September 14th, 2012

A Grand Slam & A Hit

Here’s the important information from tonight:

  • 18 Games to go
  • Giants 6 – D’backs 2
  • Cardinals 5 – Dodgers 8
  • Giants are 7.5 games in first place
  • Our magic number is 11
  • In the third inning Hunter Pence hit a grand slam.  It was the third grand slam of his career and the third grand slam for the Giants this season (Pence, Scutaro & Crawford).  Just in case you were wondering – the game lasted three hours and thirty-three minutes…
  • In the eighth inning Santiago Casilla got his first hit of his career.

Quick Hits for Friday, September 14, 2012 (Game 144)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (13-5, 2.96) will face D-Backs’ left-hander Tyler Skaggs (1-1, 4.43).

Today’s Starting Lineup

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, buster posey

BUSTER POSEY…Is batting .395 (77-for-195) with 19 2Bs, 11 HRs and 46 RBI in 53 games since the All-Star break… His .395 avg., .470 OBP and his .658 slugging pct. all lead the Majors since the break, while his 46 RBI are tied for the 5th-most.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than games remaining in the 2012 regular season.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, tim lincecum

WINNING WAYS…The Giants have won 10 of their last 15 games and 20 of their last 30… their .566 winning pct. (81-62) ranks as the 5th-best in the Majors behind Washington (.622), Cincinnati (.604), Texas (.594) and Oakland (.573).

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

BRANDON BELT… Is batting .347 w/10 2Bs, 1 3B, 2 HRs, 19 RBI and 10 walks in his last 37 games… Is hitting RHP at a .424 clip over his last 37 games… Is batting .248 w/RISP, however is 12-for-his-last-29 in such situations.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, marco scutaro

MARCO SCUTARO… Has hit safely in 35/44 games in an SF uniform, going 61-for-179 w/11 2Bs, 2 HRs and 30 RBI… Has recorded a multi-hit game in 16 of his last 27 contests.

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

GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .286 (18-for-63) over his last 24 games, however has 22 strikeouts in that span… His 22 stolen bases and 5 3Bs this season are a career-high.

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