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
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).
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GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .278 (15-for-54) over his last 22 games, however has 20 strikeouts in that span.
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).
RYAN THERIOT… Is 15-for-his-last-42 with runners in scoring position, and is 26-for-86 overall.
JEAN MACHI… Was Fresno’s primary closer after Heath Hembree went down, going 15×18 in save chances.
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.