Hunter Pence

Bruce Bochy (15) heads into the dugout after being ejected during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

A task too messy for even Bochy

For a moment, but just one, Bruce Bochy was able to love…

Bruce Bochy (15) heads into the dugout after being ejected during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Buster Posey connects for a grand slam off San Diego's Ian Kennedy in the Giants' 6-0 over the Padres on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Giants win behind Posey slam, but heavy questions lurk

It takes more than a couple of injuries to Nori Aoki and…

Buster Posey connects for a grand slam off San Diego's Ian Kennedy in the Giants' 6-0 over the Padres on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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Hunter Pence out of lineup again

NEW YORK — Hunter Pence could be headed back to the disabled…

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Morry Gash/APGiants outfielder Nori Aoki hits a single during San Francisco's 8-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday.

Giants designate NLCS hero Ishikawa, resume winning ways

MILWAUKEE — One day, the Giants are acknowledging an offseason mistake and…

Morry Gash/APGiants outfielder Nori Aoki hits a single during San Francisco's 8-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday.
Beck Diefenbach/APSince returning from the disabled list on May 16

Spirited Pence brings out best in Giants

The Giants swear it's a tangible thing. They feel it makes a…

Beck Diefenbach/APSince returning from the disabled list on May 16
Tom Uhlman/APHunter Pence hit a two run home run Sunday to help the Giants to their third consecutive win over the Reds.

Belt, Pence homer as Giants beat Reds

CINCINNATI — Brandon Belt homered for the third time in three games,…

Tom Uhlman/APHunter Pence hit a two run home run Sunday to help the Giants to their third consecutive win over the Reds.
Gary Landers/APGiants' right fielder Hunter Pence (8) scores on a hit by Brandon Crawford off Cincinnati Reds' starting pitcher Mike Leake (44)

Crawford hits grand slam, Giants pound Reds 11-2

CINCINNATI — The Giants enjoyed watching Hunter Pence run around the bases.…

Gary Landers/APGiants' right fielder Hunter Pence (8) scores on a hit by Brandon Crawford off Cincinnati Reds' starting pitcher Mike Leake (44)
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe look on mascot Lou Seal sums up the way many Giants fans are feeling at this very early stage of the year: It could be a long season.

It’s not too early to worry about Giants

The feeling is that of apprehension, Giants partisans watching their team stumble,…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe look on mascot Lou Seal sums up the way many Giants fans are feeling at this very early stage of the year: It could be a long season.
Charlie Riedel/2014 ap file photoCatcher Buster Posey

Giants have challenges ahead, but don’t bet against them

Editor's note: Aubrey Huff was a member of the 2010 and 2012…

Charlie Riedel/2014 ap file photoCatcher Buster Posey
Darron Cummings/AP PhotoSan Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence (8) hit during a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs

Giants' Hunter Pence upbeat in clubhouse despite broken arm

SCOTTSDALE — Despite a cast on his left arm, Hunter Pence arrived…

Darron Cummings/AP PhotoSan Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence (8) hit during a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs
Darron Cummings/AP PhotoSan Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence (8) grounds out to Chicago Cubs' Tommy La Stella during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday

Pence breaks arm in Giants' 8-6 win over Cubs

SCOTTSDALE — Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined…

Darron Cummings/AP PhotoSan Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence (8) grounds out to Chicago Cubs' Tommy La Stella during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday
Darron Cummings/AP PhotoSan Francisco Giants' Nori Aoki runs during spring training baseball practice Tuesday

Giants have high expectations of new-look, healthy outfield

SCOTTSDALE — Nori Aoki has reconsidered his original plan to wrestle big…

Darron Cummings/AP PhotoSan Francisco Giants' Nori Aoki runs during spring training baseball practice Tuesday
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

Hunter Pence thrives in the strangeness of October

As quirky as Hunter Pence is, this time he really was off…

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
AP Photo/David ZalubowskiSan Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence follows the flight of his single against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday

Posey, Giants rally for 12-7 win over Rockies

Buster Posey is rounding into form, looking more and more like the…

AP Photo/David ZalubowskiSan Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence follows the flight of his single against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday
AP Photo/Kathy WillensSan Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits a third-inning

Bumgarner gem, Pence's 2 HRs take Giants past Mets

On a weekend full of fine pitching performances and brisk games, Madison…

AP Photo/Kathy WillensSan Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits a third-inning
Chris Szagola/APThe Giants' Hunter Pence slices his three-run double to right field in the ninth inning of Wednesday's victory over the Phillies.

Hunter Pence drives in 3 as Giants beat Phillies 3-1

PHILADELPHIA -- Hunter Pence drove in all of San Francisco's runs with…

Chris Szagola/APThe Giants' Hunter Pence slices his three-run double to right field in the ninth inning of Wednesday's victory over the Phillies.
Hunter Pence had posted a picture of his scooter on Twitter for people to keep an eye out for it.

Giants RF Pence's stolen scooter returned

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence's scooter was returned undamaged Wednesday after it was…

Hunter Pence had posted a picture of his scooter on Twitter for people to keep an eye out for it.
AP Photo/David ZalubowskiSan Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence follows the flight of his single against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday

Hunter Pence tweets about stolen scooter

Hunter Pence is a lot of things to the San Francisco Giants…

AP Photo/David ZalubowskiSan Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence follows the flight of his single against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Pence well worth Giants’ investment

The question as to whether a pro ballplayer is "worth" his new…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Giants pound Braves 10-4 to win series

Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford homered to power the Giants…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford