Quick Hits for August 24, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight in the third game of this four game series…LHP Francisco Liriano (14-5, 2.53) is slated to face RHP Tim Lincecum (6-13, 4.53).

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MAGIC NUMBER…The Giants have won 12 of their last 15 contests in which they have scored at least four runs…they are 43-14 (.754) overall in such games.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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ON DECK…Following this series with the Pirates, the Giants will embark on a nine-game, 10-day road trip to Colorado (Monday-Wednesday), Arizona (next weekend) and San Diego (Sept. 2-4)…SF is just 24-37 (.393) on the road this season.

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DOWN ON THE FARM…IF Kensuke Tanaka launched his first North American home run last night in Fresno’s 9-8 extra inning loss at Las Vegas…Tanaka is hitting .332 (106-for-319) with a .402 on-base pct. and 22 stolen bases this season with Fresno.

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ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE…The Giants are 32-35 (.478) here at AT&T Park this season.

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RUNS HARD TO COME BY…The Giants are averaging just 3.37 runs per game at home this season

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AT THE TURNSTILES…The Giants have sold out their last 231 regular season home games, dating back to Oct. 1, 2010…it’s the longest active regular season home sellout streak in the Majors.

PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES AND UPCOMING SET AT COLORADO (ALL GAME TIMES PDT): 

  • Saturday, August 24 vs. Pittsburgh (6:05): LHP Francisco Liriano (14-5, 2.53) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (6-13, 4.53) – CSN-BA 
  • Sunday, August 25 vs. Pittsburgh (1:05): RHP A.J. Burnett (6-8, 3.09) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-4, 6.29) – CSN-BA 
  • Monday, August 26 at Colorado (5:40): RHP Juan Nicasio (7-6, 4.79) vs. LHP Barry Zito (4-9, 5.63) – CSN-BA 
  • Tuesday, August 27 at Colorado (5:40): RHP Chad Bettis (0-2, 4.50) vs. RHP Yusmeiro Petit (0-0, 3.38) – CSN-BA 
  • Wednesday, August 28 at Colorado (5:40): RHP Jhoulys Chacin (12-7, 3.22) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-8, 2.84) – CSN-BA 

note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

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