TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Colorado Rockies in the 1st game of this brief 2-game series… Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (1-2, 2.94) will face Rockies’ left-hander Christian Friedrich (1-0, 1.50).
Today’s Starting Lineup
CHARLIE CULBERSON… Made his Major League debut yesterday and went 1-for-4… collected is 1st career hit in the 5th inning… Was batting .284 (40-for-141) with 11 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 5 HRs and 24 RBI in 36 games, all at 2nd base, with triple-A Fresno this season.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than rings around the rosy.
GREGOR BLANCO… Went 2-for-5 yesterday with 3 RBI… Is 9-for-30 (.300) in his last 10 games… Has started 7 of SF’s last 11 games… 5 of his 7 RBI this season have come with 2 outs.
ANOTHER STREAK?…OF Melky Cabrera has hit safely in a season-high 11-straight games at a .468 clip (22-for-47) with 2 2Bs, 3 3Bs, 1 HR and 6 RBI…it is currently the 4th-longest active hit streak in Majors (BOS’s Dustin Pedroia has a 14-gamer going, followed by TEX’s Josh Hamilton with 13 and STL’s Rafael Furcal with 12).
THIS DATE IN GIANTS HISTORY… May 14, 1978 – Giants posted a pair of extra-inning victories to sweep the Cardinals in a doubleheader at Candlestick Park…Terry Whitfield hammered a solo HR with 2 outs in the 12th for a 5-4 win in the opener, before Marc Hill’s 2-out, RBI-single as a pinch-hitter in the 10th gave SF a 4-3 triumph.
BRETT PILL… Went 1-for-5 with a 2-run home run yesterday… Ranks 2nd among NL rookies with 3 HRs this season… 10 of his 11 starts have been against LH pitchers (7 starts in LF, 4 at 1B)… 13 of his 26 career hits have gone for extra bases.
RYAN VS. ROCKIES…RHP Ryan Vogelsong is 4-0 with a 1.01 ERA (3er, 26.2ip) and a .144 avg against (13-for-90) in 4 career starts against Colorado, all of which came last season…he’s 3-0 with a 0.42 figure (1er, 21.1ip) in 3 starts against them here at AT&T Park.