Giants vs. A's stat pack

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Giants vs. A's stat pack

Programming note: Giants-A's coverage begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. with A's Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California!

The A's have won 6 straight vs the Giants at the Coliseum and they've done it with pitching:
GiantsA's 2010-11 at Coliseum

SF OAK Wins 0 6 Runs Allowed 21 6 Opp AVG 0.247 0.168 ERA 3.56 0.5 Starters 39.1 IP 15 ER 40.1 IP 3ER Bullpen 8.2 IP 4 ER 13.2 IP 0ER
The A's have won 8 of 9 games for the first time since September of 2009. (Part of a 9-1 stretch)

Oakland AthleticsLast 9 Games
Record 8--1 Runs 54 Opp Runs 25 ERA 2.78 Opp Avg .183 A's Franchise Record: 22 Hits allowed last 6 Games

The 22 hits given up by the A's over their last six games is the lowest total that they have allowed over any six-game span in the franchise's 112-year, three-city history. (Previous low: 23 hits in 1905)

A's Starting Pitching Last 7 Games
4-1 Record
1.40 ERA
.122 Opp Avg
1 Home Run
0.60 WHIP
6 Quality Starts
Only Non-QS: Colon left with injury after 2IP

Jarrod Parker will make his 2nd start of the season vs the Giants:
May 18th at SF (Loss)
2 IP
4 Hits
6 ER
4 Walks
0 Strikeouts
58 Pitches
Shortest outing of Career
In 8 of 10 starts this season Jarrod Parker has allowed 2 Runs or less (3 times no runs).
Rookie ERA Leaders
Min 8 Starts
Wade Miley AZ 2.3 Scott Diamond MIN 2.57 Jarrod Parker OAK 2.82 Wei-Yin Chen BAL 3.36 Yu Darvish TEX 3.45 Jarrod Parker
5 Starts at Coliseum
1-1 Record
1.59 ERA
.197 Opp Avg
1 Home Run
2 Runs or Less in all 5 Starts
Rookie RBI Leaders
Willin Rosario COL 32 Will Middlebrooks BOS 31 Yoenis Cespedes OAK 30 Mike Trout LAA 28 Jesus Montero SEA 28 San Francisco GiantsLast 12 Games
Record 5-7
AVG .263
RGM 3.6
HR 8
ERA 4.49
SF Shutout 3 Times (0 Shutouts in 1st 58 Games)

Giants have gone 5-13 in A.L. parks since 2010 and have lost 5 of 6 series. (Only series win came last year in Detroit.)

Tim LincecumLast 9 Starts
0-6 Record
6.44 ERA
.262 Opp Avg
.333 Opp Avg wRISP
5.2 IPStart
Giants have lost all 9 starts

The last time the Giants lost 9 game in a row started by the same pitcher in a single-season was 2008. (Barry Zito)
The last time the Giants lost 10 games in a row started by the same pitcher in a single-season was 1984 (Mark Davis)
(Over the 2007-08 seasons, the Giants lost 11 straight started by Pat Misch)

Tim LincecumOpponent Average

2011 2012 Overall 0.222 0.265 Bases Empty 0.248 0.244 Runners On 0.184 0.292 Scores Pos. 0.2 .337 Bases Full 1 for 9 5 for 9 Highest in N.L.
Giants Record by Starting Pitcher
Matt Cain 11-3 Won 9 in a Row
Ryan Vogelsong 9-4
Madison Bumgarner 9-5
Barry Zito 7-7
Tim Lincecum 2-12 Lost 9 in a Row
Tim Lincecumvs Oakland Athletics

Last 2 Starts Previous 5 Starts Rec 0--2 5--0 ERA 5.4 0.64 Runs 7 3 Opp Avg 0.256 0.2 WHIP 1.8 0.86
Melky CabreraThis Season vs Athletics
3 Games
.727 Average
8 for 11
1 Double
1 Walk
1 Sac Fly
Season: Leads Majors with 101 Hits

Last Giants player to lead N.L. in hits was Rich Aurilia (206 in 2001)
Last Giants player to lead or tie Majors in hits was Brett Butler (192 in 1990 - tied wLenny Dykstra)
Last Giants player to lead Majors outright in hits was Willie Mays (190 in 1960)

Bumgarner allows two runs, Giants start spring training with walk-off homer

Bumgarner allows two runs, Giants start spring training with walk-off homer

BOX SCORE

At Scottsdale, Arizona, Chris Marrero hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and drove in four runs as the Giants rallied after Madison Bumgarner gave up two runs on two hits in the top of the first.

Marrero, a 2006 first-round draft pick of the Nationals trying to revive his career as a non-roster invitee, had an RBI single in the fifth.

Kevin Shackelford, the seventh Cincinnati pitcher, walked Orlando Calixte to open the ninth and Christian Arroyo blooped a single into left field before Marrero hit a line drive over the wall in left centerfield.

Patrick Kivlehan had a two-run single off Bumgarner in the first and Hunter Pence doubled in a run off Reds starter Rookie Davis. Davis, acquired from the Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman deal, is likely to open with Double-A Pensacola this year.

Giants spring training Day 12: Pence hits early, Marrero crushes walk-off HR

Giants spring training Day 12: Pence hits early, Marrero crushes walk-off HR

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bruce Bochy thought he might take it slow with Hunter Pence this spring. Pence, of course, had other ideas. 

Pence, who was held back by intercostal soreness during the first week of workouts, insisted on playing the Cactus League opener. He drove in the first Giants run of the new year with a double off the wall in the bottom of the first inning. 

“I just like to be out there Game 1,” Pence said. “It’s a message. It’s good to be out there. I have every intention of being ready to play every game of the season, so getting out there Game 1 is important to me.”

Bochy played plenty of regulars on the first day, but they were long gone when this one was decided in dramatic fashion. Chris Marrero, a non-roster invitee, hit a three-run walk-off homer as the Giants topped the Reds 6-4.

Marrero, 28, was one of the lead targets for a scouting staff that has made a habit of finding non-roster gems. The former first-round pick hit 23 homers for Boston’s Triple-A team and the Giants went after him hard when he became a minor league free agent. Marrero said his agent got a call within the first five minutes. It was an easy decision, in part because of the non-roster history here and in part because Marrero never got a call-up despite minor league success with the Red Sox. 

“If this team wants you, it’s a good thing,” Marrero said of the Giants. 

Marrero plays first base and the outfield, and while there are plenty of longtime big leaguers in camp, he certainly made a statement on the first day. The slider he hit went out to left in a hurry. 

“He’s a right-handed bat with power,” Bochy said. “He threw out good at-bats on the first day. We’re excited he signed with us. He’s going to get some at-bats here.”

THE ACE: Bochy gave Madison Bumgarner the option of skipping this game and making his debut next week, but Bumgarner — who typically doesn’t throw off a mound until he gets to camp — wanted to face hitters. “I thought it’d be good to get out there and get my feet wet,” he said. Bumgarner worked with Nick Hundley, who made some friends the first time out. 

PROSPECT WATCH: Clayton Blackburn delivered a bit of a message with two perfect innings: Don’t forget about me. 

Blackburn has been bumped down the depth chart by Ty Blach and Tyler Beede, but he was sharp while striking out three. “He was right on, wasn’t he?” Bochy said.

Blackburn was a big story last spring, coming off a season where he led the PCL with a 2.85 ERA. He had a 4.36 ERA last season and that led to some offseason changes. Blackburn said he threw off a mound 10-12 times before coming to camp last year, but he limited it to a handful of sessions this year, instead focusing on flat-ground throws into a net.

“You only have so many bullets,” he said, noting there was some fatigue last season. “You can’t waste them all in the offseason.”

Blackburn was called up last season but never got into a game. 

“There’s definitely a lot more hunger,” he said. “It’s always cool to get called up, but it was disappointing not to get in and not see any more time the rest of the year. It’s disappointing, but it’s part of the game.”

With a few more outings like Friday’s, Blackburn will get that second shot. His peripherals were just about the same across the board in 2015 and 2016, with the glaring difference being 12 additional homers in a hitter-friendly league. If he cuts back on the home runs, there’s no reason why Blackburn can’t get back in the mix here. 

NOTEWORTHY: Jimmy Rollins was 1-for-2 in his Giants debut, with a run scored … Wynton Bernard, the speedy outfielder plucked from Detroit’s system, scored on a double and two wild pitches … Jae-gyun Hwang didn’t have the best debut. He struck out twice and stumbled (for an error) on a slow roller to third ... Healthy Joe Panik had two hits in two at-bats ... Orlando Calixte played second and short and Bochy lit up when talking about his versatility. Calixte will see time in the outfield this spring, too. 

FAMILIAR FACES: It was 2010 Day at the ballpark, as Freddy Sanchez, Bengie Molina and Jeremy Affeldt were all on the field during BP. Molina and Affeldt were part of broadcast teams, but Sanchez was here with his under-9 travel ball team. Per Sanchez, the team is the best U9 team in Arizona. 

QUOTABLE: “We feed off each other and I know he feeds off of me. Hunter is a special cat. He’s the most positive person you’ll ever come across, but it’s hard because he plays with the team-first mentality and he puts himself second and sometimes that gets really hard on a person and can weigh a person down. I like to be there with him and bounce things off of him and try to keep him light and energetic. I’m not saying I take anything away from him, but don’t let him carry this big burden. Be that guy for him. He can be Batman, I’ll be Robin.” --- Mike Morse during an interview that airs on my podcast this week. You can stream it online here or download it on iTunes here.