Melky Cabrera shook AT&T Park with his 51st hit tonight which tied him with Randy Winn for the SF-era record for most hits in a month – The last Giants player with at least 50 hits in a calendar month before Winn was Bill Terry (54 in August 1932). Prior to Cabrera, the last MLB player with 50+ hits in a single month was Carl Crawford who had 50 hits in Aug. of 2007 with Tampa Bay.
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (2-5, 6.41) will face Diamondbacks’ right-hander Ian Kennedy (3-5, 4.65).
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MELKY’S MAY…OF Melky Cabrera established a San Francisco era record for the most hits in the month of May with his 50th hit last night…he surpassed Willie Mays, who had 49 in May of 1958…Cabrera’s 50 hits this month are the 2nd-most in a calendar month in SF-era history, just 1 shy of Randy Winn, who holds the SF-era record with 51 hits in September of 2005… the last Giants player with at least 50 hits in a calendar month before Winn was Bill Terry (54 in August 1932).
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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has hit safely in 7 of his last 9 games, batting .297 (11-for-37) with a 2B, 3B, HR and 3 RBI…After having his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on April 25, he has started 27 of SF’s 33 games and has hit safely in 19 of 27 starts.
RUN PRODUCERS…Catchers Buster Posey (23 RBI) and Hector Sanchez (16 RBI) have combined for 39 RBI while catching for the Giants this season…that’s the most combined RBI among catchers on one team in the big leagues so far this year.
HOME SWEET HOME…The Giants have won 8 of their last 11 games at AT&T Park and will play 11 of their next 14 games at home.
DON’T FORGET…Saturday’s Giants-Cubs game is schedueld for a 4:15 p.m. (PT) start… the game will be televised on FOX.
HITTING AT HOME…OF Angel Pagan enters tonight’s game with a 23-game home hit streak, tied with Matt Williams for the 2nd-longest home hit streak in Giants franchise history (since 1918)…Don Mueller holds the record, having hit safely in 24-straight from Sept. 13, 1954-May 8, 1955.
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (3-2, 2.50) will face Diamondbacks’ left-hander Joe Saunders (3-3, 3.79).
Today’s Starting Lineup
MUCH BETTER…LHP Barry Zito improved his record to 4-2 and lowered his ERA to 3.41 with 7.0 innings yesterday…Zito’s ERA is over 2 runs per 9.0 innings lower than it wasthrough his 1st 10 games last season: 3-4, 5.51 ERA through 10 games in 2011.
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May 29, 2010 – Buster Posey makes his season debut, getting 3 hits and 3 RBI in a 12-1 win over Arizona.
MELKY’S MAY…47 of Melky Cabrera’s 74 hits have come this month in just 27 games…his 47 hits this month are tied for the 3rd-most in a single month in SF-era history… the SF-era record is held by Randy Winn, who had 51 hits in September of 2005.
VOGELSONG’S HOME COOKING…Since last season, RHP Ryan Vogelsong has fashioned an 8-8 record with a 1.98 ERA (30er, 136.1ip) in 21 games (20 starts) here at AT&T Park…he’s allowed more than 3 runs just once in that 21 game span, giving up 5 to the Pirates on Aug. 8…he’s allowed 2 runs-or-fewer in 16 of those 20 starts.
HOME SWEET HOME…The Giants have won 7 of their last 10 games here at AT&T Park and are 13-10 on the Shores of McCovey Cove this year, going 5-1-2 (win-loss-split) in their 1st 8 home series…they will play 12 of their next 15 games here at AT&T Park.