Bruce Bochy

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach, seen here against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on May 11, had a gem of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants make it 5 in a row thanks to Blach’s gem

AT&T Park — As Cody Bellinger’s tailing line drive went flying into…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach, seen here against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on May 11, had a gem of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mark Melancon, seen here in May of 2017, couldn't hold back the Brewers on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Mark Melancon set to rejoin Giants on Friday

AT&T PARK — After throwing a bullpen on Monday, Mark Melancon is on…

Mark Melancon, seen here in May of 2017, couldn't hold back the Brewers on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Hunter Pence was placed on the disabled list on Monday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Hunter Pence optimistic for short DL stint; Giants closer nears return

AT&T PARK — After Hunter Pence pushed through a right hamstring injury last…

Hunter Pence was placed on the disabled list on Monday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Moore (45) seen here on April 27. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants log back-to-back wins for second time this season

AT&T PARK — After playing 17 innings on Friday night, the San…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Moore (45) seen here on April 27. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants center fielder Denard Span (2) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on May 11, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Denard Span returns from DL to hit HR, double

The Giants got two crucial hitters back on Thursday. Shortstop Brandon Crawford…

San Francisco Giants center fielder Denard Span (2) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on May 11, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach (50) talks with San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley (5) at the mound against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on May 11, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ty Blach redeems himself against Reds — but Giants lose due to lack of hitting, bullpen

AT&T PARK — A week ago in Cincinnati, San Francisco Giants pitcher…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach (50) talks with San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley (5) at the mound against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on May 11, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Hits were hard to come by for the San Francisco Giants and Buster Posey, seen here on April 24, against the Cincinnati Reds. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can’t blame the park: Giants struggle again at hitter-friendly venue

Hitter-friendly parks have been anything but for the San Francisco Giants this…

Hits were hard to come by for the San Francisco Giants and Buster Posey, seen here on April 24, against the Cincinnati Reds. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ty Blach, seen here April 25, struggled on Saturday. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Rough weekend continues as Reds bash Giants

In the wake of his club’s 14-2 thrashing at the hands of…

Ty Blach, seen here April 25, struggled on Saturday. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Christian Arroyo appears to be an everyday player in April, exceeding expectations early in the season — even as the San Francisco Giants struggle. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants’ early-season struggles provide opening for stars of the future

Staying together because of the kids AT&T PARK — In between finding…

Christian Arroyo appears to be an everyday player in April, exceeding expectations early in the season — even as the San Francisco Giants struggle. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Michael Morse is back on the roster at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Lisa Suender/Flickr)

Michael Morse returns, hopes to ‘get that Giant feeling back’

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants summoned Michael Morse from Triple-A before…

Michael Morse is back on the roster at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Lisa Suender/Flickr)
Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw was more than the San Francisco Giants could handle on Tuesday. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Clayton Kershaw quiets Giants lineup in Dodgers win

AT&T PARK — It was supposed to be the battle of aces…

Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw was more than the San Francisco Giants could handle on Tuesday. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) pitches against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on April 14, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Madison Bumgarner won’t get surgery

AT&T PARK — Madison Bumgarner doesn’t have a timetable to return from…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) pitches against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on April 14, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Manager Bruce Bochy will now be writing Christian Arroyo's name into the lineup on a regular basis. (Stan Olszewski/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants’ ice-cold April, Arroyo’s hot start lead to top prospect’s promotion

AT&T Park — Throughout the opening weeks of the season, general manager…

Manager Bruce Bochy will now be writing Christian Arroyo's name into the lineup on a regular basis. (Stan Olszewski/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jake Lamb stands on third as Jeff Samardzija attempts to work his way out of a jam during Tuesday's San Francisco Giants game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Jake Lamb stands on third as Jeff Samardzija attempts to work his way out of a jam during Tuesday's San Francisco Giants game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Buster Posey’s replacement Nick Hundley reacts after striking out against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants take careful approach with Buster Posey’s head injury

AT&T PARK — The unofficial word of the day for the San…

Buster Posey’s replacement Nick Hundley reacts after striking out against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Jarrett Parker is still seeking his first hit of 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy views disappointing trip as test for young Giants (VIDEO)

AT&T PARK — After a trying opening trip which featured eight blown leads…

Jarrett Parker is still seeking his first hit of 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants first baseman Chris Marrero (49) catches a Oakland Athletics fly ball at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 30, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Chris Marrero makes it even harder for Giants to cut him

AT&T PARK — Through spring training Chris Marrero appeared to be everything…

San Francisco Giants first baseman Chris Marrero (49) catches a Oakland Athletics fly ball at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 30, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain: The question of camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants break camp with some questions answered — with a big one looming

The San Francisco Giants broke camp in Arizona on Tuesday the same…

Matt Cain: The question of camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Eduardo Nunez is getting treatment for his right shoulder. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants’ spring hits injury snags while fifth-starter dilemma looms

If the goal of spring training is to stay healthy, the San…

Eduardo Nunez is getting treatment for his right shoulder. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto has been struggling with blisters all season. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Bruce Bochy ‘really not concerned’ about absent Johnny Cueto

Bruce Bochy isn’t sweating the prolonged absence of Johnny Cueto, as the…

Johnny Cueto has been struggling with blisters all season. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)