NEW IRON MAN… OF Hunter Pence is the new active leader in consecutive games played at 350…Prince Fielder, who was the previous leader, had his streak snapped yesterday at 547 consecutive games/starts after not playing due to receiving an injection for a herniated disk in his neck…Pence, who has started the last 215 consecutive games, is the only Giant to have started every game this season while also playing every single inning (Pence leads MLB in innings played with 400.2).
ANGEL PAGAN… Has started 38 of 44 games (all in CF), hitting safely in 30 of his 38 starts.
MICHAEL MORSE… His 10 HRs are the third-most in the NL behind Stanton (12) and Tulowitzki (12).
ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… The Giants are winners of 11 of their last 16 games here at AT&T Park and are 13-8 (.619) overall here at home…SF looks to avoid losing three-straight at home for the first time since Aug. 21-23, 2013 (lost three straight home games).
BRANDON HICKS… 12 of his 22 hits this season have been for extra bases (five doubles and seven HRs).
DAVID HUFF… Threw a season-high 2.2 innings last night and allowed two runs (1 er) on two hits.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Has raised his batting average from .184 to his current .213 mark by hitting safely in each of his last eight games, batting .375 (12-for-32) during the stretch.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .370 (17-for-46) against LHP, which ranks as the 10th-highest gure in the NL.
HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 16-for-his-last-41 (.390) at the plate with two HRs and 13 RBI.
WE PLAY THEM CLOSE… 28 of the Giants’ first 44 games (63.6%) this season have been decided by just two runs or fewer, tied with the Padres for the most such games in the big leagues…SF has gone 17-11 (.607) in these contests, which is the fourth-best winning pct., behind the Brewers (.727, 16-6), Orioles (.636, 14-8) and Twins (.632, 12-7).