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

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as Giants drop finale in Miami


Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as Giants drop finale in Miami


SAN FRANCISCO — The flight from Miami to San Francisco is one of the longest in the league. It will not be a happy one.

The Giants fell behind early and never recovered, losing 8-1 in the series finale with the Marlins. The Giants had won six of nine entering the road trip. They dropped a series in Washington D.C. and then lost two of three to the Marlins. 

You are here already, so here are five things to know … 

—- Matt Cain deserved better in the first, and it was kind of a stunning error that cost him. With two outs, Brandon Crawford dropped a liner that was hit right at him. The next batter, Tomas Telis, hit a two-run double. 

—- Cain was charged with five runs in four innings, but only two of them were earned. He struck out seven and walked just one, showing a good curveball throughout. Several times, he dropped down for a new look. Like I said, he deserved a bit better than that final line. 

—- Pablo Sandoval’s walk in the eighth was his first since returning to the Giants. His numbers, by the way, are right in line with his Boston numbers. 

—- Albert Suarez has seen his stuff take a tick up during this stint with the Giants, but it’s not leading to results. After giving up a walk-off grand slam on Sunday, he allowed three runs in 2 2/3 innings in relief of Cain. Suarez currently has a 7.43 ERA. 

—- Giancarlo Stanton was 2 for 4 with two singles. His run of six games with a homer came to an end. I suppose that’s a small victory for the Giants?

Giancarlo Stanton to Giants? Upside vs downside from Marlins perspective


Giancarlo Stanton to Giants? Upside vs downside from Marlins perspective

Because we are too cool to allow the games to sustain us and because we all think the purpose of sports is actually not to be the best player but the general manager, the new item on the baseball menu is not the pennant races but “Where should Giancarlo Stanton go?”

The usual suspects are listed – the Yankees, the Giants, the Chunichi Dragons, Real Madrid – and the $295 million still on his contract is not considered an impediment.

But the logic behind the Marlins keeping him is just as clear and more pressing. Namely, Bruce Sherman, the incoming owner, and Derek Jeter, the designated face, did not buy this team and promptly try to make themselves detested by the few people who still care about it.

So far, we know that the monstrous thing in center field (no, not Christian Yelich) is likely to be torn down, and that Stanton is don’t-go-to-the-bathroom-during-his-half-inning entertainment. Beyond that, we know only that the Marlins draw when they win a lot and barely at all the rest of the time. They are clearly a distant third in a four-team race with the Dolphins and Heat for people’s hearts, and now that hating Jeffrey Loria’s living guts are off the table for the fans, there really is no there, there.

So what’s the up-side of moving Stanton (and before we go any further, the Giants don’t have nearly enough assets to make that work, so calm the hell down) for the Marlins? Prospects, the dark hole that makes a three-year plan a six-year plan.

And the down-side? Sherman may as well move the team for the level of fun he’ll get from it, and the only reason to buy a team looking at a $60 million loss is for the fun. Besides, onlky a very few owners have ever made the full turn from villain to hero – the first impression almost always lasts forever.

So while Stanton may create immediate wallet relief for this aggressively average team (their current record of 57-61 is the 12th best in their 25-year history, and they’ve only had eight winning seasons ever), they also have nothing to sell the fans that they have to live with every day. And if they don’t have enough fans . . . well, I hear San Jose is always hot for a mediocre franchise that lurches between spending money and hoarding it.