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Thu. Sep 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Crawford went 4 for 4 and drove in a run in the Giants' 4-2 win over Arizona on Wednesday night.
Impact: Crawford, now batting .246, is 12 for 24 with seven RBIs in his last seven games. The four hits matched a career high set in Arizona on June 8, 2013.
Thu. Sep 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Romo (6-4) picked up the win Wednesday after tossing a clean eighth inning against the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Romo continues to serve as the team's setup man, even after manager Bruce Bochy said at the end of Aguust that Romo and Santiago Casilla would share closing opportunities. Casilla has definitely been the better of the two relievers, and the team is having success with the current bullpen setup, so Romo should continue to be a solid source of holds for the rest of the season.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Casilla struck out a pair in a scoreless inning against the D-backs on Wednesday to record his 17th save of the season.
Impact: Sergio Romo tossed a scoreless eighth and was credited with a win Wednesday. As the Giants continue to push toward a playoff spot, Casilla remains in the ninth-inning role after replacing Romo in late June.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bumgarner struck out six and walked two while holding the D-backs to two runs on seven hits over six innings Wednesday.
Impact: He did not factor in the decision, as Arizona rookie Andrew Chafin turned in a similarly productive quality start for the D-backs. With the Giants still pushing to secure a playoff spot, Bumgarner has two more turns in the rotation lined up before the end of the regular season. He'll take the ball against the Dodgers on Tuesday before making a second start in the regular season finale on September 28 against the Padres.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Peavy pitched into the eighth inning Tuesday.
Impact: Peavy, acquired from Boston on July 26, allowed a run and five hits in 7 2-3 innings, striking out four and walking one. In his last seven starts, Peavy is 6-1 with a 1.13 ERA.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Sandoval went 2 for 4 Tuesday.
Impact: Sandoval is 4 for 8 in the series, though Andrew Chafin could baffle him Wednesday so beware.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Posey slugged a homer Tuesday and was 2 for 4.
Impact: Posey is hitting .454 in his last 24 games. He is an elite talent who is one of the fantasy world's brightest stars.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pagan (back) underwent an MRI on Wednesday, which was returned negative, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports.
Impact: Although Pagan missed a third straight game Wednesday, he reported significant improvement and even told manager Bruce Bochy that he feels he can play Friday. With his MRI coming back clean, a return this weekend seems realistic, but the team could take precaution and hold him out for another couple days as to protect against a possible setback.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Morse still feels pain in his oblique and is unable to get off full swings, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.
Impact: Manager Bruce Brochy had expressed hope that Morse could be able to return Wednesday, but at this point, it seems unlikely. Morse has been sidelined since the beginning of September, but if all goes well, he could return in relatively short order.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pagan (back) will undergo an MRI and may have to receive a cortisone shot, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports.
Impact: Pagan has missed the last two games, and will sit out for a third consecutive day Wednesday with a stiff back. His issue has been ongoing, and may require surgery in the offseason, but for now he should be considered day-to-day.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Belt is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Though Belt was activated from the 15-day DL on Monday, he has yet to enter the lineup in any of the team's three games since that time. It seems the Giants are content to bring him back slowly after a long-term absence due to a concussion, so it looks like he may be restricted to pinch-hitting duty in the early going.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Panik is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Panik will take a seat Wednesday with the left-handed Andrew Chafin on the mound for the Diamondbacks. He has been a mainstay in the lineup since being called up from Triple-A Sacramento, producing to the tune of a .303/.347/.373 batting line with the Giants this season. Joaquin Arias will get the chance at second base Wednesday and bat second in his place.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pagan (back) is out of the lineup again Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Pagan was scratched from Monday's lineup because of back stiffness, and missed Tuesday's game as well. He has been plagued by the injury throughout the season, and has been contemplating back surgery in the offseason. He will sit again for Wednesday's contest, with Juan C. Perez getting the start in center field and batting eighth for the Giants.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's win over Arizona.
Impact: Crawford has been heating up at the plate over his last six games, going 8-for-20 (.400) with a homer and six RBI over that span. He is a player who can get hot for stretches, and now would be the time to take a look at him if you need a little pop from your shortstop position.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sandoval (hip) returned to the lineup and went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Impact: It was reported that Sandoval had a sore hip after Monday's game against Arizona, but the Giants' training staff adjusted the hip and he was able to return to the lineup without missing any time. The two hits indicate that the hip won't be an issue going forward.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Posey went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Giants' win over Arizona on Tuesday night.
Impact: It would be hard to imagine being hotter than Posey the last month. He now has 21 long ones and 86 RBI and has seen his average jump from .279 to .312 since Aug. 19. San Francisco continues to stalk the division-leading Dodgers, and now trail its rivals by just three games, while holding the top wild-card spot in the standings.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Casilla slammed the door on the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night, tossing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout in the Giants' 2-1 win.
Impact: Casilla (16 saves, 1.86 ERA) has successfully converted 16 of 20 save opportunities, and while the Giants have recently stated he would share closing duties with Sergio Romo, he has clearly been their man when he's available.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Peavy was dazzling again Tuesday night, allowing just one run on five hits, walking one and striking out four over 7.2 innings of a 2-1 win at the Diamondbacks.
Impact: After a disastrous start to the season where he went 1-9 with the Red Sox, Peavy (7-13, 3.82 ERA) has turned it around in a big way in San Francisco. He hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last seven starts - six of which resulted in wins - and he will look to keep it going when he faces the Dodgers in Chavez Ravine next time out in what figures to be a game with serious playoff implications.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hudson has been bothered by a sore right hip for the past eight or nine days, but is determined to keep keep pitching through it, the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports.
Impact: He was demolished by the Dodgers in his last start, giving up eight hits and six runs while facing just 11 hitters in a 17-0 loss. Hudson won't make excuses, but it's reasonable to assume the hip is bothering him, at least a little. Still, he is expected to make his next start Friday in San Diego, which should offer him a perfect opportunity to put together a better outing.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sandoval (hip) is in the Giants' lineup Tuesday, batting fourth.
Impact: He won't have to miss any time with the sore hip that he got treatment on after Monday's game, so it seems he can be considered relatively healthy.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pagan (back) remains out of the Giants' lineup Tuesday.
Impact: He had a stiff back Monday, and it is presumably still bothering him Tuesday. Juan C. Perez will once again get the start in center field.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Arias got the start at first base on Monday, going 3-for-3 with a run against the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Arias has been swinging a hot bat of late, earning him playing time all around the infield for the Giants. The utility-man has raised his batting average more than 60 points since mid-August and is batting .467/.500/.500 in 30 September at-bats.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI on Saturday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Posey has hit safely in six straight games and has been carrying the Giants lineup for most of the last month. The 27-year-old catcher has seen his batting average climb from .279 to .311 since Aug. 19.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Vogelsong allowed four runs on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts Monday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.
Impact: All of the damage was done by a Mark Trumbo grand slam in the third inning. It was the first grand slam allowed by Vogelsong in 230 career appearances. The right-hander will take the hill Sunday versus a weak San Diego lineup.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sandoval is dealing with a sore hip that he got adjusted after Monday's two-hit performance against Arizona, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Considering that Sandoval was able to play through the hip issue Monday, his availability for Tuesday's game seems likely. The 28-year-old's status will continue to be monitored heading into Tuesday as he'll look to continue his success at the plate against the Diamondbacks.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Belt (concussion) has been activated from the 15-day DL in advance of Monday's game against Arizona, CSN reports.
Impact: The Giants waited until the last minute to announce the move, but Belt will be available for the first time since August 6. He's not in Monday's lineup, but it's possible he could return to the fold within the next few days, depending upon how much rust he and the team feel he may need to shake off. In 186 at-bats this season, Belt is hitting .237 with 24 RBI, 11 home runs and 55 strikeouts.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pagan has been scratched from Monday's lineup due to a stiff back, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports. Juan C. Perez will start in his place.
Impact: Pagan's back must have stiffened up during pregame exercises, so he'll take a seat while Perez steps in as the starting center fielder and leadoff man.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Morse (oblique) took batting practice Monday but looked tentative, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Manager Bruce Bochy said Morse is on the right track, but he's still at least a day or two away from returning. Morse has not played since suffering an oblique strain back on September 1 during batting practice.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Belt (concussion) could be activated as soon as Monday night, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: The Giants are still deciding when to activate Belt, but if it's not in advance of Monday's game, it will likely be Tuesday or Wednesday. He's passed all concussion tests, and it's now a matter of whether he's shaken off the rust and is ready to contribute. If Belt is not activated in the next couple of days, he'll likely play in an instructional league game Thursday in an effort to get as many live at-bats as possible before returning to the big league field.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Petit (5-4) tossed seven innings Sunday, surrendering four runs (three earned) on eight hits while striking out eight in the loss to the Dodgers.
Impact: Petit pitched relatively well Sunday, tossing a quality start against a tough Dodgers lineup. Unfortunately for his owners, he was facing off against Clayton Kershaw, who held the Giants' offense in check. Outside of a poor start at Coors Field, Petit has been excellent since joining the rotation, tossing quality starts in three of four starts and posting a sparkling 31:1 K:BB ratio over that span. His next start is a very favorable one against the Padres on Saturday.
Sep 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, according to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News.
Impact: Crawford, who tallied five hits over his last four games, will sit in favor of Joaquin Arias with the Giants facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Sunday.
Sep 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lincecum surrendered five runs on seven hits over three innings of relief in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.
Impact: Lincecum was asked to enter the game in the second inning after Tim Hudson was lit up by the Dodgers. He didn't fare much better than his predecessor, getting hit hard by the Giants' divisional foe. Lincecum has made three appearances since being demoted to the bullpen, and the results have not been positive (10.50 ERA). Yusmeiro Petit has been pitching relatively well since replacing Lincecum in the rotation, so it appears that Lincecum will remain in the long-relief role for the near future.
Sep 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hudson lasted only one inning Saturday, allowing six runs on eight hits while striking out two in a loss to the Dodgers.
Impact: After giving up four runs in the first, Hudson started the second by giving up consecutive singles to Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig before being pulled from the game. It was the shortest outing in Hudson's 16-year career. The veteran is 0-2 in September and has given up 14 runs in 12 innings over three starts for the month.
Sat. Sep 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Bumgarner allowed three hits with nine strikeouts over seven innings in Friday's 9-0 win over the Dodgers.
Impact: The left-hander is 5-0 with a 1.71 ERA with 50 strikeouts in his last six starts.
Sat. Sep 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Crawford had a home run, a double and three RBIs in Friday's 9-0 win over the rival Dodgers.
Impact: Crawford is 4 for 7 with four RBIs in his last two games.
Sat. Sep 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Posey continued his tear Friday, going 2 for 4 with a double in a 9-0 win over the Dodgers.
Impact: Posey is hitting a ridiculous .464 with seven homers and 25 RBIs in his last 20 games.
Sat. Sep 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sanchez (concussion) has been symptom-free for a week, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: It's certainly encouraging news, but the 24-year-old will visit a specialist soon to be sure he's OK. Sanchez is hoping to DH and play some first base in winter ball, and while the Giants haven't indicated as much, it could be a sign they are thinking about a full-time move out from behind the plate.
Sat. Sep 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ishikawa entered Friday's game as a pinch hitter and connected on a three-run homer in the win over the Dodgers.
Impact: Ishikawa has been seeing extended playing time, albeit not an everyday role, while Brandon Belt (concussion) has been sidelined. While Ishikawa has handled the expanded role well, he's likely better suited for a bench role at this point of his career. Belt took batting practice Friday and looks to be nearing a return, which would effectively push Ishikawa back to a reserve role.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford doubled, homered, and walked in four plate appearances Friday against the Dodgers.
Impact: Crawford is batting just .238/.320/.381 on the year, but with nine homers and 62 RBI, he is providing modest power production from a relatively quiet fantasy position.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bumgarner picked up his 18th win Friday against the Dodgers, tossing seven innings of three-hit shutout ball.
Impact: After notching a surprising zero K's last time out, Bumgarner fanned nine and walked two in this one. The only time he got into any sort of trouble Friday was in the sixth inning when the Dodgers loaded the bases. But Bumgarner kept his cool and got Adrian Gonzalez to fly out to end the inning. His season may be overshadowed by what Clayton Kershaw is doing, but Bumgarner has been as consistent as they come in 2014 and is definitely in the Cy Young conversation.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Belt (concussion) will take batting practice Friday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Belt said he "feels great" and believes he is close to being able to play. He has been dealing with concussion symptoms since July, and it has taken a lot longer than initially expected to get him this far along. He will add another big bat to the Giants' lineup when he finally returns to the team.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Posey led the Giants with three hits Thursday, collecting an RBI in the win over Arizona.
Impact: Posey continues to have a monstrous month of September, slashing a ridiculous .472/.488/.750 in 36 at-bats this month. He is rewarding owners who stuck with him through his lackluster months of April and May. With a .309 batting average to complement 20 homers and 82 RBI, Posey is making a case for being the best catcher in fantasy baseball.
Fri. Sep 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Peavy tossed 5.2 strong innings Thursday against the D-Backs, improving to 5-4 as a Giant by allowing just one run on six hits with eight strikeouts.
Impact: After going 1-9 with Boston and then struggling over his first few starts with the Giants, Peavy's turned over a new leaf -- or perhaps an old one. He finished one out short of recording his sixth consecutive quality start and has allowed just five earned runs in his last six outings dating back to Aug. 13. He'll draw another date against Arizona on Tuesday, this time in the desert.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Giants' manager Bruce Bochy classified Morse (oblique) as "doubtful" for the upcoming series against the Dodgers, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Morse suffered a strained oblique during batting practice back on Sep. 1, and the Giants are no longer optimistic he'll be able to return for the weekend series against their division rivals. Currently, Morse is only swinging the bat at 50 percent, and he'll need to get closer to full capacity before Bochy is comfortable enough to insert him into the lineup. Gregor Blanco has been performing admirably in left field in Morse's stead, so look for the team to continue to be cautious in easing him back into action.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Belt (concussion) was cleared to resume baseball activity after meeting with a specialist Thursday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Belt hasn't seen the field since Aug. 6, but he should resume first base duties for the Giants in the near future. He'll likely start with batting practice Friday afternoon, and although he may need a few days to get his timing right, it remains a strong possibility he'll rejoin the team before the end of the regular season. First base for the Giants has been a revolving door of Travis Ishikawa, Adam Duvall and Buster Posey on his off days, but it sounds as if some stability may finally be heading for that position as the Giants make their final playoff push.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Blanco went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a run and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Blanco has gone hitless only once in his last 13 games and is slashing .387/.441/.645 so far in 31 September at-bats. He's worth a look in a variety of formats while he's hot.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Vogelsong threw a two-hitter over 6.2 innings in a victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, walking five and striking out three.
Impact: Vogelsong recovered from a 30-pitch second inning in which he stranded the bases loaded to retire 14 of the final 15 batters he faced. The right-hander issued five free passes, but has earned a reputation as a battler, and that was on display Wednesday night. Vogelsong will face the Diamondbacks on the road in his next turn.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Petit threw a his second career complete game in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Arizona.
Impact: The right-hander is 2-0 with a 3.79 ERA in three starts since entering the rotation.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Panik had a career-high five hits in Tuesday's win over Arizona.
Impact: The second baseman has had three games with four hits or more in his last 16 games while batting .386.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Belt (concussion) will see a specialist in Pittsburgh on Thursday and if all goes well, he could start taking live batting practice Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports.
Impact: The last news we had was that he was hoping to be ready to play by the time the postseason rolls around, but if he can take live BP this weekend, there's a chance he could return to the Giants before the end of the regular season. However, there's so much uncertainty with regards to his timetable that it would be understandable to look for other options in single-season leagues.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pagan went 4-for-5 with three runs scored in Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Pagan has been scorching hot of late, going 17-for-45 with four RBI, nine runs and two stolen bases in his last 10 games. Not one for power (three home runs on the year), Pagan still does possess a solid .305/.344/.393 slash line in 364 at-bats this year.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Panik had the first five-hit performance of his career, going 5-for-5 (all singles) in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Panik is blistering hot, as he is 20-for-47 in his last 10 games. While nothing much more than a singles hitter -- just 10 of his 65 hits have gone for extra-bases -- Panik still boasts an impressive .327/.369/.397 slash line in 199 at-bats this year.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Petit pitched a complete-game gem Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, allowing just one run on four hits and no walks, while striking out nine batters. He completed the game on just 84 pitches, with an astonishing 68 of them going for strikes.
Impact: Although he got rocked his last start, allowing six runs on seven hits and one walk in four innings, that was on the road in Colorado. Otherwise, he has been pitching lights out of late, either in relief or now as a starter in Tim Lincecum's stead. He now owns a solid 3.62 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 110:18 K:BB in 99.1 innings this year. His next scheduled start is set for Sunday at home against the Dodgers.
Tue. Sep 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Giants hope to have Morse (oblique) available for this weekend's series against the Dodgers, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: Morse will not be available in any capacity for Tuesday's opener against Arizona due to a strained lower oblique, and it sounds like he's a long shot to play at all during the series. The 32-year-old is still sore after recently being treated with a cortisone shot. Perhaps he'll be healthy enough to start by the weekend, but look for Buster Posey and Travis Ishikawa to continue seeing most of the work at first in the interim.
Tue. Sep 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Belt (concussion) said Tuesday that he wants to play in the postseason, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports. "I don't know how realistic that is, but that's what I'm hoping for," Belt said.
Impact: The Giants have yet to formally rule Belt out for the rest of the regular season, but the 26-year-old's words suggest it would be little more than a formality at this point. Between the concussion issues and a fractured left thumb that cost him nearly two months, it's been a lost season for Belt, who hit .237/.296/.446 with 11 homers in his 51 games.
Tue. Sep 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Morse (oblique) remains out of the Giants' lineup Tuesday, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: Tuesday was thought to be the earliest possible date for Morse's return after he strained his oblique earlier this month, but he'll remain on the bench for a seventh straight game. Little has been reported in terms of progress with his injury, so it's uncertain whether Morse will be available in any capacity for the final two games of the Diamondbacks series.
Tue. Sep 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: A pair of three-hit games this month has helped ease concerns regarding Crawford's bat, but with lefty Wade Miley on the hill for Arizona on Tuesday, manager Bruce Bochy will turn to Joaquin Arias to man short. Crawford may very well continue to sit against tough lefties, but he should be in there to face nearly all opposing right-handers.
Sep 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hudson turned in six innings Sunday's loss to the Tigers, giving up three earned runs on eight hits and a walk while notching just one strikeout.
Impact: Hudson managed a quality effort Sunday night, but the veteran righty was certainly not at his best during the first week of September. In two starts over the past seven days, the four-time All-Star allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 15 hits across 11 innings. Hudson will look to regain his top form next weekend versus the Dodgers.
Sep 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford (shoulder/hip) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.
Impact: Crawford was officially listed as taking a rest day Saturday despite the hip and shoulder injuries, and it appears justified as he is back in the lineup today, batting ninth.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Casilla struck out one during a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to earn his 15th save of the season.
Impact: Sergio Romo served up a solo home run in the eighth inning, and Casilla continues to handle the closer role capably for manager Bruce Bochy. As a result, Casilla appears to be safely entrenched as the team's ninth-inning option for the stretch run.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bumgarner gave up three runs on 10 hits over six innings Saturday to pick up his 17th win of the season.
Impact: It was an odd start for Bumgarner, who didn't strike out a batter in the outing, as it was the first start of his career where he's failed to collect at least one strikeout. He's lined up to face the Dodgers at home in his next scheduled start Friday.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pagan (back) returned to the lineup Friday, going 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in the win over Detroit.
Impact: It was good to see Pagan only miss one game after experiencing tightness in his back (an injury that forced him to miss an extended period of time earlier this year). He's the catalyst atop the Giants' lineup, and they'll need him to stay healthy down the stretch in order to have postseason success. It wouldn't be surprising to see Pagan given a day off here or there in order to keep him on the field long term. But it appears that he can be deployed as usual in fantasy lineups.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sandoval continued his success against Detroit from the 2012 World Series on Friday, going 2-for-5 with a home run and a pair of RBI in the 8-2 win.
Impact: Sandoval just seems to step things up anytime he faces the Tigers, accruing a .304 average with five homers and eight RBI in 46 career at-bats against Detroit. He's having a solid season as a whole, posting a .289/.332/.440 slash line and staying healthy all year. Sandoval is in a contract year, so he will look to finish the season on a strong note heading into next season.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford is out of the lineup Saturday with a sore hip and shoulder, CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly reports.
Impact: Crawford will receive some treatment Saturday, and it's just being labeled a rest day, so he should be back in the lineup in short order. Matt Duffy will get the start at shortstop Saturday.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.
Impact: Crawford missed some time late last month with a shoulder concern, but his absence Saturday doesn't appear to be related. Rather, it seems manager Bruce Bochy is just sitting Crawford with tough lefty David Price on the hill for Detroit. Matt Duffy gets the nod at short.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Blanco went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, one RBI, and two runs scored in Friday's 8-2 win over the Tigers.
Impact: Blanco continues his roll at the plate, as the 30-year-old outfielder's current hitting streak now stands at nine games. Overall during this stretch, he's put together an impressive .394/.512/.788 slash line with seven extra-base hits, nine RBI, and nine runs scored.
Sat. Sep 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Peavy worked six strong innings in Friday's victory over the Tigers, giving up two unearned runs on six hits while striking out three.
Impact: Peavy extends his run of impressive work on the mound, as the veteran hurler is now 4-1 over his past five starts. During this stretch, the three-time All-Star is sporting an outstanding 1.04 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 27:7 K:BB across 34.2 innings. Peavy will look to keep it going on Thursday afternoon versus the Diamondbacks.
Fri. Sep 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pagan (back) is in the lineup, hitting leadoff and playing center field Friday in Detroit.
Impact: His back tightened up before Wednesday's game, but it was expected that he would be back Friday. While Pagan isn't much of a power threat, he is a very solid leadoff hitter and his .303 average and 14 steals make him useful in most fantasy formats.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gutierrez (biceps) saw his first action since experiencing pain in his biceps August 24. He gave up a run over his only inning of work in the loss to the Rockies on Wednesday.
Impact: Prior to the game, Gutierrez received a cortisone shot in his arm to help alleviate the pain. He apparently felt good enough to play, and the Giants wouldn't have pushed him without knowing that he was healthy due to having a deep bullpen with rosters expanding this week.
Thu. Sep 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cordier made his major league debut in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies, tossing an inning while walking one and striking out one.
Impact: Cordier is an 11-year minor leaguer who got his first taste of major league action Wednesday. He routinely hit 100 MPH on the radar gun, touching 101 MPH a few times. While that is impressive, his 5.06 BB/9 career mark in the minors indicates that he needs to exhibit better control if he wants to have a long-term career in the majors.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Sandoval went 3 for 4 with a home run, a triple and three RBIs in Sunday's win over Milwaukee.
Impact: Sandoval is batting .413 over 12 games.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Pence went 4 for 5 with three runs scored and two RBIs in Sunday's win over Milwaukee.
Impact: He's batting .404 with 13 runs scored on a 13-game hitting streak.
Sun. Aug 31, 2014 | STATS
News: Peavy pitched well again Saturday, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning of a 3-1 win over Milwaukee.
Impact: Peavy allowed one hit and fanned eight in his 7 2-3 innings. He's 3-1 with a 1.26 ERA in his last four starts.