TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 3.07) will face D’Backs’ right-hander Trevor Cahill (9-11, 4.02).
JUST A REMINDER…Please be advised that ESPN has selected the game of Sunday, September 9 (LAD @ SF) as the ESPN Sunday Night Game of the Week…game time has been changed from 1:05 p.m. PT to 5:06 p.m. PT.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than Giants relievers in the bullpen at the end of yesterday’s game.
LOTS OF ARMS…Last night the Giants used 11 pitchers (including Jean Machi), which tied the Major League record for the most pitchers used in a game…it marked the 5th time a team has used 11 pitchers in a contest with the last being New York-AL on Sept. 28, 2011 at Tampa Bay (12.0 innings).
POWER OUTAGE AT HOME…IF Brandon Belt’s home run last night was the Giants 1st home run at AT&T Park since August 13 vs. Washington when IF Brandon Crawford hit a pinch-hit homer…SF has just 21 homers at AT&T Park this season, the fewest home runs hit at home in the Majors.
MARCO SCUTARO… Has recorded a multi-hit game in 11 of his last 20 contests… Is tied for 8th in the NL with 43 multi-hit games this season.
HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .301 with 6 2Bs, 1 3B, 1 HR and 14 RBI in his past 20 games… Since the All-Star break is hitting just .220 (41-for-186).
BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .397 (52×131) with 10 HRs, 36 RBI vs. LH pitching, the 3rd-highest avg. in the Majors… His 79 SBs allowed are the most in the Majors, but his 24 caught stealings are T2nd-most… Has appeared in 123 games overall, making 119 starts (96 at catcher, 20 at 1st base, 3 at DH).