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Mets-Giants stat pack

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Mets-Giants stat pack

This Date in Giants History: July 30, 1959
Future Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey makes his Major League debut for the Giants vs the Phillies. "Stretch" goes 4 for 4 with 2 triples, 2 RBI and 3 runs in San Francisco's 7-2 win at Seals Stadium. All 4 hits came against future Hall-of-Famer Robin Roberts. McCovey would go on to win N.L. Rookie of the Year despite playing only 52 games by hitting .354 with 13 HR and 38 RBI.

The San Francisco Giants come into the New York Mets series having lost 4 in a row, equaling their longest losing streak of the season (May 1st thru 4th). All 4 losses have come at home. The last time the Giants lost 5 straight at home was late June 2010 vs. Red Sox and Dodgers.

Giants 4-Game Losing Streak

SF OPP Wins 0 4 Runs 6 25 Avg .201 .316 HR 0 6 Walks 5 11
The Giants have been shutout at home for 20 straight innings.

Giants Longest Scoreless Innings Streaks at AT&T Park
21 May 28-30, 2001 21 June 8-10, 2007 20 July 27-29, 2012 18 4 Times
Giants Bullpen Ranks
14-13 Record 7th 34 Saves t-2nd 77 Saves Pct 3rd 3.48 ERA t7th .256 Opp Avg 11th 22 HR Allowed 1-2nd
Giants Bullpen by Month

ERA Saves Blown Saves April 3.71 6 3 May 2.74 10 1 June 4.14 14 2 July 3.64 4 4
Madison Bumgarner
By Month

Starts REC ERA HR April 5 4-1 2.53 3 May 5 1-3 3.71 4 June 6 5-0 2.42 3 July 4 1-2 4.15 6
Madison Bumgarner
This Season

Home Road Starts 9 11 Rec 7-1 4-5 ERA 1.89 4.24 Opp Avg .206 .242 HR 3 13 3rd Lowest in N.L.

The Giants have played 51 home games and have only homered in 12 of those games (16 HR total).

Fewest Home Runs in first 51 Home Games
Since 1990
1992 Kansas City Royals 13 1992 Los Angeles Dodgers 14 1991 Cleveland Indians 16 2012 San Francisco Giants 16 1991 Houston Astros 17
Highest Batting Average
Since All-Star Break in N.L.
David Freese STL .476 Buster Posey SF .436 Brandon Phillips CIN .407 Andrew McCutchen PIT .400 Ryan Zimmerman WSH .384
Worst Records since All-Star Break
Houston Astros 2-15 .118 New York Mets 3-13 .188 Kansas City Royals 4-13 .235 Colorado Rockies 4-11 .267 Milwaukee Brewers 5-11 .313
New York Mets
Since All-Star Break
Record 3-13 Run Diff -30 RGM 4.1 ERA 5.55 Saves 1 Blown Saves 3
David Wright comes into AT&T Park looking for his 200th career Home Run
New York Mets
All-Time Home Runs Leaders
Darryl Strawberry 252 Mike Piazza 220 David Wright 199 Howard Johnson 192 Dave Kingman 154
David Wright
This Season

N.L. Rank .332 Average 5th 71 RBI 3rd 121 Hits 5th 31 Doubles 4th 49 X-Base Hits 3rd 59 Walks 3rd .423 OB 3rd .559 Slug 7th .982 OPS 4th

Hundley still not ready to discuss future; Cain to start during final weekend

Hundley still not ready to discuss future; Cain to start during final weekend

PHOENIX — A few weeks ago, Nick Hundley said he preferred not to talk about his future until the end of the season. We’re close enough, so after hitting the go-ahead homer Monday night, Hundley was again asked about his 2018 plans. He smiled.

“How many have we got left? Five?” he said. “Ask me Sunday.”

It’s not just the media and fans seeking an answer from the popular backup who has nine homers. The Giants hope to get some feel from Hundley as they finalize offseason plans, and manager Bruce Bochy said he would talk to the veteran this week. Bochy left no doubt about what he hopes will happen.

“I think he knows what we think of him,” he said. 

Hundley, a 34-year-old who came over in the offseason, has been one of the few overachievers this season. He has 32 extra-base hits in 274 at-bats, taking advantage of increased time with Brandon Belt done for the year and Buster Posey sliding over to first base. Hundley is one of the lineup’s more potent right-handed options, and he has earned praise from the starting staff. Johnny Cueto said Hundley helped him navigate a post-clinch Diamondbacks lineup that was essentially pulled straight out of Triple-A. 

Cueto did so with ease, striking out eight in six innings. He evened his record at 8-8, and he’ll have a chance to clinch a winning season on Sunday. Bochy said Cueto will start the final game of the season, and he confirmed that Matt Cain will start either Friday or Saturday. Asked for more details, the manager kept it just as mysterious as his catcher. 

“I’ll let you know tomorrow,” he said.

Giants lineup: Pence leading off, lefties back in against D'backs

Giants lineup: Pence leading off, lefties back in against D'backs

After batting fourth on Sunday in Los Angeles, Hunter Pence is back in the leadoff spot in the series opener against Arizona.

Additionally, Denard Span, Joe Panik and Jarrett Parker return after sitting against Clayton Kershaw.

San Francisco Giants:
1. Hunter Pence (R) RF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Denard Span (L) CF
4. Buster Posey (R) 1B
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
7. Jarrett Parker (L) LF
8. Nick Hundley (R) C
9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

Arizona Diamondbacks:
1. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
2. Kristopher Negron (R) SS
3. Brandon Drury (R) 2B
4. Christian Walker (R) 1B
5. Rey Fuentes (L) CF
6. Adam Rosales (R) 3B
7. Jeremy Hazelbaker (L) RF
8. John Ryan Murphy (R) C
9. Zack Godley (R) P