Giants vs. A's stat pack


Giants vs. A's stat pack

June 17, 2011

The Giants and A's are set to meet for the second time this season. In their first series, taking place at AT&T Park, the Giants swept the Athletics with two of the wins coming in walk-off style. This series will take place at Coliseum. Game 1 features Tim Lincecum and Graham Godfrey at 7:00 p.m. Friday night.

The Giants have a six-game winning streak going vs the A's with all six wins coming at AT&T Park. Last season at the Coliseum, the A's swept the Giants, holding San Francisco to a total of one run in three games. The Giants enter the weekend having been held scoreless in their last 20 innings at the Coliseum.

Giants vs. Athletics

Series History:
First 55 Meetings 27 28
Next 11 Meetings 1 10
Last 17 Meetings 13 4
Overall 41 42
Wins in Oakland 17 23

Friday's pitching match-up features two members of the 2006 draft:
Tim Lincecum 1st Round (10th overall) San Francisco
Graham Godfrey 34th Round (1,020th Overall) Toronto

Tim Lincecum
3 Starts in June
0-1 Record
9.39 ERA
.349 Opp Avg
2 HR
3-1, 1.47 ERA in 5 May Starts
Lincecum's Career vs Oakland:
6 Starts
5-0 Record
1.17 ERA
.205 Opp Avg
3 Complete Games
2 Shutouts
1 HR in 46.1 IP (J. GIambi in 2009)

Tim Lincecum has been the winning pitcher in five straight starts vs Oakland (0.64 ERA). The last pitcher to win six straight starts vs Oakland was Andy Pettitte from 1996-2000.

Lowest All-Time ERA vs Oakland (minimum five starts):
Tim Lincecum 1.17
Kevin Slowey 1.65
Ervin Santana 1.97
Pedro Martinez 2.02
Reggie Cleveland 2.11
Offensive Comparison:
Average .241 .239
AVG wRISP .229 .245
RunsGM 3.5 3.6
Home Runs 45 38
OB .308 .306
Slug .362 .347

Pitching Comparison:
Record 39-30 30-40
1-Run Games 19-10 9-15
Team ERA 3.25 3.38
Starters ERA 3.32 3.39
Bullpen ERA 3.11 3.36
Quality Starts 43 41
Saves-Opps 23-31 15-23

Who's Hot - Oakland Athletics:
Jemile Weeks
Last 8 Games: .393 (11-28) 2 Doubles, 3 Triples, 6 Runs, 5 RBI

Scott Sizemore
8 Games with A's: .417 (10-24) HR, Double, 4 Walks, 5 RBI

Hideki Matsui
7 Games under Bob Melvin: .304 (7-23), 3 HR, 5 Walks, 7 RBI
Active Athletics who love to face the Giants:
Conor Jackson 62 Games, .291 Avg, 7 HR, 25 RBI
Josh Willingham 25 Games, .308 Avg, 6 HR, 15 RBI
Who's Hot - San Francisco Giants:
Aubrey Huff
Last 7 Games: .440 (11-25), 2 Doubles, 3 Walks, 3 RBI

Brian Wilson
Last 13 Games: 1-0 Rec, 8 for 8 Saves, 13.1 IP, 0 Runs

Cody Ross
Last 6 Games: .333 (7-21), 4 Doubles, 5 Walks, 4 RBI

Active Giants who love to face the Athletics:
Nate Schierholtz 14 Games, .357 Avg, 3 HR, 8 RBI
Aubrey Huff 64 Games, .270 Avg, 9 HR, 12 Doubles, 2 Triples, 30 RBI

Interleague Play:
Wins N.L. A.L.
2011 21 21
2010 118 134
All-Time 1,673 1,829

Five mistakes that will haunt Giants after 77th loss of 2017

Five mistakes that will haunt Giants after 77th loss of 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — If the Giants were in a different situation, Tuesday night’s loss was the kind that really would sting for a few days. As is, it was simply loss No. 77 in a stunningly bad season. 

The Giants went down 4-3 in somewhat familiar fashion, with their offense failing to break through and their bullpen coming up short. But this loss, No. 77, was also about small mistakes, both mental and physical. Let’s count down some of the ways the Giants went down:

--- Gorkys Hernandez, a late addition to the lineup because Hunter Pence has a tight hamstring, dropped a fly ball in deep right in the fourth inning. That cost Jeff Samardzija a run and a few more pitches. Bruce Bochy said Pence likely will be off Wednesday and then return Friday in Arizona. 

--- Bochy pulled Samardzija after just 89 pitches, and it was certainly peculiar in the moment. The thing is, the intention fit in with the reality of this season. Samardzija has carried a heavy load and Bochy was trying to protect his arm a bit. 

“The inning before, he logged some pitches,” Bochy said. “I’ve worked him pretty hard and I’m really looking after him as much as anything. We’re trying to give some guys a break and it didn’t work out. We had some guys lined up in the seventh, eighth, ninth — it just didn’t work out in the seventh.”

--- You can’t really argue with protecting a big-money pitcher in a down year. But Bochy probably wishes he had chosen someone other than Albert Suarez, who was fresher than others but has now given up runs in six of seven appearances. Suarez turned a one-run lead into a one-run deficit. It was more glaring when Kyle Crick entered and pitched 1 1/3 sharp innings. 

--- The Giants still had a chance — it helped that the Brewers took a dominant Josh Hader out of the game just because he’s a lefty and Nick Hundley bats right-handed — and they put two on in the eighth. Denard Span hit a soft single to right and Phil Nevin waved Hundley, who has catcher’s legs. He was out by a mile. Bochy said he was fine with forcing the issue there, although that’s a call Nevin probably wants back. 

Another twist on the play: Bochy could have put speedy Orlando Calixte in for Hundley and then moved Pablo Sandoval over to first in the next inning, with Calixte at third. He didn’t second-guess that decision.

“He was out pretty easily,” Bochy said. “I don’t know if a little more speed would have helped out.”

--- In the bottom of the ninth, Kelby Tomlinson singled. He was promptly caught stealing second with the heart of the order coming up. Again, a decision that went the visiting team’s way. 

Those moments could be defended or second-guessed. On another night, maybe they all work out and the Giants win 3-2, or 6-4. On this night, it was simply a familiar script, and loss No. 77.

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from Giants' 4-3 loss to Brewers


Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from Giants' 4-3 loss to Brewers


SAN FRANCISCO — Just when it seemed the Giants were starting to find some continuity in their bullpen, they have taken a couple of steps back. 

Two days after Hunter Strickland imploded late, Albert Suarez gave up the lead. The Giants lost 4-3 to the Brewers in a game that dragged. The Brewers did open the window a bit in the bottom of the eighth and Denard Span bounced a single to right with two outs and two on. Phil Nevin waved Nick Hundley all the way around third and Hundley was thrown out by 10 feet to end the inning. 

Anyway, here are five other things to know … 

—- Just one of Jeff Samardzija’s six innings went 1-2-3, and Bruce Bochy turned to the bullpen after just 89 pitches. Samardzija was charged with two runs, one of them earned. It was a little odd that he came out so early. 

—- Suarez entered in the seventh with a one-run lead and gave up two runs before being lifted. He has allowed a run in six of his last seven appearances. 

—- Brandon Crawford momentarily gave the Giants the lead with a two-run homer, his 11th. He is definitely starting to hit his stride. Crawford has four extra base hits and six RBI on the homestand. 

—- Why is it so hard for the Giants to sign power bats? Well, just ask Eric Thames. He hit a 433-foot blast to lead off the third but ended up with just a triple when it bounced off the top of the bricks in right-center. Per Statcast data, Thames is the first player in the last three years to hit a ball more than 430 feet and not get a homer. He was stranded at third. 

—- Over in Sacramento, a couple of rehab appearances went as planned. Johnny Cueto threw three scoreless innings for the River Cats; he will make at least one more minor league start. Joe Panik was 0-for-2 in five innings; he will join the San Jose Giants on Wednesday for another rehab game.