DOUBLE DIGIT LOSSES… Last night marked just the fifth double-digit shut out loss for the Giants by the Dodgers at home…the Giants lost by a score of 10-0 to the Dodgers on July 28, 2012 and also lost an 11-0 game to LA in San Francisco twice: Sept. 12, 1974 and June 21, 1997…the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the New York Giants 10-0 at the Polo Grounds on Oct. 2, 1951.
GIANT OFFENSE – ONE OF THE BEST SINCE THE BREAK… The Giants’ offense has been one of the best in baseball since the All-Star break, ranking first in runs/game, team batting average and team batting average with runners in scoring position, while ranking second in team OPS.
GIANTS COMING UP BIG WITH 2 OUTS… The Giants, who rank 12th in the Majors in total runs scored (621), have scored 254 runs with two outs, which leads the Majors in that category this season (Elias).
TIM LINCECUM… Made his fifth career regular season relief appearance last night (allowed five runs in 3.0 ip).
MICHAEL KICKHAM… Has allowed five runs on eight hits in 2.0 innings, covering two appearances.
BRETT BOCHY… Became the ninth father/son-Manager/player combo in the Majors and the first to appear as a pitcher.
CHRIS DOMINGUEZ… Batted .274 (136-for-496) with 23 2Bs, 21 HRs and 85 RBI in 131 games for triple-A Fresno.
GARY BROWN… Was selected by the Giants in the first round (24th overall) in the 2010 draft.
ERIK CORDIER… Made his ML debut on Sept. 3, hitting 100mph on the radar gun consistently.
CHRIS HESTON… Made his Major League debut last night tossing 1.0-scoreless inning with two Ks.
PEAVY GOING FOR 2,000… RHP Jake Peavy is just three strikeouts shy of reaching the 2,000 career strikeout plateau…would join C.C. Sabathia (2,437), A.J. Burnett (2,337), Bartolo Colon (2,080) and teammate Tim Hudson (2,002) as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.
GEORGE KONTOS… Made his first appearance last night since being recalled from triple-A Fresno on Monday…threw 2.0-scoreless innings of relief.
GREGOR BLANCO… Slugged his 4th homer of year and 2nd in last two games last night (off Estrada).
ON SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… SF is 36-33 (.522) at home this season, having won eight of their last 11 games…SF won 22 of their first 31 (.710) home games this year, however have gone just 14-24 (.368) in their last 38 contests.
ABOUT LAST NIGHT… The Giants offense scored 13 runs, which were the most they have scored in a game here at AT&T Park since Aug. 24, 2010 vs. Cincinnati (16 runs)…their 19 hits were the second most the club has recorded in the history of AT&T Park (most: 20 on Aug. 14, 2001).
HUNTER’S HIT STREAK REACHES 10 – AGAIN… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in 11 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NL and second-longest in the Majors, behind LAA’s Erick Aybar (14 games)…Pence and the Mets’ David Wright are the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.
JOE PANIK… His .391 average (34×87) in August ranks third among all ML hitters.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 18-for-his-last-45 (.400) with six 2Bs, three HRs and 23 RBI with RISP.
ELITE COMPANY… C Buster Posey went 5-for-5 at the plate and became the first Giants catcher in the modern era with multiple five-hit games…the only other active players with more than one five-hit game as a catcher are Joe Mauer (five such games), Victor Martinez (four games), and A.J. Pierzynski (two games) (Elias).
HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in hits (143) and runs scored (82) and third in multi-hit games (41).
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .333 (45-for-135) with four HRs and 19 RBI in his last 33 contests.
BUSTER POSEY… His catchers ERA of 3.24 ranks second best in NL (SD’s Yasmani Grandal leads at 3.18).
ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in nine of his last 10 MLB games, going 13-for-45 (.289) during this stretch.
MORSE STARTING TO HEAT UP… OF Michael Morse has reached base in seven of his last eight plate appearances and has gone 6-for-11 (.545) with two doubles, a triple, home run and four RBI in four games on this homestand.
MATT DUFFY… Has started five games (three at 2B and two at SS).
JOE PANIK… Went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI and recorded his ! rst career triple yesterday.
GREGOR BLANCO… Went 2-for-2 with two RBI yesterday.
GIANTS MIDDLE RELIEF IS SHINING… Five Giants relievers pitched a total of 5.0-scoreless innings yesterday, giving SF a chance to rally from a 5-1 deficit to defeat the Phillies, 6-5…San Francisco’s middle relievers, which Elias defines as those who enter the game before the 8th inning, have posted a 2.33 ERA this season, the lowest such mark in the National League (Elias).
IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants gained a game on the Dodgers last night and now stand 4.5 games behind first place Los Angeles in the NL West…SF currently holds the second NL wild card spot, 0.5 game ahead of the Pirates.
INSIDE THE SERIES… SF has still gone 7-5 against Los Angeles this season despite being outscored by a 42-39 margin.
ANDREW SUSAC… Made his Major League debut last night and went 0-for-1…also caught 2.0 innings.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 18-for-49 (.367) in his last 12 games and 27-for-84 (.321) in his last 23 contests.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios and Yasiel Puig for the second-most triples in the Majors (Gordon, 10).
DAN UGGLA… Appeared in two games with Fresno, going 2-for-7 with a double and RBI.
BUSTER POSEY… Has just one hit in his last 11 ABs, but is still hitting .324 (11×34) in his past nine games.
HUNTER PENCE… Was named the Giants’ recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award.
ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… After going 22-9 in their first 31 home games, the Giants have really struggled at AT&T Park as of late, winning just six of their past 24 games… the Giants have won just one of their last eight series here on the Shores of McCovey Cove.
ANDREW SUSAC… Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno prior to yesterday’s game, taking the place of C Hector Sanchez who was placed on the 7-day DL with a concussion.
GREGOR BLANCO… Has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games with an at-bat, going 13-for-42 (.309).
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