MATT CAIN… Had his no-hitter broken up last night with no outs in the 6th inning by Ruben Tejada, who singled to shortstop Brandon Crawford…finished with 7.0 innings and allowing two runs, just his third quality start of the season.
BRANDON HICKS… Recorded the first triple of his career in the 5th inning last night.
FIRST INNING RUNS… SF has scored a ML-best 47 runs in the 1st inning, three more than Toronto, who ranks second with 44.
CLUTCH BACKSTOPS… C Buster Posey‘s go-ahead home run in the 8th inning last night was his second HR this season in the 8th or later (he also had one on Opening day) and it was the fourth by a Giants catcher, as Hector Sanchez had two go-ahead homers in one game in the 8th inning or later at Coors Field on April 23…no other ML team has more than two such homers from its catchers this season (Elias).
HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .345 (31×90) in his past 22 games.
ANGEL PAGAN… His 23 multi-hit games are tied w/ Goldschmidt, Puig and Tulowitzki for the most in the NL.
HOME SWEET HOME… The Giants are 5-0 this season in Tim Hudson’s starts at AT&T Park and dating back to his time with the Braves, his team has won their last 14 home games he’s started…Hudson’s team has not lost one of his home outings since Sept. 28, 2012 when he was with Atlanta…the last pitcher to post 14-consecutive team wins in his home starts was Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann from Sept. 6, 2012 to July 6, 2013. (STATS, LLC).
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has seven RBI in his last five games…his 31 RBI rank as the second most on the club.
TOMORROW’S STARTER VS. NEW YORK-NL… Tim Lincecum is scheduled to make his 11th start against the Mets, having gone 5-1 with a 2.73 ERA (20er, 66.0ip)…has won five of his last six starts against the Mets, going 5-0 with a 1.32 ERA (6er, 41.0ip) and 49 strikeouts…is a perfect 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA (10er, 35.0ip) and one complete game in five starts against the Mets here at AT&T Park.
JEREMY AFFELDT… Earned the win last night on his birthday, his first win on his birthday.