San Francisco Giants Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Cain (3-7) allowed seven runs on 10 hits -- including three home runs -- over four innings in a loss to the Braves on Thursday. He recorded one strikeout.
Impact: Things have gone from bad to worse for Cain in June -- he's given up 18 runs and six homers in 18.1 innings this month. His ERA and WHIP now sit at 5.54 and 1.73, respectively, and the underlying numbers offer little hope for a turnaround. His days as a starter may be numbered, although the last-place Giants could just have him continue to eat innings in what is a lost season.
News: Nunez (hamstring) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Braves, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: As expected, Nunez will be held out of Thursday's contest in order to rest his ailing hamstring. He plans to test it out before Friday's series opener against the Mets, at which point he could end up on the disabled list if he is still feeling discomfort. Kelby Tomlinson is starting at third base in his place Thursday.
News: Belt is not in the lineup Thursday against the Braves, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Despite riding a four-game hitting streak, Belt is batting just .179 (4-for-31) over his last eight games, so he'll head to the bench to clear his head. Buster Posey will take over for him at first base while Nick Hundley gets the start behind the dish.
News: Span is out of the lineup for Thursday's series finale against Atlanta, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Span earns a day off after starting the past four games in center, including a 3-for-5 day with a triple and one run scored during Wednesday's contest. In his place, Gorkys Hernandez will get the start while batting eighth.
News: Pence went 2-for-4 with his fifth home run of the season in Wednesday's extra- inning loss to the Braves.
Impact: After a slow start following his stint on the disabled list, Pence has begun to look like his former self, batting .351 (13-for-37) with five extra-base hits and seven RBI over his previous 10 contests. The 34-year-old's slash line still sits at .251/.294/.364 through 54 games, but his recent hot stretch gives fantasy owners hope that he can salvage what was looking like an injury-plagued and disappointing season.
News: Brandon Belt went 1 for 3 with a triple and an RBI Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Atlanta Braves 5-3. He ended the game with a .224 batting average.
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News: Aaron Hill went 0 for 3 Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-3. He ended the game with a .136 batting average.
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News: Posey went 1 for 5 Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Atlanta Braves 5-3. He ended the game with a .338 batting average.
Impact: He's 3 for 20 in his last five games.
News: Kelby Tomlinson went 0 for 4 Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-3. He ended the game with a .273 batting average.
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News: Pence went 2 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Atlanta Braves 5-3. The homer was his fifth of the season. Pence scored twice. He ended the game with a .251 batting average.
Impact: Two of his five homers have come in the last four games.
News: Crawford went 0 for 5 Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-3. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
Impact: He's 1 for 13 in his last three.
News: Span went 3 for 5 with a triple Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Atlanta Braves 5-3. Span scored once. He ended the game with a .274 batting average.
Impact: Span is 12 for 31 during an eight-game stretch.
News: Joe Panik went 0 for 2 Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Atlanta Braves 5-3. He ended the game with a .271 batting average.
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News: Sam Dyson did not allow a hit or walk in 2.0 scoreless innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Wednesday. Dyson struck out two, ending the game with a 9.43 ERA and 2.29 WHIP on the season.
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News: Austin Slater went 0 for 5 Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-3. He ended the game with a .310 batting average.
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News: Cory Gearrin fell to 1-2, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk in 1.1 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Wednesday. Gearrin struck out two, ending the game with a 2.37 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
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News: Gorkys Hernandez went 0 for 1 Wednesday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-3. He ended the game with a .213 batting average.
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News: Samardzija allowed three runs on six hits in 7.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Wednesday.
Impact: Samardzija struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.74 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
News: Samardzija allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings while striking out eight but had to settle for a no-decision in Wednesday's extra-inning loss to the Braves.
Impact: He rebounded nicely from a rough outing in Coors Field, tossing his third quality start in his last four trips to the mound and ninth of the season. Samardzija's control remains impeccable -- he has an 82:4 K:BB over his last 74.1 innings -- but untimely hits and poor run support have left him with just two wins and a 4.74 ERA on the year. He'll look for revenge on the Rockies in his next start at home in AT&T Park on Monday.