Hunter Pence

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)

San Francisco Giants: Fortunes turn on called third strike against Rockies

AT&T Park --  For the third time in three nights, the San…

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)
Johnny Cueto is working his way back.  (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Injury updates on Mac Williamson, Hunter Pence, Mark Melancon and Johnny Cueto

AT&T Park -- Injured San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto (elbow) will…

Johnny Cueto is working his way back.  (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants and A’s: Grading out the Bay Area’s baseball teams after the first month of the season

A common thread connects both Bay Area ball clubs: The Oakland A’s…

Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Closing in on quarter century, Bochy maintains magic touch

Bruce Bochy was still busing through the backwaters of baseball when he…

Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Hunter Pence, seen here Aug. 21, hit a monster home run on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cueto deals, Pence provides the offense in Giants’ walk-off win

AT&T PARK — After Hunter Pence sent a 444-foot, 109-mph home run…

Hunter Pence, seen here Aug. 21, hit a monster home run on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Moore and the San Francisco Giants have had a rough season — to put it lightly. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

How are the Giants coping with prospect of losing 100 games? One day at a time

AT&T PARK — As the San Francisco Giants barrel toward an inglorious…

Matt Moore and the San Francisco Giants have had a rough season — to put it lightly. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Rare early scoring outburst from Giants leads to 10-2 win over Phillies

AT&T PARK — With the Phillies’ infield drawn in to prevent additional…

(Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/TNS)

Sandoval determined to make most of second stint in San Francisco

AT&T PARK — Some four hours before the San Francisco Giants opened…

(Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/TNS)
Gorkys Hernandez, pictured here in July of 2017, hit his sixth home run of the season against the Colorado Rockies on Monday after hitting none last season. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants win road trip for first time in more than a year

DETROIT — The San Francisco Giants have been one of the worst…

Gorkys Hernandez, pictured here in July of 2017, hit his sixth home run of the season against the Colorado Rockies on Monday after hitting none last season. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain lost to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Matt Cain, Giants can’t hold on to win streak, lose to Tigers in series opener

DETROIT — If Matt Cain didn’t have bad luck away from AT&T…

Matt Cain lost to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Fans watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on April 14, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

GIANTS NOTES: Madison Bumgarner throws again, Hunter Pence begins rehab

AT&T PARK — Madison Bumgarner threw again on the outfield grass on Wednesday…

Fans watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on April 14, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner's return to the San Francisco Giants remains open ended. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bochy on Bumgarner: ‘I think he sees light at the end of the tunnel’

AT&T PARK — Before the San Francisco Giants hosted the Atlanta Braves…

Madison Bumgarner's return to the San Francisco Giants remains open ended. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Dani Mathers, the 2015 Playboy Playmate of the Year, was ordered to clean up graffiti after facing criminal charges for posting a photo of a nude 70-year-old woman she took in a Los Angeles gym locker room. (Courtesy Twitter)

Scoop: Playboy model gets probation for body-shaming scandal

It’s too bad that Playboy model Dani Mathers won’t be going to…

Dani Mathers, the 2015 Playboy Playmate of the Year, was ordered to clean up graffiti after facing criminal charges for posting a photo of a nude 70-year-old woman she took in a Los Angeles gym locker room. (Courtesy Twitter)
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)
Mark Melancon. (Courtesy photo)

Mark Melancon’s arrival ushers in new era for Giants bullpen

AT&T PARK — Sitting in a fourth-floor luxury suite, overlooking his new home…

Mark Melancon. (Courtesy photo)
Matt Moore was dominant over 7.2 innings on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Moore deals, Giants batter Rockies starter

AT&T PARK — As Bruce Bochy took his seat on the stage to…

Matt Moore was dominant over 7.2 innings on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto is expected to return later this week. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Time has come for Giants to love us or leave us

Eleven days left in the regular season. Three National League teams. Two…

Johnny Cueto is expected to return later this week. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Santiago Casilla, seen here Aug. 31, blew another save opportunity on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ninth inning sinks Giants again

The boos began to rain down as soon as Bruce Bochy emerged…

Santiago Casilla, seen here Aug. 31, blew another save opportunity on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, seen here Aug. 21, was the losing pitcher on Monday against the San Diego Padres. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants shut out in loss to Padres

AT&T PARK — When the San Francisco Giants last saw the San Diego Padres,…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, seen here Aug. 21, was the losing pitcher on Monday against the San Diego Padres. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik, seen here Aug. 21, continued his hot streak at the plate on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants suffer tough loss to D’Backs

After his three-walk, four-run fifth inning doomed the San Francisco Giants on…

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik, seen here Aug. 21, continued his hot streak at the plate on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)