Giants vs. Rockies Stat Pack

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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

HRGM GMs HR
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
18-9
.667
vs Dodgers
13-14 .481 vs D-Backs 13-14
.481
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
1st
109 Singles 1st
51 Multi-Hit Games
1st .352 AVG
2nd
10 Triples
2nd
231 Total Bases
3rd
21 Infield Hits
3rd
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
35
7
HR
5
1
Walks
17
14
K's
17
18

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

Giants sign veteran catcher Nick Hundley

Giants sign veteran catcher Nick Hundley

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants announced a one-year deal with catcher Nick Hundley on Tuesday, giving them a veteran backup behind Buster Posey. 

Hundley received a Major League deal worth about $2 million, putting him in pole position in the battle to be the second catcher. The 33-year-old has spent nine seasons in the big leagues, the majority of them with the Padres. He hit .260 with 10 homers last season with the Rockies. 

“His experience overall brings added value to our club,” general manager Bobby Evans said, noting that Hundley is very familiar with the NL West. “The attractive elements of his game and experience bring needed depth for us.” 

Hundley getting a Major League deal means he’s almost certainly ticketed for an opening day job, ousting incumbent Trevor Brown, who spent all of 2016 in the big leagues. Brown hit .237 with five homers in his first full big league season, but the Giants had quietly been looking for a more experienced option who could allow Brown — 25 years old and still relatively new to catching — to get additional seasoning in Triple-A. 

The Giants have not fully ruled out carrying three catchers. Brown, who was drafted as an infielder, occasionally takes ground balls at second and third, and there has been some discussion about a more varied role. 

“It is with some mixed feelings about how much to move him around off catching because catching is a very complex and difficult challenge,” Evans said. “When you move him around you don’t want to take away from what he’s doing behind the plate and at the same time you don’t want him to get hurt at another position. But (manager Bruce Bochy) and I have discussed the fact that we’ll look at him more at different positions this spring than we have in the past because we appreciate the value that he brings.”

The Giants have spent all offseason looking to add a third catcher to the mix, and if Brown is in Triple-A, they will have a third catcher on the 40-man roster who can be optioned back and forth. There will be veterans in camp on non-roster deals, including Tim Federowicz, but opt-out clauses may leave the depth chart short when the regular season arrives. 

In Hundley, the Giants have an option who should provide a little pop off the bench and lessen the drop off when Posey gets a day off. Evans said this move does not indicate that Posey will get additional rest or time at first base in 2017. He caught a career-high 122 games in 2016, winning his first Gold Glove Award. 

“The more we can keep Buster behind the plate and healthy, the stronger our team is,” Evans said. “The ideal is to keep him back there as much as possible and 120 (games) is a very fair target.”

Hundley, a native of the Northwest, is the second player signed to a big league deal this offseason, joining new closer Mark Melancon. The Giants do not expect to make another move of significance. To clear a 40-man roster spot, Ehire Adrianza was designated for assignment. If the Giants can’t line up a minor trade, Adrianza will return to the organization.

Dodgers trade top pitching prospect to Rays for 2B Forsythe

Dodgers trade top pitching prospect to Rays for 2B Forsythe

The Dodgers' months-long search for a second baseman is over.

Los Angeles has acquired infielder Logan Forsythe from the Rays, the team announced Monday afternoon.

The Dodgers are sending top pitching prospect Jose De Leon to Tampa Bay.

In 127 games for the Rays in 2016, the 30-year-old Forsythe hit .264/.333/.444 with 24 doubles, 20 home runs and 52 RBI.

Forsythe is set to make $7 million in 2017 and has a team option worth $8.5 million or a $1 million buyout for 2018.

De Leon, 24, made his major league debut for the Dodgers during the 2016 season. In four starts, he posted a 6.35 ERA while striking out 15 batters in 17 innings. In 16 startts for Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2016, De Leon registered a 2.61 ERA and struck out 111 batters in just 86.1 innings.

A native of Puerto Rico, De Leon was recently ranked as the Dodgers' No. 3 prospect Baseball America.

For most of the offseason, the Dodgers had been linked to Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, but the two sides couldn't come together on a deal.