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Buster Posey hit a walk-off two-run homer in the ninth inning to send the Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday.

It was his second career walk-off homer. The catcher finished 3-for-5 with three RBI. Posey hit his 16th and 17th home runs on Tuesday, and his 18th tonight -- he's one of many pro batters that practices gratitude for the existence of Rockies' pitchers. During his seven-game hitting streak, Posey is 15-for-31 (.484) with five homers and 10 RBI.
Aug 28 - 1:28 AM

Tim Hudson yielded merely one earned run to the Rockies over eight innings on Wednesday in a no-decision.

Hudson punched out eight and scattered four hits in the gem. Outside of a Corey Dickerson solo home run, Hudson looked like a vintage version of himself. Recently, he had looked like a cheap knock-off. Hudson beat Washington last time around, but had lost seven of eight decisions prior to that, posting a 4.71 ERA during that stretch. He has pitched better on the road than at home this year, with a 2.37 road ERA and 3.60 at home (including 0-4 with a 6.00 ERA in his five starts there prior to tonight). Hudson has a rematch against Franklin Morales on Monday, this time in Colorado.
Aug 28 - 1:19 AM

Ehire Adrianza (hamstring) is headed to Scottsdale to continue his rehab.

Adrianza said he's still a month away from being game-ready. The infielder's season is likely over.
Aug 27 - 7:18 PM

Hector Sanchez (concussion) will continue to exercise at home before seeing a doctor again in three weeks.

Sanchez saw a concussion specialist on Tuesday. The diagnosis reaffirmed the idea that he's likely done for the rest of the regular season.
Aug 27 - 6:56 PM

Buster Posey belted his 16th and 17th home runs of the season and accounted for all of San Francisco's offense in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Rockies.

This was his second career multi-homer game (the other coming in 2010). Posey knocked in RBI 63 and 64 while taking Rockies' starter Jorge De La Rosa deep in the sixth inning, and got his 65th with an emphatic eighth inning homer off Brooks Brown. Posey might have gotten JDLR at less than full strength -- the hurler suffered a thumb contusion while batting in the top half of the frame -- but he certainly won't give it back (De La Rosa was immediately removed once Posey crossed home plate). Posey finished the game 2-for-4. The catcher is slashing .288/.346/.457.
Aug 27 - 12:57 AM

Hunter Pence went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored as the Giants beat the Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday.

This was one of fantasy baseball's best matchups of the evening, and it cashed. Pence came into the game 18-for-37 with four round-trippers and three doubles in his last 10 games against Colorado, and he'd gone 6-for-21 in his career with two homers and two doubles versus Rockies' starter Jorge De La Rosa. The 31-year-old is slashing .286/.339/.468 and is on pace for 22 homers, 72 RBI, 110 runs and 14 steals.
Aug 27 - 12:56 AM

Madison Bumgarner hurled a one-hit shutout, striking out 13, in a 3-0 win versus the Rockies on Tuesday.

Justin Morneau broke up the perfect game with a leadoff double in the eighth inning down the right field line. It wasn't a bad pitch, either, as the veteran first baseman reached down for a pitch on the outer half and turned on it. No problem. Bumgarner calmly struck out the next four batters and got a couple harmless pop outs to finish things off. He came into tonight with a 5.86 ERA in his last six starts at AT&T Park. Bumgarner will attempt to carry over the mastery into Sunday's matchup against Milwaukee.
Aug 27 - 12:54 AM

Angel Pagan doubled and scored a run across four at-bats in his return to the lineup Monday against the Rockies.

Pagan took Sunday off due to calf tightness, an injury that forced him out of Friday's game. He finished 1-for-4 in tonight's loss to the Rockies. Pagan is 9-for-28 (.321) in his last six games. He's batting an even .300 on the year, albeit with almost no power.
Aug 26 - 1:22 AM

Jake Peavy pitched seven innings and allowed three runs -- one earned -- in Monday's loss to the Rockies.

Peavy struck out five, walked one, and coughed up six hits, five singles and a double. The veteran went 0-12 with a 5.25 ERA in his first 18 starts, but had given up only three runs across 14 innings in consecutive victories coming into this evening. He's only 2-4 with the Giants, but has accrued a sneaky 3.18 ERA since re-joining the NL West, getting him back onto the mixed league radar. Peavy welcomes Milwaukee to the Bay Area on Saturday.
Aug 26 - 1:19 AM

Hector Sanchez (concussion) will be re-evaluated by specialist Michael Collins on Tuesday.

Sanchez suffered another concussion while on a rehab assignment. Giants manager Bruce Bochy has admitted that the catcher might not return this season, but more will obviously be known after Tuesday's exam.
Aug 25 - 10:09 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Brandon Belt (concussion) has resumed working out.

He has not, however, resumed baseball activities, and Bochy thinks Belt will need "a couple more weeks" before returning. The first baseman has been out for the last two and a half weeks following a recurrence of concussion-related symptoms.
Aug 25 - 10:06 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Marco Scutaro (back) is unlikely to return this season.

It's no surprise, as Scutaro has missed the last month with his chronic back injury and isn't getting any better. He's been limited to just five games this season, picking up one hit in 11 at-bats. Scutaro is owed $6.67 million in 2015 but will again be a poor bet to stay healthy.
Aug 25 - 8:03 PM

Yusmeiro Petit will start on Thursday versus the Rockies in place of Tim Lincecum.

He's only guaranteed the one start for now, but the switch will become permanent if Petit pitches well. The right-hander has quietly retired 38 straight batters in relief and holds a 3.59 ERA and 87/17 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 frames this season. However, he's posted a 6.32 ERA over six spot starts, so he's far from a sure thing.
Aug 25 - 7:58 PM

Tim Lincecum has been moved to the Giants' bullpen.

The writing had been on the wall, and manager Bruce Bochy made the move official on Monday. Yusmeiro Petit will start on Thursday in Lincecum's place. Bochy would only commit to the one start for Petit, but it's certainly possible the move is permanent. Lincecum went through a nice stretch earlier this season that included a no-hitter, but he holds a 9.49 ERA over his last five starts, pushing his overall mark to 4.64.
Aug 25 - 7:54 PM

Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno.

Kontos holds a 3.00 ERA and 21/8 K/BB ratio over 21 frames in the majors this season. He'll be used in the middle innings.
Aug 25 - 6:31 PM


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