TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Barry Zito (14-8, 4.19) will face Dodgers’ left-hander Chris Capuano (12-11, 3.69).
Today’s Starting Lineup
NL WEST CHAMPS…The Giants have won the NL West division for the 8th time since the advent of divisional play began in 1969 (1971, 1987, 1989, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2010, 2012)…it’s the 2nd time in the last 3 seasons that they’ve won the NL West.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than 2 turtle doves.
KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE…The Giants haven’t lost 2 consecutive games on the road since July 7-8 at Pittsburgh.
THE GIANTS… Have still won 14 of their last 19 games and 22 of their last 32… Are tied with the Braves for 3rd-best record in the NL.
ROAD WARRIORS…The Giants are tied with the Braves for the 3rd-best road winning pct. in the NL this season, going 45-34…only the Nationals and Reds have a better road record in the NL.
BEST ON THE ROAD SINCE THE BREAK…Since the All-Star break, the Giants have gone 25-10 (.714) on the road, the best figure in the Majors…SF has won 14 of their last 19 road games and 21 of their last 29.
A LOT OF WINS…The Giants’ 93 wins this season are tied for the 7th-most in a season in SF-era history (since 1958)…SF hasn’t had as many as 94 wins in a season since the 2002 team won 95 games.
Here are some Giants Gems for Roberto Kelly’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Roberto!
- As manager of the Augusta GreenJackets, he gained a reputation for his aggressive approach to base running.
- Has guided SF’s baserunners to swipe 67.5% of bags in 1st 4 seasons.
- Spent 3 seasons as manager of Giants’ Class A Augusta affiliate in South Atlantic League…guided GreenJackets to 285-187 ledgers (.622) and pair of playoff appearances in those 3 years…was named 2006 SAL Manager of Year after leading Augusta to best record in all of minor league baseball with 92-47 record.
- Saw big league action with New York Yankees (1987-92 and 2000), Cincinnati Reds (1993-94), Atlanta Braves (1994), Montreal Expos (1995), Los Angeles Dodgers (1995), Minnesota Twins (1996-97), Seattle Mariners (1997) and Texas Rangers (1998-99).