Not a bad day at the office. In the third inning Madison Bumgarner hit his 1st Major League home run which snapped the Giants 16 game homerless streak at AT&T Park, their longest stretch as a franchise since 1918. It was the 1st HR the Giants have hit at home 514 at-bats. Oh yeah, in 7 2/3 innings he also struck out 12 and didn’t walk anyone for his 8th win of the season. Astros 3 – Giants 6
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Houston Astros in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (7-4, 3.26) will face Astros’ right-hander Bud Norris (5-3, 4.65).
Today’s Starting Lineup
ALL-STAR UPDATE…Major League Baseball announced today that Giants’ C Buster Posey leads all NL catchers in voting for the 83rd annual All-Star game…Posey (1,713,839) leads St. Louis’ Yadier Molina (1,576,199) by 137,640 total votes.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than inmates that have escaped from Alcatraz.
MAD AT HOME…LHP Madison Bumgarner has posted a 12-2 record with a 2.04 ERA (24er, 106.0ip) in his last 15 starts here at AT&T Park dating back to June 26, 2011 (went 8-1 to end last season and is 4-1 to begin this year)…the Giants have won 13 of his last 15 starts here.
GEORGE KONTOS... Made his 1st appearance with SF on Sunday and threw a scoreless 8th inning. Was aquired by the Giants from the New York Yankees earlier this season on April 4 in exchange for C Chris Stewart…made his ML debut last season, making 7 relief appearances and allowing 2 runs in 6.0 innings.
POWER OUTAGE…SF has just 1 HR in their last 22 games here on the Shores of McCovey Cove…they haven’t hit a homer here in their last 506 at-bats and 136 innings…the last Giants player to homer here was Gregor Blanco on May 14 vs. Colorado.
JEREMY AFFELDT… Has blanked opposition in 7 of his 8 appearances at AT&T Park this season…owns a 1.74 ERA (2er, 10.1ip) at home.
RYAN THERIOT… Has hit .345 (20-for-58) with 3 2Bs, 3B and 8 RBI in 15 games since being activated from the 15-day DL on May 24.