Giants vs. Reds stat pack

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Giants vs. Reds stat pack

The Giants have thrown 3 straight shutouts. The last team to throw 4 straight was the 1995 Baltimore Orioles who threw 5 straight the last 5 games of the season. The last N.L team to throw 4 straight was the 1985 Montreal Expos. The Giants have never thrown 4 straight shutouts in their 130 years of existence.

Longest Scoreless Inning Streaks in SF History
May 10-14, 1960 35
May 16-18, 1964 31
Sept 4 -7, 2010 31
July 5-9, 1988 30
August 18-21, 2002 28
August 31-Sept 2, 1967 27
April 2-5, 2002 27
June 25-27, 2012 27
Active Streak

Earlier this season in Cincinnati, the Reds took 2 of 3 from the Giants.
GiantsReds First Series

SF CIN Wins 1 2 Runs 10 18 AVG 0.265 .310 RISP 4-22 6-26 HR 3 5 ERA 5.4 2.67 Giants Offense vs Reds at AT&T Park last 2 Seasons

2010 2011 Games 3 4 Rec 2-1 2-2 Avg .398 .232 Runs 38 9 HR 7 1
The Giants have the 3rd best record at home in the N.L. at 24-14
Giants at AT&T Park this season

1st 18 Games Last 20 Games Record 9-9 15-5 AVG .256 .263 RGM 2.9 3.9 HR 6 7 ERA 2.37 2.45 All in last 6 Home Games
Madison Bumgarner by Month

April May June Starts 5 5 5 Rec 4-1 1-3 4-0 ERA 2.53 3.71 3.03 K's 17 30 37 Madison BumgarnerCareer vs Reds
3 Starts
0-2 Record
8.56 ERA
.361 Opp Avg
3 Home Runs
Highest ERA vs any N.L. Team

Pablo Sandoval and David Wright are down to the wire for the starting 3B position on the N.L. All-Star Team:

Sandoval Wright Games 41 72 AVG .306 .357 HR 5 8 RBI 23 47 OB .360 .449 Slug 0.459 0.559
Melky Cabrera has 34 multi-hit games just 76 games into the season. Last year, Pablo Sandoval led the Giants for the entire season with 34 multi-hit games.
Multi-Hit Games Leaders
2011

2012
Adrian Gonzalez 66
Melky Cabrera 34 Melky Cabrera 61
Ian Kinsler 32 Miguel Cabrera 61
Miguel Cabrera 30 Michael Young 61
Jose Altuve 30

Adrian Beltre 30
Johnny Cueto has won his last 4 starts with a 1.47 ERA and is having an All-Star season:
N.L. ERA Leaders
Brandon Beachy ATL 2 Ryan Dempster CHC 2.11 Wade Miley AZ 2.19 Johnny Cueto CIN 2.21 Ryan Vogelsong SF 2.23 Matt Cain SF 2.27 R.A. Dickey NYM 2.31
Johnny CuetoCareer vs Giants
3 Starts
2-0 Record
1.64 ERA
.221 Opp Avg
1 Shutout
Lowest ERA vs any N.L. Team

Johnny Cueto has been terrific in controlling the running game. He has not allowed a stolen base in his last 205.1 innings. The longest active streak in the N.L.
Joey Vottoby Month

April May June Games 22 28 24 AVG 0.289 0.355 .407 HR 2 6 6 RBI 15 14 18 Slug 0.5 0.677 0.733

Leads N.L. Joey VottoThis Season
N.L. Rank
.353 Avg 3rd
.478 OB 1st
.643 Slug 1st
4.2 WAR 1st

Jay Bruce has become a major power hitterby Season

2010 2011 2012 HR 25 32 17 ABHR 20.4 18.3 15.1 Slug 0.493 0.474 0.521

3rd in N.L.
Aroldis Chapman has proven himself human after an out-of-this world start

1st 24 Games Last 8 Games SavesOpps 67 36 Innings 29.0 7.1 Hits 7 9 Runs 1 8 Strikeouts 52 12 Home Runs 0 3 Unearned

Giants among teams to see reduction in luxury tax under new CBA

Giants among teams to see reduction in luxury tax under new CBA

NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills - just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season.

The Dodgers are on track to slice their tax bill by about a quarter this year and the Yankees by two-thirds. The San Francisco Giants also are set to slice their payment in the first season of baseball's new collective bargaining agreement, but the Detroit Tigers are slated to pay more despite saying they want to reduce payroll.

If a team doesn't pay tax in 2018, its tax rate would drop to 20 percent in 2019 - allowing perennially high-spending clubs to sign stars at a lower cost.

"What the market produces is what the market's going to produce," baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said.

The Dodgers are forecast to pay a $25.1 million competitive balance tax this year, according to opening-day calculations by the commissioner's office obtained by The Associated Press, down from $43.6 million in 2015 and $31.8 million last year. The Yankees' bill is slated to be just under $9 million, their lowest since the tax began in 2003 and less than one-third of the $27.4 million they owed last season.

"The new CBA has had no influence on my belief that you don't need a 200-plus million dollar payroll to win championships," Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said in an email to the AP.

The tax threshold increased from $189 million to $195 million under the new labor contract, and rates were simplified to three levels: 20 percent for first-time payers, 30 percent for those owing for a second straight season and 50 percent for clubs paying three times in a row or more.

A pair of surtaxes were added to discourage high rollers: 12 percent on the amount from $215 million to $235 million this year and a 42.5 percent and 45 percent above that, depending on how many consecutive years a team is paying.

Another change calls for a team more than $40 million above next year's tax threshold of $197 million to have its top draft pick moved back 10 places - with an exception that if a club has a pick among the top six, that would be protected and its second pick would be moved back 10 slots.

The Yankees appear to be trying to get below the threshold in 2018 to reset their tax rate in anticipation of that fall's free-agent class.

"I think it's too early to make a judgment about the success of the new CBA," Manfred said. "I also think that while there's a lot of change in the CBT area in terms of the structure and rates and whatnot, there has been a certain cyclical nature to the CBA over time, irrespective of the change, right? Clubs get to a certain point, they step to go younger, they come down."

The Dodgers have a major league-high $238 million payroll for purposes of the tax, which uses the average annual values of contracts for players on 40-man rosters and includes $13.96 million per team in benefit costs.

Actual tax is assessed on season-ending payrolls in December.

Los Angeles is projected to pay both new surtaxes. Under transition rules for 2017, the Dodgers' projected tax is at the midpoint of what they would pay under the new rules ($25.58 million) and old ($24.68 million).

Dodgers president Stan Kasten declined comment on the team's payroll and the tax.

With a projected payroll of $216.9 million, Detroit has a tax projected to be $6.8 million, an increase from $4 million. The Tigers pay at a 30 percent rate as an offender for the second straight season while the other teams over the threshold pay at 50 percent because they have been above for three or more consecutive years.

Tigers general manager Al Avila declined comment through club spokesman Craig Hughner.

The Yankees, at $212.9 million, are just under the surtax level. San Francisco is next at $199.6 million, leaving its tax set to decline to $2.3 million from $3.4 million. The Giants could have dropped below the tax threshold entirely, but decided to give reliever Mark Melancon a $62 million, four-year contract.

"The costs add up, as does revenue sharing," Giants general manager Bobby Evans.

The Tigers, Yankees and Giants pay at the new calculation because they would have owed more under the old rules: $11.96 million for New York, $8.4 million for Detroit and $4.2 million for San Francisco.

Washington ($188.6 million), St. Louis ($186.5 million) and Boston ($183 million) have room to increase payroll without incurring a tax. The Red Sox would pay at a 50 percent rate after owing $4.5 million last year and $1.8 million in 2015. The others would pay at 20 percent because they have not been over the threshold.

 

Giants lineup: Arroyo playing third in debut, Pence leading off vs Dodgers

Giants lineup: Arroyo playing third in debut, Pence leading off vs Dodgers

PROGRAMMING ALERT: Dodgers-Giants coverage begins at 6pm with Giants Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus and streaming right here.

In his much-anticipated debut, Christian Arroyo will bat sixth and play third base against the Dodgers on Monday night.

Eduardo Nunez will play left field, while Hunter Pence will bat lead off.

Los Angeles Dodgers:
1. Andrew Toles (L) LF
2. Corey Seager (L) SS
3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
4. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
5. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
6. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
7. Chase Utley (L) 2B
8. Enrique Hernandez (R) CF
9. Hyun-Jin Ryu (R) LHP

San Francisco Giants:
1. Hunter Pence (R) RF
2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
3. Eduardo Nunez (R) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Christian Arroyo (R) 3B
7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
8. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
9. Matt Cain (R) RHP