Hunter Pence RF SF 4 weeks ago

Pence (forearm) has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the left ulna and is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

X-rays confirmed the Giants' fears; Pence did indeed suffer a fractured forearm as a result of being hit by a pitch during Thursday's Cactus League game. He will be fitted with a cast, and while it sounds like he could still make it back before the end of April, everything will depend on how quickly he progresses in the weeks ahead. Gregor Blanco and Juan C. Perez are the top in-house candidates to replace Pence in right, though the team could also go outside the organization to find a fill-in.

Hunter Pence RF SF 4 weeks ago

The Giants' staff fear that Pence has a broken left forearm, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Pence's official timetable will likely become more clear once the X-rays come back, but it's believed the exam will confirm the break as a result of a hit by pitch Thursday. Look for the team to provide an update in the near future.

Hunter Pence RF SF 6 months ago

Pence is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.

Pence will get his first day off since 2012 as the Giants give most of their regulars a rest in advance of the postseason. Juan Perez will get the start in right field in Pence's place.

Hunter Pence RF SF 6 months ago

Pence went 0-for-4 with an RBI batting lead off for the Giants on Wednesday.

With news of Angel Pagan (back) being shut down for the rest of the season, manager Bruce Bochy decided to slot Pence at the top of his lineup. He had success there earlier this year when Pagan was sidelined, seeing an increase in runs scored and an obvious decrease in RBI. Wednesday's decision could have been influenced by having a lefty on the mount opposite the Giants, because Gregor Blanco (2-for-4) makes more sense batting lead off when a righty is on the mound.

Hunter Pence RF SF 7 months ago

Pence hit both his fifth and his 19th home runs in Monday's double-header, going a collective 3-for-7 with four runs and five RBI in the split with the Rockies.

That wasn't a typo, the first game of the double-header was a make up from May 22 postponement at Coors, in which Pence hit his fifth home run of the season. In the nightcap, Pence went yard for the 19th time this year. In 2013, Pence's best month of baseball came in September, and he has definitely kicked off 2014's September with a bang as well.

Hunter Pence RF SF 7 months ago

Pence went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored in the Giants' 15-5 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Pence extended his hitting streak to 13 games. He's 8-for-13 in his last three games with five RBIs. He's now batting .292 in August and has kept his season average high at .294.

Hunter Pence RF SF 7 months ago

Pence extended his hitting streak to 11 games after Friday's 3-for-4 performance. He also scored a pair of runs and collected three RBI in the win over Milwaukee.

Pence has been locked in at the plate, contributing nine runs, two homers, nine RBI, and four multi-hit games over that 11-game stretch. He is continuing last year's trend of finishing the season with a strong month of August, and hopefully for his owners, another strong month of September.

Hunter Pence RF SF 7 months ago

Pence only collected one hit in Saturday's win over the Phillies, but it was a solo shot off of starter Kyle Kendrick.

Pence has been one of the more consistent fantasy assets this season, providing value in all five offensive departments and never really going cold for an extended period of time. He is proving that his career-year in 2013 was no fluke.

Hunter Pence RF SF 8 months ago

Pence was 2-for-6 and scored his league-leading 80th run of the season Wednesday against the Brewers.

Pence is on an 8-for-19 (.421) tear in his last four games. Over that span, the leadoff hitter has two home runs and scored seven times. Pence is slashing .291/.346/.475 with 15 long balls and 10 steals on the year.

Hunter Pence RF SF 8 months ago

Pence went 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs Sunday against the Mets.