TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Philadelphia Phillies in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (1-0, 3.00) will face Phillies’ left-hander Cliff Lee (0-1, 3.46).
TONIGHT’S STARTER...RHP Matt Cain is coming off a 1-hit shutout, striking out 11 batters in the Giants’ home opener vs. Pittsburgh last Friday...Pittsburgh’s only baserun- ner of the game was losing pitcher James McDonald, who singled with 2 out in the 6th.
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MORE PABLO...Sandoval’s 11-game hit streak to begin a season ranks as the 6th-longest in SF-era history...Willie Mays owns the longest such streak at 16 games (thanks to STATS, LLC).
NATE SO FAR GREAT...OF Nate Schierholtz is hitting .391 (9-for-23) through his 1st 7 games this season...his .391 clip ranks as the 2nd-highest among all ML right fielders behind only Boston’s Ryan Sweeney (.406).
CLAY HENSLEY... Entered last night’s game with 1 runner on and proceeded to strand the runner, while also striking out 2 batters... Has tossed 3.1-scoreless innings over 4 relief outings.
SANTIAGO CASILLA... Converted his 1st save of the season last night after tossing a scoreless 9th inning, allowing just 1 hit... Has not allowed a run in his 4 appearances.