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)

Notes: Ex-Giants not getting much traction, not expected to return

Notes: Ex-Giants not getting much traction, not expected to return

SOMEWHERE IN THE AIR, United States — On the first day of the Winter Meetings, I discovered that my hotel room for the week was a few doors down from a section of rooms and suites dedicated to the Chicago Cubs. So either I have a lot of juice with Marriott or the Cubs have very little juice. 

They were a happy group as they came in and out, and for good reason. The Cubs are the reigning champions and they’re the heavy favorites going into 2017. Every other team at the Gaylord National Resort was chasing Theo Epstein and his guys. The Giants, after landing closer Mark Melancon, feel they have the firepower to compete with the Cubs. 

The Melancon move is the big one of the Giants’ offseason and it obscured just about everything else. Here are some other notes, quotes and rumors from five days at the Winter Meetings: 

--- Bobby Evans said the Aroldis Chapman deal ($86 million) came in right around where the Giants expected. The two sides never met in person, and while the Giants kept tabs on the Chapman market, he was always viewed as an unlikely choice. Part of that has to do with a 30-game suspension last season for a domestic violence incident. Evans said the off-field stuff was “not lost on us.” The Giants knew many of their fans were strongly opposed to a Chapman deal. 

“Our hearts and minds were really focused on one guy,” Evans said as he discussed the closer market. It was Melancon, and the Giants got the guy who will now head a bullpen that blew 30 saves during the regular season. 

Evans took some good-natured shots at that number, by the way. He pointed out that many of those “blown saves” came in the sixth or seventh innings and the Giants won a lot of those games. The more important number for the front office was ninth-inning blown saves that led to losses. The Giants lost nine such games, including five in September. 

“That’s the difference,” Evans said. “If you reduce that number to five or four, then that’s maybe the difference in your division.”

The Giants finished four games behind the Dodgers.

--- Joe Maddon said his biggest fear in the postseason was facing Johnny Cueto in Game 5.

--- Angel Pagan was not at the ballpark for the final game of the season. He had an injection in his injured back and was allowed to stay home to try and recover. The Giants told Pagan to prepare for a Game 5, but some team officials believe his postseason was probably over regardless of how far the Giants got. 

--- It was a little surprising, by the way, how little mention there was of Pagan and other Giants free agents. Pagan was briefly connected to the Orioles at one point but otherwise his name has not come up. There are no Gregor Blanco rumors, and nothing significant with Sergio Romo, Jake Peavy, Javier Lopez or Santiago Casilla. 

Giants people who have talked to Romo say he has at least a couple of offers and he’s confident he’ll find a good fit. Lopez is said to be headed for retirement unless an East Coast team (he lives in Georgia) makes a great offer. Peavy is said to be ready to fight for a job as a non-roster invitee in spring training. It seems the majority of the ex-Giants might have to go the non-roster route. Currently, none are expected to return to San Francisco. 

--- Gordon Beckham is technically a “Giants free agent” and several people in the clubhouse approacedh management to relay what a positive impact Beckham had in his week there. He is the kind of energetic, ball-busting presence that helps over a 162-game season, and everyone in the organization loved having him around, but they’re looking for power bats right now when it comes to the bench. 

--- Ramiro Pena is close to a deal to return as a non-roster invitee. The Giants will also add a catcher for Triple-A depth. They’re selecting from a group that includes former Dodgers and Cubs catcher Tim Federowicz. 

--- There will be new managers up and down the minor league system. The affiliates are expected to announce those choices soon. 

--- At the risk of wiping out a bunch of future "The Player to be Named Later has not been named" tweets, here's how it works: The Giants gave the Mariners a small list of prospects they'll watch in spring training, and they'll scout them and choose one player as the return for Chris Heston. It will not be a significant prospect. 

--- Under Armour will be the exclusive uniform provider of MLB starting in 2020, and all jerseys will have a small Under Armour logo on the chest. No exceptions, from the awful Diamondbacks jerseys to the Yankees pinstripes to the Giants. It was bound to happen eventually. The Giants have some of Under Armour’s most prominent baseball players, including Buster Posey, Brandon Belt and Joe Panik. 

--- The Giants never had any intention of pursuing a reunion with Pablo Sandoval. If they can add depth at third, they will, but for now Eduardo Nuñez is slated to be the opening day starter. Keep in mind, too, that Christian Arroyo will primarily play third base in the minors from now on. 

--- Bill Hayes, who was relieved of his duties as first-base coach, will stay with the big league staff. His exact role has not been determined. Roberto Kelly will not return in a different role. 

--- CSN did a bunch of one-on-one interviews this week, and two of them — Evans and Bruce Bochy — are available here as podcasts. If you’re a fan of the podcast, please consider hitting subscribe on iTunes. It’s good for the pod. 

--- In case you missed it: Here's an explanation of why the Giants are unlikely to add an expensive outfielder. The Giants currently have four players set for the WBC. Hensley Meulens will manage the Netherlands. Ryan Vogelsong helped Melancon choose the Giants. Bochy on if he has any postseason regrets. 

--- Melancon will be introduced at a 1 p.m. press conference on Friday. It will air on CSN Bay Area and you can stream it on this website. 
 

Wife of former Giants outfielder Andres Torres passes away

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Wife of former Giants outfielder Andres Torres passes away

Former Giants outfielder Andres Torres lost his wife on Wednesday evening.

Soannie Torres passed away from cancer.

Andres played for the Giants from 2009 to 2011 and again in 2013.

During the Giants' World Series run in 2010, he hit .268 with 16 home runs and 63 RBI over 139 regular season games.

In the World Series against the Rangers, he batted .318 and hit a home run.

Torres was the 2010 winner of the Willie Mac Award, -- given annually to the Giants' most inspirational player.

To donate to the Soannie Torres Memorial Fund, click here.