April 8th, 2012

Alternate Road Uniforms

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, 2012

We debuted our new Alternate Road Uniforms today which harken back to the Will Clark era with the SF and black piping.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Buster Posey

Buster Posey went 2 for 4 with a home run and scored 2 runs in today's game.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Will Clark

The Will Clark look is back with the Giants' new Alternate Road Jersey.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Manny Burriss

Manny Burriss had an RBI in his first start of 2012.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Matt Cain

Matt Cain pitched 6 innings and received a no decision in today's game.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, 2012, Team, Buster Posey, Matt Cain, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Manny Burriss, Brandon Belt

The Giants homegrown infield took the field in the first inning.

 

Quick Hits for Sunday, April 8, 2012 (Game #3)

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (12-11, 2.88 in ‘11) will face Diamondbacks’ right-hander Josh Collmenter (10-10, 3.38 in ‘11).

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Matt Cain

VS. ARIZONA... Matt Cain will be making his 24th career start against Arizona...has gone 10-5 with a 3.46 ERA (58er, 151.0ip) in 23 outings, including pair of complete games.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Brett Pill

PILL’S PINCH HR...IF/OF Brett Pill hit his 1st career pinch-hit home run yesterday in his 1st plate appearance of the season...last year, Pill also homered in his 1st plate appearance, becoming just the 3rd Giant to do so in his 1st plate appearance in the big leauges... he’s now the 1st and only San Francisco Giant to homer in his 1st plate appearance in back-to-back seasons (Elias).

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Buster Posey

BUSTER POSEY...Athough he’s spent each of the past 3 years in the big leagues, has yet to play a full season in the Majors...owns career avg. of .295 (174-for-589) with 22 HRs and 88 RBI in 161 ML games... Was back playing this spring after having not appeared in a baseball game for 288 days...made his 1st Cactus League start on March 9 vs. Cincinnati, catching 2.0 innings...

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, 2012, Pablo Sandoval, Melky Cabrera

PABLO SANDOVAL... 25-year-old is on his 4th career Opening Day Roster... Homered and drove in 2 runs yesterday and is 4-for-8 with HR, 3 RBI to begin 2012... His cumulative .308 batting avg. since his debut in 2008 ranks as the 4th-best among NL players behind Joey Votto (.320), Ryan Braun (.312) and Carlos Gonzalez (.310)...Has brought much needed power to the Giants’ lineup, hitting 20+ HRs in 2 of his last 3 seasons while driving in 60+ runs in each of his last 3 campaigns.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Dan Otero

DAN OTERO... 27-year-old made his Major League debut yesterday, tossing 2.0 innings, allowing 1 run... Marks 1st time on an Opening Day roster... Had perhaps the best spring of any Giants reliever, earning 3 saves while fashioning a 0.82 ERA (1er, 11.0ip) in 10 games.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Team

THE ROSTER...the Giants’ 25-man Opening Day roster consists of 12 pitchers (4 lefties), 2 catchers, 7 infielders and 4 outfielders... 

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