TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Miami Marlins today in the final game of this three game series…RHP Tom Koehler (3-8, 4.62) is scheduled to face LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.73).
GOING FOR THE SWEEP…With a win today the Giants can sweep the Marlins for the first time here in Miami since brooming them in a three-game set, May 4-6, 2010…the Giants have won nine of their last 12 games here in Miami.
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WALK THIS WAY…The Giants eight walks last night were a season high…it marked the third time this season they have been issued eight walks, however this was the first 9.0 inning game, as the other two went extras.
JUST SCORE FOUR…The Giants have won 12 of their last 13 contests in which they have scored at least four runs…they are 43-12 (.782) overall in such games and their .782 winning pct. in such games is the seventh-highest in the NL.
QUALITY COUNTS…The Giants are 34-22 (.607) when their starter tosses a quality outing and 21-45 (.318) when they do not…SF’s 58 quality outings this season are tied for the second-fewest in the NL.
ON DECK…Following today’s game the Giants will travel back to San Francisco where they will begin a seven-game homestand against the Red Sox and Pirates.
16 GAMES IN 16 DAYS…San Francisco is currently in the midst of playing for 16-consecutive days without a day off, a stretch that started on Tuesday in Washington…so far SF is 3-2 during this span…the Giants’ next day off is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 26.
PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TODAY AND UPCOMING SERIES VS. BOSTON (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Sunday, August 18 at Miami (10:10): RHP Tom Koehler (3-8, 4.62) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.73) – CSN-BA
- Monday, August 19 vs. Boston (7:15): LHP Jon Lester (10-7, 4.31) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (6-12, 4.38) – NBC-BA, ESPN
- Tuesday, August 20 vs. Boston (7:15): RHP Jake Peavy (9-5, 4.41) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-4, 6.75) – CSN-BA
- Wednesday, August 21 vs. Boston (12:45): LHP Felix Doubront (8-6, 3.95) vs. RHP Chad Gaudin (5-2, 3.06) – CSN-BA
note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)