Braves vs. Giants stat pack

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Braves vs. Giants stat pack

Giants vs Teams Currentlyover .500: 20-20
vs TeamsCurrently under .500: 29-20
Giants This Season

Home Road Record 29-16 20-24 Series Rec 10-2-3 6-7-1 AVG .260 .263 RGM 3.4 4.5 HR 15 37 ERA 2.31 4.85 Opp Avg .207 .275 Giants Starters This Season

Home Road Starts 45 44 Rec 22-13 16-16 ERA 2.35 4.98 Opp Avg .206 .266 HR 19 38 IP Start 7.0 5.2
Turner Field has not been kind to the Giants in the regular season the last 3seasons as SF has gone 3-9 in Atlanta.

Giants at Turner FieldLast 3 Regular Seasons

Rec Runs Allowed 2009 1-3 11 24 2010 1-3 8 14 2011 1-3 12 13
Barry ZitoCareer at Turner Field
4 Starts
3-0 Record
2.08 ERA
.178 Opp Avg
25 K in 26 Innings
7th Lowest All-Time (min 4 Starts)

Barry ZitoLast 5 Road Starts
2-3 Record
8.49 ERA
.354 Opp Avg
3 Home Runs
17 Walks
15 Strikeouts
1.35 ERA in first 3 Road Starts

The Giants catching tandem is working wellStats while Catching

Buster Posey Hector Sanchez Games 60 31 AVG .296 .282 RBI 10 2 OPS 42 23 Catcher's ERA .835 .680 SF: 65 RBI by Catchers - Most in Majors
Atlanta Braves
7-Game Winning Streak
21 Run Differential
.283 Team Avg
6.1 RunsGame
11 Home Runs
3.00 Team ERA
Brian McCann has started to heat up:
7-Game Hitting Streak
.385 Average
4 Home Runs
11 RBI
1.260 OPS
Raised Avg from .224 to .240

Jair Jurrjens, an All-Star last season, spent 2 months in the minors thisseason.

This Season

Before Sent Down After Recall Starts 4 4 Rec 0-2 3-0 ERA 9.37 2.13 Opp Avg .411 .247 HR 5 1 BBK 108 510
Jason HeywardThis Season

April May June July Games 50 35 Avg .233 .331 HR 6 8 RBI 23 21 OPS .739 .969
Chipper JonesAll-Time Rank among Switch-Hitters
.304 Average 2nd 1,595 RBI 2nd 461 Home Runs 3rd 537 Doubles 3rd 2,674 Hits 7th Most Career Home Runs as a 3rd Baseman
Mike Schmidt 509 Eddie Mathews 486 Chipper Jones 383 Craig Nettles 368 Matt Williams 359

Sandoval, ready for second chance, makes way back to San Francisco

Sandoval, ready for second chance, makes way back to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants had to be careful with their public statements over the past 48 hours because they didn't want to get accused of tampering with a player who technically was still property of the Red Sox. That's no longer the case. 

Pablo Sandoval was expected to clear waivers on Friday and be in San Francisco to finalize a minor league deal. One Giants fan, on the way back from Boston, appeared to catch Sandoval boarding his flight. The Giants were preparing to reintroduce Sandoval on Saturday. He is expected to then make his way to Triple-A Sacramento. 

Sandoval, now 30 years old, spent the first seven years of his career in San Francisco, batting .294 with 106 homers. His time in Boston was a disaster and he was designated for assignment last week. The Red Sox released Sandoval on Wednesday, and it was soon reported by MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez that Sandoval would head back to the Giants. 

The Giants believe there is little downside in the move. Sandoval will not be blocking anyone in the minors, because Christian Arroyo is on the disabled list and Ryder Jones can play multiple positions. At the major league level, Eduardo Nuñez could be traded over the next 10 days. 

Down on the Farm: Coach's view of San Jose Giants' stacked outfield

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San Jose Giants/Tim Cattera

Down on the Farm: Coach's view of San Jose Giants' stacked outfield

If it weren't for a bevy of injuries this year, Steven Duggar would be roaming the outfield for a higher level than the San Jose Giants right now. Just ask his manager. 

"If healthy at the beginning of the year, he could be playing at higher levels or the big leagues," Giants manager Nestor Rojas said before the team's 12-7 win Thursday night.  

Duggar backed up his manager's comments hours later in only his sixth game of the year with San Jose. The 23-year-old hit a grand slam, scored two runs and stole a base. Of his six hits in six games with the Giants, five have gone for extra base hits -- four doubles and Thursday's grand slam. 

"He's a solid player. It's fun to watch him play and go out there and compete every day," Rojas said. 

San Francisco selected Duggar in the sixth round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Clemson. Between Advanced Single-A in San Jose and Double-A with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Duggar hit .302 with 10 home runs and 15 stolen bases while playing center field in 2016. So far with San Jose this season though, Duggar is primarily playing right field. The change isn't permanent and only shows his versatility to Rojas. 

"He’s one of those guys who’s a really good athlete and can play all three positions in the outfield," Rojas said. 

Once he became healthy, Duggar joined another Giants top prospect, Bryan Reynolds, in San Jose's outfield. And like Duggar, center field is Reynolds' first position, but he's been seeing a lot of time in the corners too. 

"I think it's too early to dictate if he'll be in a corner or center," Rojas believes. "He's really good and he has the tools to play center field. He's got speed and he's got range. He can do really well in all three." 

After starting in left field Thursday night, Reynolds has now played 45 games in center, 24 in right and five in left field this season.

At the plate, Reynolds, who was the Giants' lone representative at the Futures Game this year, is slashing .300/.348/.448 in 80 games. He has also hit five home runs, eight triples and 18 doubles. As he becomes stronger and continues to mature, Rojas thinks Reynolds' power will be unleashed with five-tool potential. 

"Yeah, no doubt about it. The power's gonna come," Rojas said. "First of all, he's a good hitter. I believe that will come around later on and he can hit already. He hasn't shown that much, but it will come." 

The key for Reynolds to climb up the ranks is a simple concept and no different than any other prospect. 

"Just be consistent, it's the most important thing in this business," Rojas said. "It is baseball. You're going to be hot for one month and then go into a slump. Consistency will come with better mechanics and an approach at the plate.

"The kid has been very solid here and very consistent with his approach at the plate. He has the tools."

Rounding out San Jose's stacked outfield is the speedy Ronnie Jebavy, Gio Brusa (second on the team with 11 home runs) and Heath Quinn, who Rojas sees as having big-league pop in his bat. 

"The power is there, he’s one of those big-tool players," Rojas says of Quinn. 

While the Giants have gone through a grueling game of outfield musical chairs in San Francisco this season, a bright future awaits just a drive away in San Jose.