TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Cincinnati Reds in the 3rd game of this 4-game series…Giants’ left-hander Barry Zito (6-5, 4.00) will face Reds’ right-hander Mat Latos (6-2, 4.77).
Today’s Starting Lineup
PABLO SANDOVAL… Went 2-for-3 last night with a 2B and HR… His .396 career avg. (40-for-101) vs. the Reds is his highest vs. any opponent in the Majors (min. 20 at-bats).
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RYAN THERIOT... Has hit .313 (40-for-128) with 14 RBI in 31 games since being activated from DL on May 24.
ANGEL PAGAN… 25 of his last 29 hits have been singles… Is 4-for-his-last-7 with runners in scoring position, and is 19-for-67 (.284) overall.
GREGOR BLANCO… Has 4 HRs on the season…entered this year with just 3 career home runs… Is tied with Angel Pagan for the club lead with 14 stolen bases (also his career-high).
GEORGE KONTOS… Since being promoted from triple-A Fresno on June 9, has made 6 appearances with SF while throwing 8.0 innings…has allowed 1 run on 8 hits.
BUSTER POSEY… Leads the club seeing 4.16 pitches per plate appearance… Has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games, batting .333 (18-for-54) with 3 HRs and 7 RBI… Leads the club with 10 HRs and 40 RBI.
The Giants community relations department invited a group of kids from the Third Street Community Center of San Jose to a skills clinic this morning with Joaquin Arias and Erwin Higueros. They learned about stretching, took infield, outfield and batting practice and ran the bases at the Jr. Giants Barry Bonds field.
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd game of this 4-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (9-2, 2.27) will face Reds’ right-hander Mike Leake (2-5, 4.46).
Today’s Starting Lineup
THE GIANTS…moved into sole possession of 1st place in the National League West with a 5-0 win over Cincinnati last night…this is the 1st time SF has been alone in 1st place within the division since Aug. 9, 2011 (+0.5 game over Arizona).
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ON THE MOUND…Bumgarner became just the 4th Giants pitcher age 22 or younger in the Live Ball Era (since 1920) to throw a shutout allowing 1 hit or fewer…the others are Mike McCormick in 1959, Juan Marichal in 1960 and Matt Cain in 2006 (Elias).
ANGEL PAGAN… Has had 3-separate hit streaks of 11-or-more games this season (11 games, 15, 20)… 24 of his last 28 hits have been singles… Is 4-for-his-last-7 with runners in scoring position, and is 19-for-67 (.284) overall… Is hitting .333 (49-for-147) here at AT&T Park this season…his 28-game home hit streak from April 14-June 4 was the longest in franchise history.
SCORELESS STREAKING…The Giants have not allowed a run in their last 36.0 innings, their longest scoreless inning streak in San Francisco-era history and the longest since the 1948 New York Giants held their opponents scoreless for 36-straight frames from July 26-30…the Giants are just 2.0-scoreless innings shy of matching the all-time franchise record, which is 38, accomplished by the 1903 and 1933 New York Giants (Elias).
FROM ELIAS…The Giants have now had a 1-hitter (Bumgarner last night) and a perfect game (Cain, June 13) this month…it’s the 1st time since 1900 that the Giants have ever accomplished that in a calendar month…the Mets also did it this month as Johan Santana had a no-hitter on June 1 and R.A. Dickey had a pair of 1-hitters on June 13 and 18.
MELKY CABRERA… Leads Majors with 108 hits and 35 multi-hit games… Is tied with CIN’s Brandon Phillips for the Major League lead with 11 game winning RBI.
All Star voting ended at 8:59 tonight. Thanks everyone for voting! We will find out during the winners during the 2012 All-Star Game Selection Show Presented by Taco Bell on TBS on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
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