TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd game of this 4-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (9-5, 2.38) will face Cardinals’ right-hander Joe Kelly (2-4, 3.14).
Today’s Starting Lineup
TONIGHT’S STARTER…RHP Ryan Vogelsong has 20-straight games of pitching 6-or- more innings, which is the longest such streak by a Giants pitcher since Bill Swift had 24-consecutive starts of 6.0-or-more innings in 1993…the SF-era record is 29 games, set by Juan Marichal from April 10-Aug. 13, 1968.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than red in St. Louis.
JOSE MIJARES… Went 2-2 with a 2.56 ERA (11er, 38.2ip) in 51 outings for KC, the 5th-most in the AL… Fashioned 1.62 ERA (6er, 33.1ip) prior to break, but since then has 8.44 ERA (5er, 5.1ip).
THE GIANTS… Enter tonight’s game in 1st place in the NL West, just 1.5 games ahead of 2nd-place LA and 4.0 games ahead of 3rd-place Arizona…have spent the last 25 days in 1st place.
ANGEL PAGAN… Has been on base in 14-of-his-last-26 plate appearances (10 hits, 4 walks)… Has gone 10-for-22 with 9 runs scored, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HRs and 4 BBs on this current road trip… Has hit .412 (14-for-34) vs. left-handed pitchers over his last 17 games…
RUNS AWAY…The Giants are averaging 5.00 runs per game (275 runs in 55 games) on the road this season, the highest average in the NL and 2nd-highest in the Majors behind Los Angeles-AL (5.07)…since the All-Star break, the Giants are averaging 7.0 runs per game on the road.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has been much better with the glove as of late, with just 1 error in his last 38 games… SF’s Opening Day shortstop has started 90 of 110 games overall.