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Giants-Dodgers stat pack

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Giants-Dodgers stat pack

Giants vs Dodgers This Season

In LA In SF Record 1-2 3-0 Runs 5 13 Runs Allowed 16 0
The Giants have shutout the Dodgers the last 27 innings. The San Francisco record for most consecutive shutout innings vs an opponent is 31.
San Francisco History
Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings vs Opponent
31 vs Phillies 1960 31 vs Mets 1964 29 vs Pirates 1968 29 vs Dodgers 1994-95 27 vs Mets 1989 27 vs. Dodgers 2012 Franchise Record is 40 vs Pirates in 1906

The Dodgers have gone 34 straight innings without scoring a run at AT&T Park. (Their last run in San Francisco came on Sept 11, 2011 on a 2nd inning double by Tony Gwynn, Jr.)

Giants Franchise History
Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings vs Opponent at Home
46 vs Phillies 1953-54 45 vs Pirates 1950 34 vs Bisons 1985 34 vs Dodgers 2011-Present 33 vs Reds 1933 33 vs Mets 2009-2010

Remaining Schedules

Dodgers
Giants Games Remaining 62 64 vs Each Other 12 12 at Home 32 33 on Road 30 31 on Road vs .500 19 10 vs N.L. West 36 43
Season Breakdown

Thru May 27 Since Dodgers 32-15 21-32 Giants 25-23 30-20
Giants Since All-Star Break
Record 9-3 Run Diff 28 AVG .266 w RISP .284 RGM 5.0 HR 11 ERA 2.26 Opp AVG .180
Giants by Month

Rec RGM ERA April 12-10 4.1 3.38 May 15-14 3.9 3.39 June 17-11 3.9 3.35 July 11-8 4.5 3.78
Matt CainCareer vs Dodgers

1st 14 Starts Last 5 Starts Record 0-8 3-0 ERA 4.32 1.8 Opp Avg .302 1.77 Run Support 2.3 4.9 SF Record 4-10 5-0
Matt CainThis Season

Home Road Starts 9 10 Rec 5-2 5-1 ERA 1.96 3.56 Opp Avg .183 .234 HR 5 10 Lowest in N.L.

Melky Cabreraby Month

AVG OPS April .300 .789 May .429 1.104 June .304 .784 July .380 1.009 Buster PoseySince All-Star Break
11 Games
.465 Average
3 Home Runs
4 Doubles
17 RBI
.489 OB
.767 Slug
Leads Majors
Matt KempSince return from Disabled List
Games 12 Avg .302 HR 2 RBI 6 Walks K 214 LA Rec 6-6 Dodgers: 23-11 Record before Injury

Giants hire David Bell to fill key front office role

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Giants hire David Bell to fill key front office role

SAN FRANCISCO -- A familiar face is returning to the Giants organization to serve a key front office role.

The Giants announced Friday that David Bell, their former third baseman, has been hired as Vice President of Player Development. General manager Bobby Evans said Bell will oversee all aspects of player development, including hitting, pitching, strength and conditioning and the operations of the minor league affiliates. 

"He was the perfect fit," Evans said. "His experience is so strong and encompasses so many aspects of the game. He’s got a really strong base of experience and background and understanding of the game, and he has a passion for the game and working with young players. He really showed a desire to pursue this opportunity." 

Bell, 45, played 12 major league seasons and spent 2002 with the Giants. He hit 20 homers that year as the starting third baseman and scored the winning run in the final game of the NLCS. Since retiring, Bell has served as a minor league manager for the Reds and a big league coach for the Cubs and Cardinals. He spent last season as the bench coach in St. Louis. 

Shane Turner had previously served as farm director, but at the end of the minor league season he was asked to take a role as a special assistant in baseball operations. While Evans did not announce any other changes Friday, there are expected to be other moves within the organization's depth chart. At least one member of the coaching staff is still in the running for a managerial opening. 

Dusty Baker won't be remembered the way he should be remembered

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Dusty Baker won't be remembered the way he should be remembered

Firing a manager is easy, and there are lots of ways to do it.

Dusty Baker, for example. He worked this year on the last year of a contract, which usually means there won’t be another one, and he relied on his players to deliver the goods.

Which, as we remember from our reading, they didn’t do. Again.

But Baker was marked for the chop unless those players did deliver, and when they didn’t, general manager Mike Rizzo did the expedient thing.

He fired one person rather than several. And changed exactly nothing.

Baker’s managerial career is probably over now, as most teams don’t look at 68-year-olds to fix their teams. He will never manage a  World Series champion, something he ached for, and he was always be caricatured in part as the guy who didn’t speak metric, and who believed in players as men whenever in doubt.

And the Nats didn’t betray him, either. They were always not as good in the big moments because someone else was, and they became part of Washington’s new fetish – Why Can’t We Win One? It’s as if having a cringeworthy President isn’t good enough for them.

So the time came, and he will be replaced by someone who will either win and get credit for work that was largely his, or he won’t win and the town can continue to wallow in its tedious We’re-The-New-Cubs pity. It is the circle of life.

At least it is for groups of people. For individuals, the circle of life is actually nothing more than a straight line that ends abruptly. For Dusty Baker, as it did for Tony La Russa in Phoenix two days earlier, that day came today. He deserves to be remembered as a very good manager who won a lot more than he lost, made more friends than enemies, and was honest from Day One until the end.

Which, as we also know, doesn’t matter a whole lot on days like this.