BRANDON BELT… Appeared in RF last night for first time since 2011 (had 10.2 innings logged in RF).
IN THE BULLPEN… The Giants bullpen had their 22.2-consecutive scoreless innings streak snapped in the 7th inning last night… however, SF relievers have still combined for the lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.33 figure (8er, 54.0ip) in 16 games.
LONG ROAD AHEAD… The Giants are in a stretch where 11 of their next 16 games are away from home and 27 of their final 48 contests this season will be on the road.
ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 60 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.979).
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .321 against LH pitching (ninth-highest in NL).
MICHAEL MORSE… Hit .286 with 16 2Bs, 13 HRs and 41 RBI in his first 59 games (through June 5).
BUSTER POSEY… Has reached base safely in nine of his last 12 plate appearances (five hits and four walks).
JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 45-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-40 when they don’t score first… their .789 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.
IT BEGINS WITH THE STARTERS… SF starters have combined to post a 2.50 ERA (10er, 36.0ip) in the first five games of this road trip and have held opponents to a .175 batting avg. (22-for-126).