TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (7-3, 2.26) will face Pirates’ right-hander James McDonald (8-3, 2.45).
Today’s Starting Lineup
ANOTHER RECORD FOR MELKY…OF Melky Cabrera had 2 more hits last night, his 39th multi-hit game of the season…that’s the most multi-hit games any Giants player has had prior to the All-Star break in team history…the previous record was 37 multi-hit games by Rich Aurilia in 2001 (Elias).
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than countries where Heinz Ketchup is sold.
HECTOR SANCHEZ… Went 2-for-4 with a 2B and 1 RBI last night… Is 4-for-5 with 8 RBI with the bases loaded this season.
BRAD PENNY… Has made 3 appearances with SF while throwing 5.1-scoreless innings… Was previously with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks (Japanese Lg).
GEORGE KONTOS… Since being promoted from triple-A Fresno on June 9, has made 10 appearances with SF, throwing 12.0 innings and allowing just 2 runs on 11 hits with 14 strikeouts.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 14-for-39 (.359) with 6 2Bs, 2 HRs and 9 RBI in his last 11 games… Is batting .370 (17-for-46) against left-handed pitchers.
SERGIO ROMO… Earned his 5th save of the season last night… is 8-for-13 in save chances in his career… His 0.72 ERA (2er, 25.0ip) is the 2nd-lowest among NL relievers (min. 20.0ip).