TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Colorado Rockies in the 2nd game of this 4-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (9-14, 5.09) will face Rockies’ left-hander Jeff Francis (5-5, 5.68).
Today’s Starting Lineup
BRANDON BELT… His 13 RBI this month are tied for the 5th-most in the NL… Is hitting RHP at a .406 clip (39-for-96) over his last 39 games.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than cows in the cornfield.
WINNING WAYS…The Giants have won 13 of their last 19 games and 23 of their last 34… since the All-Star break, the Giants have gone 38-23 (.623) for the 4th best winning pct. in the Majors behind the A’s (.683, 41-19), Reds (.661, 41-21) and Nationals (.635, 40-23).
BUSTER SINCE THE BREAK…Since the All-Star break, C Buster Posey has hit safely in 47 of 57 games, batting .392 (83-for-212) with 38 runs scored, 20 2Bs, 12 HRs, 50 RBI and 32 walks…since the break, he leads the Majors in batting average and on-base pct. (.466), is tied for 2nd in 2Bs, 3rd in slugging pct. (.656) and ranks 5th in RBI.
HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in 17 of his last 20 games, batting .284… Has batted .235 with 4 HRs and 35 RBI in 44 games with San Francisco… His 35 RBI since joining SF are the most on the club…has 94 RBI overall.
BRANDON CRAWFORD…Since July 1, is hitting .444 (8-for-18) vs. left-handed pitching… Has committed just 3 errors in his last 67 contests.
ANGEL PAGAN… His 13 3Bs are a new SF Giants record for a single season, surpassing Steve Finley (12 in 2006) and Willie Mays (12 in 1960)… Leads the club with 26 stolen bases this season…has been successful in 26/33 stolen bases attempts.