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Braves vs. Giants stat pack

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Braves vs. Giants stat pack

Giants vs Teams Currentlyover .500: 20-20
vs TeamsCurrently under .500: 29-20
Giants This Season

Home Road Record 29-16 20-24 Series Rec 10-2-3 6-7-1 AVG .260 .263 RGM 3.4 4.5 HR 15 37 ERA 2.31 4.85 Opp Avg .207 .275 Giants Starters This Season

Home Road Starts 45 44 Rec 22-13 16-16 ERA 2.35 4.98 Opp Avg .206 .266 HR 19 38 IP Start 7.0 5.2
Turner Field has not been kind to the Giants in the regular season the last 3seasons as SF has gone 3-9 in Atlanta.

Giants at Turner FieldLast 3 Regular Seasons

Rec Runs Allowed 2009 1-3 11 24 2010 1-3 8 14 2011 1-3 12 13
Barry ZitoCareer at Turner Field
4 Starts
3-0 Record
2.08 ERA
.178 Opp Avg
25 K in 26 Innings
7th Lowest All-Time (min 4 Starts)

Barry ZitoLast 5 Road Starts
2-3 Record
8.49 ERA
.354 Opp Avg
3 Home Runs
17 Walks
15 Strikeouts
1.35 ERA in first 3 Road Starts

The Giants catching tandem is working wellStats while Catching

Buster Posey Hector Sanchez Games 60 31 AVG .296 .282 RBI 10 2 OPS 42 23 Catcher's ERA .835 .680 SF: 65 RBI by Catchers - Most in Majors
Atlanta Braves
7-Game Winning Streak
21 Run Differential
.283 Team Avg
6.1 RunsGame
11 Home Runs
3.00 Team ERA
Brian McCann has started to heat up:
7-Game Hitting Streak
.385 Average
4 Home Runs
11 RBI
1.260 OPS
Raised Avg from .224 to .240

Jair Jurrjens, an All-Star last season, spent 2 months in the minors thisseason.

This Season

Before Sent Down After Recall Starts 4 4 Rec 0-2 3-0 ERA 9.37 2.13 Opp Avg .411 .247 HR 5 1 BBK 108 510
Jason HeywardThis Season

April May June July Games 50 35 Avg .233 .331 HR 6 8 RBI 23 21 OPS .739 .969
Chipper JonesAll-Time Rank among Switch-Hitters
.304 Average 2nd 1,595 RBI 2nd 461 Home Runs 3rd 537 Doubles 3rd 2,674 Hits 7th Most Career Home Runs as a 3rd Baseman
Mike Schmidt 509 Eddie Mathews 486 Chipper Jones 383 Craig Nettles 368 Matt Williams 359

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?

Giancarlo Stanton to Giants? Upside vs downside from Marlins perspective

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Giancarlo Stanton to Giants? Upside vs downside from Marlins perspective

Because we are too cool to allow the games to sustain us and because we all think the purpose of sports is actually not to be the best player but the general manager, the new item on the baseball menu is not the pennant races but “Where should Giancarlo Stanton go?”

The usual suspects are listed – the Yankees, the Giants, the Chunichi Dragons, Real Madrid – and the $295 million still on his contract is not considered an impediment.

But the logic behind the Marlins keeping him is just as clear and more pressing. Namely, Bruce Sherman, the incoming owner, and Derek Jeter, the designated face, did not buy this team and promptly try to make themselves detested by the few people who still care about it.

So far, we know that the monstrous thing in center field (no, not Christian Yelich) is likely to be torn down, and that Stanton is don’t-go-to-the-bathroom-during-his-half-inning entertainment. Beyond that, we know only that the Marlins draw when they win a lot and barely at all the rest of the time. They are clearly a distant third in a four-team race with the Dolphins and Heat for people’s hearts, and now that hating Jeffrey Loria’s living guts are off the table for the fans, there really is no there, there.

So what’s the up-side of moving Stanton (and before we go any further, the Giants don’t have nearly enough assets to make that work, so calm the hell down) for the Marlins? Prospects, the dark hole that makes a three-year plan a six-year plan.

And the down-side? Sherman may as well move the team for the level of fun he’ll get from it, and the only reason to buy a team looking at a $60 million loss is for the fun. Besides, onlky a very few owners have ever made the full turn from villain to hero – the first impression almost always lasts forever.

So while Stanton may create immediate wallet relief for this aggressively average team (their current record of 57-61 is the 12th best in their 25-year history, and they’ve only had eight winning seasons ever), they also have nothing to sell the fans that they have to live with every day. And if they don’t have enough fans . . . well, I hear San Jose is always hot for a mediocre franchise that lurches between spending money and hoarding it.