Hunter Pence
RF SF
2 months ago

Pence homered, scored twice and drove in two in a 3-for-4 game with a walk Tuesday against Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Pence is having a dominant September, as Tuesday's performance brings his line for the month to .333/.404/.559 with five home runs. He has struggled with injuries and has appeared in just 101 games this season, but his OPS is now up to .827, his best mark since 2011, split between the Astros and Phillies.

Hunter Pence
RF SF
3 months ago

Pence extended his hitting streak to nine games with a two-run homer Thursday against the Cardinals -- his lone hit in four at-bats, although he also reached on a fielder's choice and came around to score a second run.

EDGE Analysis

Pence owners have been disappointed with another injury-shortened season, but when healthy, the veteran outfielder has been about as productive as ever. That's particularly been the case during this nine-game streak, during which Pence has an absurd 17 hits in 35 at-bats (.486) with two homers, a steal, seven RBI and 10 runs. As long as he can stay on the field, he should continue producing the rest of the way.

Hunter Pence
RF SF
3 months ago

Pence went 3-for-3 with a homer, two walks and four runs in Saturday's win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

That's three games in a row with at least three hits for the 33-year-old outfielder. In the short-term, utilize the production Pence offers while he's healthy. Through a more long-term perspective, although he veteran is currently hitting a solid .293, beware of his lowered contact rate this year and last compared to prior seasons. The trend may be mostly due to injuries he's sustained the past two seasons, but it they may also be attributed to increased age.

Hunter Pence
RF SF
3 months ago

Pence went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and four runs scored in Friday's extra-inning win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Pence has now collected seven hits over his last two games. Unfortunately, the top of the Giants' lineup has been ice cold, so his seven hits yielded just one RBI in those games. With two more games against the Diamondbacks followed by a three-game set with the Padres, Pence should get more opportunities to feast on sub-par pitching.

Hunter Pence
RF SF
3 months ago

Pence went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger's seventh-inning blast allowed the Giants to avoid the shutout and marked his second round-tripper in as many games. Pence has a modest four-game hitting streak and has started September off with three hits, two runs, two homers and three RBI over his first seven at-bats.

Hunter Pence
RF SF
3 months ago

Pence went 2-for-4 with his ninth home run and two RBI in Thursday's road loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

He's now equaled last year's homer total -- but it took him 25 more games this time around. That said, Pence has been swinging the bat fairly well when healthy lately -- over his last 14 games, he's gone 18-for-53 (.340) with a couple homers. That's not exactly the studly stat line we look for from him, but it's an improvement over what Pence has generally offered during his injury-ravaged 2015 and 2016 campaigns.

Hunter Pence
RF SF
3 months ago

Pence (hamstring) returned to the lineup Tuesday and went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Pence had missed the Giants' last three games with a hamstring injury. There was great concern surrounding the veteran slugger considering he had surgery on his hamstring earlier this season. Pence's big day at the plate should put those injury concerns to rest for the time being.

Hunter Pence
RF SF
3 months ago

Pence (hamstring) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

He was considered likely to return Tuesday after reporting improvement with the hamstring over the weekend, and the training staff has indeed signed off on Pence playing in the series opener against Arizona. Pence will look to improve on his dismal 4-for-26 career record against Tuesday's starter Zack Greinke.

Hunter Pence
RF SF
3 months ago

Pence (hamstring) remains out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Braves, Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected Pence is out of Sunday's contest and will be replaced by Jarrett Parker in right field. At this point in time, he's still on track to return Tuesday when the Giants host the Diamondbacks.

Hunter Pence
RF SF
3 months ago

Pence (hamstring) is considered likely to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Pence reported improvement with his ailing hamstring Saturday, he is being held out of the lineup and it sounds like he will remain out for Sunday's series finale. Pence will need to continue to progress to hit Tuesday's target return date, but Pence and the team seem confident that four full days of rest -- the Giants are off Monday -- will be sufficient.