Quick Hits for Friday, September 28, 2012 (Game 157)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (13-9, 3.58) will face Padres’ left-hander Andrew Werner (2-2, 4.64).

Today’s Starting Lineup

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, september 27, 2012, buster posey

A NEW LEADER…C Buster Posey overtook Andrew McCutchen for the NL batting title race yesterday as Posey went 2-for-4 and McCutchen went hitless in 4 at-bats…Posey now leads the NL with a .333 avg. while McCutchen is 2nd with a .332 mark…the last Giants player to win the NL batting title was Barry Bonds in 2004 (.370)…in fact, since 1876, only 7 Giants players have won the NL batting crown and just twice since 1958 (both by Bonds).

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than 6 Geese-A-Laying.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, september 27, 2012, marco scutaro

SCUTARO’S STREAK…IF Marco Scutaro enters tonight’s game with the longest active hitting streak in the Majors, having hit safely in a career-best 15 games…during this stretch he’s batting .452 (28-for-62) with 4 2Bs, 1 HR and 14 RBI…he’s just 16 hits away from 200 this season, but just 6 games remain on the regular season schedule.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, september 27, 2012, buster posey, hunter pence, marco alioto

AT AT&T PARK…The Giants finished their home portion of the schedule with a 48-33 (.593) record…the offense hit .267 (711-for-2,665) at home while averaging 3.8 runs per game (308 runs/81 games)…SF’s 31 HRs at home were the fewest they’ve ever hit at AT&T Park and the 3rd-fewest home HRs in SF-era history.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, september 27, 2012, pablo sandoval

PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .400 (12-for-30) over his last 9 games with 4 HRs and 11 RBI… Homered from both sides of the plate for the 1st time in his career on Sept. 20.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, september 27, 2012, barry zito

THE GIANTS…finished their 2012 home schedule yesterday with a 7-3 win against ARI, wrapping up a 10-game homestand with an 8-2 record vs. COL, SD & ARI.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, september 27, 2012, fans, billy hayes, eli whiteside, madison bumgarner, jeremy affeldt, matt cain, dan runzler, xavier nady

SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER…SF’s .708 (17-7) win pct. this month is tied with Atlanta for the best mark in the Majors…if the Giants were to win 3 more games this month it would be the 1st time they had 20 wins in a month since July 2010 (20-8)…the Giants haven’t had 20 wins in September since 2000 when they went 20-9.

2 Comments

The game notes are the ones from May 8th.

Sorry about that – it’s been updated to the correct date!

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