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The Best of the Best – Left Fielders

Since 1970 fans have been able to vote their favorite position players and last year Giants fans accepted the challenge and as The Sporting News put it, “MLB All-Star Game 20102: Giants fans know best; their guys lead NL rout”.  Voting has started to for the 2013 game so let’s keep the tradition going!

Between John McGraw managing the first All Star Game, to Bruce Bochy managing the next one, 88 players have represented the Giants in the Mid-Summer Classic.

It’s an impressive list of Left Fielders that closes out our look back at Giants All-Stars:

  1. Lefty O’Doul
  2. Jo-Jo Moore
  3. Joe Medwick
  4. Monte Irvin
  5. Jeffrey Leonard
  6. Kevin Mitchell
  7. Barry Bonds
  8. Moises Alou
  9. Melky Cabrera

Snapshot – Part 2

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Bruce Bochy & Tim Flannery

Since everyone liked our last snapshot post we wanted to get you another one – and this one includes Hunter Pence’s great smile.

Quick Hits for Monday, August 13, 2012 (Game 116)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Washington Nationals in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (10-5, 2.27) will face Nationals’ left-hander Gio Gonzalez (14-6, 3.32).

Today’s Starting Lineup

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Hunter Pence

THE HUNTED…OF Hunter Pence’s 8th inning, 3-run homer yesterday marked his 3rd go-ahead HR that he’s hit in the 8th inning or later of a game this season…only BAL’s Adam Jones (4), KC’s Billy Butler (3), DET’s Miguel Cabrera (3) and MIN’s Josh Willingham (3) have recorded 3-or-more go-ahead HRs so late in a game this season.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than dimples on a golf ball.

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BUSTER POSEY… Reached base in 4/5 of his plate appearances yesterday, going 1-for-1 with 3 walks.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Angel Pagan

ANGEL PAGAN… has had 3-separate hit streaks of 11-or-more games this season (11 games, 15, 20).

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LOTS OF RUNS…The Giants 9 runs in each of their last 2 games marked the 1st time they have posted at least 9 runs in back-to-back games at AT&T Park since Aug. 23-25, 2010 vs. Cincinnati, when they did so in 3-straight contests.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Brandon Belt

BRANDON BELT… Matched his career high with 4 hits yesterday…also reached base in all 5 plate appearances.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Ryan Vogelsong

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?… Ryan Vogelsong leads the National League and ranks 2nd in the Majors with a 2.27 ERA (36er, 143.0ip) in 21 starts this season…only Los Angeles’ (AL) Jered Weaver (2.22) has a lower mark…the last Giants pitcher to lead the NL in ERA at the conclusion of a season was Jason Schmidt in 2003 (2.34).

Sus-Pence

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Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence’s first home run in a Giants uniform couldn’t have come in a more suspenseful spot, breaking a tie and putting the Giants ahead on an 9-6 score against the Colorado Rockies.

That Rocked

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Buster PoseyThe Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3, notching 13 hits during today’s game.  Buster Posey went deep in the third and every player that started the game got at least one hit, including Matt Cain.

Happy Birthday – Melky Cabrera

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Here are some Giants Gems for Melky Cabrera’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Melky!

  • Honored with Munson Award for his excellence and philanthropic work in community at 28th Annual Thurman Munson Dinner on Feb. 5, 2008.
  • Took part in Yankees’ hurricane relief donation of $35,000 in cash and food to Dominican Republic in October of 2007.
  • In 2011, became just 6th Royals player (7th time) to reach 200+ hits in season and 1st since 2000.
  • Has appeared in postseason in 4 of his last 6 seasons.
  • Was originally signed by New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2001 and spent 5 seasons in Yankees uni- form from 2005-09 before being traded to Atlanta in 2009.
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