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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.