TODAY’S GAME…The Giants host the Nationals in the final contest of this three game series…this series is the start of a six-game, seven day homestand that also features the Rockies (May 24-26)…LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-2, 4.01) is scheduled to face LHP Madison Bumgarner (4-2, 3.09) in today’s finale.
AT THE TURNSTILES…The Giants have sold out their last 189 regular season home games, dating back to Oct. 1, 2010…it’s the longest active regular season home sellout streak in the Majors.
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HUTNER PENCE…Is the only Giant to start all 46 games this season…has played all but 3.0 defensive innings.
BUSTER POSEY…Has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, batting .348 (16-for-46) with eight RBI.
SCUTARO’S STREAK REACHES 18…IF Marco Scutaro enters today’s game with a season-high 19 game hitting streak, the longest active hit streak in the bigs and the longest hitting streak in the Majors this season…Scutaro is batting .481 (38-for-79) during the streak…his career-best hit streak is 20 games, accomplished last season.
WASHINGTON TIMES…The Giants have a long association with the team from Washington. In 1924 the Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games (the last game went to 12 innings)… Game 5 of the 1933 World Series was won by the Giants and was the last time Washington played World Series host.
CONGRATULATIONS RAGS…Tomorrow, Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti will be inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame…Righetti played 16 seasons in the Majors, posting an 82-79 record with a 3.46 ERA and 1,112 strikeouts in 718 career games (89 starts)…joining Righetti in the induction ceremony will be Tim Brown (Oakland Raiders), Walter A. Haas Jr. (Oakland Athletics) and Brent Jones (San Francisco 49ers).
In show of team unity, everyone on the field, including Equipment Manger Mike Murphy, wore their pants high today – Barry Zito, Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt were no longer the odd men out when it came to their Giants uniforms.
Hunter Pence & Jeremy Affeldt
Santiago Casilla, Jose Mijares & Jean Machi
Bruce Bochy & Jeremy Affeldt
A New Look
Javier Lopez & George Kontos
Tim Lincecum, Nick Noonan, Brandon Belt & Buster Posey
Buster Posey & Marco Scutaro
It was a busy day here at AT&T Park. Earlier today the Dugout Store at 2nd and King had it’s grand opening, a couple thousand kids participated in the Pony League Parade and Q&A with the Giants, and the Jr. Giants Commissioner’s received awards during the Commissioner’s Meeting – oh yeah, there was also a baseball game.
Renel & Gregor Blanco
Mike Krukow at the Dugout Opening
Shawon Dunston & Dave Flemming
Brandon Crawford & Dave Flemming
Javier Lopez talking to Jr. Giants Commissioners
Pony League Parade
Pony League Parade
Good Job Timmy!
Good Job Buster!
Good Job Panda!
It was a long and cold road trip, but the Giants are headed home for a 6 game homestand. Starting tomorrow the Padres will be in town, and then the Diamondbacks will be in San Francisco for 3 games starting Monday.
Matt Cain & Dave Righetti
Pablo Sandoval, Jean Machi & Guillermo Quiroz
Wisconsin’s Montee Ball
STL 0 – SF 1 – Need we say more?
BamBam Meulens, Bruce Bochy & Barry Zito
Dave Righetti, Barry Zito & Buster Posey