Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval hit back-to-back homers and Yusmeiro Petit won his first game in four years, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Madison Bumgarner (11-8) took a shutout into the seventh and wound up allowing three runs on seven hits over eight innings. He walked four and struck out five.
Hunter Pence hit two doubles, a triple and drove in five runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 14-10 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
Brandon Belt had two hits, including a home run, for the Giants, who have lost five of seven. Javier Lopez (1-2) allowed all three runs in the 10th to take the loss.
“We’re going to have to change this up,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “We’re not getting any production from our lead-off hitters. We’re definitely going through a tough time and we’re going to change things up here a little bit.”
Hunter Pence quickly became a fan favorite in Philadelphia because of his hard play, general quirkiness, and most famously his slogan, “Let’s go eat!” which became jargon for Philadelphians.
The San Francisco Giants are listening on potential trades for outfielder Hunter Pence, starter Tim Lincecum and reliever Javier Lopez, their three major free agents, but a person connected to the Giants organization pegged the price as “very strong” on Pence and Lincecum.
The New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds are among the latest teams to check in on the San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence, but there doesn’t appear to be a match with those teams at this point.
The outfield trading market, once bordering on woeful, looks a bit better with Hunter Penceavailable and hitting well. Giancarlo Stanton, Michael Cuddyer and Jose Bautista remain all but certain to stay put, but Pence is a big add to a fairly thin group.
The Cincinnati Reds found just about every way to beat the San Francisco Giants this season after falling in frustrating fashion to the World Series champions last October.