Giants vs. Rockies stat pack


Giants vs. Rockies stat pack

Programming note: Giants-Rockies coverage gets underway at 5 p.m. today with Giants Pregame Live, only on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area!
The Colorado Rockies may end up being the difference maker in the N.L. West. This season the Rockies are only 3-8 vs the Giants but have gone 8-7 vs the Dodgers. (Rockies have 7 vs SF and 3 vs LA remaining.)

Season Series

SF COL Wins 8 3 AVG .307 .267 RGM 7.2 4.6 HR 12 5 Starter's ERA 3.44 5.21 Bullpen ERA 5.60 7.93
San Francisco Giants
Last 10 Games at Coors Field (Dating back to last year)
Record 9-1
AVG .312 wRISP .313 RGM 8.9 HR 20 ERA 4.04 Starter's ERA 2.90 HR Allowed 4 5-1 This Season at Coors Field

Highest Winning Pct
This Season vs Teams Currently under .500
National League
Atlanta 57-28 .671 Cincinnati 57-31 .648 Washington 57-31 .648 San Francisco 50-31 .617 Pittsburgh 51-33 .607
Most Runs Scored on the Road
This Season
National League

Runs Diff San Francisco 357 35
New York 336 7
Washington 316 80
Atlanta 315 68
St. Louis 312 11

Most Runs Scored at Home
This Season
National League

Runs Diff Colorado 423 -33
Milwaukee 375 53
St. Louis 358 83
Arizona 330 1
Cincinnati 324 40

Ryan Vogelsong
Season Breakdown

First 21 Starts Last 5 Starts Record 10-5
ERA 2.27 10.13 Opp Avg .215 .385 wRISP 15-107 (.140) 14-31 (.452) IPStart 6.2 4.1 HR 10 5 Quality Starts 19 1
Buster Posey
This Season
.327 Average 3rd in N.L.
.344 Avg at Home 3rd in N.L.
.311 Avg on Road 4th in N.L.
.355 Avg wRISP 3rd in N.L.

Brandon Belt
Career vs Alex White
5 for 7
2 Home Runs
1 Double
1 Strikeout

Most Home Runs
N.L. Rookies
Wilin Rosario COL 28 Todd Frazier CIN 18 Bryce Harper WSH 18 Zack Cozart CIN 15 Anthony Rizzo CHC 12
Alex White
Last 8 Starts
Record 0-2 ERA 3.55 Opp Avg .236 IPStart 4.0 PitchesStart 78.8 WalksK's 2121 6.45 ERA in first 10 Starts

Giants use big fifth, sixth innings to take down Cubs

Giants use big fifth, sixth innings to take down Cubs


At Scottsdale, Arizona, Giants starter Matt Cain gave up two runs — one earned — and three hits over two innings.

New Giants closer Mark Melancon tossed a 1-2-3 third inning in his first outing. Cain threw 40 pitches and Justin Ruggiano had an RBI double in a three-run fifth.

Javier Baez went 2 for 3 with an RBI double.

Giants spring training Day 13: Cain goes two; Melancon has perfect debut

Giants spring training Day 13: Cain goes two; Melancon has perfect debut

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bruce Bochy planned to give most of his pitchers one-inning stints during the first weekend of spring ball, but Matt Cain stretched it out to 40 pitches on Saturday. 

“I’ve had enough days off the past couple of years,” Cain said, smiling.

In his first start of a crucial spring, Cain threw two innings. He was charged with three hits and two runs, just one of them earned. 

“He’s in a good place right now with his arm strength,” Bochy said. “His delivery is consistent. I’m glad he got a lot of work today, to be honest. It’s something he needs as much as anybody on this staff, is work. He’s going to get it.”

Ty Blach, Cain’s biggest competition for the fifth starter spot, gave up four hits and one earned in his two innings. Neither pitcher was hit particularly hard, and both suffered a bit from iffy defense in the early innings of an 8-6 win over the Cubs. 

The inning separating Cain and Blach was notable for other reasons. Mark Melancon made his Giants debut, getting two groundouts and a fly to right in a quick inning. Melancon received a nice ovation, and he noted the opponent — a Cubs team that helped guarantee the Giants would spend big on a closer — but he didn’t put any added importance on the outing. 

“It doesn’t matter what I do out there right now,” he said. 

Melancon’s new teammates might disagree. Spring or not, the Giants certainly enjoyed watching a closer breeze through his inning. Especially against the Cubs. 

“He’s a pro,” Bochy said. “He’s going to be out there working on stuff, his command and pitches. It was good for Buster (Posey) to catch him. It was a good day for him.”

NOTABLE: On his first swing of the spring, Posey threw his bat up against the visiting dugout. It can only go uphill from there … Bryan Morris had a scoreless debut, striking out one … Josh Osich ran into some trouble in the eighth and gave up a pair of runs, but Bochy appreciated the way he fought his way out of the frame … Former Giants prospect Chris Dominguez started for the Cubs at first base. He had a couple of hits ... If you're headed to Goodyear for tomorrow's game, Joe Panik, Brandon Belt, Conor Gillaspie, Jimmy Rollins, Mac Williamson, Jarrett Parker, Gorkys Hernandez and Trevor Brown will start behind Matt Moore. Also, if you're headed to Goodyear, I'm sorry. 

TRAINER’S ROOM: Eduardo Nuñez is limited to DH duty for now because of a sore throwing shoulder. Nuñez said the tightness popped up after some work in the weight room, but he’s not concerned at all. He said he would have played third base if Saturday’s game was a regular season contest. The Giants expect him in the field sometime next week. 

Nuñez also said it took five weeks after the season ended for his hamstring to get back to 100 percent, so apparently that injury was much worse than it first looked. Nuñez was out on the field before every NLDS game, trying to get clearance to return. He never quite got there. 

Will Smith (elbow) is just a day or two from throwing off flat ground, Bochy said. 

CUETO UPDATE: The Giants had hoped to have Johnny Cueto in camp this weekend, but he remains in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. Cueto is waiting for a visa for his ill father, Domingo, who will travel to Scottsdale with Johnny. 

LIGHTER SIDE: Brandon Crawford spent a couple of minutes learning some of Jeff Samardzija’s mound moves. The impersonation is pretty solid.