One of our favorite quotes is from Prince Williams, “I’ve had lots of kids come up and ask for my autograph, I’ve had a grandmother stop me and ask me if I know a good place to buy underwear.” We don’t know if any players had any underwear recommendations, but while we were in Oakland many fans received autographs from their favorite players.
TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Oakland Athletics in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (9-2, 2.34) will face A’s right-hander A.J. Griffin (Major League Debut).
Today’s Starting Lineup
CAIN CRUISING… Matt Cain has won his last 8 starts, a new career-high and the longest such win streak in Giants history since Rick Reuschel won 8 consecutive starts in 1989… No pitcher in SF-era history has ever won 9-straight starts in a single season…the last pitcher in Giants franchise history with 9 consecutive winning starts in a single campaign was Sal Maglie in 1952… The record since 1919 is 11 consecutive wins by starter Hal Schumacher from May 19-July 10, 1935… Cain hasn’t had a losing decision since May 1 vs. Miami.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than words on a page.
GEORGE KONTOS… Since being promoted from triple-A Fresno on June 9, has made 4 appearances with SF throwing 6.0 innings.
JAVIER LOPEZ… Left-handed batters are 4-for-their-last-31 (.129) off Lopez and 9-for-42 (.214) overall.
SHANE LOUX… Was having outstanding season for Grizzlies as he was 3-1 with 0.43 ERA (1er,21.0ip) and 12 strikeouts to just 3 walks in 13 games of relief.
SERGIO ROMO… Among active career leaders as a relief pitcher, Romo has the highest strikeout-walk ratio, with a 5.50 figure.