BUMGARNER NAMED NL PITCHER OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST… Today’s starting LHP Madison Bumgarner was named NL Pitcher of the Month for August, winning the award now twice in four months (also won it in May)…Bumgarner went the distance in three of his six August starts and finished the month 4-1 with a league-best 1.57 ERA (8er, 46.0ip), along with a league-high 56 strikeouts and just three walks.
HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK REACHES 17… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 17 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year and the longest active streak in the Majors…Pence has hit .377(26-for-69) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during the streak.
POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 30-for-62 (.484) with 17 runs scored, six home runs and 20 RBI over his past 14 contests…13 of his 30 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple)… beginning Aug. 21, Posey leads baseball in hits (30), runs (17), home runs (6 – T1st), extra base hits (13) and RBI (20).
ANGEL PAGAN… Went 1-for-3 last night in 3.0 innings and did not return after the 2:42 rain delay.
ANDREW SUSAC…Already has 15 RBI in just 21 games this season (has 6 RBI in his last three games).
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one of four players in baseball to hit .300+ in each of the last four months (.312 in May, .301 in June, .311 in July, .336 in Aug)…joins Jose Altuve, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano.
ANGEL PAGAN… Has a hit in each of his last eight games, going 13-for-34 (.382) during the stretch.
MADISON BUMGARNER… Needs just one more strikeout to reach the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time in his career…would become just the ” fth Giants left-handed pitcher to register 200+ K’s in a season, joining Cy Seymour (239, 1898), Rube Marquard (237, 1911), Ray Sadecki (206, 1968) and Jonathan Sanchez (205, 2010).
MADISON BUMGARNER…Has 19 career games of 10-plus strikeouts (six this season), the ” fth-most in Giants franchise history and the most by any Giants left-handed pitcher.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .377 (23×61) with six extra base hits (3 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 11 RBI in last 15 games.