October 1st, 2012

Snapshot – Part 2

San Francisco Giants 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers 3

Quick Hits for Monday, October 1, 2012 (Game 160)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (16-5, 2.77) will face Dodgers’ right-hander Aaron Harang (10-10, 3.68).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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BATTING TITLE PART II…The last catcher to win the NL batting title was Ernie Lombardi in 1942 (.330 for Boston)…the last catcher to win it in either league was Joe Mauer for the Twins in 2009…no Giants player has ever won the title as a catcher.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than three french hens.

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CLAY HENSLEY… Left-handed hitters are batting .476 (10-for-24) w/2 HRs off him in his last 11 games.

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EMMANUEL BURRISS… 57 of his last 59 hits in the big leagues have been singles (dates back to 2009 season).

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RON WOTUS & THE GIANTS…came from behind to defeat the Padres 7-5 yesterday at Petco Park… Have won 14 of their last 18 games and 22 of their last 31.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .378 over his last 12 games with 4 HRs and 13 RBI… Homered from both sides of the plate for the 1st time in his career on Sept. 20 vs. COL.

Happy Birthday – Matt Cain

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Here are some Giants Gems for Matt Cain’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Matt!

  • Grew up on 50-acre farm riding horses, driving pickups and dove hunting with his bird dog.
  • As a kid growing up in Alabama and Tennessee, never lived in town with more than 3,000 people.
  • Liked baseball, but never followed it on TV – preferring instead to spend his days outdoors mountain biking with his older brother.
  • At the age of 5 in T-ball, while the other kids were chasing butterflies and tossing clods of dirt at each other, Matt pulled off three unassisted triple plays during the seven-game season.
  • Enjoys fishing, skeet shooting and anything outdoors. Is also great golfer, oftentimes winning the long-ball contest.
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