June 5th, 2012

A Look Back – Opening Day at Seals Stadium in 1958

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First Pitch at Seals Stadium

“Fifty years later, Mike Murphy remembers. He cried. Just 15 years old, the kid from San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood sat in the Double Play at 16th and Bryant Street, reeling from the news delivered to him that late summer day in 1957: The San Francisco Seals were no more.

His beloved Seals, the Seals who had played ball in the City since 1903, three years before the Great Earthquake and Fire, were being made extinct. Murphy should have known something was wrong when Seals President Jerry Donovan asked to take him to lunch to break some news. The Giants were coming, and San Francisco would be a minor-league town no more. Across the street from the Double Play stood Seals Stadium, which was just months away from playing host to the first big- league ballgame on the West Coast between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers— two franchises that had called New York home since the nineteenth century.” – San Francisco Giants: 50 Years

Quick Hits for Tuesday, June 5, 2012 (Game 56)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (2-6, 5.82) will face Padres’ right-hander Anthony Bass (2-5, 4.00).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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STEVE EDLEFSEN… Has been unscored upon in 9 of his 12 games this year.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than sunny days in San Diego.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Earned his 1st save yesterday as he tossed 2.0-perfect frames…has retired 29 of his last 34 batters faced (11 strikeouts).

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has been unscored upon in his last 8 outings and 14 of his last 15 appearances… Left-handed batters are 1-for-their-last-13 off him.

SERGIO ROMO… His 0.57 ERA (1er,15.2ip) ranks as the 5th-lowest among NL relievers… Has struck out 12 of the last 22 batters he has faced.

SERGIO ROMO… Among active career leaders as a relief pitcher, Romo has the highest strikeout-walk ratio, with a 5.47 figure.

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