Bruce Bochy

The outfield bump fists after defeating the Oakland Athletics 11-2 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Carlos Moncrief’s big arm gives Giants manager options for late-game defensive switches

When San Francisco Giants outfielder Carlos Moncrief misplayed a fly ball from…

The outfield bump fists after defeating the Oakland Athletics 11-2 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Bochy provides updates on Cueto, Melancon and Belt

AT&T PARK — Sidelined starter Johnny Cueto is slowly making his way…

Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Matt Moore's ERA rose to 5.88 on Monday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Moore digs early hole in loss to Cubs

AT&T PARK — On a night when Barry Bonds drew the praise…

Matt Moore's ERA rose to 5.88 on Monday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker (6) hits a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants win again as Parker delivers another big day

AT&T PARK — After spending three-and-a-half months on the disabled list, Jarrett Parker…

San Francisco Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker (6) hits a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman (49) pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants crush Graveman, secure Bay Bridge split

AT&T Park — Kendall Graveman's first start in 76 games lasted all…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman (49) pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (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)

Cueto relives injury scare; Parker set for return

AT&T PARK — Johnny Cueto left his Monday night rehab start after…

Johnny Cueto gave up five runs on 10 hits in five innings on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea (55) pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on August 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants pour it on against A’s, Sean Manaea in Game 2 of Bay Bridge Series

OAKLAND — The San Francisco Giants sent 10 batters to the plate…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea (55) pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on August 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sonny Gray will start against the A's on Friday, and will likely face Dustin Fowler, the former Yankees prospect for whom he was traded at the deadline in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Melvin will be watching Sonny from afar, while Bochy praises Panda

OAKLAND — Bob Melvin admitted before Monday night's game that the incessant…

Sonny Gray will start against the A's on Friday, and will likely face Dustin Fowler, the former Yankees prospect for whom he was traded at the deadline in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Former San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans sits in the home dugout in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants GM aims to navigate building for future while competing sooner than later

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants officially became sellers during the…

Former San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans sits in the home dugout in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Gorkys Hernandez, seen here last July against the Los Angeles Dodgers, tied Tuesday's game twice and won it with a walk. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

From prospect to punching bag: The Gorkys Hernandez story

AT&T PARK — After navigating a professional baseball odyssey that has included…

Gorkys Hernandez, seen here last July against the Los Angeles Dodgers, tied Tuesday's game twice and won it with a walk. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Pirates first baseman Josh Bell gets turned around when he strikes out against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday at AT&T Park. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Sharp Shark shuts down Pirates in 2-1 win for Giants

AT&T PARK — It must be Shark Week. Starter Jeff Samardzija was…

Pirates first baseman Josh Bell gets turned around when he strikes out against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday at AT&T Park. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Belt, seen here in July of 2017, struck out looking with runners at the corners in his pinch-hitting appearance on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bochy’s ejection, Belt’s blunder highlight another Giants’ loss

AT&T PARK — In the fifth inning of the San Francisco Giants' 10-3…

Brandon Belt, seen here in July of 2017, struck out looking with runners at the corners in his pinch-hitting appearance on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ty Blach struck out a season-high seven in Sunday's loss. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants drop to worst 100-game start in San Francisco era

AT&T PARK — The San Diego Padres hung a four-spot on Ty…

Ty Blach struck out a season-high seven in Sunday's loss. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sam Dyson, seen here in July of 2017, blew the save against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

From Genghis Khan to Alcatraz, Sam Dyson is the most interesting man in the Giants bullpen

AT&T PARK — Sifting through the wreckage that is the San Francisco…

Sam Dyson, seen here in July of 2017, blew the save against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto is currently sidelined from the rotation.(Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Cueto to throw ‘soon’ as Bochy dodges Panda watch

AT&T PARK — Injured starter and erstwhile trade chip Johnny Cueto is…

Johnny Cueto is currently sidelined from the rotation.(Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner remains winless after six starts. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Padres spoil MadBum’s homecoming

AT&T PARK — Pitching in front of the home crowd in China Basin…

Madison Bumgarner remains winless after six starts. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Giants fans cheer at AT&T Park on Wednesday, when the team beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-4. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants return to the blueprint, beat Indians again

AT&T PARK — Solid defense, timely hitting and reliable pitching. It’s been…

Giants fans cheer at AT&T Park on Wednesday, when the team beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-4. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)
If Eduardo Núñez can prove he’s healthy, the San Francisco Giants could send him to a contender who could use his speed and versatility. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

As second-half begins, Bay Area MLB teams navigate lost summer

Bruce Bochy spent his All-Star break confronting an unfamiliar reality. For the…

If Eduardo Núñez can prove he’s healthy, the San Francisco Giants could send him to a contender who could use his speed and versatility. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto's ERA jumped to 4.51 on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants end nightmare 1st half 27 games back of Dodgers

AT&T PARK  — The San Francisco Giants capped off their disastrous first…

Johnny Cueto's ERA jumped to 4.51 on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto's ERA jumped to 4.51 on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants to start Johnny Cueto ahead of Matt Cain in final game before All Star break

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants will start Johnny Cueto in place…

Johnny Cueto's ERA jumped to 4.51 on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)