June 26th, 2012

Hall of Fame Worthy

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, matt cain, perfect game, june 13, jeff idelson

Matt Cain signing the donation agreement to send the artifacts from his Perfect Game to the Hall of Fame.

The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s President, Jeff Idelson, was at AT&T Park tonight to accept some artifacts from Matt Cain’s Perfect Game, including first base, Matt’s hat and cleats and the first “K” on the right field wall. Also on hand was San Francisco’s Mayor, Ed Lee, who presented Matt with the Key to the City and a proclamation declaring June 13 of every year to be Matt Cain day (be sure to mark your calendar!).

Quick Hits for Tuesday, June 26, 2012 (Game75)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (6-3, 2.41) will face Dodgers’ left-hander Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 2.73).

Today’s Starting Lineup

LOVE THIS PLACE…SF has gone 22-14 (.611) at home this season, which is the 3rd-best winning pct. at home in the NL.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than cards in a deck.

GEORGE KONTOS… Since being promoted from triple-A Fresno on June 9, has made 5 appearances with SF while throwing 7.0 innings…overall, has allowed 1 run on 7 hits, with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME…RHP Ryan Vogelsong enters tonight’s game with the 5th-lowest home ERA in the NL, fashioning a 1.47 figure (8er, 49.0ip) in 6 starts…according to Elias, since the start of the 2011 season, Vogelsong owns a 1.94 ERA (34er, 158.0ip) at AT&T Park…only Jered Weaver (1.55) owns a lower ERA at home during that span (min. 100 innings).

RUN PRODUCERS…Catchers Buster Posey (35 RBI) and Hector Sanchez (20 RBI) have combined for 55 RBI while catching for the Giants this season…that’s the most combined RBI among catchers on one team in the big leagues so far this year.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, 2012, photo, Melky Cabrera

MELKY CABRERA… is among the NL leaders is 2nd in triples (7), tied for 2nd in runs scored (51), 4th in batting avg. (.351), 8th in on-base pct. (.388) and 11th in OPS (.898).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Pablo Sandoval

PABLO SANDOVAL… went a perfect 3-for-3 with a season-high 3 RBI last night.

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