeles for the National League West division lead. Duffy is batting .235/.278/.275 in limited action this season for the Giants.
Sep 17 - 7:23 PM


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