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National baseball writer/columnist, San Francisco Chronicle, 28th year covering Giants, A's, 33rd year covering ball.

Being Buster Posey - Giants’ catcher hears it from all sides — In an essay in Sunday's New York Times, a distinguished news reporter chronicled his five-city, eight-game, eight-day venture with his two sons and called out Buster Posey for not signing an autograph for his 12-year-old, concluding the moment provided a "life lesson" for how "heroes can disappoint us."
Sep 01, 2015

My hometown newspaper weighs in on my employer's story about Buster Posey ignoring a kid's autograph request.…

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Heston wants to ‘get back to where I was’ — Heston wants to 'get back to where I was' Chris Heston returned to his roots, the minor leagues, for a refresher course and seems re-energized for his start Sunday.
Aug 30, 2015

Heston comments on today's start and what #sfgiants are thinking about September callups:… via @sfchronicle

Dave Stewart: Diamondbacks pushing Giants, Dodgers — we are mathematically eliminated, we believe we have a chance. The Astros are a marvelous story after averaging 104 losses the past four seasons and are on target for an 18-win improvement over last year, but the Diamondbacks aren't far behind at a projected plus-16.

Giants lack punch, blanked by Cardinals — Never during the Giants' offseason strategizing did the decision-makers bring up Blanco as a fifth hitter, but that's the lineup that faced Cardinals starter Lance Lynn, who stifled the Giants into the eighth inning before exiting with a right ankle injury.

Buster Posey sits (elbow soreness), Chris Heston ready for Sunday — Buster Posey sits (elbow soreness), Chris Heston ready for Sunday A day after getting drilled just above his left elbow by pitcher Michael Wacha, Buster Posey is out of Saturday's lineup. Posey expects to be in Sunday's lineup, and Bochy said it should be a one-day absence.

Cain on DL; Heston to start Sunday — Cain on DL; Heston to start Sunday If called, Matt Cain said, he'd make himself available as a reliever in September. "Whatever we've got to do to get in the postseason, I'm up for it," Cain said. Cain was placed on the disabled list Friday with elbow nerve irritation, clearing the way for Chris Heston to start Sunday.

Giants beat Cardinals on Kelby Tomlinson’s walkoff single — Facing a five-man infield, Kelby Tomlinson hit a bases-loaded single up the middle against lefty Kevin Siegrist, who had trouble throwing strikes throughout the ninth inning. With the bases loaded and no outs, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny called in outfielder Brandon Moss to be a fifth infielder, but it didn't help.

Giants’ Matt Cain goes to DL, Chris Heston starts Sunday — Matt Cain was placed on the disabled list with right elbow nerve irritation Friday, clearing the way for rookie Chris Heston to start Sunday against the Cardinals. "I felt it in my last start, and it kind of lingered the next day," said Cain, who had an MRI, which showed the irritation, and cortisone shot.
Aug 28, 2015

What Matt Cain says about going on the DL and his thoughts on returning in September:… via @sfchronicle #sfgiants

Aug 28, 2015

RT @JohnSheaHey: What Matt Cain says about going on the DL and his thoughts on returning in September:… via @sfchronicle #sfgiants

Aug 28, 2015

RT @JohnSheaHey: What Matt Cain says about going on the DL and his thoughts on returning in September:… via @sfchronicle #sfgiants

Aug 28, 2015

Cain DL, Crawford to miss series, Pagan more rehab, Heston returns, Panik timetable (slow news day):… via @sfchronicle

Buster Posey lifts Giants past Cubs — After dropping their first five matches to the rejuvenated Cubs, the Giants rallied for a 4-2 comeback victory. Posey broke a 2-2 tie with his sixth-inning double off Kyle Hendricks, highlighting a two-run rally and perhaps getting his groove back.

Giants’ tough stretch against beasts of the Central — the division is the richest in baseball, like the American League East back in the day (Yankees, Red Sox and whoever finished third), and both NL wild cards appear to be coming out of the Central, leaving the Giants one option: win the West.
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Sep 02, 2015

RT @markasaxon: Ehire Adrianza tagged Justin Turner's on the helmet. Unfortunately for him, Turner's head wasn't in it at the time.

Sep 02, 2015

RT @Bruce_Jenkins1: Crawford out again. What a time to be injured. Missing the Greinke and Kershaw games.

Sep 02, 2015

RT @sfgiantsbeat: If you missed it, tonight's SF lineup: Pagan CF, Blanco LF, Duffy 3B, Posey C, Byrd RF, Belt 1B, Tomlinson 2B, Adrianza SS, Leake P

Sep 01, 2015

RT @hankschulman: Talked to B Evans. Said he's holding Lincecum 60-day DL in reserve if he wants to add another non-roster minor-leaguer shortly. #sfgiants

Sep 01, 2015

RT @ScottVanSlick: Only in LA can you leave Ballgame at 1 am and be dead stopped on the highway on the way back home😩

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