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Giants vs. Angels stat pack

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Giants vs. Angels stat pack

The Giants travel to Anaheim for the first time in the regular season since 2000. SF's last 3 series vs the Angels have been played at AT&T Park (2001, 2006, 2009) All-time the Giants are 13-9 vs the Angels and 5-3 in Anaheim in the regular season.

Giants in A.L. Ballparks since 2010
Record 4--11 1-Run games 1--4 AVG 0.228 RGM 3.2 HR 9 ERA 3.69 Giants DH's .169 Avg, 2 HR, 5 RBI
Matt Cain has won 7 consecutive starts. He is the first Giants starter since Russ Ortiz in 2000 to win 7 straight starts.

Matt CainLast 7 Starts
7-0 Record
1.99 ERA
.214 Opp Avg
2 HR
9 Walks
56 Strikeouts
6.7 Run Support

Only 4 times has a San Francisco starter won 8 straight starts:
Billy Pierce April 13 - June 1, 1962
Juan Marichal April 25 - May 26, 1967
Juan Marichal May 24 - June 23, 1968
Rick Reuschel May 2 - June 6, 1989

Perfect Game Breakdown over 137 Major League Seasons
First 88 Seasons of Major Leagues (1876-1963) 6 Perfect Games (including Don Larsen in World Series) Next 45 Seasons (1964-2008) 11 Perfect games Last 4 Seasons (2009-2012) 5 Perfect Games
Recent Pitchers in start following Perfect Game
Phil Humber Roy Halladay Dallas Braden Mark Buehrle April 26, 2012 vs. Bos June 4, 2010 vs. SD May 14, 2010 at LAA July 28, 2009 ay Min

Loss Win Loss Loss 5 IP 7 IP 8 IP (CG) 6.1 IP 8 Hits 10 Hits 7 Hits 5 Hits 9 ER 2 ER 4 ER 5 ER 3 Walks 1 Walk 1 Walk 1 Walk Walked Leadoff Batter 3rd Batter Singled 3rd Batter Doubled Retired 1st 17 Batters
Since 1900, the 16 perfect game pitchers to make another regular season start following the perfect game have gone:
6-7 Record
4.43 ERA
.249 Opp Avg
7 IP Start
1.9 BBStart

Matt Cain enters Monday start having retired 32 consecutive batters. The Giants and N.L. record is held by Jim Barr (41 in 1972). The Major League record is held by Mark Buehrle (45 in 2009)
Pitchers to throw 2 No-Hitters in the Same Season
Johnny Vander Meer CIN 1938 (Back-to-Back) Allie Reynolds NYY 1951 Virgil Trucks DET 1952 Nolan Ryan CAL 1973 Roy Halladay PHI 2010 1 in Reg Season, 1 in Postseason Matt CainPitch Selection by Year
Fastball Offspeed
2010 63 37
2011 54 46
2012 51 49
Matt CainPitch Selection in Perfect Game

Pitches Pct Fastball 66 53 Slider 23 18 Change 20 16 Curve 16 13 Matt CainPitches by Inning in Perfect Game
1st 11
2nd 12
3rd 17
4th 22
5th 14
6th 10
7th 17
8th 11
9th 11
10 pitches to Jordan Schafer
Most Pitches per Start in N.L.
Matt Cain SF 108. 8 Ryan Vogelsong SF 107. 6 Johnny Cueto CIN 106. 2 Cole Hamels PHI 105. 4 Dillon Gee NYM 104. 5 Madison Bumgarner SF 103. 5 Albert PujolsCareer vs Matt Cain
.571 Avg
8 for 14
2 Home Runs
1 Double
4 Walks
0 Strikeouts
Highest avg among players with 10 ABs
Albert PujolsSeason Breakdown

First 27 Games Last 39 Games AVG 0.194 0.299 HR 0 10 RBI 5 33 OB 0.237 0.356 Slug 0.269 0.552 LAA Record 10--17 25--14 Who is the Better Rookie?
Mike Trout Bryce Harper
LAA WSH
Age 20 19
Games 45 44
AVG .324 .294
HR 6 7
RBI 27 19
Steals 16 4
OPS .899 .893

Angels Season Breakdown
First 43 Games: 18-25 Rec 4th 8 Games behind Tex
Last 24 Games: 18-6 Rec 2nd 4 Games behind Tex
Ernesto Frieri has dominated since being acquired from the Padres on May 3rd
19 Games
7 for 7 Saves
19.1 Innings
3 Hits
9 Runs
13 Walks
35 Strikeouts

Jerome Williams pitched for the Giants from 2003-2005. He was traded from the Giants to the Cubs in May of 2005 for his current teammate with the Angels, LaTroy Hawkins.
Jerome WilliamsCareer with Giants
2003-05
47 Games (46 Starts)
17-14 Record
3.93 ERA
2 Complete Games
1 Shutout
Started Game 4 of 2003 NLDS at Florida (2 IP, 3 ER - ND)

Offseason can be tense on other side of Giancarlo Stanton rumors

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Offseason can be tense on other side of Giancarlo Stanton rumors

SAN FRANCISCO — Just around dinner time on Monday, Tyler Beede got a call he had been waiting for. General manager Bobby Evans informed Beede, the Giants’ top pitching prospect, that he was being added to the 40-man roster, a significant step toward making his big league debut. Earlier that day, however, Beede’s phone brought him some unwanted news. 

Like most Giants fans, Beede woke up to a report out of South Florida that he was one of several names the Giants and Marlins had discussed in Giancarlo Stanton trade talks. For fans or team employees, it would be painful to give up a Beede or a Chris Shaw or a Joe Panik, but images of Stanton taking aim at the Coke bottle at AT&T Park would soon wash away most concerns. 

For players, the reality this time of year is much different. The Giants are the only organization that all of the rumored pieces have ever known. Panik is a New Yorker, but he and his wife have grown to love San Francisco. Beede and Shaw have spent years dreaming of debuting at AT&T Park and playing in front of sellout crowds. That makes the Hot Stove Season a particularly tense time of year. 

“I try to be a guy who doesn’t look those kinds of things up too frequently, but obviously I’m a normal guy, so I tend to dig into it a little bit more and see what’s going on and see what people are saying,” Beede said on this week’s Giants Insider Podcast. “It’s funny. I don't really know how to handle it. It’s my third year going through the trade deadline and trade talk. I’ve just go to keep telling myself it’s a realistic possibility and not to be shocked if anything were to come out or a trade were to be made.”

The rumor mill is nothing new for these players. Panik acknowledged several times during the season that he could be the odd man out. Shaw actually already once thought he got traded to Florida. For a few minutes at the 2016 deadline, Twitter had him as a key piece in the Matt Moore deal. The outfielder came out of a hotel bathroom right after the deadline to see two teammates staring at him in disbelief as Twitter rumors flew. 

Five minutes later, he got a call from Bobby Evans. “You’re still a Giant,” Evans told him. “Don’t take your jersey off.”

“It’s a little tense for sure,” Shaw said earlier this year. “It’s not something you can try to predict. You can have a feeling but that means nothing.”

Evans has always communicated to players and their agents that they can reach out any time they have a question or concern about what they might be hearing, but when it comes to getting on the phone himself, he treats the trade deadline and offseason differently. There’s more urgency to clear the air in July when players might have to take at-bats or throw pitches with rumors weighing on their minds. In the offseason, Evans will wait to reach out until deals are closer to being agreed upon. He tries not to worry as much about “hot stove banter,” he said. 

“In the offseason I think it’s a little less of an issue because a lot of things get thrown out there that don’t have validity,” he said. “We certainly don’t try to respond to every single rumor with an update because there are new rumors every hour, so it’s hard to keep up. A lot more names are mentioned this time of year.”

Players try to find different ways to get away from it all. Every year, several Giants prospects talk of playing golf during the trade deadline to stay away from MLB Network and their phones. For veterans, it’s often easiest to just take offseason vacations, and Panik planned to visit Europe with his wife. 

Beede has a somewhat unique distraction as rumors trickle out. He’s getting married on Saturday, which along with the holiday, has kept him busy all week. Still, he knows the rumors will be out there. 

“After a couple of days I start to just understand that (my) name is going to be in rumors or there may be things that people say or speculate,” he said. “(If) Bobby tells me something, or my agent says something, then I can start to maybe engage in it a little bit more. But as of right now, I’m just trying to go about my preparation and I’ll continue to enjoy being a San Francisco Giant.”

Projection system loves Giancarlo Stanton at AT&T Park

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Projection system loves Giancarlo Stanton at AT&T Park

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have made a habit in recent winters of “kicking the tires,” so to speak, on as many free agents as possible. General manager Bobby Evans is committed to being thorough, but at times there is probably no need. 

Hitters have made no secret of the fact that they prefer friendlier confines, and if you’re a power hitter, you’re going to ask Evans for a significantly larger check to play 81 of your games at the harshest power park in the majors. That’s what makes Giancarlo Stanton, readily available via trade, so intriguing. But would Stanton be fully immune to the realities of AT&T Park?

The numbers, at least in a small sample, suggest he would. Stanton has played 27 games in San Francisco and taken 108 at-bats. He has nine homers, 11 doubles and a triple. His .676 slugging percentage at AT&T Park isn’t far off his mark at Coors Field (.714), and his 1.048 OPS is higher than his OPS during the 2017 season, when he hit 59 homers. 

The damage has been done in limited time, but the Giants clearly believe it’s fully sustainable, and a recent study done by ESPN’s Dan Szymborski backs that up. Szymborski ran his ZiPS projection system to estimate Stanton’s stats over the next 10 years for a variety of suitors. The numbers in orange and black are overwhelming. 

The projections have Stanton at 46.2 WAR over the next 10 seasons, including 7.1 in 2018 and 6.8 in 2019, the two seasons the organization should be focused on given Madison Bumgarner’s contract situation. ZiPS projects Stanton at 46 homers next season if he plays for the Giants, followed by 43, 42, 39, 35 over the following four years. For comparison’s sake, Brandon Belt led the Giants in homers each of the last two seasons and he has 35 total during that span. 

Any sort of projection system needs to be taken with a huge grain of salt, especially with a player who has had injury issues in the past. But ZiPS believes Stanton -- who plays in a huge park already -- is a rarity, the kind of power hitter who can keep crushing well into his 30’s and put up huge numbers even if he is limited by the realities of getting older and getting hurt. Szymborski’s projections have Stanton playing just 102 games in 2025, but he’s still projected to hit 23 homers, 20 doubles and post an OPS+ of 121. Even in the 10th year of the projections, ZiPS has Stanton down for 16 homers. 

There are no sure things in this game, but as Evans continues to chase a blockbuster deal, he can be confident that Stanton is one player who should be able to provide power for years to come, no matter what AT&T Park does to hold hitters down.