Giants vs. Astros stat pack


Giants vs. Astros stat pack

The Giants will play their final non-division games of the season on this 6-game Road Trip to Houston and Chicago:

San Francisco Giants
Remaining Schedule
Games Remaining 34 Home Games 16 Road Games 18 Non-Division Games 6 vs Teams over .500 6 All 6 vs Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers
Remaining Schedule
Games Remaining 34 Home Games 17 Road Games 17 Non-Division Games 10 vs Teams over .500 16 6 vs SF, 4 vs STL,
3 at WSH, 3 at CIN
Worst Records in the N.L. Games Remaining vs

SF LA Astros 40-88 3 0 Cubs 49-77 3 0 Rockies 51-75 7 6 Marlins 58-71 0 0 Padres 59-70 6 6
Best Records This Season vs Team under .500
National League
Braves 44-21 .677 Reds 48-24 .667 Nationals 47-26 .644 Giants 40-23 .635 Pirates 40-25 .615
N.L. Teams
Best Records on the Road since All-Star Break
Giants 14-5 .737 Dodgers 14-6 .700 Nationals 16-8 .667 Reds 11-6
.647 Braves 11-9
Giants on the Road This Season

Before Break After Break Record 20-24 14-5 Run Diff -36 61
AVG .263 .291 RGM 4.5 6.6 ERA 4.85 3.29
San Francisco Giants
This Season on Road

N.L. Rank 324 Runs 1st 5.1 RunsGame 1st .271 Average 1st .414 Slug 3rd .327 OB 3rd
GiantsAstros Season Series

SF HOU Wins 5 1 Runs 30 14 Hits 60 30 HR 7 3
Matt Cain

Last 3 Starts Previous 7 Starts Record 3-0

ERA 1.61 4.76
Opp Avg .220 .285
HR 1 9
Walks 1 10
Strikeouts 17 35

Matt Cain
This Season vs Astros
Starts 2
Record 2-0
ERA 0.59
IP 15.1
Hits 5
Walks 1
Strikeouts 20

Angel Pagan

July August Games 22 25 Avg .210 .347 OB .244 .414 Slug .309 .571 Runs 4 27 RBI 5 13 Walks 4 12 Most in Majors

Highest Average Since All-Star Break
Min 100 ABs
Buster Posey SF .404 Yadier Molina STL .364 Scott Rolen CIN .356 Derek Jeter NYY .352 David Murphy TEX .351
Giants Franchise History
Highest Average after All-Star Game (1st ASG was 1933)
Buster Posey 2012 .404 Barry Bonds 2002 .404 Barry Bonds 2003 .388 J.T. Snow 2004 .387 Willie Mays 1954 .367
Over their last 53 games, the Astros are 8-45. Easily the worst 53 game stretch in Astros history.

Worst Records over 53 Games
Since 1900
1916 Athletics 4-49
1923 Braves 8-45
1949 Senators 8-45
1961 Phillies 8-45
2012 Astros 8-45

In Bay Area, bad teams get dismissed in most passive-aggressive way of all


In Bay Area, bad teams get dismissed in most passive-aggressive way of all

There is no reason for us to waste your time by selling you on the last week of the baseball season. Being in the playoffs, or on their edge, makes the first 24 weeks well worth the slog, as you all remember from 2014 and as Giants fans remember from last year.

But for those towns in which doom has already been applied – say, like Oakland and San Francisco, just to name two we can drive to – the baseball season died awhile ago. Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge and Clayton Kershaw and Corey Kluber and the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals – they are all a gray, indistinct blur that doesn’t touch us all that much.

As a result, all the notions in the middle of the decade that this is actually a baseball area turned out to be wrong again. What we are – what we have always been – is a great place for front-running.

Just like almost every other town in America.

There are few towns where this is untrue. St. Louis for the Cardinals, Green Bay for the Packers, Pittsburgh for the Steelers, Toronto for the Maple Leafs, Dallas for the Cowboys, Philadelphia for the Eagles, Los Angeles for the Lakers – they all maintain their audiences in good times and bad, both through hinders in seats and eyes on sets.

Here, though, bad teams get dismissed in the most passive-aggressive way of all. We stop attending, watching or talking about them and find other things to do with ourselves, which I would suggest is probably the healthier way to approach entertainment that doesn’t entertain. And because we are also incredibly provincial, we won’t pay attention to those people who are enjoying the week because in our collective world view, any party we’re not at is just people milling about.

But healthier isn’t always the same as viscerally better. Ignoring the Giants’ ferocious battle with Philadelphia for the first draft pick next year, and marveling at the invisibility of the A’s late-season winning just isn’t as much of a hoot when there are so many teams standing on their necks.

Anyway, there are six more days and then the playoffs begin, and they’ll be fascinating because pennant races always are. You'll all be missed.


Hundley still not ready to discuss future; Cain to start during final weekend

Hundley still not ready to discuss future; Cain to start during final weekend

PHOENIX — A few weeks ago, Nick Hundley said he preferred not to talk about his future until the end of the season. We’re close enough, so after hitting the go-ahead homer Monday night, Hundley was again asked about his 2018 plans. He smiled.

“How many have we got left? Five?” he said. “Ask me Sunday.”

It’s not just the media and fans seeking an answer from the popular backup who has nine homers. The Giants hope to get some feel from Hundley as they finalize offseason plans, and manager Bruce Bochy said he would talk to the veteran this week. Bochy left no doubt about what he hopes will happen.

“I think he knows what we think of him,” he said. 

Hundley, a 34-year-old who came over in the offseason, has been one of the few overachievers this season. He has 32 extra-base hits in 274 at-bats, taking advantage of increased time with Brandon Belt done for the year and Buster Posey sliding over to first base. Hundley is one of the lineup’s more potent right-handed options, and he has earned praise from the starting staff. Johnny Cueto said Hundley helped him navigate a post-clinch Diamondbacks lineup that was essentially pulled straight out of Triple-A. 

Cueto did so with ease, striking out eight in six innings. He evened his record at 8-8, and he’ll have a chance to clinch a winning season on Sunday. Bochy said Cueto will start the final game of the season, and he confirmed that Matt Cain will start either Friday or Saturday. Asked for more details, the manager kept it just as mysterious as his catcher. 

“I’ll let you know tomorrow,” he said.