Giants vs. Angels stat pack

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Giants vs. Angels stat pack

The Giants travel to Anaheim for the first time in the regular season since 2000. SF's last 3 series vs the Angels have been played at AT&T Park (2001, 2006, 2009) All-time the Giants are 13-9 vs the Angels and 5-3 in Anaheim in the regular season.

Giants in A.L. Ballparks since 2010
Record 4--11 1-Run games 1--4 AVG 0.228 RGM 3.2 HR 9 ERA 3.69 Giants DH's .169 Avg, 2 HR, 5 RBI
Matt Cain has won 7 consecutive starts. He is the first Giants starter since Russ Ortiz in 2000 to win 7 straight starts.

Matt CainLast 7 Starts
7-0 Record
1.99 ERA
.214 Opp Avg
2 HR
9 Walks
56 Strikeouts
6.7 Run Support

Only 4 times has a San Francisco starter won 8 straight starts:
Billy Pierce April 13 - June 1, 1962
Juan Marichal April 25 - May 26, 1967
Juan Marichal May 24 - June 23, 1968
Rick Reuschel May 2 - June 6, 1989

Perfect Game Breakdown over 137 Major League Seasons
First 88 Seasons of Major Leagues (1876-1963) 6 Perfect Games (including Don Larsen in World Series) Next 45 Seasons (1964-2008) 11 Perfect games Last 4 Seasons (2009-2012) 5 Perfect Games
Recent Pitchers in start following Perfect Game
Phil Humber Roy Halladay Dallas Braden Mark Buehrle April 26, 2012 vs. Bos June 4, 2010 vs. SD May 14, 2010 at LAA July 28, 2009 ay Min

Loss Win Loss Loss 5 IP 7 IP 8 IP (CG) 6.1 IP 8 Hits 10 Hits 7 Hits 5 Hits 9 ER 2 ER 4 ER 5 ER 3 Walks 1 Walk 1 Walk 1 Walk Walked Leadoff Batter 3rd Batter Singled 3rd Batter Doubled Retired 1st 17 Batters
Since 1900, the 16 perfect game pitchers to make another regular season start following the perfect game have gone:
6-7 Record
4.43 ERA
.249 Opp Avg
7 IP Start
1.9 BBStart

Matt Cain enters Monday start having retired 32 consecutive batters. The Giants and N.L. record is held by Jim Barr (41 in 1972). The Major League record is held by Mark Buehrle (45 in 2009)
Pitchers to throw 2 No-Hitters in the Same Season
Johnny Vander Meer CIN 1938 (Back-to-Back) Allie Reynolds NYY 1951 Virgil Trucks DET 1952 Nolan Ryan CAL 1973 Roy Halladay PHI 2010 1 in Reg Season, 1 in Postseason Matt CainPitch Selection by Year
Fastball Offspeed
2010 63 37
2011 54 46
2012 51 49
Matt CainPitch Selection in Perfect Game

Pitches Pct Fastball 66 53 Slider 23 18 Change 20 16 Curve 16 13 Matt CainPitches by Inning in Perfect Game
1st 11
2nd 12
3rd 17
4th 22
5th 14
6th 10
7th 17
8th 11
9th 11
10 pitches to Jordan Schafer
Most Pitches per Start in N.L.
Matt Cain SF 108. 8 Ryan Vogelsong SF 107. 6 Johnny Cueto CIN 106. 2 Cole Hamels PHI 105. 4 Dillon Gee NYM 104. 5 Madison Bumgarner SF 103. 5 Albert PujolsCareer vs Matt Cain
.571 Avg
8 for 14
2 Home Runs
1 Double
4 Walks
0 Strikeouts
Highest avg among players with 10 ABs
Albert PujolsSeason Breakdown

First 27 Games Last 39 Games AVG 0.194 0.299 HR 0 10 RBI 5 33 OB 0.237 0.356 Slug 0.269 0.552 LAA Record 10--17 25--14 Who is the Better Rookie?
Mike Trout Bryce Harper
LAA WSH
Age 20 19
Games 45 44
AVG .324 .294
HR 6 7
RBI 27 19
Steals 16 4
OPS .899 .893

Angels Season Breakdown
First 43 Games: 18-25 Rec 4th 8 Games behind Tex
Last 24 Games: 18-6 Rec 2nd 4 Games behind Tex
Ernesto Frieri has dominated since being acquired from the Padres on May 3rd
19 Games
7 for 7 Saves
19.1 Innings
3 Hits
9 Runs
13 Walks
35 Strikeouts

Jerome Williams pitched for the Giants from 2003-2005. He was traded from the Giants to the Cubs in May of 2005 for his current teammate with the Angels, LaTroy Hawkins.
Jerome WilliamsCareer with Giants
2003-05
47 Games (46 Starts)
17-14 Record
3.93 ERA
2 Complete Games
1 Shutout
Started Game 4 of 2003 NLDS at Florida (2 IP, 3 ER - ND)

Not a chicken-and-egg discussion: Three reasons why Giants are so boring

Not a chicken-and-egg discussion: Three reasons why Giants are so boring

To best understand what has happened to the San Francisco Giants, one must first decide whether or not they have abandoned hope, or just energy.

I mean, that is the new kneejerk position based on losing 18 of 22 games this month by an average margin of more than a run and a half per game, losing to the Phillies, Royals, Braves and Mets, falling five games behind the San Diego Padres and eight games behind the non-noisy neighbors in Oakland, and since the All-Star Break last year, they are 57-93, the equivalent of the third-worst record in franchise history.

Really, to see a happy thing in this team other than Buster Posey is an act of rankest delusion. What hope would you expend on this team?

But there’s a new element involved now, if you take Ken Rosenthal’s report for FoxSports.com on the team’s internal crises at face value.

Apparently the Giants are boring their own management.

According to Rosenthal, the almost stultifying quiet of the clubhouse has become a concern to general manager Bobby Evans and perhaps even to those to whom he reports.

In citing the contributions of such ‘edgy” personalities as Pat Burrell, Cody Ross and Aubrey Huff in 2010, Hunter Pence in ’12 and Pence, Michael Morse and Pablo Sandoval (huh?) in ’14, Rosenthal suggested that the team is too staid – something that winning 38 percent of your games for an entire calendar year will do to you.

“I don’t think I can be definitive in my answers,” Evans was quoted by Rosenthal as saying, “but it’s not lost on us that we’re maybe a little quieter clubhouse than we’ve been in the past. I can’t answer that as being a factor or not.” He then followed up with the always circuitous they’d-be-louder-if-we-weren’t-such-a-tedious-watch argument, which seems self-evident but can’t really be proven one way or another.

But Rosenthal also credited “some with the Giants” as suggesting that the team even misses Angel Pagan, who allegedly help unite the clubhouse because so few of them liked him.

And now we’ve hit the motherlode of bizarre excuses. Angel Pagan is hurting the Giants far more by leaving them than by being with them. And this is, if you’ll pardon the expression, richly stupid.

Not Rosenthal, whom we can presume did his usual diligent work and correctly quoted “some with.” No, our problem is with the thinking that inspired “some with,” because you have to go a long way to make that explanation stick.

The Giants are playing terribly because, well, they are. Their pitching, which has to be in the top sixth of the league for this plan to work, is below average in many of the important metrics. Their offense is horrendous. Their outfield is a disaster. They are 27-51 purely on the merits.

That they are also boring is coincidence rather than causation, because nobody said they were boring after the All-Star Break last year, and nobody accused them of being boring in Game 4 of the National League Division Series with Chicago.

Boring is what you seize on when every other excuse, including the Mark Melancon-doesn’t-stretch-when-he’s-supposed-to straw man Rosenthal also threw up for chewing.

The truth is this, as much as anything. They are bad. They didn’t think they would be bad. They thought the second half of last year was an aberration rather than a harbinger, and they thought they could have gone to the World Series but for one hideous inning. And they are apparently shocked by this for some reason.

So, are they moping, or are they quitting? Do they need a clubhouse visit from Brian Sabean at his most pissed? What’s the thing that makes them fun guys again – other than, say, a five-way trade that gets them Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger and Nolan Arenado?

Because there’s your problem. Yes, they certainly are boring – downright stultifying, in fact. But this is not a chicken-and-egg discussion. They’re boring because they’ve been brutal, because they were slow to address their needs after misdiagnosing their problems, and because all their calculations from years gone by have gone badly wrong.

But if you really think boring is the issue, let’s have Bruce Bochy dress in a clown suit and Pence play outfield in just a sliding pants and a derby, and have one inning per game designated as the Wild Dingo Surprise Inning, in which wild dingoes are loosed upon the field to terrorize the players and/or fans.

See how many wins you get then.

What's wrong with Giants? 'There's no trust, there's no belief...'

What's wrong with Giants? 'There's no trust, there's no belief...'

The Giants have dropped 12 of their last 13 games and 21 of the last 26 en route to a NL West-worst 27-51 record.

Their play on the field is making it tough for one of their broadcasters to watch what's going on.

"It is unbelievably bad right now. It was hard to watch this weekend," Mike Krukow said on KNBR 680 on Monday morning. "They got beat every way that was possible. They got out hit, they got out hustled, they got out defended, they got out pitched."

So what is the problem with the team that just got swept by the Mets?

"There's no rhythm, there's no trust, there's no belief that if you don't get a hit, the guy behind you is going to pick you up. They set the table and day after day, they just don't get the hit. It has zapped them of all their strength. You get the sense they're searching, they're looking for an ignitor that just doesn't exist anymore," Krukow said.

The former Giants pitcher compared the feeling around the team to that of the 1985 Giants team that went 62-100.

"It is dismal, as low of a point in a Giants clubhouse and a confidence level that I've seen in a long time," Krukow said.

Krukow pointed out the most concerning part about what he's watching.

"It just doesn't feel like there's a belief that it can get better. And that's what is so concerning. These guys are proud," Krukow said.

Krukow had one lasting message for the Giants.

"They have to fight through this. They have to stay together. That's their only chance," Krukow said.