Before working out this morning, everyone in camp stopped by the visiting clubhouse to have their portraits taken for the Giants Yearbook, Magazine and Scoreboard.
Billy Hayes & Tim Flannery
Another great opportunity to interact with player is our annual Play Ball Lunch. Held at the beginning of each season, the Play Ball Lunch is a fundraiser for the Giants Community Fund and a great way to kick off the start of a new season.
Roberto Kelly and Tim Flannery
Hunter Pence and George Kontos
The Giants have 10 uniformed personal from Venezuela on the field this season (shown here with a gravity-defying Greek): Yusmeiro Petit, Hector Sanchez, Ehire Adrianza, Jose Alguacil, Gregor Blanco, Pablo Sandoval, Guillermo Moscoso, Marco Scutaro and Jean Machi (Caracas native, Jose Mijares not pictured and George Kontos elevating)
On July 2, 1954 Ray Monzant became the first player from Venezuela to play for the Giants when he started the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. This year the Giants have 9 players and 1 coach representing the South American country.
Guillermo Moscoso & Pablo Sandoval
yusmeiro Petit & Marco Scuato
Pablo Sandoval & Gregor Blanco
Jean Machi & Guillermo Moscoso
TONIGHT’S GAME…The Giants face the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight in the final game of this three game series…RHP Edinson Volquez (9-12, 5.77) is scheduled to face RHP Tim Lincecum (10-14, 4.44).
ON THE MOUND…RHP Tim Lincecum has gone 9-6 with a 2.94 ERA (44er, 135.0ip) in 22 career appearances vs. Los Angeles…Lincecum’s career 2.94 ERA is the fifth-lowest ERA vs. the Dodgers among any active pitcher.
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GEORGE KONTOS… Has posted a 1.35 ERA in eight appearances this month.
HUNTER PENCE… His 53 multi-hit games are the third-most in the NL.
BUSTER POSEY… Has small fracture on the tip of his right finger…was struck on his bare hand Sept. 3 when a pitch from Bumgarner bounced off the plate.
THE GIANTS…Defeated the Dodgers by a score of 6-4 last night and improved to 1-1 on this six-game homestand…SF has won seven of their last 11 games.
SERIES NOTES…With a 10-8 record against the Dodgers, the Giants have clinched the season series over the Dodgers for the second-consecutive season…the last time SF won the season series over LA in back-to-back years was 2002-03.
PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SERIES VS. LOS ANGELES AND UPCOMING SET VS. SAN DIEGO(ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Thursday, Sept. 26 vs. Los Angeles (7:15): RHP Edinson Volquez (9-12, 5.77) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (10-14, 4.44) – CSN-BA
- Friday, Sept. 27 vs. San Diego (7:15): RHP Burch Smith (1-2, 5.87) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-6, 5.90) – CSN-BA
- 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)