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
TONIGHT’S GAME… The San Francisco Giants begin a six-game road trip tonight with the first of a three-game series against the Phillies followed by a three-game set against the Rays in Tampa Bay this weekend… LHP Barry Zito (4-7, 4.92) is slated to face LHP John Lannan (2-4, 4.13) in the opening game of this series tonight at Citizens Bank Park.
WELCOME TO THE BIGS…OF Roger Kieschnick will be seeking to make his Major League debut… the 26-year-old from Rockwall, Texas has put together one of the best seasons of his professional career this year, hitting .273 (102-for-374) with 27 doubles, nine triples, 13 home runs and 56 RBI in 101 games for the Grizzlies.
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POWER OUTAGE…Giants batters have gone eight-consecutive games without hitting a home run since Buster Posey homered off Arizona’s Josh Collmenter in the 5th inning on July 20…since then it’s been 75.0 innings since a Giants batter last homered.
VOGELSONG ON REHAB…RHP Ryan Vogelsong has made a pair of rehab starts with rookie level Arizona and Class A Advanced San Jose… he’s tossed 4.2 innings, allowing two runs… he will make his third start tonight for double-A Richmond.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is 6-for-26 (.231) in his past nine games, but is hitting .354 (17-for-48) in his past 14 contests.
MARCO SCUTARO… His .347 avg. (35-for-101) vs. le# -handed pitching ranks as the sixth-highest in the National League.
TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS…(Pictured: Brian Sabean and our beat writers) Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have recalled OF Roger Kieschnick (#22) and IF Brett Pill (#6) from triple-A Fresno…IF Tony Abreu has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with bursitis in his le! knee and IF Kensuke Tanaka has been optioned to triple-A.
PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TODAY AND REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES AT PHILADELPHIA (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Tuesday, July 30 at Philadelphia (4:05): LHP John Lannan (2-4, 4.13) vs. LHP Barry Zito (4-7, 4.92) – CSN-BA
- Wednesday, July 31 at Philadelphia (4:05): RHP Kyle Kendrick (9-7, 3.96) vs. RHP Chad Gaudin (4-2, 2.77) – CSN-BA
- Thursday, August 1 at Philadelphia (4:05): LHP Cole Hamels (4-13, 4.09) vs. RHP Matt Cain (6-6, 4.79) – CSN-BA
note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)
Today President Obama welcomed the San Francisco Giants to the White House to honor the team and their 2012 World Series Championship…the visit will continued the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to communities.
Brandon Belt getting on the bus to go to the White House
Marco Scutaro arriving at the White House
Pablo Sandoval showing his ring to President Kennedy
Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper & George Wahington
Taira Uematsu, Kensuke Tanaka, Haro Ogawa & John Tyler
Pitching Staff (& Brandon Crawford)
Jeremy Affeldt, Matt Cain & Javier Lopez
The White House
Relaxing in the White House
Barry Zito, Hunter Pence, Buster Posey, Gregor Blanco & Brandon Crawford
Gregor Blanco, Brandon Crawford & Marco Scutaro
2012 World Champions
Future President Lopez???
Giants Announcers & Front Office Staff
SF Giants Investors
Chris Haft, Alex Pavlovic, Henry Schulman & Andrew Baggarly
Mike Krukow & #1 Giants fan, Ellie Schafer
Larry Baer, President Obama & Bruce Bochy
President Obama & Willie Mays
Two President: Baer & Obama
Bruce Bochy & President Obama
President Obama with the gifts presented to him
Buster Posey, Brian Sabean, President Obama, Larry Baer & Javier Lopez
Buster Posey & President Obama
Madison Bumgarner & President Obama
President Obama & Gregor Blanco
Matt Cain & President Obama
2012 World Champions
We have also included all the photos in a slideshow: