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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)

Bochy, Melvin need to start giving us something out-of-the-box-y

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Bochy, Melvin need to start giving us something out-of-the-box-y

These are difficult, which is to say battleship-gray dull, days for the Oaklandcisco Giletics. They go out, they lose three of every five times they play, they disappear again. It’s like watching Nerf whack-a-mole.
 
Which is why, in these final 40 games, both Bob Melvin and Bruce Bochy need to start giving us something out-of-the-box-y we can linger on, at least for a bit. The transition from the end of the Warriors season (and the subsequent fetishizing of everything they do) to the start of football training camp has been too easy, and baseball’s window to captivate the easily distracted has pretty much been closed.
 
And this is why we enjoyed Cincinnati second baseman Scooter Gennett, pitching in a lost-cause game Tuesday night (the Reds have given up double digits 20 times this year, so that’s not a big enough thing), referred to his speed gun rating in the mid-90s, which was corrected by reporters to the more accurate “68.”
 
Gennett’s response? “Yeah, I don’t believe that. I think the radar gun might be broken or something. That, Statcast, off-the-bat speed, all that’s fake news.”
 
Perfect, and perfectly timely, too.
 
Then there is manager Terry Collins of the injury ravaged New York Mets, who is so bereft of players that he had to play catcher Travis d’Arnaud at third base but also needed to find a way to avoid having the ball hit to him. So he had d’Arnaud switch with second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera every time a right-handed hitter came up for the Yankees. So you get a box score that looks like this.
 
This is also the game in which Aaron Judge hit a 457-foot home run AND set a record for consecutive games with a strikeout, with 33. His season has fallen into a chasm since the All-Star Break, thus making him the latest “face of baseball” to find out that this “face of baseball” thing isn’t such an easy gig after all.
 
Besides, the new face of baseball is Scooter Gennett, whom the Giants or A’s should absolutely pay Giancarlo Stanton money to get in 2018. I mean, this is a guy who gave a fake name to the cops because his mom brought him to a stationhouse once to scare him into wearing his seatbelt -- when he was still watching Muppet Babies.
 
If that’s not the true face of baseball, there is none at all. Billy, Bobby, make this happen, or resign.

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as Giants drop finale in Miami

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Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as Giants drop finale in Miami

BOX SCORE

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?