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BRUCE BOCHY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Panik gets shot in Pence's No. 2 slot in Giants lineup

Manager Bruce Bochy dropped Hunter Pence to fifth in the order Thursday, the first time Pence has batted lower than second since April 19, a move that could portend a significant shift in 2015. A lot of that depends on the development of rookie second baseman Joe Panik, who batted second. "Joe could settle in and be a good two-hole hitter," Bochy said. Bochy has tapped...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants win protest, will finish game vs. Cubs

Your browser does not support iframes. The San Francisco Giants’ protest of its loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday was upheld on Wednesday by Joe Torre, MLB’s executive vice president for baseball operations. Toree agreed with the Giants that the flawed deployment of Wrigley Field’s tarp meant that the game should have been suspended instead of awarded to the Cubs, who led...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Prevail in Protest of Rain-Shortened Game

The San Francisco Giants have reportedly won their protest stemming from a rain-shortened loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. The game will now pick up in the bottom of the fifth with the Chicago Cubs up 2-0.  Source: Giants prevail in protest of tarp-snafu game. Game to be resumed at 4 pm Thursday before reg scheduled games. To start B5. Cubs 2-0. — Gordon Wittenmyer ...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Protesting Rain Shortened Game After Groundscrew Snafu

((HT: MLB.com))Giants manager Bruce Bochy is challenging the result from last night when the Cubs were awarded a rain-shortened win over San Francisco.Here's what happened that caused the delay and the shenanigansYour browser does not support iframes.But, from MLB.com, here's why the game was called and not suspended:Had the Giants led at the time of delay, the contest would...
Via Online Sports Guys
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Bochy ‘frustrated’ over called game

The San Francisco Giants suffered their most frustrating loss of the season on Tuesday night, mainly because they had basically no control over the outcome. After the Chicago Cubs grounds crew failed to pull the tarp over the infield during a torrential downpour in the fifth inning, the game was eventually called due to unplayable […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence’s stolen scooter returned

The nation breathed easier on Wednesday night as San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence’s missing scooter was returned to its rightful owner. In an incident that will no doubt be remember as this generation’s version of the Lindbergh Baby kidnapping and Patty Hearst’s disappearance, Pence’s regular ride to the ballpark was scooter-jacked from a San Francisco restaurant...
Via Rumors and Rants
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: is Michael Morse the answer?

When the San Francisco Giants signed Michael Morse to a one-year, $6 million contract in December, they were banking on Morse returning to his 2011 form. In that career year with the Washington Nationals, Morse hit .303 with 31 home runs and 95 RBIs. Morse spent most of his 2013 campaign battling injuries and ended the season batting .215 with 13 homers and 27 RBIs through 88 games...
Via isportsweb.com
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants skipper Bochy: Must be fun to be a Dodger

LOS ANGELES Bruce Bochy might know his way around the NL West better than any other manager in baseball. The Giants' skipper has won six division titles and spent his entire 19-year managerial career with the Padres and Dodgers. Bochy has seen a lot in the NL West, but a run like the Dodgers' isn't something he's seen before. A 55-18 mark and from worst-to-first...
Via Fox Sports West
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Cuts his son Brett During Dinner

With a father like Bruce Bochy, who needs enemies? According to a story from Mark Townsend of Yahoo Sports, the manager of the defending World Series champions San Francisco Giants cut his own flesh and blood Brett Bochy, from big league camp in a way that would make Joe Jackson smile. That was the unfortunate case for the younger Bochy on Thursday night, though his father did take...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Did Bruce Bochy Call The Dodgers Paper Champions?

Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News said (via Twitter) San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy smiled when asked about interaction with Dodgers fans. “I don’t ever talk to them. I try not to, anyway,” said Bochy. When asked about the Dodgers, Bochy called them the favorites in the division (Pavlovic tweet). “That’s what I’m hearing. It really doesn’t matter...
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