Giants vs. Rockies stat pack

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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.)

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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
2-2
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

Brandon Crawford: Giants should change right-center field wall

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Brandon Crawford: Giants should change right-center field wall

Since the moment it opened, AT&T Park has been a pitcher's park.

Last Friday, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford answered questions from kids at a youth baseball camp.

How big are Major League fields?

“They vary in size. Ours is one of the bigger ones, 421 feet to right-center, which should be changed," Crawford said.

Baseball fans are well aware that flyballs to deep right-center field in San Francisco -- home runs in the majority of ballparks -- are routinely caught or result in triples.

This season, there have been 69 home runs hit at AT&T Park -- by far the lowest in baseball.

Fenway Park in Boston (82) and PETCO Park in San Diego (89) are next.

Crawford has eight home runs this year -- six on the road and two at home.

Last year, he hit 12 home runs -- eight on the road and four at home.

In 2015, he hit a career-high 21 home runs -- 13 on the road and eight at home.

Might the Giants somehow move the fences in?

"It ain't gonna happen ... that's just not gonna happen," Mike Krukow said on KNBR 680 on Monday morning.

Blach knocked around as Giants drop three of four to Padres

Blach knocked around as Giants drop three of four to Padres

BOX SCORE

SAN FRANCISCO -- Wil Myers has had his way with the San Francisco Giants, and so has San Diego.

Oh how this rivalry has shifted - not to mention Myers' power stroke at AT&T Park, where he has already cleared the fences five times this season.

He decided to embrace the ballpark's challenging conditions and typical chilly temperatures coming off the bay.

Myers homered for a career-best third straight game against San Francisco, Jabari Blash hit a go-ahead two-run double in the decisive fourth to back Dinelson Lamet, and the San Diego Padres beat the Giants 5-2 on Sunday.

"One of the big things is just actually wanting to come here to play. Last year I kind of dreaded coming here because it's a pitcher's ballpark and they have great pitchers," Myers said. "One thing I did this year was just got excited to play here. It's the mindset you got to have if you want to play well."

Lamet (4-4) struck out six pitching into the seventh in his 10th big league start and sixth on the road. He has allowed three or fewer earned runs in six of his outings.

San Diego hit three straight doubles in the fourth and four consecutive hits in all against lefty Ty Blach (6-6), who is yet to beat the Padres in three career starts.

Hector Sanchez added a run-scoring double in the fourth against his former and Cory Spangenberg hit an RBI single.

Myers clobbered a 3-2 pitch for his 20th home run with two outs in the first. The Giants tied it in the bottom half when Buster Posey's RBI single scored Denard Span, who doubled leading off the inning.

"A couple bad pitches they ambushed me early in the count," Blach said. "It's frustrating when you're rolling like that you can't make adjustments quick enough."

Lamet surrendered eight hits and two runs and walked a batter in 6 2/3 innings as the teams finished after nine innings following extra-inning games the previous two days. Brad Hand, San Diego's third reliever, finished with a 1-2-3 ninth for his third save.

Sanchez had a season-best three hits Friday and finished this series 5-for-12 with a home run and three RBIs. He is a career .464 hitter (13 for 28) with five homers and 14 RBIs against San Francisco, which hasn't won a series with the Padres since May 2016.

The Giants had won the past three starts by Blach, who allowed five runs on eight hits in seven innings, struck out seven and walked one after winning his last two decisions.

San Diego has won seven of the last nine meetings in the rivalry, currently featuring the two bottom teams in the NL West.

"We still have a ton of respect for who they are, the players on the field and what they've done," Padres manager Andy Green said. "We know at any point in time they could go reel off 10 or 12 and have a great run. We don't want that to start on us."

TRAINER'S ROOM:
Padres: 2B Yangervis Solarte, a switch-hitter sidelined by a strained left oblique muscle, is set to begin swinging from the right side Monday. The left side hasn't been a problem. ... RHP Craig Stammen is still two or three days away from pitching after he strained a hamstring, Green said. ... OF Travis Jankowski's rehab will be extensive, with him staying with Triple-A El Paso through the month as he nurses a bruised bone in his right foot. ... LF Jose Pirela got a break.

Giants: Closer Mark Melancon threw all of his pitches in a mound session as he works back from a second DL stint with a strained forearm. "Now it's a matter how he comes out of it," manager Bruce Bochy said. Melancon is likely to need another two or three weeks and the Giants have no target date for his return. The reliever could face hitters within a week. ... RHP Johnny Cueto, who landed on the DL with blisters on three fingers, played light catch. ... 2B Joe Panik had a day off.

UP NEXT:
Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (5-10, 5.35 ERA) faces the Mets owning a 4.17 ERA against New York over his initial seven starts.

Giants: RHP Matt Cain (3-8, 5.49) will try to avoid matching the longest losing streak of his career at eight games - from July 28, 2015-May 10, 2016 - when he pitches the series opener at home against Pittsburgh.