September 25th, 2012

WBC – Press Conference

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, World Baseball Classic, Larry Baer

The World Baseball Classic is the premier international baseball tournament featuring the best players in the world competing for their home countries and territories.

Earlier today the Giants and MLB held a press conference  on the shores of McCovey Cove.  The international venues, pools, format and dates were announced for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The semifinals and finals of the international tournament will be held at AT&T Park March 17-19.

Quick Hits for Tuesday, September 25, 2012 (Game 154)

NIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (10-14, 4.91) will face DBacks’ right-hander Josh Collmenter (4-3, 3.92).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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

FRANCISCO PEGUERO… recorded his 1st big league hit on Sunday off of San Diego LHP Eric Stults.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than bubbles in a bottle of Champagne.

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

CENTURY MARK…C Buster Posey (98 RBI) and OF Hunter Pence (96 RBI) are both closing in on 100 RBI for the season…the last Giants player with a 100-RBI campaign was Barry Bonds (101 runs) in 2004.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Tim Lincecum

SELECT COMPANY… Tim Lincecum is 1 of 7 pitchers in SF-era history to have double-digit wins in 5-straight seasons, joining Jack Sanford (5 seasons from 1959-1963), Gaylord Perry (6, 1966-1971), Juan Marichal (11, 1961-1971), Kirk Rueter (7, 1997-2003) and Jason Schmidt (5, 2002-2006).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Aubrey Huff

AUBREY HUFF… is 6-for-22 (.273) as a pinch-hitter this season; however, is 5-for-his-last-8 in such situations.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Jose Mijares

JOSE MIJARES… has not allowed a run in his last 14 outings (8 ip) and has recorded 11 Ks.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Xavier Nady

XAVIER NADY… Is 9-for-29 (.310) with 6 RBI in 11 games in a Giants uniform.

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