Hunter Pence has been spotted at AT&T Park. The newest Giant arrived tonight just after the game ended and quickly did some interviews and signed autographs before heading into the clubhouse.
*Update: Pence put on his Giants uniform today, took batting practice and started the game in right field, batting fifth.
Tim’s line says it all, 7 innings pitched, 6 hits allowed, 1 run, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts – and Giants fans couldn’t be happier. Giants win 4-1
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the New York Mets in the 2nd game of this 4-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (4-11, 5.88) will face Mets’ right-hander Matt Harvey (1-0, 0.00).
Today’s Starting Lineup
HOME COOKING…Despite losing 5-straight home games, the Giants still own the 3rd-best winning pct. (.596) at home in the National League and the 5th-best in the Majors…this also marks SF’s 1st 5-game home losing streak since June 26-30, 2010 (2 vs. BOS, 3 vs. LAD)…the last time they lost 6-straight games at home was when they lost 7-in-a-row from May 14-31, 2008.
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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .402 with 6 HRs, 26 RBI vs. LH pitching, the 3rd-highest avg. in the Major League.
MEET THE METS…SF has won 11 of the last 16 meetings with the Mets, including 6 of their last 9 here at AT&T Park.
HEATING UP?…IF Brandon Belt has hit .350 (7-for-20) with 4 runs scored, 1 2B and 2 RBI over his last 5 contests.
MARCO SCUTARO… Has started the last 3 games at 3rd base after having not played their since 2008.
JAVIER LOPEZ… hrew 1.1-scoreless innings last night matching his longest outing of the year… Has stranded 32/37 runners he has inherited (13.8%), the 7th-best pct. in the NL.
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the New York Mets in the 1st game of this 4-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (11-6, 3.10) will face Mets’ right-hander Jeremy Hefner (1-4, 5.40).
Today’s Starting Lineup
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME…LHP Madison Bumgarner has gone 7-1 with a 1.89 ERA (14er, 66.2ip) in 9 starts at AT&T Park this season…he owns the 4th-lowest ERA in the NL at home, while his 7 wins are tied for the most in the National League.
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ANGEL PAGAN…The former Met spent 4 years in a New York uniform, hitting .284 with 24 HRs and 170 RBI.
BRANDON BELT… Has made 61 starts (all at 1st base)…his .997 ! elding pct. leads all NL 1st basemen.
MARCO SCUTARO…Has reached base safely via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 45 of his last 52 games.
CLAY HENSLEY…Has not allowed a run over his last 8 appearances (6.1ip).
CATCH US IF YOU CAN…The Giants have been successful in 44 of their last 54 stolen base attempts…their 81 stolen bases overall are the 3rd-most in the NL.