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

Giants continue embarrassing stretch against rebuilding Padres

Giants continue embarrassing stretch against rebuilding Padres

SAN FRANCISCO — Three years ago, the Giants and Padres were the two teams in it until the very end for Pablo Sandoval’s services. He ended up in Boston, and when he became available again over the past week, the Padres politely backed away. 

They prefer youth and Rule 5 Draft picks. They came into this season knowing they might lose 100 games, and they didn’t mind. If anything, they welcomed the increased shot at the top pick in the 2018 draft. They’re here to tank, but the Giants (who expect to welcome Sandoval back on a minor league deal as soon as Friday) just won’t let them. 

Thursday’s 5-2 loss to San Diego was like so many others over the past calendar year. The Giants didn’t hit, they didn’t come through in the clutch, they did not support their starting pitcher, and they did not guarantee a handshake line. 

The Giants have lost 15 of 20 to the Padres since last year’s All-Star break, including three straight last July to kickstart a tailspin that has lasted over a year now. They have dropped four of five meetings in this second half, which was supposed to prove that a Padre-like rebuild is not needed up here in the Bay Area. They are five games behind the Padres in the race to finish a distant fourth in the National League, and in a season full of disappointment, that stands as one of the more embarrassing facts. 

Not even Madison Bumgarner’s return to AT&T Park could turn the tide. The lefty looked good most of the night, but two homers left him with a rougher-than-hoped line. Bumgarner gave up four earned on two homers. He has allowed multiple homers in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. Both starts have come against the Padres. 

“I’ve got to stop giving up homers,” Bumgarner said of his start. “That’s not going to work.”

Bumgarner said he felt fine physically, and his curveball — the pitch that has backfired on him most often since his return — feels right mechanically. He was facing his last batter in the seventh as George Kontos warmed up with a runner on. Corey Spangenberg hit a two-run shot to the deepest part of the yard to make it 4-2. 

Buster Posey flied out with the bases loaded in the eighth. The Giants brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth but couldn’t score, which has been the norm against the Padres. The Giants are averaging just 3.2 runs per game during this 20-game stretch of futility against a team they once dominated. 

“We need to win ballgames right now,” Bumgarner said. “We’ve got to start doing that. There’s no magic solution. We’ve got to start playing better, all of us.”

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as homers hurt Bumgarner vs Padres

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as homers hurt Bumgarner vs Padres

BOX SCORE

SAN FRANCISCO — A day after he did his press conference from a “Game of Thrones” throne, manager Bruce Bochy said he was happy the Giants won their series finale against the Indians and kept that plan in play. In that respect, he’s lucky his team wasn’t facing the Padres on Wednesday. 

The Giants were on Thursday, however, and they continued their baffling stretch of ineptitude against what is supposed to be the worst team in the National League West. The 5-2 loss to San Diego was the 15th in the last 20 meetings between the two teams, one of which has a $200 million payroll and the other of which is actively tanking. 

The Giants had a shot at a comeback in the eighth, but Buster Posey flied out to right with two outs and the bases loaded. Here are five things to know, if you are the curious type: 

—- Madison Bumgarner has faced the Padres twice since returning. In 13 1/3 innings, he has allowed 10 hits and seven earned runs. He is getting hurt by a familiar problem for the 2017 Giants: The Padres have four homers off Bumgarner in those two starts. Hunter Renfroe and Cory Spangenberg took him deep Thursday, with Spangenberg hitting one out to the deepest part of the yard on Bumgarner’s final pitch. 

—- This is the first time in Bumgarner’s career that he has allowed multiple homers in back-to-back starts. 

—- Kyle Crick showed good stuff — sitting 96-97 — while stranding a runner on second in the eighth. He followed that with a scoreless ninth. The Giants should make it a priority to throw him into some deeper water over the next two months. 

—- There’s an epidemic these days of outfielders making foolish throws to the plate. We see it just about every night, and it cost the Padres in the sixth. Gorkys Hernandez was on second and he took off right away on Denard Span’s single to right. Renfroe had no play at the plate but he threw it anyway and Span took second. He scored when Eduardo Nuñez singled to left. 

—- The Giants announced their second consecutive sellout. That’s a streak. Maybe?