FROM ELIAS… OF Hunter Pence scored the second run of the Giants’ three-run 10th inning yesterday in LA…Pence has scored runs in the 10th inning or later in each of the last four extra-inning games he’s played (April 23, May 5, 8, 11)…he’s the first Major Leaguer to fashion a streak of that kind since the Cubs’ Alex Gonzalez in 2003 and he’s the first Giants player to do so since Jim Ray Hart in 1965.
BELT TO HAVE THUMB SURGERY TOMORROW… IF Brandon Belt, who was placed on the 15-day DL this past Saturday with a broken left thumb, has opted to have surgery tomorrow and will miss six weeks…Belt will have two pins surgically installed in his thumb by Dr. Tim McAdams at the Stanford University Medical Center.
TODAY’S ROSTER MOVE… Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have reinstated LHP David Huff from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned OF Juan Perez to triple-A Fresno.
SELLOUT STREAKING… The Giants have sold out their last 261 regular season home games, which extends the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.
TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (2-2, 5.55) has gone 9-6 with a 2.63 ERA in 15 career starts against the Braves, including a shutout in the 2010 postseason.. he’s been particularly tough against them at home, going 6-2 with a 2.24 ERA in eight starts…RHP Gavin Floyd (0-0, 1.29) will make his second start of the season after opening up 2014 on the DL following Tommy John surgery…Floyd hasn’t faced the Giants since 2008 with the White Sox, but overall is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA versus SF in two starts.
BUSTER AND THE BRAVES… C Buster Posey, who is a career .341 hitter versus Atlanta, is batting .426 (26-for-61) with 16 RBI and 12 extra-base hits (10 doubles)in his last 16 games against the Braves.
JEAN MACHI… Recorded his first career Major League save yesterday at Los Angeles-NL.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Recorded a season-high three hits and two RBI yesterday…marked his first RBI since April 16.
ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .321 (9-for-28) with RISP and is 7-for-17 (.412) w/ RISP and two outs.
JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started 13 of SF’s first 38 games (six at 2nd, three at SS, three at 3rd and one at 1B).
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has reached base safely in 15 of his last 17 games (15 hits and seven walks).
SERGIO ROMO… Is 12-for-13 in SV chances, with his 12 rescues ranking as the second-most in the Majors.