THANK YOU GIANTS FANS… Today is fan appreciation day and prizes will be given away throughout the game, including the grand prize of a 2014 Toyota Rav4.
ANDREW SUSAC… His 19 RBI are tied for the ! fth-most among all NL rookies since he was first called up to the big leagues on July 26 (has 10 RBI in his last 17 games).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY… Happy Birthday to Giants outfielder Gary Brown, who turns 26 years old today.
BRANDON BELT… Has started seven games since returning from the DL, going 7-for-26 with a HR and three RBI.
ANDREW SUSAC… Is 19-for-65 (.292) with three homers and 17 RBI in his last 17 starts.
MATT DUFFY… Is 5-for-14 (.357) as a pinch-hitter this season.
IN THE POSTSEASON… The Giants clinched their third trip to the postseason in five years on Thursday, as they have clinched the second wild card spot in the National League…San Francisco has advanced to the postseason for the 25th time in franchise history (since 1900) and for the 11th time in SF-era history (since 1958).
CRAWFORD’S RBI… IF Brandon Crawford is the fourth Giant in the last 39 seasons to drive in 69-or-more runs as a shortstop in a single season…he joins Royce Clayton (1993, 70), Rich Aurilia (1999, 80;
2000, 79; 2001, 97) and Juan Uribe (2010, 85)…Crawford has 19 RBI in his last 25 games.
JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 28 games as defensive sub are the third-most in the NL.
GARY BROWN… Made his ” rst big league start yesterday and recorded his ” rst Major League hit.