September 23rd, 2012

Fan Appreciation Day

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Fans

The big winner

As if being a Giants fan isn’t great enough already, the team sweetened the deal today during Fan Appreciation Day by giving guests at AT&T Park today a chance to win a variety of prizes.  Winners were picked throughout the game and were able to claim their prizes on the concourse, a lucky fan threw the first pitch, and finally a car was given away on the field after the game.  Thanks to all our great fans, we do really appreciate you!

Quick Hits for Sunday, September 23, 2012 (Game 153)

TODAY’S GAME… The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the €final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Yusmeiro Petit (0-0, -.–) will face Padres’ left-hander Eric Stults (6-3, 2.69).

Today’s Starting Lineup

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, team

NL WEST CHAMPS… The Giants won the 2012 NL West division for the 8th time since the advent of divisional play began in 1969 (1971, 1987, 1989, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2010, 2012)…it’s the 2nd time in the last 3 seasons that they’ve won the NL West.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than National League West Division Champions.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Marco Scutaro

HIT STREAKING…IF Marco Scutaro enters today’s game tied with Milwaukee’s Norichika Aoki for the longest hitting streak in the NL, having matched his career-best hit streak at 12 games…during this stretch he’s batting .471 (24-for-51) with 2 2Bs and 11 RBI.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Angel Pagan

WITH RISP…Prior to the All-Star break, SF batted .225 (174-for-773) with RISP, which ranked 15th of 16th among NL teams…however, since the break, the Giants are hitting .306 (200-for-654) in these situations, the highest clip in the Majors.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Javier Lopez

JAVIER LOPEZ… Has recorded 6 of the Giants’ last 13 saves and is 7-for-9 overall this year and left-handed batters are 4-for-their-last-26 off him and just 5-for-their-last-40 (.125). Leads the club with 68 appearances this season.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Brandon Belt

BRANDON BELT… Beginning July 27, is hitting .327 (53-for-162). His 15 RBI this month are tied for the 8th-most in the NL and he is hitting RHP at a .390 clip (41-for-105) over his last 45 games.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Buster Posey

SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER…SF’s .750 (15-5) win pct. this month is tied with the Brewers for the best mark in the Majors.

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