June 7th, 2012

A Look Back – Opening Day at Pacific Bell Park in 2000

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First Pitch at Pacific Bell Park

“Finally,” Lon Simmons Said, “the Giants have a ballpark that looks like San Francisco.”

Take your pick of reasons why: The waters of San Francisco Bay lapped up against the right field port walk, reminding fans of the City’s fortuitous natural geography. The upper decks afforded views of the Berkeley and Oakland hills, accentuating the handsome topography of the Bay Area. The brick exterior running down King Street recalled the architectural past of a city that thrived for 150 years. The views of the Bay Bridge from the right field wall… the sight of ferries docking in center field… the stream of Giants fans walking across the wooden planks of Lefty O’Doul Bridge over McCovey Cove… it all combined to create the heady ambiance of the City, as if this gleaming new ballpark were as integral to the town as City Hall or Coit Tower. - San Francisco Giants: 50 Years

Quick Hits for Thursday, June 7, 2012 (Game 58)

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (6-2, 2.62) will face Padres’ right-hander Jason Marquis (2-4, 8.47).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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BRIAN WILSON… Was placed on 15-day DL April 16 after undergoing his 2nd Tommy John surgery… procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews on April 19 in Florida.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than bird dogs looking to find a chicken little of their own.

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CLAY HENSLEY… His 26 appearances are the most on the team.

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CLAY HENSLEY… Has been unscored upon in 20 of his 26 outings this year, while recording 5 holds.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has stranded 19 of 21 runners he has inherited…since 2009, has allowed only 17 of 122 (13.9%) IRs to score, which is the lowest pct. in the Majors.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Left-handed batters are 1-for-their-last-26 (.038) off Lopez and 6-for-37 (.162) overall.

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