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

Wasted night for Giants - lose to Atlanta in 12

sfgate.com — ATLANTA - The Giants blew it twice Monday night. They led 7-5 with two outs in the ninth inning before old pal A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run, game-tying homer, and they led 8-7 in the 12th before Adonis Garcia hit a two-run walkoff homer, giving the Braves a wild 9-8 win.
Aug 04, 2015

The reaction - Casilla on fateful pitch, Cain on losing momentum, Tomlinson on bittersweet day: sfgate.com/giants/article… via @SFGate #sfgiants

Joe Panik to DL, Giants call up Kelby Tomlinson

sfgate.com — ATLANTA - All-Star second baseman Joe Panik was placed on the disabled list with lower back inflamation Monday, and the Giants called up infielder Kelby Tomlinson. Panik expressed frustration after Sunday's game because the back issue wasn't going away. He sat out the final two games of the homestand and played the first two games in Texas before sitting out Sunday.

Giants’ Joe Panik struggles with back issues

sfgate.com — On deck Monday at Braves 4:10 p.m. CSNBA Cain (2-2) vs. Foltynewicz (3-3) Tuesday at Braves 4:10 p.m. CSNBA Peavy (2-4) vs. Miller (5-8) Wednesday at Braves 4:10 p.m. CSNBA Bumgarner (11-6) vs. Perez (4-1) Leading off DH time: The Giants' designated hitters went 4-for-13 in the series: Angel Pagan (1-for-4), Buster Posey (3-for-5) and Hunter Pence (0-for-4).

In Giants debut, Mike Leake overshadowed by Martin Perez

sfgate.com — ARLINGTON, Texas - Except for a misplaced pitch he threw Josh Hamilton in the sixth inning, Mike Leake was everything the Giants could have imagined. Three days after he was acquired in a trade to solidify the Giants' rotation, Leake pitched into the seventh inning, but Martin Perez's fabulous start and Josh Hamilton's two-run homer handed the Giants a 2-1 loss.

Giants Splash: Joe Panik shelved again with back stiffness

sfgate.com — ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joe Panik's back issue flared up again, and the All-Star second baseman isn't in Sunday's lineup. Panik, who missed Tuesday's and Wednesday's home games with back stiffness, played the past two nights here. But running the bases Saturday, he seemed to favor his back, and it was noticed by manager Bruce Bochy.

Recent also-rans make biggest moves at trade deadline

sfgate.com — Consider the three biggest winners at Friday's trade deadline, if the definition of winning is substantially upgrading with top-level players to increase the chances of succeeding down the stretch. Royals, Blue Jays, Astros. Three teams with zero playoff hopes three short seasons ago, when they finished a combined 80 games out of first place.

Giants win on homers in 11th, spoil Hamels’ Texas debut

sfgate.com — ARLINGTON, Texas - The Giants are a royal pain for Cole Hamels. A lovely story was playing out for the left-handed ace in his Rangers debut Saturday night, only to be spoiled by the Giants.
Aug 01, 2015

Giants win on Pence, Belt homers in 11th — spoil Hamels’ Texas debut sfchronicle.com/giants/article… via @sfchronicle

Aug 02, 2015

Pence visited #rangers park as kid, remembers thinking, "I wonder if I could hit a HR here.” Story: sfchronicle.com/giants/article… via @sfchronicle

Aug 02, 2015

RT @JohnSheaHey: Pence visited #rangers park as kid, remembers thinking, "I wonder if I could hit a HR here.” Story: sfchronicle.com/giants/article… via @sfchronicle

Tim Lincecum on pitching again for 2015 Giants: ‘I don’t see why not’

sfgate.com — ARLINGTON, Texas - Tim Lincecum, speaking Saturday for the first time since being diagnosed with degenerative hips, was confident he'll pitch again this season. "Yeah, definitely," Lincecum said. "With the way I'm progressing and with the way my throwing program has been going, I don't see why not."
Aug 01, 2015

Tim Lincecum on pitching again for 2015 Giants: ‘I don’t see why not’ sfchronicle.com/news/article/T… via @sfchronicle

Madison Bumgarner ‘grumpy’ - Giants fall to Rangers

sfgate.com — ARLINGTON, Texas - The Giants returned to this steamy town for the first time since they clinched the 2010 World Series, and they were full of emotions again but for different reasons. At the end of the fourth inning in the Giants' 6-3 loss to the Rangers, Madison Bumgarner barked at his opponents during a benches- and bullpens-clearing episode.

Giants trade update: Mike Leake starts Sunday, Tim Hudson goes to DL

sfgate.com — ARLINGTON, Texas - Mike Leake is replacing Tim Hudson in the Giants' rotation. The pitchers spoke for the first time Friday, but there's a connection that goes back a few years.
Aug 01, 2015

Tim Hudson landed on the DL, and his old-person summation of his injury situation is hilarious: sfgate.com/giants/article…

Aug 01, 2015

RT @Buster_ESPN: Tim Hudson landed on the DL, and his old-person summation of his injury situation is hilarious: sfgate.com/giants/article…

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Aug 04, 2015

@saras_tweets He didn't refuse. Many other angles to pursue, little time.

Aug 04, 2015

@highhopes408 They blew 6-0 lead in 2013 vs. Rockies and also lost 9-8.

Aug 04, 2015

The reaction - Casilla on fateful pitch, Cain on losing momentum, Tomlinson on bittersweet day: sfgate.com/giants/article… via @SFGate #sfgiants

Aug 03, 2015

If the Giants only had Kelby Tomlinson in 1993. . . .

Aug 03, 2015

Kelby Tomlinson's major-league debut. Base hit to center. This guy can run. Keep an eye on him.

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