September 11th, 2012

Rocky Mountain High

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Hunter Pence, Aubrey Huff, Barry Zito, Tim Lincecum, Hector Sanchez and Dave Groeschner watch as Madison Bumgarner hit the 2nd home run of his career

Here’s the important information from tonight:

  • 20 Games to go
  • Giants 9 – Rockies 8
  • Dodgers 0 – D’backs – 1
  • Giants are 6 games in first place
  • Giants clinch number is 15
  • Angel Pagan is tied with Willie Mays and Steve Finley for the most triples in SF-era history with 12

Quick Hits for Tuesday, September 11, 2012 (Game 142)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Colorado Rockies in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (14-10, 3.15) will face Rockies’ right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (2-4, 4.85).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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BUSTER BASH…C Buster Posey hit his 21st home run of the season last night, his 20th as a catcher (his other HR this year came as a 1st baseman)…according to Elias, Posey joins Dick Dietz (22 HRs in 1970) and Tom Haller (26 in 1966) as the only Giants catchers to hit 20+ home runs in a season in SF-era history (since 1958).

Check out today’s complete game notes.

sf giants, san francisco, photo, 2012, gregor blanco

GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .278 (15-for-54) over his last 22 games, however has 20 strikeouts in that span.

sf giants, san francisco, photo, 2012, aubrey huff

AUBREY HUFF… Is 3-for-17 (.176) as a pinch-hitter this season… Has made 14 starts (10 at 1st base and 4 in left field).

sf giants, san francisco, photo, 2012, ryan theriot

RYAN THERIOT… Is 15-for-his-last-42 with runners in scoring position, and is 26-for-86 overall.

sf giants, san francisco, photo, 2012, jean machi

JEAN MACHI… Was Fresno’s primary closer after Heath Hembree went down, going 15×18 in save chances.

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ONE MORE TIES A RECORD…OF Angel Pagan is tied with Starlin Castro, Dexter Fowler and Jose Reyes for the most triples in the National League this season with 11…Pagan is just 1 triple shy of matching Steve Finley (12 in 2006) and Willie Mays (12 in 1960) for the most triples in a single season in SF-era history.

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