IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.67 figure (11er, 59.1ip) in 18 games.
HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last five games, going 9-for-23 (.391) with two 2Bs, 3B and two HRs.
BRANDON BELT… Was activated from the D.L. on Aug. 2…missed 12 games with a concussion.
100 HOME RUNS… The Giants are just one home run shy of hitting their 100th homer this season…last year SF did not hit their 100th HR until Sept. 24 and finished with just a total of 107.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 62 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.980) .
MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded his first multi-RBI game since June 13 vs. COL on Wednesday.
THE GIANTS… Have won five of their last eight games and enter tonight’s contest 3.5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West .
BUSTER POSEY… Batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a first baseman compared to .263 clip (78×297) and .326 OBP as a catcher .
ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.
UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS & BROADCAST SCHEDULE… Saturday, August 9 at Kansas City (4:10): RHP James Shields (10-6, 3.43) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (8-8, 2.74) – CSN Bay Area… Sunday, August 10 at Kansas City (11:10): LHP Danny Duffy (6-10, 2.39) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.22) – CSN Bay Area… Please note all games broadcast on KNBR 680 AM (English radio). All home games and road games in LA, SD and OAK broadcast on 860 AM ESPN Deportes (Spanish radio).
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