ANGEL PAGAN… His 25 multi-hit games are tied for the fifth-most in the NL…his .307 avg. ranks ninth.
TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-4, 3.84), who will be seeking his first win since May 15, is coming off a 6-2 loss to the Nationals last Wednesday after allowing four runs in 5.0 innings…dating back to last season, Cain has gone winless in his last eight road starts, despite a 2.89 ERA in this span…LHP John Danks (5-5, 4.17) has won each of his last two starts, allowing a total of three runs in 14.1ip…he’s fashioned a 1.53 ” gure (5er, 29.1ip) in his last four starts.
TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… RHP Santiago Casilla has returned from his rehab assignment and has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list…Casilla made two rehab starts with Class A Advanced San Jose and pitched 3.0-scoreless innings with three strikeouts…he missed the Giants’ last 24 games with a strained right hamstring.
HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .338 (69×204) in his last 51 games.
BUSTER POSEY… Has made 58 starts (48 at catcher, 10 at 1st)…is tied for second in NL w/11 caught stealings.
MEAN JEAN MACHI… RHP Jean Machi, who currently has the longest active scoreless streak in the Majors at 25.0 innings, has been one of the best relief pitchers in the big leagues this season, fashioning a 5-0 record with a 0.29 ERA (1er, 31.0ip) in 32 appearances.
GREGOR BLANCO… Is 5-for-17 with four RBI as a pinch hitter this season.
BRANDON HICKS… 15 of his 33 hits this season have gone for extra bases (six 2Bs, 3B, and eight HRs).
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one HR short of reaching the 100 career home run milestone.
JUAN PEREZ… Has hit .333 (25-for-75) with seven doubles and eight RBI in 20 games with triple-A.