Hunter Pence

SFG: Will Andrew Susac Spark Giants’ Offense with Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki Out?

Jun 3, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac (34) after the top of the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 3, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac (34) after the top of the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants are suddenly facing a shortage of outfielders with Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki both injured. Because of this, the Giants are in need of an offensive spark, and that spark could end up coming from Andrew Susac, not Gregor Blanco and Justin Maxwell, who are filling in for those starting roles.

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SFG: Hunter Pence Injury Update: First Rehab Game Completed

Apr 6, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 6, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Hunter Pence is inching closer and closer to returning to the field for the San Francisco Giants. After several weeks of rehab, treatment, and live batting practice, Pence finally played in his first game since being hit by a pitch in Spring Training that broke his forearm.

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SFG: San Francisco Giants Injury Updates: Peavy, Cain, Pence, Ishikawa

April 17, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy (22) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 9-0. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

April 17, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy (22) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 9-0. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants started off the 2015 season on a dismal note with several players injured. After starting off the season 4-10, the Giants have started to play better baseball and now have an 11-13 record, which is currently fourth in the National League West. In addition to the higher level of play, the Giants are also expecting some of their injured players to return the field in the near future.

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SFG: San Francisco Giants Injury Updates: Cain, Pence

Apr 9, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) in the dugout during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 9, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) in the dugout during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have started off the 2015 season with two key players injured: Hunter Pence and Matt Cain. The Giants have gone 7-11 without them so far, which ranks last in the National League West. They are 3-1 in their last four games though.

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SFG: San Francisco Giants Mailbag: New Players, Pence’s Injury, Spring Training

Mar 9, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; A general view of the field prior to a spring training baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 9, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; A general view of the field prior to a spring training baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants are a couple weeks into Spring Training games and are just a few weeks away from Opening Day. It’s time for another round of questions about this Giants team.

In this week’s Giants Mailbag post, we will discuss the new players and which one has the most potential to have a strong year for the Giants, who will step up offensively with Hunter Pence out, and the Giants’ slow start to Spring Training.

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GSW: Golden State Warriors Get Boost from Hunter Pence

Jan 31, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence acknowledges the crowd during a timeout between the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns in the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 31, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence acknowledges the crowd during a timeout between the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns in the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors were seeking a spark. They had lost two games in a row and were lacking their usual energy in both losses.

As the Warriors hoped to end their pseudo-slump with a win against the Phoenix Suns last night, the Warriors got some much-needed energy from a Bay Area sports hero who knows a little something about winning championships.

Hunter Pence.

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Complete 2014 National League All-Star Game Roster

Jul 16, 2013; Flushing, NY, USA; The National League all stars look on as catcher Yadier Molina (4) of the St. Louis Cardinals is on deck during the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 16, 2013; Flushing, NY, USA; The National League all stars look on as catcher Yadier Molina (4) of the St. Louis Cardinals is on deck during the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game is on Tuesday, July 15th. The starting lineup for the National League was voted on and decided by the fans. Injury replacements have been named, and the final spots have been filled.

The San Francisco Giants have three All-Stars on the National League roster. Two of them were named right away when the other reserves were announced, and one was just named on Sunday.

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