It’s been a while since we have published any outtakes, so while the team is in Saint Louis this weekend we thought it would be fun to blog some of our favorite shots from the last game in Colorado.
Jeremy Affeldt & Nick Noonan
Gregor Blanco & Barry Zito
Hunter Pence & An Uninterested Fan
Chad Gaudin & Guillermo Quiroz
TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (10-15, 5.15) will face Padres’ right-hander Edinson Volquez (11-11, 4.13).
Today’s Starting Lineup
SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER…SF’s .692 (18-8) win pct. this month is tied with the Braves for the best record in the Majors.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than 4 calling birds.
RACE FOR THE NL BATTING TITLE…C Buster Posey leads the NL with a .337 batting avg. while the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen is 2nd with a .329 mark…the last Giants player to win the NL batting title was Barry Bonds in 2004 (.370)…a Giants player has won the NL batting crown just 7 times since 1876 and just twice since the team moved West in 1958.
ROAD SERIES WINS…The Giants haven’t lost a series on the road since dropping 2 of 3 games at Pittsburgh right before the All-Star break from July 6-8…since then, the Giants have gone 9-0-1 (win-lost-split) in their last 10 road series…it’s the 1st time for SF to go 10-or-more consecutive road series without a loss since July 16-Sept. 8, 1968 (6-0-4).
SCUTARO’S STREAK…IF Marco Scutaro enters today’s game with the longest active hit- ting streak in the Majors, having hit safely in a career-best 17 games…during this stretch he’s batting .441 (30-for-68) with 4 2Bs, 1 HR and 14 RBI.
ANGEL PAGAN… Beginning Aug. 1, has batted .308 (68×221) with 16 2Bs, 10 3Bs, 3 HRs and 21 RBI in 55 games… Leads the Majors with 15 triples, setting a SF Giants record… Leads the club with 29 stolen bases this season…has been successful in 29/35 stolen bases attempts.
HUNTER PENCE… His 31 go-ahead RBI are the 2nd-most in the NL and his 18 game winning RBI T2nd-most… Is just 11 hits away from 1,000 hits in his career.