Madison Bumgarner is now 3-0 and Marco Scutaro is hitting .526 in his last five games – it was a good game, and a good win. SF 3 – CHC 2
There was this little blue box at the batting cage…
… and it had a ring for Nate Schierholtz in it!
Beat Writers: Henry Schulman, Alex Pavlovic, Chris Haft & Andy Baggarly
The best seat in the house
Bruce Bochy, Dave Groeschner & Brandon Crawford check out Pablo Sandoval’s leg
Brandon Crawford & Angel Pagan
A cold and rainy day at the ballpark is still a cold and rainy day AT THE BALLPARK, so it’s still a great day… just ask the seagulls. SF 3 – CHC 4
Buster Posey, Brandon Belt & Hunter Pence
Brandon Belt & Matt Cain
The Cast of The Second City (& Mike Krukow)
All the way from SF?
TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (4-10, 5.72) will face Padres’ right-hander Jason Marquis (3-5, 3.79).
Today’s Starting Lineup
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Recorded his 1st career game-ending hit last night with a single in the 9th inning.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than GMs on the phone.
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME…The Giants have won their last 6 home games, 10 of their last 12 and 22 of their last 29 here at AT&T Park…SF’s .660 (31-16) home winning pct. ranks as the 2nd-best in the Majors.
BRANDON BELT… Entered the game in the 3rd inning last night and went 0-for-2 with a BB (scoring the winning run)… Has made 56 starts (all at 1st base)…his .996 fielding pct. leads all NL 1st baseman.
NATE SCHIERHOLTZ… Has started the last 5 games, going 5-for-20 (.250) with 2 walks and 2 Home Runs.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has been much better with the glove as of late, with no errors in his last 28 games.
MELKY’S HITS…OF Melky Cabrera enters today’s game with an 11-game hit streak, the 2nd-longest active streak in the National League behind Miami’s Jose Reyes (12 games)… during this current stretch, Cabrera is batting .400 (18-for-45) with 2 2Bs, 1 3B, 2 HRs and 6 RBI…it’s his 2nd 10+ game hit streak this season.
TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (11-6, 3.12) will face Padres’ right-hander Edinson Volquez (6-7, 3.34).
Today’s Starting Lineup
DON’T FORGET!…Please note the following change has been made to the Giants- Dodgers game on Saturday, July 28 here at AT&T Park: Game originally scheduled for CSN Bay Area will now be televised on FOX Sports…game time has been changed from 6:05 p.m. (PT) to 1:05 p.m. (PT).
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THE GIANTS…defeated the Padres 7-1 last night in the 1st game of this 3-game series… Enter tonight’s game in 1st place in the NL West, 1.5 games ahead of 2nd-place LA… Are a season-high 12 games over .500.
POSEY AT THE PLATE…C Buster Posey is batting .512 (21-for-41) with 5 2Bs, 3 HRs and 17 RBI in his last 11 games…his .355 (49-for-138) batting average at home ranks as the 5th-highest among NL players.
MELKY’S HITS…OF Melky Cabrera enters tonight’s game with a 10-game hit streak, the 2nd-longest active streak in the National League behind Miami’s Jose Reyes (11 games)… during this current stretch, Cabrera is batting .415 (17-for-41) with 2 2Bs, 1 3B, 2 HRs and 5 RBI…it’s his 2nd 10+ game hit streak this season.
NATE SCHIERHOLTZ… All 5 of his home runs this season have come vs. righties and on the road…owns both of the Giants multi-HR efforts this season… Has made 33 starts this year (all in RF), but has started just 6 times in the Giants’ last 24 games… Is 5-for-42 (.119) against left-handers…entered the season, batting .317 off them.
MELKY CABRERA… 2012 All-Star leads the Majors with 135 hits and 45 multi-hit games… His 6 outfield assists this season are tied for the 5th-most in the NL.