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
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.
CLAY HENSLEY… Left-handed hitters are batting .476 (10-for-24) w/2 HRs off him in his last 11 games.
EMMANUEL BURRISS… 57 of his last 59 hits in the big leagues have been singles (dates back to 2009 season).
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.
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.