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8/29/2014 | MLB Notebook: Petit's record no small feat

Making his first start in more than a month, Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit retired the first eight Rockies hitters he faced to run his streak of consecutive batters retired to a Major League record 46.


8/28/2014 | Replay confirms Rockies get Pence out at plate

The Giants unsuccessfully challenged an umpire's decision in the eighth inning of their 4-1 victory over the Rockies in which Hunter Pence was thrown out at home plate.


8/28/2014 | Blanco, Giants back Petit's record-setting day

Gregor Blanco's two-run homer in the second inning generated most of the Giants' offense and paced them to Thursday's 4-1 victory over the Rockies at AT&T Park on a milestone day for starter Yusmeiro Petit.


8/28/2014 | Petit retires 46th straight to set MLB record

Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit etched himself into Major League history by retiring his 46th consecutive batter in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Rockies.


8/28/2014 | Panik could solidify No. 2 spot in Giants' lineup

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Joe Panik's appearance in the batting order's No. 2 spot for Thursday's series finale against Colorado could be part of an ongoing audition, not just a product of mixing and matching.


8/28/2014 | Hudson notches 2,000th strikeout in Giants' win

Tim Hudson briefly felt confused when Giants manager Bruce Bochy approached him in the dugout after Wednesday night's sixth inning. Then other Giants players approached the right-hander for more handshakes. Hudson then realized that they were congratulating him for recording his 2,000th career strikeout.


8/27/2014 | Brewers' Peralta to face Giants looking for 16th win

On Friday, Wily Peralta will be aiming for his Brewers-best 16th victory. On the bump for the Giants will be right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, who is 7-9 with a 3.78 ERA on the year.


8/27/2014 | Posey's walk-off keeps Giants in Wild Card control

After giving the Giants a temporary lead in the seventh inning, Buster Posey sealed the outcome Wednesday night by clobbering a two-run, ninth-inning homer to lift the Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies.


8/27/2014 | Sanchez likely lost for season with concussion issues

Giants catcher Hector Sanchez is continuing to endure unpleasant post-concussion symptoms and almost surely will miss the rest of the season. Manager Bruce Bochy rated Sanchez's chances of returning to the active roster in 2014 as "very slim."



8/27/2014 | Bumgarner's near no-hitter doesn't surprise Giants

Madison Bumgarner's one-hitter Tuesday night was another in a series of efforts when he appeared to be on course for throwing a no-hitter. The Giants firmly believe that he'll someday accomplish the feat.


8/27/2014 | With precision, Bumgarner reaches new heights

"Magical" is about the best explanation for what Madison Bumgarner did during Tuesday night's one-hit shutout against the Rockies. Go back and watch it pitch by pitch. Watch the location. And the velocity. And the movement. And then watch it all over again. Watch the hitters. Watch their reaction.


8/27/2014 | Bumgarner takes perfecto into eighth in one-hitter

Giants ace lefty Madison Bumgarner was six outs away from a perfect game Tuesday when Justin Morneau intruded on Bumgarner's flirtation with immortality, poking a double down the right-field line. That was all the offense the Rockies could amass, though, and the Giants won, 3-0, inside AT&T Park.


8/26/2014 | Morales looking to right ship against Giants

Under normal circumstances, right-hander Tim Hudson might feel a lot of pressure Wednesday following up Madison Bumgarner's near-perfect game. But if Rockies left-hander Franklin Morales is anywhere near as wild as he was his last time out, Hudson won't need to be half near perfect to topple him.


8/26/2014 | Giants sticking with struggling Crawford

A pair of errors Monday night added angst to a fan base growing weary of Brandon Crawford's play, but the Giants shortstop isn't going anywhere -- and that includes extended trips to the bench.


8/26/2014 | Susac's progress opening Giants' eyes

Angel Pagan was next to manager Bruce Bochy in the Giants dugout Monday night when Andrew Susac hit a home run where home runs rarely go at AT&T Park: to straightaway center field. Bochy was thoroughly impressed and made even moreso after Pagan leaned over and told him the wind was blowing in out there.


8/26/2014 | Blackburn leads six SF prospects named to AFL

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season Tuesday, with six Giants prospects tabbed for the league. They are pitchers Clayton Blackburn, Erik Cordier, Steven Okert and Hunter Strickland as well as infielder Blake Miller and outfielder Daniel Carbonell.


8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.


8/26/2014 | Mistakes costly as Giants fall to Rockies

With a 3-2 loss to the Rockies inside AT&T Park on Monday night, the Giants dropped to 4-8 against Colorado this season. It was the home team that looked more like one of baseball's worst teams.


8/26/2014 | Bochy ejected for arguing balls and strikes

Giants manager Bruce Bochy voiced his displeasure with home-plate umpire Doug Eddings' strike zone throughout Monday night's game, and that came to a head in the bottom of the eighth inning.


8/26/2014 | Giants' challenge takes away Rockies' run

After the Rockies' DJ LeMahieu was called safe at home plate in the seventh inning Monday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy challenged the call, and upon review, it was overturned.


8/25/2014 | Giants need Lincecum to return to form

There's no question that the Giants need The Tim Lincecum to make their stretch run. But right now, Lincecum just isn't Lincecum.


8/25/2014 | Rockies look to continue thwarting Giants

The Rockies will look to carry over Monday's momentum when their ace, Jorge De La Rosa, takes the mound for Game 2 on Tuesday. He'll be countered by left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who has been just as sharp as De La Rosa this month.


8/25/2014 | Giants to skip Lincecum, start Petit instead

Yusmeiro Petit will take over for Tim Lincecum in the Giants' rotation Thursday, manager Bruce Bochy said before Monday night's game. Bochy said the rotation would be reassessed after Petit's start, so it's unknown when or if Lincecum will return to the rotation.


8/25/2014 | Scutaro won't return to Giants this season

It came as no surprise, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed Monday that injured second baseman Marco Scutaro's 2014 season is over.


8/25/2014 | Belt working out, but needs more time in recovery

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said first baseman Brandon Belt will need "a couple more weeks" before returning to the team. Belt hasn't resumed baseball activities, but is working out again, Bochy said.




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