BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 20 of 23 games this month, hitting .364 (32×88) over span.
SERGIO ROMO… Needs just seven more saves to match Rod Beck (29 1st half SVs in 1997) for the most saves prior to the All-Star break in SF-era history.
TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .82) has struggled in his last three starts, going 0-3 with an 8 .83 ERA (17er, 17 .1ip) . . .he has not faced the Reds in the regular season since June 29, 2012 when he started against them here at AT&T Park . . .RHP Alfredo Simon (10-3, 2 .92) enters tonight’s outing tied for the National League lead with 10 wins . . .he has never faced the Giants as a starting pitcher, but owns a 4 .50 ERA in 4 .0 innings of work as a reliever .
ALL ABOUT HOMERS… SF enters tonight ranking third in the NL with 77 HRs, however have hit just eight in their past 19 games and have just seven in their last 17 games here at AT&T Park . . .the Giants are 33-14 ( .702) when they hit at least one HR and 13-20 ( .394) when they don’t go yard
TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson faced the Reds once last season on July 11 at Turner Field and earned the win, allowing four runs (3er) on eight hits in 7 .0 innings .
PABLO SANDOVAL… Has started 74 of 81 games (all at 3rd base) and has committed six errors.
ADAM DUVALL… Made his ML debut Thursday and his first big league hit was a solo HR off Mike Leake.
REGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 19 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.
BUSTER POSEY… as 11 extra-base hits this month after having 10 in April/May.
JUAN PEREZ… Hit .333 (25-for-75) with seven doubles and eight RBI in 20 games with triple-A.