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Field of Links: Pence is too precious for the Giants to let get away

Aug 27, 2013, 9:27 AM PST

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Somebody forgot to tell Hunter Pence the San Francisco Giants’ season is over. Pence is a free agent at the conclusion of the season and he’s showing that he needs to be kept in San Francisco. Pence was placed on revocable waivers, but it doesn’t mean he is going anywhere.

The Giants’ right fielder said he hoped everyone got a good laugh after his collision with the right field wall at Coors Field, but in reality, most fans were probably terrified to potentially lose one of the last watchable elements of a team that is playing for nothing but pride. Obstacles like walls, rain, a below .500 record, or sprinklers (we’ll get to those in a moment) can’t stop Pence from giving his all. For that, he deserves to be applauded.

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The Giants plan to take a look at some of their younger players down the stretch, but manager Bruce Bochy is going to keep Pence in right field every day. Pence has started 140 games in-a-row, the longest streak in the National League. He deserves to stay in the lineup.

“It’s an honor to me,” Pence told our Giants insider Andrew Baggarly. “That’s what it is. I’m grateful to play. Every day, I enjoy competing at the major league level. I’m blessed to get the opportunity. As a kid growing up, I never dreamed I’d play one game in the major leagues. So to be out there every day, I’m grateful.”

Pence knocking the wind out of himself wasn’t the weirdest thing that happened at Coors Field as the Rockies defeated the Giants 6-1 on Monday. During the fourth inning, the sprinklers suddenly went off.

It isn’t the first time this has happened to the Giants. Maybe it’s one of Bochy’s super secret distraction tactics.

Time to dry off and check out some links.

Field of Links:

The A’s out-slugged the Detroit Tigers on their turf

— Nate Freiman makes the most of his 6-foot-8 frame with his awkward slide

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— Does it feel worse this time around?

— Jurassic Park 4 must have a pathetic budget.

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This Chris Carter home run ball is scheduled to land sometime next week after completing its world tour

Michael Strahan dresses in drag 

— First pitches are way better in Japan. You don’t want this ring

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Giants fans aren’t getting enough bugs in their daily diet. Bugs = runs (the good kind)

The Houston Astros are swimming in a vault of money like Scrooge McDuck

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