Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Giants trade and other moves

On Tuesday, the Giants traded OF Nate Schierholtz, along with minor leaguers C Tommy Joseph and P Seth Rosin.

No 40-man move was neccesary because it was an excange of men on the 40-man roster.

The Giants have not activated Pence yet, instead recalling 1B Brett Pill from AAA Fresno. The Giants will have to make a move tomorrow when Pence arrives (likely placing 1B/OF Aubrey Huff on the DL again).

On Thursday, C Hector Sanchez is eligible to be activated from the DL, percipitating another transaction (sending down Pill, C Eli Whiteside or OF Justin Christian are options).

The Grizzlies have not announced a corresponding move.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Actually, Scutaro is #19

New Giants INF Marco Scutaro is wearing #19, retaining his number from Colorado. No. 19 used to belong to pitching coach Dave Righetti, who switched to #33.

This is the second time Righetti has ceded #19. In 2006, he gave it up for INF Kevin Frandsen. That time, Righetti switched to #46.

Culberson traded for Scutaro; correspnding moves

The Giants traded 2B Charlie Culberson (playing in Fresno) Friday night to Colorado for INF Marco Scutaro.

This leaves the 40-man roster in tact.

Giants moves: in addition to adding Scutaro (who will wear #10), the team also activated 1B/OF Aubrey Huff. The team placed 3B Pablo Sandovalo on the DL and designated for assignment INF Emmanuel Burriss.

The Giants have 10 days to either trade or release Burriss. He can also accept a minor league assignment or free agency.

The Grizzlies meanwhile activated OF Francisco Peguero from the DL to take Culberson's spot.

Culberson was pulled from the game in the bottom of the 4th for a pinch hitter.

According to the Rockies website, Culberson will report to AAA Colorado Springs. Coincidentally, that is where Fresno starts a series tonight. No word if Culberson still flew with the team to Colorado Springs this morning.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sanchez to rehab in Fresno

C Hector Sanchez will rehab with the Grizzlies, starting Thursday.

Also, P Craig Whitaker was activated from Fresno's DL, and transferred to A+ San Jose.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rehab Update: Loux here, Huff not

Aubrey Huff's rehab assignment is done for the moment, as he re-aggrivated his knee injury.

The Giants also sent P Shane Loux to Fresno on a rehab assignment. He has up to 30 days to return to the big team. Loux will wear #26.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Frezzlies: Dominguez on DL; Ciriaco back

The latest outfielder to go down to the DL is Chris Dominguez. The Grizzlies placed him on the DL. INF Juan Ciriaco is up from Richmond. This is his second stint with Fresno this year.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Gillaspie activated; Huff's #

The Grizzlies filled the roster spot vacated by Eli Whiteside when he was recalled. The team activated INF Conor Gillaspie from the disabled list.

Also, Aubrey Huff is wearing #18.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sanchez on DL; Whiteside up

Multiple outlets are reporting the Giants placed C Hector Sanchez on the DL with a knee sprain and recalled C Eli Whiteside from AAA Fresno.

No word on how the Grizzlies will fill Whiteside's spot. The AAA team also has Jackson Williams and Tyler LaTorre as backstops.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Huff starts rehabbing with Fresno

On Monday, the Giants sent 1B Aubrey Huff to Fresno for rehab. He has not been assigned a number yet.

Also, P Boof Bonser will wear #47. Matt Yourkin normally dons that number, but it looks like he will vacate it while he is on the DL.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Grizzlies moves: swap outfielders; Boof is back

Over the All-Star Break, the Grizzlies (Giants) sent down OF Devin Harris (after one game) to A+ Augusta, and called up OF Ryan Lollis from A+ San Jose. He will wear #31. This is his first trip to AAA after being drafted in the 37th round by San Francisco in 2009.

Also, P Matt Yourkin is on the DL. Boof Bonser, the Giants first round pick in 2000, is back with the organization. Bonser ws traded in the 2003 off season in the ill-fated A.J. Pierzynski trade. He has since pitched with the Twins and Red Sox. He signed with the Giants organizaton and pitched six games this year for the Arizona Rookie League team. He has not been assigned a number yet.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Grizzlies: three on DL; three added to roster

Plent of moves for Fresno for Saturday (July 7). Three players went on the DL:
-OF Francisco Peguero
-INF Conor Gillaspie
-P Craig Whitaker

They were replaced by two call ups from A San Jose:
-OF Devin Harris (wearing #18)
-INF Edwin Villegas (wearing #13)

and P Clayton Tanner (#15), who recently signed as a free agent with the Giants chain. He was selected in the 3rd round in the 2006 draft and on the 40-man roster last year when he was DFA'd to make room for P Eric Surkamp. He played earlier this season for the Reds system.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Grizzlies Transactions: Hembree on DL; Munter off

The Grizzlies made a move before Thursday's game: placing P Heath Hembree on the DL while activating P Scott Munter.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Why Catfish Hunter's perfect may be most impressive...

Looking back at the 22 perfect games, Catfish Hunter's gem in 1968 may be most impressive. Why? Check out his batting: 3-for-4, two doubles and three RBI. By far, the best hitting performance. Only five others have managed even a single, including Matt Cain. And, Cain is the only Perfect Club member to score a run.

Perfect Game batting

Date                 Pitcher                       Team                      Batting
6/13/12            Matt Cain                   SF vs. Hou            1-3 (single); 1 run
5/29/10            Roy Halladay            Phi @ Fla              0-3
5/18/04            Randy Johnson       Ari @ Atl                0-4
7/28/91            Dennis Martinez      Mon @ LAD          1-3 (single)
9/16/88            Tom Browning          Cin vs. LAD          0-3
5/08/68            Catfish Hunter          Oak vs. Min           3-4 (double, two singles); 3 RBI
9/09/65            Sandy Koufax          LAD vs. ChiN       0-2 (no third AB)
6/21/64            Jim Bunning             Phi @ NYM          1-4 (single); 2 RBI
10/08/56          Don Larsen               NYY vs. Brk          0-2 (Sac)
4/30/22            Charlie Robertson   ChiA @ Det          0-4
10/02/1908      Addie Joss                Cle vs. ChiA         0-3
5/05/1904        Cy Young                  Bos vs. PhiA         0-3
6/17/1880        Monte Ward              Pro @ Buf             1-4 (single)
6/12/1880        Lee Richmond          Wor @ CleN         1-3 (single)

DH games
4/21/12            Philip Humber          ChiA @ Sea
5/09/10            Dallas Braden          Oak vs. TB
7/09/09            Mark Buehrle            ChiA vs. TB
7/18/99            David Cone               NYY vs. Mon
5/17/98            David Wells               NYY vs. Min
7/28/94            Kenny Rogers          Tex vs. Cal
9/30/84            Mike Witt                    Cal @ Tex
5/15/81            Len Barker                Cle vs. Tor