PENCE HEATING UP… OF Hunter Pence is 9-for-his-last-14 (.643) with four runs, three 2Bs, HR and three RBI…he’s recorded a multi-hit game in four of his last five contests…Pence is also batting .347 (26-for-75) with five 2Bs, two 3Bs, HR and nine RBI at AT&T Park this season.
RECOVERING FROM A ROCKY START… Last night, RHP Matt Cain allowed four runs over the first 3.0 innings, but recovered to throw 7.0 frames and earn a 6-4 win for the Giants over the Marlins…Only one other San Francisco pitcher in the last 40 seasons has thrown more than 7.0 innings in a win after allowing at least four runs by the end of the 3rd…That was also Cain, who went 8.0 innings in a 9-4 win at Kansas City on June 20, 2008 (Elias).
KEEP THE WINS COMING… Entering play today, San Francisco’s 27 wins lead the Majors and their .643 winning percentage ranks second, behind Detroit (.667)…the Giants are a season-high 12.0 games over .500 and a season-best 4.0 games ahead of Colorado in the NL West.
BUSTER POSEY… His .348 avg. (16-for-46) in May is the seventh-highest in the NL.
TYLER COLVIN… Has gone 6-for-12 with four runs, three 2Bs, a 3B, HR and three RBI in his three starts.
MICHAEL MORSE… Led the Giants’ offense last night by going 3-for-4 with a two-run HR and three RBI.
ANGEL PAGAN… His 16 multi-hit games are tied w/M. Adams, Byrd, Tulowitzki for second-most in NL.
LEADING THE WAY… The Giants lead the Majors with 48 go-ahead RBI and 26 game winning RBI.
IN THE BULLPEN… Giants relievers have posted the second-lowest relief ERA in the Majors, fashioning a 2.08 figure (30er, 129.2ip)…their relief ERA is even better at home, as they’ve allowed just eight runs (six earned) in 58.2 innings for 0.92 ERA.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… His .988 fielding pct. ranks as the third-best in NL behind Tulowitzki (1.000), Cozart (.993).
JEREMY AFFELDT… Has recorded a strikeout in nine of his 13 outings.
SERGIO ROMO… Has faced 31 batters at home this season and allowed just one hit (9.1 ip).