Hunter Pence RF SF 28 Days

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 1 Month

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 3 Months

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.

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

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 Months

Hunter Pence was 0-for-3 with a walk until clearing the bases with a double to break a scoreless tie in the top of the ninth in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Pence has killed his former team in this series, entering the night with six hits in 13 at-bats. He now has 6 RBI in the series and can help the Giants wrap up a four-game sweep on Thursday afternoon. Pence has been among the most productive hitters in baseball, slashing .304/.361/.479 with 13 home runs, 41 RBI, and 10 stolen bases.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 Months

Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a stolen base against the Phillies on Monday.

Perhaps not in the traditional sense, since he's still not drawing walks, but Pence has embraced the leadoff role, hitting .339 with 11 runs scored in 14 games at the top of the lineup. His overall average is up to .302. If he can stay there, it'd be his third .300 season, along with his rookie year of 2007 and 2011. Oddly enough, he's never finished a season with an average in between .283 and .314.