Another game, another hero – in the 10th inning Guillermo Quiroz got the 30th hit of the game, a pinch-hit-home-run, which sent everyone home with a smile as the Giants beat LA 10-9. Quick Fact: Out of the Giants 18 victories this year, 11 have been come-from-behind wins.
Marco Scutaro & Angel Pagan
Jean Machi & Dave Righetti
Andres Torres & Bruce Bochy
Francisco Peguero & Andres Torres
Marco Scutaro & Guillermo Quiroz
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first game of this three game series and 10 game homestand, that also features the Philadelphia Phillies (May 6-8) and the Atlanta Braves (May 9-12)…LHP Clayton Kershaw (3-2, 1.73) is scheduled to start against LHP Barry Zito (3-1, 3.29).
BELT’S HOMER…IF Brandon Belt’s go-ahead three-run HR in the 8th on Wednesday night was the Giants’ sixth game-tying or go-ahead home run in the 8th inning or later this season (others: Pence-April 14, Posey-April 22, Belt-April 23, Crawford-April 24, Sandoval -April 30)…SF’s six game-tying or go-ahead homers a” er the 8th this season leads the Majors.
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PABLO SANDOVAL… Leads the NL with a .516 avg. (16-for-31) with runners in scoring position.
GREGOR BLANCO… Is 11-for-31 (.355) in his past 10 games, raising his avg. by 57 points (from .225 to current .282).
SANTIAGO CASILLA… His 16 appearances this season are tied with Sergio Romo for the most on the team.
MARCO SCUTARO… Went 6-for-20 (.300) on the Giants’ last road trip.
JAVIER LOPEZ… Has allowed just one home run in 114.0 innings pitched in a Giants uniform, which ranks as the fewest in the NL since July 31, 2010.
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!
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the first game of this three game series and six game homestand, that also features the Arizona Diamondacks, Monday-Wednesday…RHP Edinson Volquez (0-3, 11.68) is scheduled to start against LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-0, 1.77).
GUILLERMO QUIROZ… Made the Giants’ OD roster as a non-roster invitee…hit .282 (11-for-39) this spring.
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ANOTHER STREAK…IF Brandon Crawford has reached base safely via hit, walk or hit by pitch in his last 14 games, the longest such streak of his career.
JEAN MACHI… Made his first appearance of the season yesterday, tossing 1.2-perfect innings of relief… Appeared in five games with Fresno and tossed 5.0-scoreless innings w/five K’s.
HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in 13 of 16 games this season… Leads the team with four home runs.
HUNTER PENCE… Recorded 32 go-ahead RBI, which ranked as the second-most in the NL last season… Posted the first 100+ RBI season of his career and ranked fifth in the NL in RBI.
GREGOR BLANCO… Owns a .353 on-base percentage, despite hitting a .250 clip this season.
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
Sometimes the best photos are the moments between the moments. SF 3 – MIL 4
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