INSIDE THE SERIES… The Giants have won 16 of their last 23 games here at Chase Field and have won six-consecutive series here in Arizona… SF has not lost a series here at Chase since April 6-8, 2012 when they were swept in three games to begin the 2012 season.
TOMORROW’S STARTER… Madison Bumgarner last pitched on Friday night against the Dodgers and earned his 18th win of the season after blanking LA for 7.0 innings on three hits with nine strikeouts in SF’s 9-0 victory.
TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Jake Peavy (5-4, 2.29) has gone 5-1 with a 1.12 ERA (5er, 40.1ip) with 35 strikeouts in his last six starts…he has held the opposition to two earned runs or fewer in each of those outings… RHP Josh Collmenter (10-7, 3.67) is 2-0 with a 0.65 ERA (2er, 27.2ip) in his last four outings…tossed 6.0-scoreless innings in his last start at SF, but did not factor into the decision.
JAKE PEAVY… 33-year-old right-hander will make his 10th start for the Giants after being acquired on July 26 from Boston along with cash considerations in exchange for minor league LHP Edwin Escobar and RHP Heath Hembree.
JAKE PEAVY… Owns 2,016 career strikeouts and joins C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Bartolo Colon and teammate Tim Hudson as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.
CHRIS DOMINGUEZ… Is first player in Grizzlies history with at least 20 2Bs, 20 HRs, 20 SBs, 80 RBI in single season.
SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned 13 of the Giants’ last 15 saves and is 15-for-19 overall this season.
BUSTER POSEY… Has hit .361 (74×205) with 10 HRs and 39 RBI following the All-Star break this season.
HUNTER PENCE… 4 Time All-Star has appeared in 371-consecutive games and has started 321-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.
GEORGE KONTOS… Left-handed batters are hitting just .162 (6-for-37) against him.