Hollister

22 Jul 19
Boston Herald
With training camp about to get rolling this week, it’s important to remember that players who stand out during the lead-up phases before the regular season don’t always turn into stars or even contributors. Players we get enamored with who look like superstars during the practice sessions, and might even flash during preseason games, haven’t always panned out. For every success story, such as cornerback Malcolm Butler, whose competitiveness and ball skills stood out during his rookie camp as an undrafted free agent, to Tom Brady, a sixth-round pick who turned heads despite being at the bottom of the quarterback depth chart at the outset of his first camp as a Patriot, there are camp stars who never amount to much. Let’s start with Chad Jackson. Who didn’t fall for the former University of Florida receiver during the summer of 2006? The Pats second-round pick had all the tools, and showcased them during the early camps. Watching him blow by defenders in practice with his blazing speed and make all kinds of eye-popping plays even in a non-game setting added to the hype. There wasn’t any ball he couldn’t run down. Talk about a camp crush, Jackson made it easy to fall head over heels with his talent right from minicamp. Even with the small camp samples, there was little doubt he was going to be a star. But he wound up catching just 13 balls for the Patriots. Between injuries and simply not living up to his billing, Jackson was cut loose just prior to the 2008 season. The failure of the pick ultimately forced the Pats to load up on more established receivers in 2007, and get Brady some much-needed weapons (Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Donte Stallworth). Jackson is the poster boy for a high Patriots draft pick who was expected to do so much more, looked like he’d fit the part, only it never materialized. There have also been a few undrafted free agents who grabbed headlines early but ultimately disappeared. GREAT UNKNOWN: Rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld will try to fill Rob Gronkowski’s shoes for at least one week. Tight end Zach Sudfeld sits at the top of that list. He had reporters buzzing during his first training camp with the Patriots. The undrafted free agent was one of the team’s best offensive players throughout the offseason. He played with the top unit and was pulling down everything thrown in his direction. Soon, he earned a few catchy nicknames, whether it was “Studfeld” or “Baby Gronk.” With his long locks, he was a favorite with the fans. And, with his ability, catching a touchdown pass and two-point conversion during the preseason games, it seemed certain he’d have an impact in 2013. Only Studfeld turned into Dudfeld. His play in camp did not carry over into a regular season game setting. Talk about a disappointment, the 6-foot-6 tight end was eventually released in October, a few months after making such a big splash during camp. More recently, Jacob Hollister, another tight end, also fits the profile. He’s the latest training camp wonder who didn’t pan out. Like Sudfeld, he was an undrafted free agent who flashed during the early camps and preseason. He was especially impressive in his first camp in 2017, showing off a good set of hands. He made the 53-man roster but only saw limited action during the year. Last season, he once again looked like he was going to be a breakout player, making the final roster after being a standout during training camp. Then he kept getting injured. With Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen both gone, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Hollister to finally shine this season. The Patriots, however, traded him to Seattle for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. In other words, they were no longer willing to wait for him to put it all together and make it happen when it counted. No doubt, there will be more names added to the list on both sides of the ledger in the coming weeks. We’re going to pump up several players who continuously catch our eye, especially with joint sessions with the Lions and Titans on tap the first two weeks of August. Some, like Butler, will make the grade. Others, like Jackson, will ultimately disappoint. That’s life in the NFL.
22 Jul 19
Healthcare Insight Analysis

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22 Jul 19
Daily Republic

Jul. 22–SAN FRANCISCO — It all feels better after a win, though. And after their third extra-inning victory in four days Sunday, this one courtesy of Mike Yastrzemski’s solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, the Giants remain 2 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot in the National League. […]

22 Jul 19
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22 Jul 19
Paradise Post
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have some banged up players right now. Alex Dickerson’s back is bothering him. Brandon Belt’s knee isn’t fully healthy. Others have the type of aches and pains usually associated with suiting up nearly every day for close to four months. It all feels better after a win, though. And after their third extra-inning victory in four days Sunday, this one courtesy of Mike Yastrzemski’s solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, the Giants remain 2 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot in the National League. It was the sixth walk-off win of the season for the Giants, who have now captured five consecutive series to improve to 50-50 overall. The Giants host the Chicago Cubs for three games, starting Monday, before they finally get their first day off since the end of the MLB All-Star break. “The way we’re playing, we’re a bunch of grinders right now,” Yastrzemski said. “Doesn’t matter if we’re going into extras or playing double-headers, we want to win. It’s fun being a part of something like this.” Takeaways from Sunday’s 3-2 win by the Giants. 1. The bullpen continues to shoulder a big load: Yastrzemski — as one might expect — was only going to take part of the credit for the Giants’ victory. Sure, he took a 3-2 changeup from Mets reliever Robert Gsellman the opposite way, as the ball just cleared the wall in left field. But the Giants’ bullpen once again the opposing lineup largely in check, as they combined to throw seven shutout innings, allowing just two Mets hits. Trevor Gott pitched the 12th inning and picked up the win, improving to 6-0 this season. In the three Giants wins over the Mets, the bullpen combined to allow just one earned run and eight hits over 16 innings. They were the biggest reason why the Giants were able to win the series despite scoring just seven runs in the three victories “Really, the whole season, the bullpen has just done a terrific job,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “These guys are getting a lot of usage, and that usually comes with close games like this. They’re just getting it done and you have confidence in every one of them.” 2. MLB debuts memorable for Green, Menez: Northern California natives Zach Green and Conner Menez both had favorite Giants players they used to watch when they were younger. Green, 25, liked Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent. Menez, 24, remembers coming to China Basin to watch Tim Lincecum. Both Green and Menez made memories in their own Giants uniforms Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 21: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Conner Menez (51) throws against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Menez, officially selected Sunday to — perhaps temporarily — take Drew Pomeranz’s spot in the Giants’ starting rotation, struck out six in five innings. Green had two hits, including a single in his first big league at-bat. Menez, a Hollister native, allowed solo home runs to Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario in the second inning. He settled down to retire 10 of the last 11 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the third inning. After he fanned Pete Alonso for the second out of the third inning, the Mets’ slugger, who began the day with 33 home runs, snapped the bat over his knee like it had all the weight and density of a toothpick. “I just thought he got better as he went with his command,” Bochy said of Menez. Green, of Carmichael, singled off Mets starter Steven Matz in the second inning. In the fourth, Green doubled down the left field line, scoring Buster Posey, who led off the inning with a ground rule double to right center field. Green, 25, was hitting .302 and had 23 homers in 64 games for the River Cats. “It was a special day,” Green said. 3. Derek Holland no longer a fit: To make room for Menez and Green on the 25-man roster, the Giants on Sunday morning designated veteran left-handed pitcher Derek Holland for assignment and optioned left-hander Ty Blach to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants needed fresh bodies, and felt Menez and Green would be helpful additions. Holland, even though he had shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, wound up as a casualty.  The Giants have seven days to trade, release or place Holland on irrevocable outright waivers. Holland had posted a 2-4 record and a 5.90 ERA in 31 games, including seven starts, in his second season with the Giants. Including Saturday, right-handed batters had hit .293 with a 1.022 OPS in 219 plate appearances against Holland this season. That includes 10 doubles and 17 home runs. Against lefties, Holland was stellar, holding them to a .182 batting average and a .471 OPS. He had allowed just one extra base hit to a left-hander this season in 89 plate appearances. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“The way (pitching coach) Curt (Young) and (Bochy) have used the pen, to great affect, we tend to go more inning-to-inning than hitter-to-hitter with that bullpen,” said Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations, Sunday morning. “When you have that kind of strategy, it’s a little bit tougher to kind of have the specialist, which I think is the ideal role for Derek the way he’s been throwing recently. “That’s one reason why I think they’ll be a lot of interest in him out there. The ability to get lefties out is pretty valuable. We’re in a position where we’ve got a lefty closer, a lefty set-up man and right-handed relievers who actually do really well against left-handed hitters.”
22 Jul 19
Redwood Times
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have some banged up players right now. Alex Dickerson’s back is bothering him. Brandon Belt’s knee isn’t fully healthy. Others have the type of aches and pains usually associated with suiting up nearly every day for close to four months. It all feels better after a win, though. And after their third extra-inning victory in four days Sunday, this one courtesy of Mike Yastrzemski’s solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, the Giants remain 2 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot in the National League. It was the sixth walk-off win of the season for the Giants, who have now captured five consecutive series to improve to 50-50 overall. The Giants host the Chicago Cubs for three games, starting Monday, before they finally get their first day off since the end of the MLB All-Star break. “The way we’re playing, we’re a bunch of grinders right now,” Yastrzemski said. “Doesn’t matter if we’re going into extras or playing double-headers, we want to win. It’s fun being a part of something like this.” Takeaways from Sunday’s 3-2 win by the Giants. 1. The bullpen continues to shoulder a big load: Yastrzemski — as one might expect — was only going to take part of the credit for the Giants’ victory. Sure, he took a 3-2 changeup from Mets reliever Robert Gsellman the opposite way, as the ball just cleared the wall in left field. But the Giants’ bullpen once again the opposing lineup largely in check, as they combined to throw seven shutout innings, allowing just two Mets hits. Trevor Gott pitched the 12th inning and picked up the win, improving to 6-0 this season. In the three Giants wins over the Mets, the bullpen combined to allow just one earned run and eight hits over 16 innings. They were the biggest reason why the Giants were able to win the series despite scoring just seven runs in the three victories “Really, the whole season, the bullpen has just done a terrific job,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “These guys are getting a lot of usage, and that usually comes with close games like this. They’re just getting it done and you have confidence in every one of them.” 2. MLB debuts memorable for Green, Menez: Northern California natives Zach Green and Conner Menez both had favorite Giants players they used to watch when they were younger. Green, 25, liked Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent. Menez, 24, remembers coming to China Basin to watch Tim Lincecum. Both Green and Menez made memories in their own Giants uniforms Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 21: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Conner Menez (51) throws against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Menez, officially selected Sunday to — perhaps temporarily — take Drew Pomeranz’s spot in the Giants’ starting rotation, struck out six in five innings. Green had two hits, including a single in his first big league at-bat. Menez, a Hollister native, allowed solo home runs to Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario in the second inning. He settled down to retire 10 of the last 11 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the third inning. After he fanned Pete Alonso for the second out of the third inning, the Mets’ slugger, who began the day with 33 home runs, snapped the bat over his knee like it had all the weight and density of a toothpick. “I just thought he got better as he went with his command,” Bochy said of Menez. Green, of Carmichael, singled off Mets starter Steven Matz in the second inning. In the fourth, Green doubled down the left field line, scoring Buster Posey, who led off the inning with a ground rule double to right center field. Green, 25, was hitting .302 and had 23 homers in 64 games for the River Cats. “It was a special day,” Green said. 3. Derek Holland no longer a fit: To make room for Menez and Green on the 25-man roster, the Giants on Sunday morning designated veteran left-handed pitcher Derek Holland for assignment and optioned left-hander Ty Blach to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants needed fresh bodies, and felt Menez and Green would be helpful additions. Holland, even though he had shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, wound up as a casualty.  The Giants have seven days to trade, release or place Holland on irrevocable outright waivers. Holland had posted a 2-4 record and a 5.90 ERA in 31 games, including seven starts, in his second season with the Giants. Including Saturday, right-handed batters had hit .293 with a 1.022 OPS in 219 plate appearances against Holland this season. That includes 10 doubles and 17 home runs. Against lefties, Holland was stellar, holding them to a .182 batting average and a .471 OPS. He had allowed just one extra base hit to a left-hander this season in 89 plate appearances. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“The way (pitching coach) Curt (Young) and (Bochy) have used the pen, to great affect, we tend to go more inning-to-inning than hitter-to-hitter with that bullpen,” said Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations, Sunday morning. “When you have that kind of strategy, it’s a little bit tougher to kind of have the specialist, which I think is the ideal role for Derek the way he’s been throwing recently. “That’s one reason why I think they’ll be a lot of interest in him out there. The ability to get lefties out is pretty valuable. We’re in a position where we’ve got a lefty closer, a lefty set-up man and right-handed relievers who actually do really well against left-handed hitters.”
22 Jul 19
The Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have some banged up players right now. Alex Dickerson’s back is bothering him. Brandon Belt’s knee isn’t fully healthy. Others have the type of aches and pains usually associated with suiting up nearly every day for close to four months. It all feels better after a win, though. And after their third extra-inning victory in four days Sunday, this one courtesy of Mike Yastrzemski’s solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, the Giants remain 2 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot in the National League. It was the sixth walk-off win of the season for the Giants, who have now captured five consecutive series to improve to 50-50 overall. The Giants host the Chicago Cubs for three games, starting Monday, before they finally get their first day off since the end of the MLB All-Star break. “The way we’re playing, we’re a bunch of grinders right now,” Yastrzemski said. “Doesn’t matter if we’re going into extras or playing double-headers, we want to win. It’s fun being a part of something like this.” Takeaways from Sunday’s 3-2 win by the Giants. 1. The bullpen continues to shoulder a big load: Yastrzemski — as one might expect — was only going to take part of the credit for the Giants’ victory. Sure, he took a 3-2 changeup from Mets reliever Robert Gsellman the opposite way, as the ball just cleared the wall in left field. But the Giants’ bullpen once again the opposing lineup largely in check, as they combined to throw seven shutout innings, allowing just two Mets hits. Trevor Gott pitched the 12th inning and picked up the win, improving to 6-0 this season. In the three Giants wins over the Mets, the bullpen combined to allow just one earned run and eight hits over 16 innings. They were the biggest reason why the Giants were able to win the series despite scoring just seven runs in the three victories “Really, the whole season, the bullpen has just done a terrific job,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “These guys are getting a lot of usage, and that usually comes with close games like this. They’re just getting it done and you have confidence in every one of them.” 2. MLB debuts memorable for Green, Menez: Northern California natives Zach Green and Conner Menez both had favorite Giants players they used to watch when they were younger. Green, 25, liked Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent. Menez, 24, remembers coming to China Basin to watch Tim Lincecum. Both Green and Menez made memories in their own Giants uniforms Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 21: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Conner Menez (51) throws against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Menez, officially selected Sunday to — perhaps temporarily — take Drew Pomeranz’s spot in the Giants’ starting rotation, struck out six in five innings. Green had two hits, including a single in his first big league at-bat. Menez, a Hollister native, allowed solo home runs to Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario in the second inning. He settled down to retire 10 of the last 11 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the third inning. After he fanned Pete Alonso for the second out of the third inning, the Mets’ slugger, who began the day with 33 home runs, snapped the bat over his knee like it had all the weight and density of a toothpick. “I just thought he got better as he went with his command,” Bochy said of Menez. Green, of Carmichael, singled off Mets starter Steven Matz in the second inning. In the fourth, Green doubled down the left field line, scoring Buster Posey, who led off the inning with a ground rule double to right center field. Green, 25, was hitting .302 and had 23 homers in 64 games for the River Cats. “It was a special day,” Green said. 3. Derek Holland no longer a fit: To make room for Menez and Green on the 25-man roster, the Giants on Sunday morning designated veteran left-handed pitcher Derek Holland for assignment and optioned left-hander Ty Blach to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants needed fresh bodies, and felt Menez and Green would be helpful additions. Holland, even though he had shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, wound up as a casualty.  The Giants have seven days to trade, release or place Holland on irrevocable outright waivers. Holland had posted a 2-4 record and a 5.90 ERA in 31 games, including seven starts, in his second season with the Giants. Including Saturday, right-handed batters had hit .293 with a 1.022 OPS in 219 plate appearances against Holland this season. That includes 10 doubles and 17 home runs. Against lefties, Holland was stellar, holding them to a .182 batting average and a .471 OPS. He had allowed just one extra base hit to a left-hander this season in 89 plate appearances. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“The way (pitching coach) Curt (Young) and (Bochy) have used the pen, to great affect, we tend to go more inning-to-inning than hitter-to-hitter with that bullpen,” said Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations, Sunday morning. “When you have that kind of strategy, it’s a little bit tougher to kind of have the specialist, which I think is the ideal role for Derek the way he’s been throwing recently. “That’s one reason why I think they’ll be a lot of interest in him out there. The ability to get lefties out is pretty valuable. We’re in a position where we’ve got a lefty closer, a lefty set-up man and right-handed relievers who actually do really well against left-handed hitters.”
22 Jul 19
The Reporter
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have some banged up players right now. Alex Dickerson’s back is bothering him. Brandon Belt’s knee isn’t fully healthy. Others have the type of aches and pains usually associated with suiting up nearly every day for close to four months. It all feels better after a win, though. And after their third extra-inning victory in four days Sunday, this one courtesy of Mike Yastrzemski’s solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, the Giants remain 2 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot in the National League. It was the sixth walk-off win of the season for the Giants, who have now captured five consecutive series to improve to 50-50 overall. The Giants host the Chicago Cubs for three games, starting Monday, before they finally get their first day off since the end of the MLB All-Star break. “The way we’re playing, we’re a bunch of grinders right now,” Yastrzemski said. “Doesn’t matter if we’re going into extras or playing double-headers, we want to win. It’s fun being a part of something like this.” Takeaways from Sunday’s 3-2 win by the Giants. 1. The bullpen continues to shoulder a big load: Yastrzemski — as one might expect — was only going to take part of the credit for the Giants’ victory. Sure, he took a 3-2 changeup from Mets reliever Robert Gsellman the opposite way, as the ball just cleared the wall in left field. But the Giants’ bullpen once again the opposing lineup largely in check, as they combined to throw seven shutout innings, allowing just two Mets hits. Trevor Gott pitched the 12th inning and picked up the win, improving to 6-0 this season. In the three Giants wins over the Mets, the bullpen combined to allow just one earned run and eight hits over 16 innings. They were the biggest reason why the Giants were able to win the series despite scoring just seven runs in the three victories “Really, the whole season, the bullpen has just done a terrific job,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “These guys are getting a lot of usage, and that usually comes with close games like this. They’re just getting it done and you have confidence in every one of them.” 2. MLB debuts memorable for Green, Menez: Northern California natives Zach Green and Conner Menez both had favorite Giants players they used to watch when they were younger. Green, 25, liked Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent. Menez, 24, remembers coming to China Basin to watch Tim Lincecum. Both Green and Menez made memories in their own Giants uniforms Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 21: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Conner Menez (51) throws against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Menez, officially selected Sunday to — perhaps temporarily — take Drew Pomeranz’s spot in the Giants’ starting rotation, struck out six in five innings. Green had two hits, including a single in his first big league at-bat. Menez, a Hollister native, allowed solo home runs to Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario in the second inning. He settled down to retire 10 of the last 11 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the third inning. After he fanned Pete Alonso for the second out of the third inning, the Mets’ slugger, who began the day with 33 home runs, snapped the bat over his knee like it had all the weight and density of a toothpick. “I just thought he got better as he went with his command,” Bochy said of Menez. Green, of Carmichael, singled off Mets starter Steven Matz in the second inning. In the fourth, Green doubled down the left field line, scoring Buster Posey, who led off the inning with a ground rule double to right center field. Green, 25, was hitting .302 and had 23 homers in 64 games for the River Cats. “It was a special day,” Green said. 3. Derek Holland no longer a fit: To make room for Menez and Green on the 25-man roster, the Giants on Sunday morning designated veteran left-handed pitcher Derek Holland for assignment and optioned left-hander Ty Blach to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants needed fresh bodies, and felt Menez and Green would be helpful additions. Holland, even though he had shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, wound up as a casualty.  The Giants have seven days to trade, release or place Holland on irrevocable outright waivers. Holland had posted a 2-4 record and a 5.90 ERA in 31 games, including seven starts, in his second season with the Giants. Including Saturday, right-handed batters had hit .293 with a 1.022 OPS in 219 plate appearances against Holland this season. That includes 10 doubles and 17 home runs. Against lefties, Holland was stellar, holding them to a .182 batting average and a .471 OPS. He had allowed just one extra base hit to a left-hander this season in 89 plate appearances. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“The way (pitching coach) Curt (Young) and (Bochy) have used the pen, to great affect, we tend to go more inning-to-inning than hitter-to-hitter with that bullpen,” said Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations, Sunday morning. “When you have that kind of strategy, it’s a little bit tougher to kind of have the specialist, which I think is the ideal role for Derek the way he’s been throwing recently. “That’s one reason why I think they’ll be a lot of interest in him out there. The ability to get lefties out is pretty valuable. We’re in a position where we’ve got a lefty closer, a lefty set-up man and right-handed relievers who actually do really well against left-handed hitters.”
22 Jul 19
Daily Democrat
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have some banged up players right now. Alex Dickerson’s back is bothering him. Brandon Belt’s knee isn’t fully healthy. Others have the type of aches and pains usually associated with suiting up nearly every day for close to four months. It all feels better after a win, though. And after their third extra-inning victory in four days Sunday, this one courtesy of Mike Yastrzemski’s solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, the Giants remain 2 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot in the National League. It was the sixth walk-off win of the season for the Giants, who have now captured five consecutive series to improve to 50-50 overall. The Giants host the Chicago Cubs for three games, starting Monday, before they finally get their first day off since the end of the MLB All-Star break. “The way we’re playing, we’re a bunch of grinders right now,” Yastrzemski said. “Doesn’t matter if we’re going into extras or playing double-headers, we want to win. It’s fun being a part of something like this.” Takeaways from Sunday’s 3-2 win by the Giants. 1. The bullpen continues to shoulder a big load: Yastrzemski — as one might expect — was only going to take part of the credit for the Giants’ victory. Sure, he took a 3-2 changeup from Mets reliever Robert Gsellman the opposite way, as the ball just cleared the wall in left field. But the Giants’ bullpen once again the opposing lineup largely in check, as they combined to throw seven shutout innings, allowing just two Mets hits. Trevor Gott pitched the 12th inning and picked up the win, improving to 6-0 this season. In the three Giants wins over the Mets, the bullpen combined to allow just one earned run and eight hits over 16 innings. They were the biggest reason why the Giants were able to win the series despite scoring just seven runs in the three victories “Really, the whole season, the bullpen has just done a terrific job,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “These guys are getting a lot of usage, and that usually comes with close games like this. They’re just getting it done and you have confidence in every one of them.” 2. MLB debuts memorable for Green, Menez: Northern California natives Zach Green and Conner Menez both had favorite Giants players they used to watch when they were younger. Green, 25, liked Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent. Menez, 24, remembers coming to China Basin to watch Tim Lincecum. Both Green and Menez made memories in their own Giants uniforms Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 21: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Conner Menez (51) throws against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Menez, officially selected Sunday to — perhaps temporarily — take Drew Pomeranz’s spot in the Giants’ starting rotation, struck out six in five innings. Green had two hits, including a single in his first big league at-bat. Menez, a Hollister native, allowed solo home runs to Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario in the second inning. He settled down to retire 10 of the last 11 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the third inning. After he fanned Pete Alonso for the second out of the third inning, the Mets’ slugger, who began the day with 33 home runs, snapped the bat over his knee like it had all the weight and density of a toothpick. “I just thought he got better as he went with his command,” Bochy said of Menez. Green, of Carmichael, singled off Mets starter Steven Matz in the second inning. In the fourth, Green doubled down the left field line, scoring Buster Posey, who led off the inning with a ground rule double to right center field. Green, 25, was hitting .302 and had 23 homers in 64 games for the River Cats. “It was a special day,” Green said. 3. Derek Holland no longer a fit: To make room for Menez and Green on the 25-man roster, the Giants on Sunday morning designated veteran left-handed pitcher Derek Holland for assignment and optioned left-hander Ty Blach to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants needed fresh bodies, and felt Menez and Green would be helpful additions. Holland, even though he had shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, wound up as a casualty.  The Giants have seven days to trade, release or place Holland on irrevocable outright waivers. Holland had posted a 2-4 record and a 5.90 ERA in 31 games, including seven starts, in his second season with the Giants. Including Saturday, right-handed batters had hit .293 with a 1.022 OPS in 219 plate appearances against Holland this season. That includes 10 doubles and 17 home runs. Against lefties, Holland was stellar, holding them to a .182 batting average and a .471 OPS. He had allowed just one extra base hit to a left-hander this season in 89 plate appearances. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“The way (pitching coach) Curt (Young) and (Bochy) have used the pen, to great affect, we tend to go more inning-to-inning than hitter-to-hitter with that bullpen,” said Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations, Sunday morning. “When you have that kind of strategy, it’s a little bit tougher to kind of have the specialist, which I think is the ideal role for Derek the way he’s been throwing recently. “That’s one reason why I think they’ll be a lot of interest in him out there. The ability to get lefties out is pretty valuable. We’re in a position where we’ve got a lefty closer, a lefty set-up man and right-handed relievers who actually do really well against left-handed hitters.”
22 Jul 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have some banged up players right now. Alex Dickerson’s back is bothering him. Brandon Belt’s knee isn’t fully healthy. Others have the type of aches and pains usually associated with suiting up nearly every day for close to four months. It all feels better after a win, though. And after their third extra-inning victory in four days Sunday, this one courtesy of Mike Yastrzemski’s solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, the Giants remain 2 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot in the National League. It was the sixth walk-off win of the season for the Giants, who have now captured five consecutive series to improve to 50-50 overall. The Giants host the Chicago Cubs for three games, starting Monday, before they finally get their first day off since the end of the MLB All-Star break. “The way we’re playing, we’re a bunch of grinders right now,” Yastrzemski said. “Doesn’t matter if we’re going into extras or playing double-headers, we want to win. It’s fun being a part of something like this.” Takeaways from Sunday’s 3-2 win by the Giants. 1. The bullpen continues to shoulder a big load: Yastrzemski — as one might expect — was only going to take part of the credit for the Giants’ victory. Sure, he took a 3-2 changeup from Mets reliever Robert Gsellman the opposite way, as the ball just cleared the wall in left field. But the Giants’ bullpen once again the opposing lineup largely in check, as they combined to throw seven shutout innings, allowing just two Mets hits. Trevor Gott pitched the 12th inning and picked up the win, improving to 6-0 this season. In the three Giants wins over the Mets, the bullpen combined to allow just one earned run and eight hits over 16 innings. They were the biggest reason why the Giants were able to win the series despite scoring just seven runs in the three victories “Really, the whole season, the bullpen has just done a terrific job,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “These guys are getting a lot of usage, and that usually comes with close games like this. They’re just getting it done and you have confidence in every one of them.” 2. MLB debuts memorable for Green, Menez: Northern California natives Zach Green and Conner Menez both had favorite Giants players they used to watch when they were younger. Green, 25, liked Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent. Menez, 24, remembers coming to China Basin to watch Tim Lincecum. Both Green and Menez made memories in their own Giants uniforms Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 21: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Conner Menez (51) throws against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Menez, officially selected Sunday to — perhaps temporarily — take Drew Pomeranz’s spot in the Giants’ starting rotation, struck out six in five innings. Green had two hits, including a single in his first big league at-bat. Menez, a Hollister native, allowed solo home runs to Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario in the second inning. He settled down to retire 10 of the last 11 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the third inning. After he fanned Pete Alonso for the second out of the third inning, the Mets’ slugger, who began the day with 33 home runs, snapped the bat over his knee like it had all the weight and density of a toothpick. “I just thought he got better as he went with his command,” Bochy said of Menez. Green, of Carmichael, singled off Mets starter Steven Matz in the second inning. In the fourth, Green doubled down the left field line, scoring Buster Posey, who led off the inning with a ground rule double to right center field. Green, 25, was hitting .302 and had 23 homers in 64 games for the River Cats. “It was a special day,” Green said. 3. Derek Holland no longer a fit: To make room for Menez and Green on the 25-man roster, the Giants on Sunday morning designated veteran left-handed pitcher Derek Holland for assignment and optioned left-hander Ty Blach to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants needed fresh bodies, and felt Menez and Green would be helpful additions. Holland, even though he had shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, wound up as a casualty.  The Giants have seven days to trade, release or place Holland on irrevocable outright waivers. Holland had posted a 2-4 record and a 5.90 ERA in 31 games, including seven starts, in his second season with the Giants. Including Saturday, right-handed batters had hit .293 with a 1.022 OPS in 219 plate appearances against Holland this season. That includes 10 doubles and 17 home runs. Against lefties, Holland was stellar, holding them to a .182 batting average and a .471 OPS. He had allowed just one extra base hit to a left-hander this season in 89 plate appearances. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“The way (pitching coach) Curt (Young) and (Bochy) have used the pen, to great affect, we tend to go more inning-to-inning than hitter-to-hitter with that bullpen,” said Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations, Sunday morning. “When you have that kind of strategy, it’s a little bit tougher to kind of have the specialist, which I think is the ideal role for Derek the way he’s been throwing recently. “That’s one reason why I think they’ll be a lot of interest in him out there. The ability to get lefties out is pretty valuable. We’re in a position where we’ve got a lefty closer, a lefty set-up man and right-handed relievers who actually do really well against left-handed hitters.”
22 Jul 19
Red Bluff Daily News
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have some banged up players right now. Alex Dickerson’s back is bothering him. Brandon Belt’s knee isn’t fully healthy. Others have the type of aches and pains usually associated with suiting up nearly every day for close to four months. It all feels better after a win, though. And after their third extra-inning victory in four days Sunday, this one courtesy of Mike Yastrzemski’s solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, the Giants remain 2 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot in the National League. It was the sixth walk-off win of the season for the Giants, who have now captured five consecutive series to improve to 50-50 overall. The Giants host the Chicago Cubs for three games, starting Monday, before they finally get their first day off since the end of the MLB All-Star break. “The way we’re playing, we’re a bunch of grinders right now,” Yastrzemski said. “Doesn’t matter if we’re going into extras or playing double-headers, we want to win. It’s fun being a part of something like this.” Takeaways from Sunday’s 3-2 win by the Giants. 1. The bullpen continues to shoulder a big load: Yastrzemski — as one might expect — was only going to take part of the credit for the Giants’ victory. Sure, he took a 3-2 changeup from Mets reliever Robert Gsellman the opposite way, as the ball just cleared the wall in left field. But the Giants’ bullpen once again the opposing lineup largely in check, as they combined to throw seven shutout innings, allowing just two Mets hits. Trevor Gott pitched the 12th inning and picked up the win, improving to 6-0 this season. In the three Giants wins over the Mets, the bullpen combined to allow just one earned run and eight hits over 16 innings. They were the biggest reason why the Giants were able to win the series despite scoring just seven runs in the three victories “Really, the whole season, the bullpen has just done a terrific job,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “These guys are getting a lot of usage, and that usually comes with close games like this. They’re just getting it done and you have confidence in every one of them.” 2. MLB debuts memorable for Green, Menez: Northern California natives Zach Green and Conner Menez both had favorite Giants players they used to watch when they were younger. Green, 25, liked Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent. Menez, 24, remembers coming to China Basin to watch Tim Lincecum. Both Green and Menez made memories in their own Giants uniforms Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 21: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Conner Menez (51) throws against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Menez, officially selected Sunday to — perhaps temporarily — take Drew Pomeranz’s spot in the Giants’ starting rotation, struck out six in five innings. Green had two hits, including a single in his first big league at-bat. Menez, a Hollister native, allowed solo home runs to Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario in the second inning. He settled down to retire 10 of the last 11 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the third inning. After he fanned Pete Alonso for the second out of the third inning, the Mets’ slugger, who began the day with 33 home runs, snapped the bat over his knee like it had all the weight and density of a toothpick. “I just thought he got better as he went with his command,” Bochy said of Menez. Green, of Carmichael, singled off Mets starter Steven Matz in the second inning. In the fourth, Green doubled down the left field line, scoring Buster Posey, who led off the inning with a ground rule double to right center field. Green, 25, was hitting .302 and had 23 homers in 64 games for the River Cats. “It was a special day,” Green said. 3. Derek Holland no longer a fit: To make room for Menez and Green on the 25-man roster, the Giants on Sunday morning designated veteran left-handed pitcher Derek Holland for assignment and optioned left-hander Ty Blach to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants needed fresh bodies, and felt Menez and Green would be helpful additions. Holland, even though he had shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, wound up as a casualty.  The Giants have seven days to trade, release or place Holland on irrevocable outright waivers. Holland had posted a 2-4 record and a 5.90 ERA in 31 games, including seven starts, in his second season with the Giants. Including Saturday, right-handed batters had hit .293 with a 1.022 OPS in 219 plate appearances against Holland this season. That includes 10 doubles and 17 home runs. Against lefties, Holland was stellar, holding them to a .182 batting average and a .471 OPS. He had allowed just one extra base hit to a left-hander this season in 89 plate appearances. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“The way (pitching coach) Curt (Young) and (Bochy) have used the pen, to great affect, we tend to go more inning-to-inning than hitter-to-hitter with that bullpen,” said Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations, Sunday morning. “When you have that kind of strategy, it’s a little bit tougher to kind of have the specialist, which I think is the ideal role for Derek the way he’s been throwing recently. “That’s one reason why I think they’ll be a lot of interest in him out there. The ability to get lefties out is pretty valuable. We’re in a position where we’ve got a lefty closer, a lefty set-up man and right-handed relievers who actually do really well against left-handed hitters.”
22 Jul 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have some banged up players right now. Alex Dickerson’s back is bothering him. Brandon Belt’s knee isn’t fully healthy. Others have the type of aches and pains usually associated with suiting up nearly every day for close to four months. It all feels better after a win, though. And after their third extra-inning victory in four days Sunday, this one courtesy of Mike Yastrzemski’s solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, the Giants remain 2 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot in the National League. It was the sixth walk-off win of the season for the Giants, who have now captured five consecutive series to improve to 50-50 overall. The Giants host the Chicago Cubs for three games, starting Monday, before they finally get their first day off since the end of the MLB All-Star break. “The way we’re playing, we’re a bunch of grinders right now,” Yastrzemski said. “Doesn’t matter if we’re going into extras or playing double-headers, we want to win. It’s fun being a part of something like this.” Takeaways from Sunday’s 3-2 win by the Giants. 1. The bullpen continues to shoulder a big load: Yastrzemski — as one might expect — was only going to take part of the credit for the Giants’ victory. Sure, he took a 3-2 changeup from Mets reliever Robert Gsellman the opposite way, as the ball just cleared the wall in left field. But the Giants’ bullpen once again the opposing lineup largely in check, as they combined to throw seven shutout innings, allowing just two Mets hits. Trevor Gott pitched the 12th inning and picked up the win, improving to 6-0 this season. In the three Giants wins over the Mets, the bullpen combined to allow just one earned run and eight hits over 16 innings. They were the biggest reason why the Giants were able to win the series despite scoring just seven runs in the three victories “Really, the whole season, the bullpen has just done a terrific job,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “These guys are getting a lot of usage, and that usually comes with close games like this. They’re just getting it done and you have confidence in every one of them.” 2. MLB debuts memorable for Green, Menez: Northern California natives Zach Green and Conner Menez both had favorite Giants players they used to watch when they were younger. Green, 25, liked Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent. Menez, 24, remembers coming to China Basin to watch Tim Lincecum. Both Green and Menez made memories in their own Giants uniforms Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 21: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Conner Menez (51) throws against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Menez, officially selected Sunday to — perhaps temporarily — take Drew Pomeranz’s spot in the Giants’ starting rotation, struck out six in five innings. Green had two hits, including a single in his first big league at-bat. Menez, a Hollister native, allowed solo home runs to Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario in the second inning. He settled down to retire 10 of the last 11 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the third inning. After he fanned Pete Alonso for the second out of the third inning, the Mets’ slugger, who began the day with 33 home runs, snapped the bat over his knee like it had all the weight and density of a toothpick. “I just thought he got better as he went with his command,” Bochy said of Menez. Green, of Carmichael, singled off Mets starter Steven Matz in the second inning. In the fourth, Green doubled down the left field line, scoring Buster Posey, who led off the inning with a ground rule double to right center field. Green, 25, was hitting .302 and had 23 homers in 64 games for the River Cats. “It was a special day,” Green said. 3. Derek Holland no longer a fit: To make room for Menez and Green on the 25-man roster, the Giants on Sunday morning designated veteran left-handed pitcher Derek Holland for assignment and optioned left-hander Ty Blach to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants needed fresh bodies, and felt Menez and Green would be helpful additions. Holland, even though he had shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, wound up as a casualty.  The Giants have seven days to trade, release or place Holland on irrevocable outright waivers. Holland had posted a 2-4 record and a 5.90 ERA in 31 games, including seven starts, in his second season with the Giants. Including Saturday, right-handed batters had hit .293 with a 1.022 OPS in 219 plate appearances against Holland this season. That includes 10 doubles and 17 home runs. Against lefties, Holland was stellar, holding them to a .182 batting average and a .471 OPS. He had allowed just one extra base hit to a left-hander this season in 89 plate appearances. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“The way (pitching coach) Curt (Young) and (Bochy) have used the pen, to great affect, we tend to go more inning-to-inning than hitter-to-hitter with that bullpen,” said Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations, Sunday morning. “When you have that kind of strategy, it’s a little bit tougher to kind of have the specialist, which I think is the ideal role for Derek the way he’s been throwing recently. “That’s one reason why I think they’ll be a lot of interest in him out there. The ability to get lefties out is pretty valuable. We’re in a position where we’ve got a lefty closer, a lefty set-up man and right-handed relievers who actually do really well against left-handed hitters.”
22 Jul 19
Times-Standard
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have some banged up players right now. Alex Dickerson’s back is bothering him. Brandon Belt’s knee isn’t fully healthy. Others have the type of aches and pains usually associated with suiting up nearly every day for close to four months. It all feels better after a win, though. And after their third extra-inning victory in four days Sunday, this one courtesy of Mike Yastrzemski’s solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning, the Giants remain 2 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot in the National League. It was the sixth walk-off win of the season for the Giants, who have now captured five consecutive series to improve to 50-50 overall. The Giants host the Chicago Cubs for three games, starting Monday, before they finally get their first day off since the end of the MLB All-Star break. “The way we’re playing, we’re a bunch of grinders right now,” Yastrzemski said. “Doesn’t matter if we’re going into extras or playing double-headers, we want to win. It’s fun being a part of something like this.” Takeaways from Sunday’s 3-2 win by the Giants. 1. The bullpen continues to shoulder a big load: Yastrzemski — as one might expect — was only going to take part of the credit for the Giants’ victory. Sure, he took a 3-2 changeup from Mets reliever Robert Gsellman the opposite way, as the ball just cleared the wall in left field. But the Giants’ bullpen once again the opposing lineup largely in check, as they combined to throw seven shutout innings, allowing just two Mets hits. Trevor Gott pitched the 12th inning and picked up the win, improving to 6-0 this season. In the three Giants wins over the Mets, the bullpen combined to allow just one earned run and eight hits over 16 innings. They were the biggest reason why the Giants were able to win the series despite scoring just seven runs in the three victories “Really, the whole season, the bullpen has just done a terrific job,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “These guys are getting a lot of usage, and that usually comes with close games like this. They’re just getting it done and you have confidence in every one of them.” 2. MLB debuts memorable for Green, Menez: Northern California natives Zach Green and Conner Menez both had favorite Giants players they used to watch when they were younger. Green, 25, liked Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent. Menez, 24, remembers coming to China Basin to watch Tim Lincecum. Both Green and Menez made memories in their own Giants uniforms Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 21: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Conner Menez (51) throws against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Menez, officially selected Sunday to — perhaps temporarily — take Drew Pomeranz’s spot in the Giants’ starting rotation, struck out six in five innings. Green had two hits, including a single in his first big league at-bat. Menez, a Hollister native, allowed solo home runs to Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario in the second inning. He settled down to retire 10 of the last 11 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the third inning. After he fanned Pete Alonso for the second out of the third inning, the Mets’ slugger, who began the day with 33 home runs, snapped the bat over his knee like it had all the weight and density of a toothpick. “I just thought he got better as he went with his command,” Bochy said of Menez. Green, of Carmichael, singled off Mets starter Steven Matz in the second inning. In the fourth, Green doubled down the left field line, scoring Buster Posey, who led off the inning with a ground rule double to right center field. Green, 25, was hitting .302 and had 23 homers in 64 games for the River Cats. “It was a special day,” Green said. 3. Derek Holland no longer a fit: To make room for Menez and Green on the 25-man roster, the Giants on Sunday morning designated veteran left-handed pitcher Derek Holland for assignment and optioned left-hander Ty Blach to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants needed fresh bodies, and felt Menez and Green would be helpful additions. Holland, even though he had shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, wound up as a casualty.  The Giants have seven days to trade, release or place Holland on irrevocable outright waivers. Holland had posted a 2-4 record and a 5.90 ERA in 31 games, including seven starts, in his second season with the Giants. Including Saturday, right-handed batters had hit .293 with a 1.022 OPS in 219 plate appearances against Holland this season. That includes 10 doubles and 17 home runs. Against lefties, Holland was stellar, holding them to a .182 batting average and a .471 OPS. He had allowed just one extra base hit to a left-hander this season in 89 plate appearances. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“The way (pitching coach) Curt (Young) and (Bochy) have used the pen, to great affect, we tend to go more inning-to-inning than hitter-to-hitter with that bullpen,” said Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations, Sunday morning. “When you have that kind of strategy, it’s a little bit tougher to kind of have the specialist, which I think is the ideal role for Derek the way he’s been throwing recently. “That’s one reason why I think they’ll be a lot of interest in him out there. The ability to get lefties out is pretty valuable. We’re in a position where we’ve got a lefty closer, a lefty set-up man and right-handed relievers who actually do really well against left-handed hitters.”