Giants Stat-Pack: 9-3 in AT&T openers


Giants Stat-Pack: 9-3 in AT&T openers

The Giants have scored four or more runs in each of the first six games of the season. That is the second-longest streak of scoring at least four runs to start a season in San Francisco history. The longest streak was the first nine games of the 2003 season.

Runs Scored First 6 Games of Season
Since 2006
2006 34
2007 14
2008 12
2009 26
2010 31
2011 28
2012 33

Giants Offense - N.L. Ranks
5.5 RunsGame 1st
.245 Team Avg 6th
8 Home Runs t-3rd
14 Doubles 2nd
.314 OB 5th
.421 Slug 3rd

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Giants Pitching - N.L. Ranks
5.58 ERA 16th
.280 Opp Avg 14th
33 Strikeouts 15th
27 X-Base Hits 16th
17.9 PitchesInn 15th

Fewest Runs Scored in N.L.
Pittsburgh 11
Philadelphia 18
New York 18
San Diego 21
Cincinnati 21
.199 Team Avg - 2nd Lowest in N.L. (SD .179)

Giants 3-Game Winning Streak in Home Openers
2009 Def MIL 10-6 Rowand, Molina, Winn all with HR
2010 Def ATL 5-4 in 13 Renteria 2-Run HR ties it in 9th, Rowand Walk-Off RBI Single
2011 Def STL 5-4 in 12 Sandoval Single ties it in 9th, Rowand Walk-Off RBI Single
Giants 9-3 All-Time in Home Openers at AT&T Park

The other walk-off win at AT&T Park in the Home Opener was 2002 when Barry Bonds hit a Walk-Off 2-run HR in the 10th off Alan Embree of the Padres.
Matt CainCareer
Home -- Road
Starts 106 -- 98
REC 39-35 -- 30-38
ERA 3.12 -- 3.66
CG 6 -- 7
HR 55 -- 55
Opp Avg .220 -- .236

Lowest Opp. Average at Home
Since 2009
Clayton Kershaw .197
Justin Verlander .207
Josh Johnson .212
Jered Weaver .212
Matt Cain .214
Most Career Wins at AT&T Park
Jason Schmidt 41
Matt Cain 39
Tim Lincecum 36
Kirk Rueter 28
Livan Hernandez 27
35 Losses at AT&T - Most All-Time

Best Winning Pct at AT&T Park
N.L. Opponents
Dodgers .519 56-52
Cubs .512 22-21
Pirates .474 18-20
Nationals .452 19-23
Reds .442 19-24

Bumgarner throws three innings of no-hit ball in first rehab start

Bumgarner throws three innings of no-hit ball in first rehab start


Madison Bumgarner was back on the hill Sunday night in a Giants jersey for the first time since being placed on the DL on April 21 due to a dirt bike accident

Bumgarner took the mound for the Arizona Rookie League Giants and did not allow a hit in three innings pitched. The Giants' ace also struck out two and walked one. 

In both the first and third innings, Bumgarner pitched a perfect three up and three down frame. 

Bumgarner was diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of his left throwing shoulder and sustained bruised ribs from his dirt bike accident on an off day in Colorado. Pitching in a game for the first time in over two months, Bumgarner was throwing between 88-91 miles per hour, according to Tommy Stokke of FanRagSports. 

After finishing his three innings of work, Bumgarner went down to the bullpen to increase his pitch count, reports Sande Charles of FanRagSports

Before sustaining the injury, Bumgarner was 0-3 with a 3.00 ERA in four starts this season. 

The Giants have gone 21-41 since Bumgarner's injury. They are 27-51 on the year and sit 24.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. 

After another Giants clunker, Bochy tells players 'enough is enough'

After another Giants clunker, Bochy tells players 'enough is enough'

SAN FRANCISCO — A few minutes after yet another missed opportunity at the plate Sunday, a voice came over a speaker in the press box at AT&T Park and announced a 524th consecutive sellout. It nicely summed up this current stretch of Giants baseball. 

The seats are emptier than they used to be at first pitch, and they were just about abandoned in the ninth inning of an 8-2 loss, but for the most part the fans are still showing up in droves. One woman brought a toaster by the dugout Sunday morning and asked players and coaches to sign it, hoping to recapture the magic from across the bridge. Another, Bryan Stow, made his first appearance of the season at AT&T Park, met with Bruce Bochy, and said he hoped to see a win. As Matt Moore started warming up, a band set up on top of the visiting dugout to play hits that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. 

For a while, AT&T Park was rocking. And then, as has happened so often this summer, the game started. 

The Giants turned in another epic clunker in a season full of them. They have lost 12 of their last 13 games and 21 of 26, but it’s worse than the raw numbers. On most nights, some in the organization have noted privately, they are simply boring. It’s one thing to lose, it’s quite another to do it in this way. 

“There’s no getting around it,” Bochy said after the sweep. “I’ve been through some tough stretches here and this is as tough as any stretch I’ve seen. For some reason the baseball gods are really testing us here and (testing) this group. It’s not that they’re not coming out ready or trying, but enough is enough.

“At some point, we’ve got to find a way to get this thing turned around.”

Even a slight pivot would be welcomed by the faithful. There were scattered boos Sunday, the latest in a growing trend. This is a fan base that has seen the highest highs, but rarely in franchise history have the lows been this low. 

The crowd no longer turns to the rally lights that were used so often in an awful April, but the noise still grows with each new rally. And then, every single time Sunday, the Giants killed off any hope. 

In the second inning, a Brandon Belt bunt single and Brandon Crawford bloop put two on, but a pair of rookies flied out. 

In the third, the bases were loaded ahead of Buster Posey. He flied out to bring one run across, and there were still runners on the corners for Belt, who leads the team in homers. On a 2-2 count, Hunter Pence inexplicably took off for second. He was caught, the inning was over, and the two-run Mets lead was intact. Bochy said he did not send Pence. 

In the sixth, there were two on with no outs for Posey. Both runners bolted to stay out of a double play. Posey popped up to first -- for a double play.

“He’s not a guy that strikes out, so I’m pretty confident sending runners with Buster,” Bochy said. “We can’t keep laying back. We’re trying to force the issue a bit and stay out of double plays.”

In the eighth, the Giants loaded the bases for Posey and Belt. Posey grounded out. Belt struck out for the third time. 

“We’re getting guys out there,” Bochy said. “We’re not doing enough damage.”

Matt Moore’s damage was self-inflicted. He twice gave up homers to the guy — Rene Rivera — hitting in front of the pitcher. Moore said he has stopped throwing his cutter the past three starts and tried to get his four-seamer going, but the Mets were teeing off. Moore gave up five runs on seven hits. He was pulled in the fifth, left to think about mechanics that still aren’t right. 

“The cutter is a little bit different of a pitch and at times it can take away from the four-seam fastball location-wise, and command of the four-seam was starting to go down the more I threw (the cutter),” Moore said. “I’m anxious to get back to it, but the foundation has got to be throwing the four-seam fastball. I need to execute where they’re carrying through the zone, not running or cutting.”

Moore said his confidence is fine and his problems are not physical. Others can no longer say that. Austin Slater, a rare bright spot in this five-win month, was pulled with a tight hip flexor. He was headed for an MRI. 

Slater is too young to be one of the players Bochy approached after the game. He said he talked to a few, though, passing along that “enough is enough” message. Moore, last in the National League in ERA (6.04), was not one who needed a reminder. 

“I’m sitting on a six right now with not a lot of wins and not enough team wins when I’m throwing,” he said. “It’s been 'enough' for me for the last couple of months.”