September 17th, 2012

Monday Night Baseball

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Orlando Cepeda & the Pony Mustang World Series Champions Blossom Valley All-Stars from San Jose

Here’s the important information from today:

  • 15 Games to go
  • Rockies 1 – Giants 2
  • Dodgers have the day off
  • Giants are 8 games in first place
  • Our magic number is 8

Quick Hits for Monday, September 17, 2012 (Game 147)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Colorado Rockies in the 1st game of this 4-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (14-10, 3.32) will face Rockies’ right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (2-5, 4.86).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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BRAD PENNY… Last night he pitched for the 1st time since facing ARI onSept.5… Was reinstated from DL on Sept. 1 after missing 16 games w/ right shoulder impingement.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than a three dog night.

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CLAY HENSLEY… Last night he made his 1st appearance since coming off the DL on 9/11.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, september 16, 2012, george kontos

GEORGE KONTOS… Has given up just 8 runs (7er) in 23.1 innings on the road (2.70 ERA).

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DAN RUNZLER… 27-year-old missed the 1st 2+ months of the 2012 season with a left latissimus dorsi strain which he aggravated during spring training…originally hurt it in his last regular season game in 2011.

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JEAN MACHI… Made his Major League debut Sept 3…since then has made 5 relief appearances, allowing 2 runs in 3.2 innings pitched… Signed by SF to minor lg contract in 2011, was in spring training for 1st time in his career.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, september 16, 2012, dan otero

DAN OTERO… Has not allowed an inherited runner to score (10 IR in 11.1ip)… Was recalled from triple-A on Sept. 4th and has since made 4 appearances (3.0ip).

Happy Birthday – Orlando Cepeda

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Here are some Giants Gems for Orlando Cepeda’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Orlando!

Was 6-time All-Star during 8-plus years with Giants…earned NL Rookie of Year honors in 1958…holds SF season mark with 142 RBI in 1961…ranks among SF leaders in home runs (5th – 226), RBI (4th – 767), games (9th – 1,114), at-bats (7th – 4,178), runs (7th – 652), hits (4th – 1,286) and doubles (8th – 226)…named to SF’s All-Time team and Giants 1960’s All-Decade Team…

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