TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd game of this 4-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (5-2, 2.79) will face Cubs’ right-hander Matt Garza (2-3, 4.22).
CAIN HE GET BACK TO .500?…RHP Matt Cain enters today’s game with a career record of 74-75…with a victory today, Cain will reach the .500 mark in his career win-loss column for the 1st time since May 19, 2007 when he was 17-17.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than times Matty faced Mordecai.
VOTE MELKY FOR MAY…Cabrera finished the month of May by hitting safely in 25 of 29 games, batting .429 (51-for-119) with 38 runs scored, 7 doubles, 5 triples, 3 home runs and 17 RBI…Cabrera will be a top candidate to win NL Player of the Month for May, which will be announced tomorrow.
HITTING AT HOME…OF Angel Pagan enters today’s game with a 25-game home hit streak, now the longest home hit streak in SF-era history and the 2nd-longest in Giants franchise history (since 1900)…according to Elias, Mike Donlin had a 26 game home hit streak from Aug. 28, 1905 to May 5, 1906…Pagan’s .356 home avg. (37-for-104) is tied for the 6th-best in the NL.
JAVIER LOPEZ… Earned his 1st save of the season last night after stranding 2 runners and recording 2 outs in the 9th inning.
SANTIAGO CASILLA… Had rough outing last night as he recorded just 1 out and allowed 3 hits including a 3-run HR to Alfonso Soriano in the 9th frame…left the game after suffering a knee injury.