THE GIANTS… Kickoff a 10-game road trip against New York-NL (tonight-Monday), Milwaukee (Aug. 5-7) and Kansas City (Aug. 8-10)… SF has dropped six of their last seven games and enter tonight’s game 3.5 games behind the NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers, their largest deficit of the season.
ANDREW SUSAC… Recorded his first career hit and RBI on Wednesday off RHP Charlie Morton.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… His eight triples are tied with Alex Rios for the third- most in the Majors (Gordon, 10; Puig 9)
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .342 (26-for-76) with two HRs and nine RBI in his last 19 contests.
TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Hit .271 w/11 HRs, 45 RBI in 71 games w/ Fresno…was DFA by the Pirates on April 19.
BUSTER POSEY… Ranks 12th in the NL hitting .316 vs. lefties.
JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled from triple-A Fresno Tuesday, the fourth time he’s been called up to bigs this year.
IN THE BULLPEN… SF relievers have combined to not allow a run in their last 17.1-consecutive innings…in fact, the Giants’ bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.34 figure (7er, 47.0ip) in 13 games.
TODAY’S GIANTS TRANSACTIONS… The Giants made the following roster moves prior to tonight’s game: IF Dan Uggla and OF Tyler Colvin were both designated for assignment… the Giants have purchased the contracts of IF Matt Duffy (#50) and OF Jarrett Parker (#47) from double-A Richmond.
FROM DOUBLE-A TO THE BIGS… Matt Duffy and Jarrett Parker are the third and fourth players promoted directly from double-A Richmond to San Francisco, joining OF Darren Ford – August, 2010 and LHP Eric Surkamp – August, 2011.