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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.