April 25th, 2012

Here Comes The Rain Again

Hector Sanchez, S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, 2012, Pablo Sandoval S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, 2012, Emmanuel Burriss S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, 2012, Angel Pagan S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, 2012, Mekly Cabrera S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, 2012, Barry Zito

Quick Hits for Wednesday, April 25, 2012 (Game #18)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Barry Zito (1-0, 1.71) will face Reds’ right-hander Bronson Arroyo (1-0, 2.91).

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Pablo Sandoval, Emmanual Burriss

KEEP IT GOING…Pablo Sandoval’s 17-game hit streak to begin a season is the longest in SF-era history (since 1958)…it’s also the 2nd-longest in Giants franchise history (since 1900)… Johnny Rucker of the New York Giants owns the longest such streak at 18 games from April 17-May 9, 1945.

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

BUSTER IS BELTING…C Buster Posey accounted for SF’s lone 2 runs last night after hitting a 2-run HR in the 9th inning…Posey has hit safely in each of his last 7 games, batting .481 (13-for-27) with 2 HRs and 4 RBI during that stretch.

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

PAGAN HEATING UP…After hitting just .111 (3-for-27) in his 1st 7 games this season, OF Angel Pagan has hit safely in each of his last 9 contests, batting .310 (13-for-42)… his career-high hit streak is 10 games, accomplished 3 times, most recently in 2010.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, photo, 2012, Joquin Arias

TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS…Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have purchased the contract of IF Joaquin Arias (#13) from triple-A Fresno…Arias will be available for tonight’s game.

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

FREDDY REHAB…IF Freddy Sanchez (right shoulder dislocation) went 2-for-4 with 1 run scored and 3 RBI in his 2nd rehab start for Class A Advanced San Jose last night… Sanchez has gone 3-for-7 with 3 RBI in his 2 starts as the designated hitter.

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

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO… Left-handed hitters are batting just .091 (2-for-22) off Barry Zito with 1 extra base hit (HR)…his .091 avg. against LHH is 3rd-lowest in Majors among starters… Has 8th-lowest avg. against in NL with .175 clip (14-for-80).

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