TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Colorado Rockies in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (6-11, 5.43) will face Rockies’ right-hander Tyler Chatwood (1-2, 6.61).
Today’s Starting Lineup
BUSTER SINCE THE BREAK…Since the All-Star break, C Buster Posey has hit safely in 22 of 24 games, batting .446 (41-for-92) with 13 runs scored, 7 2Bs, 8 HRs, 30 RBI and 13 walks…since the break, he leads the Majors in batting average (.446), RBI (30), on- base pct. (.509) and slugging pct. (.783), while ranking tied for 5th in home runs (8).
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than new words in the Oxford dictionary.
MARCO SCUTRO… Has hit safely in 11 of his 13 games in a Giants uniform, going 18-for-52 (.346) with 4 2Bs, 1 HR and 14 RBI… Has reached base safely via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 54 of his last 63 games.
HUNTER PENCE… Batted .271 with 17 HRs and 59 RBI in 101 games for Philadelphia this season… His 23 go-ahead RBI are tied for the 2nd-most in the NL… Is hitting just .241 with RISP and is just 6-for-his-last-25.
MELKY CABRERA… 7 of his 12 hits this month have gone for extra-bases (4 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 1 HR)… Is 10 hits shy of reaching the 1,000 hit plateau for his career.
BRANDON BELT…Is 15-for-44 (.341) with 3 2Bs, 1 3B and 2 RBI in his past 13 games… Is hitting RHP at a .400 clip (14-for-35) over his last 12 games.