Braves vs. Giants stat pack


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

Giants catching prospect Garcia relishing reps in Arizona Fall League


Giants catching prospect Garcia relishing reps in Arizona Fall League

After being selected in the second round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants, catcher Aramis Garcia quickly opened eyes with his power. Garcia totaled 15 home runs between Rookie Ball and Short Season Single-A in only 28 games after the draft. 

The next year, Garcia equaled his 15 long balls and spent the majority of his first full pro season at High Single-A. He also improved overall as a hitter, raising his 2014 slash line of .225/.301/.343 to .264/.342/.431 in 2015. The next climb up the farm system ladder was set in place, until it was gone with an excruciating injury. 

Garcia's 2016 season was limited to 47 games played as he sustained a facial fracture in May while sliding into second base. In an attempt to break up a double play, Garcia took a knee to the face. The injury kept him out until the end of July.

When the chance to play in the Arizona Fall League for the Scottsdale Scorpions arose, Garcia jumped at the opportunity. 

"First thing I did was call my parents and let them know," Garcia told on Monday. "I was just really excited for getting the opportunity to play against guys who are extremely talented and obviously make up for reps, which are extremely important."

Garcia never did exactly find his rhythm after the injury and finished the season batting .257/.323/.340 with two homers in 41 games. In the first half, the 23-year-old hit .298/.359/.369 compared to a lowly .200/.273/.300 in the second half. 

The catcher known more for his offense than defense, is off to a slow start at the plate while facing some of the top prospects in baseball. Throuh six games, he has gone 3-for-17 at the plate, good for a .176 average. But, Garcia acknowledged he's focusing heavily on his defense in the AFL. 

"I feel like when somebody tries to steal on me, I tend to take it a little bit personally," he said. "It's definitely something I take pride in, something I work on hard every day. There's a little routine I do with receiving and footwork, things like that every day."

Behind the dish, Garcia caught 38 percent of base runners looking to swipe a bag on him last season. Through his three years in the minors, Garcia has erased 34 percent of base stealers and owns a .993 fielding percentage. 

Cubs, Indians name starting pitchers for Game 1 of World Series


Cubs, Indians name starting pitchers for Game 1 of World Series

World Series ace Jon Lester is all set to start Game 1 for the Chicago Cubs.

Lester will be fully rested when he pitches Tuesday night at Cleveland. Corey Kluber will start for the Indians.

The 32-year-old lefty is 2-0 in three starts during this postseason, with wins over the Giants and Dodgers in the NL playoffs. He was 19-5 during the regular season.

Lester is 3-0 in three starts in the World Series with a sparkling 0.43 ERA. He helped the Boston Red Sox win championships in 2007 and 2013.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Lester is "really, really in the moment" right now.


Indians ace Corey Kluber will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs.

Manager Terry Francona said Sunday that he will go with Kluber, an 18-ame winner during the regular season, in the opener on Tuesday night. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 0.98 ERA in his first postseason.

Francona has right-handers Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin penciled in for Games 2 and 3, respectively. The order could change depending on how Bauer's injured right pinkie heals over the next few days.

Bauer's start in the AL Championship Series lasted less than one inning after his pinkie began bleeding against Toronto. He injured his finger when he sliced it open while repairing a drone.

Also, injured starter Danny Salazar could be available against the Cubs. Salazar hasn't pitched since Sept. 9 because of forearm tightness but he's made major progress in the past week and could be on the World Series roster.