TONIGHT’S GAME…The Giants’ 10-game homestand continues tonight as they host the
Philadelphia Phillies for the first of three games…LHP Cliff Lee (2-2, 3.46) is scheduled
to face LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-0, 1.55).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIE!…A Giant happy birthday to Hall of Famer and Giants legend Willie Mays, who turns 82 years old today.
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WINNING WAYS…This is the Giants’ longest win streak since they won a season-best six games last season from Sept. 17-22…the Giants haven’t won more than seven-straight games since an eight-game streak from Sept. 11-18, 2011.
JEAN MACHI… Has pitched extremely well since being recalled from triple-A Fresno on April 17…in eight appearances has tossed 10.0 innings, allowing one run on nine hits w/eight K’s. Right handed batters are 3-for-19 (.158) off him, while lefties are 6-for-18 (.333).
GUILLERMO QUIROZ… Started just his second game this season last night…has appeared in just 10 games overall.
MARCO SCUTARO… Has been the third hardest batter to strikeout in the NL, averaging 12.40 plate appearances per K.
HUNTER PENCE… The former Phillie will be facing his old team for the first time since being traded to the Giants at the trade deadline last season.
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
TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final game of this three game series…RHP Ian Kennedy (1-2, 5.47) will face LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-0, 2.05).
MARCO SCUTARO… Batted .362 (88-for-243) with 40 runs scored, 16 doubles and 44 RBI in 61 games while in a Giants uniform last season after being acquired from Colorado.
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SERGIO ROMO… Since taking over the closer’s role last season in late August, has been 17-for-18 in save opportunities while fashioning a 1.32 ERA in 31 games.
JOSE MIJARES… Allowed one run in his very first outing of the season on April 3 at LAD, but since then has tossed 4.1-scoreless innings covering his last seven appearances.
JEAN MACHI… Has made 3 appearances since being recalled from AAA Fresno on April 17… Has tossed 3.2-scoreless innings, allowing just 1 hit in his 3 outings with SF.
MR. CLUTCH…IF Pablo Sandoval is batting .545 (12-for-22) with runners in scoring position this season…he is also 4-for-7 (.571) with RISP and two outs.
BUSTER POSEY… Is 6-for-17 in his last five games with four extra-base hits and six RBI.
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
As we count down to Opening Day we would like to highlight some of the players and coaches we will be cheering on during the 2013 season. Be sure to check out our 2013 Media Guide for more tidbits about our players and coaches.
- Made his professional debut in 2000 with VSL-Phillies and went 2-2 with a 4.13 ERA (11er, 24.0ip), one save and 23 strikeouts in 11 games (three starts).
- Had his contract purchased by San Francisco from triple-A Fresno on Sept. 1.
- Made his ML debut on Sept. 3 and went on to appear in eight games with SF.
- Spent the entire season with triple-A Fresno, going 2-1 with a 3.97 ERA (25er, 56.2ip) and 15 saves in 53 relief appearances
- Was Fresno’s primary closer in the second-half, going 15-for-18 in save chances.