TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight in the second game of this four game series and seven game homestand that also features the Colorado Rockies from Monday-Wednesday…LHP Patrick Corbin (13-5, 2.96) is slated to face RHP Yusmeiro Petit (2-0, 3.12) in tonight’s matchup.
ON THE MOUND…RHP Yusmeiro Petit struck out a career-high 10 Diamondbacks hitters in his last start on Sunday at Arizona in the Giants’ 8-2 victory.
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IDE THE SERIES…San Francisco has won 10 of the first 16 games against Arizona this season, going 3-4 here at AT&T Park and 7-2 at Chase Field.
HUNGRY PANDA…IF Pablo Sandoval is hitting .390 (32-for-82) with 20 RBI in his last 22 games…Sandoval’s 20 RBI during this span are the second-most in the league, trailing only ARI’s Martin Prado (24).
ALWAYS ON…OF Hunter Pence has reached base safely via hit or walk in his last 14 games, which is tied for the fourth-longest streak in the NL…Pence is hitting .329 (57-for-173) in the second half of the season.
BEST AGAINST THE WEST…The Giants are in a strech of playing 20 consecutive games against NL West opponents…16 of their final 22 games will come within the division.
Sept. 6, 2001 -Barry Bonds became the fifth player in Major League history to hit 60 home runs in a season during in the Giants 9-5 victory over the Diamondbacks…Bonds joined Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in the exclusive clubs, as Bonds, who was the oldest to join this elite group, reached the historic plateau the quickest, needing only 141 games to reach the milestone.
PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT AND REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES VS. ARIZONA (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Friday, Sept. 6 vs. Arizona (7:15): LHP Patrick Corbin (13-5, 2.96) vs. RHP Yusmeiro Petit (2-0, 3.12) – CSN-BA
- Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Arizona (6:05): RHP Brandon McCarthy (3-9, 4.94) vs. RHP Matt Cain (8-8, 4.43) – CSN-BA
- Sunday, Sept. 8 vs. Arizona (1:05): LHP Wade Miley (9-10, 3.78) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-9, 2.91) – CSN-BA
note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)