The moment Hunter Pence's flight landed Tuesday night, he switched on his smartphone app and checked the Giants score.

"I saw it was 3-1 in the seventh inning," he said. "OK, good."

Yep, he's officially invested. And vice versa.

Pence didn't arrive in time to join the Giants' active roster – that'll come on Wednesday, when he'll be the starting right fielder and presumed No. 5 hitter – but it's never too early for introductions.