September 10th, 2012

Rocky Mountain Hiccup

sf giants, san franciso giantsm photo, 2012, dave groeschner, bruce bochy, ryan vogelsong, brandon belt

Dave Groeschner, Bruce Bochy & Brandon Belt watching Ryan Vogelsong after he took a shot off his foot

Here’s all the important information from tonight:

21 Games to go

Giants 5 – Rockies 6

Dodgers did not play

Giants are 5 games in first place

Quick Hits for Monday, September 10, 2012 (Game 141)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Colorado Rockies in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (12-7, 3.29) will face Rockies’ right-hander Alex White (2-8, 5.31).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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ON THE MOUND…In the 3 games series against Los Angeles this past weekend, Giants pitchers held Dodgers batters to just 1 hit in 23 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than lynx and wolverines in the Rocky Mountains.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, angel pagan

WITH THE GLOVES…Since the All-Star break the Giants have committed just 27 errors in 54 games…that’s the 2nd-fewest amount of errors since the break in the NL behind Atlanta (24)…prior to the break, SF had 69 errors, which ranked as the 3rd-most in the Majors.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, santiago casilla

ROAD SERIES WINS… According to STATS, LLC, the last time the Giants went 8+ straight road series without losing one was a 9-series stretch spanning the 2002 (5 series) and 2003 (4) seasons…the last such streak within a single season was an 8-series streak in 1993.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, brandon belt, fan

BEFORE AND AFTER…Prior to the All-Star break, SF batted .225 with RISP, which ranked 15th of 16th among NL teams…however, since the break, the Giants are hitting .309  in these situations, the highest clip in the Majors…just in the last 7 games, the Giants have gone 28-for-69 (.406) with runners in scoring position.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, hunter pence

INSIDE THE SERIES…The Giants have gone 8-3 against the Rockies this season, going 5-1 here at Coors Field and 3-2 at AT&T Park…SF swept a series in Denver last month by a combined score of 35-13…dating back to last season, the Giants have won 9 of their last 10 games against the Rockies here in the Mile High city.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, pablo sandoval

THE GIANTS…blanked the Dodgers 4-0 last night on Sunday Night Baseball… Concluded their 6-game homestand with a 3-3 record vs. Arizona and Los Angeles… Enter tonight’s game with a 5.5 game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West.

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