TODAY’S GAME…The Giants face the San Diego Padres today in the middle game of this three game series and the final series of the season…LHP Eric Stults (10-13, 3.94) is scheduled to face RHP Yusmeiro Petit (4-0, 2.84).
GOING FOR 162…Pence has started every one of the Giants’ 160 games this season and could become the first Giants player in the SF-era (since 1958) to start every regular season game in a season, and the first since Alvin Dark started all 154 games for the New York Giants in 1954…Pence can also become the first Giants player since Bobby Thomson to start every game of a season in the outfield…Thomson started all 156 games in center field during the 1949 season for the New York Giants.
Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.
BRANDON BELT… Has hit .342 (64×187) with seven HRs and 26 RBI since Aug. 1.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Hit .294 with five HRs and 28 RBI over the first two and a half months (April 1-June 14).
TONY ABREU… Is 12-for-31 with four doubles, two triples, a homer and seven RBI in his past nine games… Is batting .327 with eight extra-base hits against left-handed pitchers.
FINISHING STRONG…Beginning Aug. 24, the Giants have gone 19-13 (.594), the third-best winning pct. among NL teams since that date.
A WINNING MONTH…The Giants have gone 15-10 (.600) this month, which is tied with San Diego for the third-best winning pct. among NL teams behind St. Louis (.680, 17-8) and Washington (.680, 17-8)…this is the Giants’ first winning month of the season since May (14-13).
PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SET AGAINST SAN DIEGO (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Saturday, Sept. 28 vs. San Diego (1:05): LHP Eric Stults (10-13, 3.94) vs. RHP Yusmeiro Petit (4-0, 2.84) – CSN-BA
- Sunday, Sept. 29 vs. San Diego (1:05): RHP Tyson Ross (3-8, 3.10) vs. RHP Matt Cain (8-10, 4.00) – CSN-BA
note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)