DIVISION LEADER… The Giants hold the largest lead of any division leader, with a season-high 9.5 game lead over the second place Dodgers…the last time SF held a lead of at least 9.5 games prior to June 8 was in 1971, when they were 9.5 games ahead through June 4 (their biggest lead prior to June 8 in 1971 was 10.5 games through May 30 and May 31)…the last time the Giants held a lead of at least 9.5 games entering June 8 was in 1912, when the New York Giants led by 9.5 games (STATS, LLC).
NEVER GIVE UP… SF earned their 17th come from behind victory of the season last night and are now tied with the Brewers for the most such wins in the Majors.
HOME COOKING… OF Angel Pagan is hitting .372 (35-for-94) this season at AT&T Park, which ranks as the fourth-highest home batting avg. in the Majors…Pagan has hit safely in his last seven home games and nine of his last 10.
HUNTER PENCE… Finished 3-for-4 with 2B, walk and run last night vs. NYM, driving in tying run in 9th.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has seven RBI in his last six games…his 31 RBI rank as the second most on the club.
BUSTER POSEY… Went 3-for-4 with a two-run HR Friday night vs. NYM…his HR marked the fourth go-ahead homer of his career in the 8th inning or later and second this year (also: March 31 at ARI).
MICHAEL MORSE… Delivered a walk-off single last night vs. NYM, marking his fourth career walk-off hit.
TYLER COLVIN… Has just four hits in his last 32 at-bats (.125), after starting SF career 10-for-26 (.385).
BRANDON HICKS… Leads the team with 27 walks (and 60 strikeouts).
PABLO SANDOVAL… Has hit safely in 22 of his last 27 games, batting .327 (34×104) with six HRs during this span.