Alen Hanson

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt scores a run against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy prefers calling the San Francisco Giants disruptors to spoilers

Updated 4:35 p.m. with Brandon Belt update. AT&T PARK -- Bruce Bochy…

 

Bruce Bochy, seen here in August of 2017, has now lost 11 straight. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants lose 11th straight, the most since moving to the West Coast

AT&T PARK -- Derek Holland is fond of graphic t-shirts. He wears…

 

Chris Stratton, pictured Aug. 21, turned in another solid performance in the Giants’ 11-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Chris Stratton again falls victim to anemic San Francisco Giants offense, Mets win 4-1

AT&T PARK -- Chris Stratton threw his third straight quality start on…

 

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35), seen here fielding a ball in September of 2017, was selected to his second All-Star team in 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants hold Brandon Crawford out again, call up Kelby Tomlinson

AT&T PARK -- For the third straight day, San Francisco Giants All-Star…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35), seen here fielding a ball in September of 2017, was selected to his second All-Star team in 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Without Rodriguez, San Francisco Giants fall in extra innings to Cincinnati Reds

After 11 innings of relative silence on offense, one swing sent the…

Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Andrew Suarez, seen here in his April debut, set a career high for innings pitched on Monday. (Courtesy SF Giants/via Twitter)

Dodgers-Giants fight punctuates comeback performance for Andrew Suarez

LOS ANGELES -- Since Andrew Suarez came up to the San Francisco…

Andrew Suarez, seen here in his April debut, set a career high for innings pitched on Monday. (Courtesy SF Giants/via Twitter)
San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey connects on an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants explode with hit barrage after series of wake-up calls

AT&T Park — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy criticized his players…

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey connects on an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Andrew Suarez pitches in May of 2018. (Courtesy San Francisco Giants)

San Francisco Giants sunk by Bucs in sloppy 10-5 loss

AT&T Park — For all of the talk about urgency from San…

Andrew Suarez pitches in May of 2018. (Courtesy San Francisco Giants)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Despite injury attrition, San Francisco Giants beat Arizona Diamondbacks for fourth straight win

With news of critical injuries to Johnny Cueto (Tommy John surgery) and…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants infielder Ryder Jones is congratulated by Nick Hundley after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants go young in Bay Bridge Series opener, as Dereck Rodriguez, Ryder Jones make big impacts

OAKLAND -- As of Opening Day, the San Francisco Giants had the…

San Francisco Giants infielder Ryder Jones is congratulated by Nick Hundley after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey connects on an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Second half preview: Should the San Francisco Giants trade Buster Posey?

At the start of July, the San Francisco Giants were 44-40, in…

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey connects on an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Pablo Sandoval, seen here on Aug. 20, 2017, has once again become the everyday third baseman for the Giants with the injury to Evan Longoria. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants remain committed to Pablo Sandoval despite slump

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants lost a key asset when…

Pablo Sandoval, seen here on Aug. 20, 2017, has once again become the everyday third baseman for the Giants with the injury to Evan Longoria. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto gave up five runs on 10 hits in five innings on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

St. Louis Cardinals spoil Johnny Cueto’s return as San Francisco Giants fall 11-2

AT&T PARK — After scoring just three runs in three games at…

Johnny Cueto gave up five runs on 10 hits in five innings on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Chris Stratton, seen here on April 20, had his best career game on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants, Chris Stratton flattened in Colorado

Fans who packed Coors Field on Tuesday night for pre-July 4 fireworks…

Chris Stratton, seen here on April 20, had his best career game on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner in June of 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Bumgarner’s scoreless streak ends, Rockies come back at Coors

It looked like the San Francisco Giants were on their way to…

Madison Bumgarner in June of 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt, center, and Nick Hundley, right, are congratulated in the dugout after Hundley hit a two-run home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. The Giants won, 4-1. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt, center, and Nick Hundley, right, are congratulated in the dugout after Hundley hit a two-run home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. The Giants won, 4-1. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Hunter Pence had a home run and an RBI double for the Giants on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy still holding onto veteran outfielders despite Slater call-up

AT&T PARK -- The San Francisco Giants have an outfield problem. It's…

Hunter Pence had a home run and an RBI double for the Giants on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jeff Samardzija, pictured on April 25, 2018, couldn't hold back the Astros on Wednesday.  (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants notebook: Mark Melancon not quite ready to close, Jeff Samardzija may have one more rehab start

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants starter Jeff Samardzija has completed his…

Jeff Samardzija, pictured on April 25, 2018, couldn't hold back the Astros on Wednesday.  (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland fight in May of 2017. Because of that incident, and one early this week, Strickland may seek some sort of anger management help. (Screenshot courtesy SF Giants on NBCSN/Twitter)

San Francisco Giants: Hunter Strickland faces the media before Padres opener; Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija updates

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland faced the media…

Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland fight in May of 2017. Because of that incident, and one early this week, Strickland may seek some sort of anger management help. (Screenshot courtesy SF Giants on NBCSN/Twitter)
San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson, seen here on May 5, started in place of Brandon Crawford for the second straight game on Wednesday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

San Francisco Giants: Alen Hanson goes down with lower-leg injury

AT&T Park — San Francisco Giants infielder Alen Hanson fouled a ball…

San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson, seen here on May 5, started in place of Brandon Crawford for the second straight game on Wednesday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)