The Giants are starting to shoot commercials for their 2014 campaign. Today started with Brandon Belt (in various costumes), Sergio Romo and Hunter Pence.
Selfie with Brandon Belt
TODAY’S GAME…The Giants face the San Diego Padres today in the middle game of this three game series and the final series of the season…LHP Eric Stults (10-13, 3.94) is scheduled to face RHP Yusmeiro Petit (4-0, 2.84).
GOING FOR 162…Pence has started every one of the Giants’ 160 games this season and could become the first Giants player in the SF-era (since 1958) to start every regular season game in a season, and the first since Alvin Dark started all 154 games for the New York Giants in 1954…Pence can also become the first Giants player since Bobby Thomson to start every game of a season in the outfield…Thomson started all 156 games in center field during the 1949 season for the New York Giants.
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BRANDON BELT… Has hit .342 (64×187) with seven HRs and 26 RBI since Aug. 1.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Hit .294 with five HRs and 28 RBI over the first two and a half months (April 1-June 14).
TONY ABREU… Is 12-for-31 with four doubles, two triples, a homer and seven RBI in his past nine games… Is batting .327 with eight extra-base hits against left-handed pitchers.
FINISHING STRONG…Beginning Aug. 24, the Giants have gone 19-13 (.594), the third-best winning pct. among NL teams since that date.
A WINNING MONTH…The Giants have gone 15-10 (.600) this month, which is tied with San Diego for the third-best winning pct. among NL teams behind St. Louis (.680, 17-8) and Washington (.680, 17-8)…this is the Giants’ first winning month of the season since May (14-13).
PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SET AGAINST SAN DIEGO (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Saturday, Sept. 28 vs. San Diego (1:05): LHP Eric Stults (10-13, 3.94) vs. RHP Yusmeiro Petit (4-0, 2.84) – CSN-BA
- Sunday, Sept. 29 vs. San Diego (1:05): RHP Tyson Ross (3-8, 3.10) vs. RHP Matt Cain (8-10, 4.00) – CSN-BA
note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)
Earlier this year the Giants’ players had a chance to share AT&T Park with their loved ones. Families were invited to pose for portraits and play a softball game before the Giants took on the Dodgers.
Brandon Crawford and family
Jeremy Affeldt and son
Ryan Vogelsong and son
Matt Cain and family
Ryan Vogelsong and family
Javier Lopez and family
Brandon Belt and wife
Ron Wotus and family
Javier Lopez and family
Gregor Blanco and family
Madison Bumgarner and wife
Marco Scutaro and family
Jeremy Affeldt and family
Mark Grusbeck and wife
Roberto Kelly and family
Hector Sanchez and family
Joaquin Arias and family
Santiago Casilla and family
Jake Dunning and family
Tony Abreu and family
Brian Sabean and family
Dave Groeschner and family
Andres Torres and family
Bret Alexander and family