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5/30/2016 | Giants pitching prospects dominate on Memorial Day

San Francisco Giants pitching prospects dominated at every Minor League level on Memorial Day as Phil Bickford, Clayton Blackburn, Sam Coonrod and Adalberto Mejia combined to allow two earned runs on 14 hits while piling up 32 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings.


5/30/2016 | Giants shrug off Shark's hiccup, Belt's error

By losing Monday to the Atlanta Braves, 5-3, the Giants actually provided a reminder of their recent success. They built their Major League-best 20-8 record in May with superb starting pitching. San Francisco's rotation fashioned a 1.53 ERA while the team won 15 of its previous 17 games. This time, Jeff Samardzija, who entered the game with a 1.41 ERA in five May starts, allowed all of Atlanta's runs while lasting five innings.


5/30/2016 | Duffy's wrist bruised by Foltynewicz pitch

Giants third baseman Matt Duffy emerged with a bruise after he was hit just above his left wrist by a pitch from Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz in the sixth inning of the Braves' 5-3 victory Monday.


5/30/2016 | Smith's big hit plenty for strong Folty vs. Giants

Mallex Smith's three-run triple blemished Jeff Samardzija's shortest start of the season and provided Mike Foltynewicz sufficient support as the Braves claimed a 5-3 win over the Giants on Monday afternoon.


5/30/2016 | Posey seeking fond farewell to Turner Field

Long before he began having tremendous success at Turner Field, Giants catcher Buster Posey was like most other young kids from Georgia who loved the Braves and dreamed of the opportunity to play in Atlanta. Thus Posey will be somewhat nostalgic as he and his Giants teammates spend this week playing their final games at Turner Field.


5/30/2016 | Romo's return from disabled list pushed back

The conclusion of Giants right-hander Sergio Romo's injury rehabilitation pitching schedule was delayed slightly, though the reliever is expected to rejoin the team by the end of the week.


5/29/2016 | Giants' offense picks up after Posey's pep talk

Exercising his influence as the Giants' resident leader and star performer, catcher Buster Posey called a brief hitters' meeting before Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Posey said little about the meeting, but it was basically meant to adjust his teammates' attitude.


5/29/2016 | Refreshed Span goes yard, shows off arm

After resting Saturday to enable his bruised right hip to heal, Span returned to center field with a vengeance in Sunday's series finale against the Colorado Rockies. He clobbered a long home run among his three hits and threw out a runner at third base to hasten the Giants' 15th victory in their last 17 games, an 8-3 decision.


5/29/2016 | Cueto overcomes back issue to beat Rockies

Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto maintained his success against the Colorado Rockies despite enduring stiffness on the left side of his upper back.


5/29/2016 | Pence embodies under-the-radar Giants' spirit

Hunter Pence is what the Giants are all about. He is arguably the most unrecognized impact player in baseball. There is not much conversation about Pence or the Giants until they show up at the ballpark.


5/29/2016 | Giants double down to take series from Rockies

Buster Posey had three hits and scored twice as the Giants' offense ignited early to claim an 8-3 victory and a series win over the Rockies on Sunday.


5/29/2016 | Posey appreciates Duffy's upbeat attitude

Giants catcher Buster Posey used terms often applied to himself in praising teammate Matt Duffy, who has calmly dealt with a mysterious, season-long road batting slump.


5/29/2016 | Folty opposes Shark in Giants' final Turner Field visit

In a pitching matchup that belongs in a spelling bee instead of a ballgame, Atlanta's Mike Foltynewicz will oppose San Francisco's Jeff Samardzija as the Giants visit the Atlanta Braves' ballpark for the final time. The teams begin a four-game series Monday.


5/28/2016 | Posey's 6-RBI game a good sign for Giants

Giants catcher Buster Posey created more memories for himself Saturday at Coors Field, where he hoisted a pair of three-run homers to match a career-best total of six RBIs as the Giants bested the Colorado Rockies, 10-5.


5/28/2016 | Gearrin's first MLB hit a remarkable feat

If Cory Gearrin's thoughts somehow could have been amplified on Coors Field's public-address system as he batted Saturday, nobody would have guessed he was about to get a hit in his first Major League plate appearance.


5/28/2016 | Posey's 2-HR day helps Giants rally past Rockies

Buster Posey's second three-run homer of the game keyed a six-run eighth inning as the Giants won for the 14th time in their last 16 games, 10-5, over the Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday afternoon.


5/28/2016 | Cain goes on disabled list; Stratton called up

Hoping that Matt Cain's recent progress has not been derailed, the Giants placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right hamstring and recalled right-hander Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento to replenish the pitching staff.


5/28/2016 | Rockies looking to break through vs. Cueto

The Rockies will have their hands full Sunday against the Giants, facing a pitcher they've historically had trouble against in Johnny Cueto. The right-hander comes into Colorado with an 18 1/3-inning scoreless streak against the team.


5/27/2016 | Chatwood's dominant start topples Giants

Tyler Chatwood gave up one unearned run in seven innings as the Rockies handed the Giants their second loss in the last 15 games, 5-2, at Coors Field on Friday night.


5/27/2016 | Cain could miss time after straining hamstring

Giants right-hander Matt Cain left Friday night's game against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning with a right hamstring strain.


5/27/2016 | Rockies hoping to solve Bumgarner

Colorado will get its second look of the season at Giants ace Madison Bumgarner on Saturday in a matchup against Eddie Butler. The Rockies tagged Bumgarner early in his May 6 start, scoring four runs (two earned) in the second inning, although they ended up losing the game, 6-4, as the Colorado bats fell silent for the rest of the game.


5/27/2016 | Pence, Belt OK, but get another day of rest

Giants manager Bruce Bochy sounded upbeat Friday about the health of right fielder Hunter Pence and first baseman Brandon Belt, though neither was in the lineup for the series opener against the Colorado Rockies.


5/26/2016 | Duffy deals with ebbs and flows all the same

Giants third baseman Matt Duffy's emergence from his doldrums at the plate has reaffirmed his legitimacy as an everyday player.


5/26/2016 | Homers ruled the day among top prospects Wednesday

Wednesday's slate of Minor League action saw four Top 30 prospects connect on a pair of home runs on a day where the ball seemed to be flying out of the yard across all levels.


5/25/2016 | Righting the ship: Peavy, Kontos rebound

The Giants' 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Padres on Wednesday included redemptive performances from a pair of right-handers needing a boost.




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