September 27th, 2012

Rookie Hazing

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

Bret Alexander, Brandon Belt, Anthony Reyes, Brett Pill and Carl Kochan

Today was rookie hazing day which means that the new guys have to travel to San Diego in morphsuits.

Final Home Game

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval

Today was the Giants final home game of the regular season.  To thank the fans for their loyal support, the team threw balls into the stands after the game ended and Bruce Bochy and Matt Cain thanked the crowd.

Arizona Diamonbacks 3 – San Francisco Giants 7

If the season ended right now (All Times TBD):

  • October 5 – STL @ ATL (Wild Card Game)
  • October 6 – CIN @ SF (Game 1)
  • October 7 – CIN @ SF (Game 2)
  •                 – WSH @ ATL/STL (Game 1)
  • October 8 – WSH @ ATL/STL (Game 2)
  • October 9 – SF @ CIN (Game 3)
  • October 10 – SF @ CIN (Game 4 – If necessary)
  •                   – ATL/STL @ WSH (Game 3)
  • October 11 – SF @ CIN (Game 5 – If necessary)
  •                   – ATL/STL @ WSH (Game 4 – If necessary)
  • October 12 – ATL/STL @ WSH (Game 5 – If necessary)

The NLCS will start on October 14

Quick Hits for Thursday, September 27, 2012 (Game 156)

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the €final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Barry Zito (13-8, 4.18) will face DBacks’ left-hander Patrick Corbin (6-7, 4.02).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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

HOME GAME #81…Today is the Giants’ final regular season home game at AT&T Park… SF has gone 47-33 (.588) at home this year, which is the 5th-best home winning pct. among NL teams behind Washington (.615, 48-30), Milwaukee (.613, 46-29), St. Louis (.613, 46-29) and Cincinnati (.613, 49-31).

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than games in the Giants’ sell out streak.

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

BUSTER POSEY… Has recorded an RBI in each of his last 7 games…the last Giant with an RBI in 8-straight was J.T.
Snow from April 8-18, 2003 (8-straight).

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

SCUTARO’S STREAK…IF Marco Scutaro enters today’s game with the longest active hitting streak in the Majors, having hit safely in a career-best 14 games…during this stretch he’s batting .466 (27-for-58) with 4 2Bs and 12 RBI.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Jeremy Affeldt

JEREMY AFFELDT… has posted a 2.08 ERA (6er, 26.0ip) in 27 games at AT&T Park this season and has allowed just 1 home run in 60.2 innings (hasn’t allowed HR in his last 40.0ip).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Matt Cain

WINNING WAYS…Cain and Bumgarner are the 4th set of teammates to each win 16+ games this season, joining Detroit’s Max Scherzer (16 wins) and Justin Verlander (16), Texas’ Matt Harrison (17) and Yu Darvish (16) and St. Louis’ Lance Lynn (17) and Kyle Lohse (16).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Barry Zito

KEEP IT GOING… The Giants have won the last 9 times that LHP Barry Zito has taken the hill…the last time SF won 10+ consecutive starts by one of their pitchers was when they won 11-straight when Bill Swi! started from April 6-June 27, 1992 (STATS, LLC).

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