Giants vs. Rockies Stat Pack


Giants vs. Rockies Stat Pack

The Giants return home for a six-game homestand against the Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals.

HomeRoad Breakdown for GiantsThis Season with N.L. Rank Home Rank Road Rank
Record 32-23 5th 29-28 4th
Avg .252 10th .270 1st
RGm 3.3 Last 5.1 1st
HR 17 Last 55 t-6th
ERA 2.69 2nd 4.47 11th

The Giants have hit only 17 Home Runs in their 55 home games.

Fewest Home RunsGame at Home
Since 1980

1981 Padres 0.16 55 9
1984 Astros 0.22 81 18
1991 Indians 0.27 82 22
1980 Giants 0.30 81 24
1992 Royals 0.30 81 24
2012 Giants 0.31 55 17
Fewest HR hit at Home in San Francisco History
How have the new guys done since joining the Giants

Marco Scutaro Hunter Pence
Games 13
9 AVG .346 .154 HR 1 0
Doubles 4 3 RBI 14 7
Walks 4 1
Strikouts 3 10

The Giants have had their way with the Rockies the last two seasons:
Giants vs. N.L. West Teams Last 2 Season
vs Rockies 19-7 .731 vs Padres
vs Dodgers
13-14 .481 vs D-Backs 13-14
Giants Offense
Last Series in Colorado
3 Games
.360 Average
35 Runs
5 Home Runs
10 Doubles
2 Triples
17 Walks
62 Baserunners

Tim Lincecum
Since All-Star Break
Starts 5
Record 3-1
ERA 2.48
Opp AVG .231
Opp AVG wRISP .107
.327 Opp AVG wRISP Before Break

Tim Lincecum This Season
Innings Allowing 3-Runs or More
Before All-Star Break: 12
Since All-Star Break: 0

The ability to escape jams has been Lincecum's biggest improvement and nothing illustrates that better than his 3 starts vs the Rockies this season:

Tim LincecumWith Runners in Scoring Position vs Rockies
RISP Runs Allowed
April 11 4-7 6
May 15 3-6 4
August 5 1-6 1

Tim LincecumPct of Pitch Type Thrown
Before Break After Break
Fastball 53 54 Slider
19 21 Change 17
16 Curve 11 9

Buster Posey's Longest Single-Season Hitting Streaks

Games AVG July 4-28, 2010
21 .440 May 10-25, 2011
13 .380 July 27-Present
13 .429 June 1-11, 2010
10 .405
Melky Cabrera N.L. Leading Hitters since All-Star Break
N.L. Ranks
154 Hits
1st 80 Runs
109 Singles 1st
51 Multi-Hit Games
1st .352 AVG
10 Triples
231 Total Bases
21 Infield Hits
No Giants Player has ever led N.L. in Hits & Runs in Same Season

Melky Cabrera is 0-7 Career vs Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood.

After such terrible pitching vs the Giants, the Rockies turned it around at Los Angeles:
Rockies Pitching 3-Gms vs SF 3-Gms vs LAD
Record 0-3 2-1 ERA 10.33 2.42 IP 27.0 26.0 Hits 45 18 Runs

The Rockies Starting Pitchers are threatening to be historically bad:
Highest ERA by Starting Pitchers in Live Ball ERA (Since 1920)
1996 Detroit Tigers 6.64
1939 St. Louis Browns 6.34
2012 Colorado Rockies 6.27
2003 Texas Rangers 6.24
1999 Colorado Rockies 6.19
1930 Philadelphia Phillies 6.15

Top pick Heliot Ramos visits AT&T Park, will start Giants career this weekend

Top pick Heliot Ramos visits AT&T Park, will start Giants career this weekend

SAN FRANCISCO — As he was wrapping up the first press conference of his career, Heliot Ramos was asked when he expects to be back at AT&T Park as a player. The 17-year-old smiled and said he hopes to debut in three years. 

“I know it’s hard, but that’s my dream,” Ramos continued. “I know I’ve got to work hard for that.”

A half-dozen Giants officials stood a few feet away, smiling. Three years would be incredibly impressive. It took Christian Arroyo and Ryder Jones four years after being drafted out of high school to reach the big leagues. Buster Posey got a cup of coffee a year after he was drafted, but he was already 22 years old because he had played three years at Florida State. 

Ramos doesn’t turn 18 until September. The Giants hope he is dominating A-ball in three years, and yet, he’s the the kind of prospect that allows them to dream for so much more. 

“If he grew up in Southern California (instead of Puerto Rico) we never would have had a shot at drafting him,” one team official said Tuesday.

Ramos certainly opened eyes in his second trip to AT&T Park, but then again, he put on a display the first time, too. The Giants brought him in for a pre-draft workout and someone pointed out to Ramos that the deepest part of the park was 421 feet. The right-handed hitter, making the transition to a wood bat, wasn’t bothered by the dimensions. He took aim at Triples Alley and tried to blast one out, and he nearly did. Then he started pulling the ball, peppering the left field bleachers with homers and convincing the front office that he was the right pick at No. 19 in this month’s draft. Ramos, described as a potential five-tool center fielder, said he enjoys hitting here.

“It’s a park with a lot of history, and I like that,” he said. 

The clock on his career starts this weekend. Ramos will travel back to Arizona and play in a rookie league game Friday or Saturday. It is always a slow progression for a high school draft pick, but the Giants believe Ramos is physically mature enough to jump right in with both feet. 

Ramos, who said his favorite player is Andrew McCutchen, is listed at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds and he carries it well. One member of the front office compared his body type to Yasiel Puig as a rookie; another called him a “mini-Cespedes.” Bruce Bochy lit up when asked about the physicality of the organization’s latest top pick. 

“Any time you get a young kid like this, the ceiling is so high,” he said. “That excites you.”

Bochy spent some time with Ramos and his family after batting practice. As they posed for photos, the manager looked out at the field and then turned to a PR representative.

“Can he take BP? Put him in the last group,” Bochy said, smiling. “I’ll put him in the lineup tomorrow.”

Ramos didn’t end up taking swings, but if all goes according to his plan, it won’t be long.

Giants lineup: After nine-run outburst on Monday, Bochy makes no changes

Giants lineup: After nine-run outburst on Monday, Bochy makes no changes

Bud Black and Bruce Bochy issued their lineups for Game 2 of their series at AT&T Park:

Rockies (47-32) 
1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF
2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
3. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
4. Mark Reynolds (R) 1B
5. Ian Desmond (R) LF
6. Alexi Amarista (L) RF
7. Trevor Story (R) SS
8. Tony Wolters (L) C
9. Jeff Hoffman (R) P

Giants (28-51)
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Hunter Pence (R) RF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
7. Ryder Jones (L) 3B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
9. Matt Cain (R) P (3-7, 5.54 ERA)