The Giants are set to get a key arm from their bullpen back in action starting Tuesday. Right-handed reliever Clay Hensley has been on the DL with a right groin strain since Aug. 27. He last pitched against Atlanta on Aug. 26, and went to the DL to make room for Jeremy Affeldt. "He's going to take a bullpen today during BP, so he's set to come off," manager Bruce Bochy said before Monday's 6-5 win in the series opener. "He feels good." Hensley has been a workhorse in the 'pen, throwing in 54 games and posting a 4.37 ERA and a 4-3 record. Rockies: Tulowitzki back in Denver
With Double-A Tulsa eliminated from the Texas League playoffs after its first-round series with Springfield, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returned to Denver Monday to have his progress in returning from a left groin injury evaluated by team trainers. Tulowitzki, who hasn't played for the Rockies since late May and underwent surgery to remove scar tissue from the groin area in June, played nine innings Sunday for Tulsa. Rockies manager Jim Tracy still hopes to have Tulowitzki return before the Major League season is done, but only if Tulowitzki and the medical staff fully believe that he is no longer at risk. "I cannot tell you guys any definitive date," Tracy said. "There are still some things that he's trying to work out, and I mean that physically. That being the case, I do not feel like we're sending this guy out in a Major League game less than himself because of the risk of something else happening and there being another visit into my office and them telling me it will be well into 2013 or late in 2013 before we see him again. Worth noting
The Rockies are 2-5 in home games against the Giants this season.