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Giants vs. Reds stat pack

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Giants vs. Reds stat pack

The Giants have thrown 3 straight shutouts. The last team to throw 4 straight was the 1995 Baltimore Orioles who threw 5 straight the last 5 games of the season. The last N.L team to throw 4 straight was the 1985 Montreal Expos. The Giants have never thrown 4 straight shutouts in their 130 years of existence.

Longest Scoreless Inning Streaks in SF History
May 10-14, 1960 35
May 16-18, 1964 31
Sept 4 -7, 2010 31
July 5-9, 1988 30
August 18-21, 2002 28
August 31-Sept 2, 1967 27
April 2-5, 2002 27
June 25-27, 2012 27
Active Streak

Earlier this season in Cincinnati, the Reds took 2 of 3 from the Giants.
GiantsReds First Series

SF CIN Wins 1 2 Runs 10 18 AVG 0.265 .310 RISP 4-22 6-26 HR 3 5 ERA 5.4 2.67 Giants Offense vs Reds at AT&T Park last 2 Seasons

2010 2011 Games 3 4 Rec 2-1 2-2 Avg .398 .232 Runs 38 9 HR 7 1
The Giants have the 3rd best record at home in the N.L. at 24-14
Giants at AT&T Park this season

1st 18 Games Last 20 Games Record 9-9 15-5 AVG .256 .263 RGM 2.9 3.9 HR 6 7 ERA 2.37 2.45 All in last 6 Home Games
Madison Bumgarner by Month

April May June Starts 5 5 5 Rec 4-1 1-3 4-0 ERA 2.53 3.71 3.03 K's 17 30 37 Madison BumgarnerCareer vs Reds
3 Starts
0-2 Record
8.56 ERA
.361 Opp Avg
3 Home Runs
Highest ERA vs any N.L. Team

Pablo Sandoval and David Wright are down to the wire for the starting 3B position on the N.L. All-Star Team:

Sandoval Wright Games 41 72 AVG .306 .357 HR 5 8 RBI 23 47 OB .360 .449 Slug 0.459 0.559
Melky Cabrera has 34 multi-hit games just 76 games into the season. Last year, Pablo Sandoval led the Giants for the entire season with 34 multi-hit games.
Multi-Hit Games Leaders
2011

2012
Adrian Gonzalez 66
Melky Cabrera 34 Melky Cabrera 61
Ian Kinsler 32 Miguel Cabrera 61
Miguel Cabrera 30 Michael Young 61
Jose Altuve 30

Adrian Beltre 30
Johnny Cueto has won his last 4 starts with a 1.47 ERA and is having an All-Star season:
N.L. ERA Leaders
Brandon Beachy ATL 2 Ryan Dempster CHC 2.11 Wade Miley AZ 2.19 Johnny Cueto CIN 2.21 Ryan Vogelsong SF 2.23 Matt Cain SF 2.27 R.A. Dickey NYM 2.31
Johnny CuetoCareer vs Giants
3 Starts
2-0 Record
1.64 ERA
.221 Opp Avg
1 Shutout
Lowest ERA vs any N.L. Team

Johnny Cueto has been terrific in controlling the running game. He has not allowed a stolen base in his last 205.1 innings. The longest active streak in the N.L.
Joey Vottoby Month

April May June Games 22 28 24 AVG 0.289 0.355 .407 HR 2 6 6 RBI 15 14 18 Slug 0.5 0.677 0.733

Leads N.L. Joey VottoThis Season
N.L. Rank
.353 Avg 3rd
.478 OB 1st
.643 Slug 1st
4.2 WAR 1st

Jay Bruce has become a major power hitterby Season

2010 2011 2012 HR 25 32 17 ABHR 20.4 18.3 15.1 Slug 0.493 0.474 0.521

3rd in N.L.
Aroldis Chapman has proven himself human after an out-of-this world start

1st 24 Games Last 8 Games SavesOpps 67 36 Innings 29.0 7.1 Hits 7 9 Runs 1 8 Strikeouts 52 12 Home Runs 0 3 Unearned

Dave Righetti is the face of the Giants' rebuild so far

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Dave Righetti is the face of the Giants' rebuild so far

There was something almost disturbingly surreptitious about the Giants’ decision to announce Dave Righetti’s removal as pitching coach (for a front office job) Saturday. Saturday, after all, is the day you typically bury sports news that isn’t football, or related to football in some way.

But that could just be us being needlessly conspiratorial. We’re willing to bestow, if not the benefit of the doubt, at least the lack of doubt.

Still, Righetti’s reassignment, and those of bullpen coach Mark Gardner and assistant hitting coach Steve Decker, makes it clear that however the Giants want to avoid the use of the word “rebuilding,” they are indeed rebuilding – just not in the traditional new-players-for-old way.

General manager Bobby Evans made it clear without saying the words that Righetti’s messaging had lost its efficacy with the younger pitchers, who for the most part had not been part of the franchise’s most glorious times. And since the only pitchers still on the 40-man roster who had been with the club for its last World Series parade are Madison Bumgarner and Hunter Strickland, Evans clearly concluded that the message to the new staff needed to come from elsewhere.

Now this assumes that the problem with the Giants’ pitching was not the talent level or the execution, of course. Typically, it takes a lot for a manager or coach to screw up his job so profoundly that he needs to be replaced – mostly it’s considered an environmental matter that a new voice saying the old stuff is sufficient. It’s really more alchemy than science, and alchemy is fairly hit-or-miss.

But it is change where the Giants feel they can change; their four starters (Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija and Matt Moore) and closer (Mark Melancon) are in for $70.8 million this coming year, so a full-on demolition is not cost effective, and the young’uns (Chris Stratton, Strickland, Cory Gearrin, Derek Law, et. al.) remain in that tenuous middle ground between dependable and disposable. In other words, there aren’t a lot of options for dramatic player change, and the Giants don’t look to be aggressive buyers in the off-season, crackpot Giancarlo Stanton rumors notwithstanding.

So this is the face of the Giants’ rebuild so far – Dave Righetti, Mark Gardner and Steve Decker. Make of the act and the circumstances of the release of the information what you will, but as it is neither the manager (Bruce Bochy is golden) or the players (who with only a few exceptions are decidedly meh, with a side of feh), it will have to do as the first answer to the question, “What do they intend to do about 64-98?"

I mean other than keeping a low profile about it.

Report: Two Giants hitters elect free agency

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Report: Two Giants hitters elect free agency

With free agency set to begin five days after the World Series ends, two hitters that played for the Giants during the 2017 season have put their names on the open market.

Veteran third baseman Conor Gillaspie and longtime minor league outfielder Carlos Moncrief have both elected for free agency, according to Baseball America.

The 30-year-old Gillaspie appeared in 44 games for the Giants this past season. He hit just .168/.218/.288 with four doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. He was designated for assignment on August 3 and outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on August 5. With the River Cats, Gillaspie hit .375 with four doubles in 15 games in August.

Prior to the 2017 season, Gillaspie signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Giants.

As for Moncrief, the soon-to-be 29-year-old finally got his first call-up the majors this past season after eight and a half seasons in the minors. He debuted for the Giants on July 29. In 28 games, he hit .211/.256/.237 with one double and five RBI. While he didn't do much with the bat, Moncrief showed off a cannon for an arm when he patrolled right field.