PENCE HEATING UP… OF Hunter Pence, who recorded a season-high four hits yesterday versus Atlanta, has gone 9-for-22 (.409) with three doubles, a homer and four RBI in his past five games…he’s also hitting .396 (19-for-48) in his past 12 home contests and is hitting .329 (23-for-70) overall at AT&T Park this season.
IN THE TRAINERS ROOM… IF Pablo Sandoval left yesterday’s game in the 6th inning with a sore left toe…Sandoval, who has hit safely in each of his last five games at .400 (8-for-20), is a perfect 5-for-5 with three doubles and six RBI against tonight’s starter Nathan Eovaldi.
GIANTS LOOK TO REVERSE HOME FORTUNES VS. MARLINS… The Giants, winners of 15 of their last 20 games and 10 of their last 13 here at AT&T Park, face a Miami team that’s taken 10 of the last 11 on the Shores of McCovey Cove.
SELLOUT STREAKING… The Giants have sold out their last 264 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.
WINNING THE FIRST ONE… The Giants are 10-3 in the opening game of a series this season.
2 OUT RBI… The Giants and Marlins rank first and second, respectively, in the big leagues in two-out RBI, as the Giants have driven in 78 runs with two outs and the Marlins have 75 two-out RBI.
MICHAEL MORSE… Is tied for third in the NL with nine HRs and tied for ninth with 25 RBI.
JEAN MACHI… His 0.44 ERA is the lowest figure among NL relievers.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Recorded a season-high three hits yesterday…slugged his second-career Splash HR.
BRANDON HICKS… 11 of his 21 hits this season have been for extra bases (four doubles and seven HRs).
BUSTER POSEY… Has made 35 starts (30 at catcher, five at 1st)…ranks second in NL w/eight caught stealings.
GREGOR BLANCO… Matched his career-high with three SBs yesterday and tied SF Giants record for most in a game…also became just the fourth SF Giant with three runs scored and three stolen bases in the same game.