July 5th, 2012

Turn Back The Clock – 1924

The Giants have been time traveling this year. We’ve gone from 2012, to the 1962 team reunion, to turning back the century to 1912, to the 2002 team reunion, to our final time-stop – 1924. Although the game didn’t go the Giants way, the team still looked great in the red, white & blue (& gray) of the New York Giants road uniform.  This jersey,  and the jersey and hat from our 1912 Turn Back The Clock game, can be purchased on the Giants web site.

Quick Hits for Thursday, July 5, 2012 (Game 83)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Washington Nationals in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (9-3, 2.53) will face Nationals’ left-hander Ross Detwiler (4-3, 3.30).

Today’s Starting Lineup

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, matt cain

ROAD WARRIOR…RHP Matt Cain enters tonight’s start with a 5-game road winning streak, the longest road win streak of his career…during this stretch, he’s 5-0 with a 2.33 ERA (10er, 38.2ip) in 6 starts…he hasn’t lost a road start since April 24 at Cincinnati.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than the heat index in DC.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, emmanuel burriss

EMMANUEL BURRISS… Has made 31 starts this year (28 at 2nd base, 2 at 3rd and 1 short)… Dating back to 2010, 52 of his last 55 hits have been singles, including 24 of 25 this season.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, brandon crawford

BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is batting .400 (10-for-25) in his last 7 games… His 17 doubles are tied with Cabrera for the most on the team… SF’s Opening Day shortstop has started 69 of 82 games overall.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, joaquin arias

JOAQUIN ARIAS… Began the season by hitting .272 (25-for-92) in his 1st 26 games…however, has cooled down considerably, batting just .222 (16-for-72) in his last 25 contests.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, gregor blanco

GREGOR BLANCO… His 15 stolen bases this season are a career-high and are tied with Pagan for the team lead… Has 4 HRs on the season…entered this year with just 3 career home runs.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, pablo sandoval

PABLO SANDOVAL… Was named to his 2nd-consecutive All-Star team, being selected by the fans as the NL’s starting 3rd baseman…garnered 5.7 million votes, displacing NYM’s David Wright (4.1) after surging in the final week to make up a deficit of nearly 465,000 votes.

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