MARCO SCUTARO… Has reached base safely via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 44 of his last 51 games.
The Giants acquired IF Marco Scutaro and cash considerations from the Colorado Rockies last night in exchange for minor league infielder Charlie Culberson…it marked the 1st time that the Giants and Rockies completed a trade with one another since 1998 when the Giants received Ellis Burks from the Rockies in exchange for RHP Jim Stoops, OF Darryl Hamilton and RHP Jason Brester.
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2nd game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (0-2, 3.42) will face Dodgers’ left-hander Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 2.63).
Today’s Starting Lineup
GOT MELK?…Among the Major League leaders, OF Melky Cabrera ranks 1st in hits (139), multi-hit games (46), 2nd in batting average (.359), tied for 2nd in triples (8), tied for 5th in runs scored (67) and 10th in on-base pct. (.400).
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than fireworks at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
GAME #100…The Giants will play their 100th game of the season today…through 100 games last year, SF was 14 games over .500 at 57-43 and in 1st place in the West.
BRANDON BELT… Matched his season-high with 3 hits last night, going 3-for-5 with 2 RBI… Has reached base safely in 5 of his last 10 plate appearances (4 hits and 1 BB).
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME…The Giants have won their last 6 of their last 8 home games, 10 of their last 14 and 22 of their last 31 here at AT&T Park.
BUSTER POSEY… Has hit at a .458 clip (22-for-48) with 4 2Bs, 3 HRs and 17 RBI over his last 12 games… Was named an All-Star for the 1st time in his career this season.
ANGEL PAGAN… Is tied for team lead with 17 stolen bases…has been successful in 17 of his 20 stolen bases attempts… Has started 91 of SF’s 99 games (90 in CF and 1 as DH).