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Giants vs. Rockies Stat Pack

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Giants vs. Rockies Stat Pack

The Giants return home for a six-game homestand against the Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals.

HomeRoad Breakdown for GiantsThis Season with N.L. Rank Home Rank Road Rank
Record 32-23 5th 29-28 4th
Avg .252 10th .270 1st
RGm 3.3 Last 5.1 1st
HR 17 Last 55 t-6th
ERA 2.69 2nd 4.47 11th

The Giants have hit only 17 Home Runs in their 55 home games.

Fewest Home RunsGame at Home
Since 1980

HRGM GMs HR
1981 Padres 0.16 55 9
1984 Astros 0.22 81 18
1991 Indians 0.27 82 22
1980 Giants 0.30 81 24
1992 Royals 0.30 81 24
2012 Giants 0.31 55 17
Fewest HR hit at Home in San Francisco History
How have the new guys done since joining the Giants

Marco Scutaro Hunter Pence
Games 13
9 AVG .346 .154 HR 1 0
Doubles 4 3 RBI 14 7
Walks 4 1
Strikouts 3 10

The Giants have had their way with the Rockies the last two seasons:
Giants vs. N.L. West Teams Last 2 Season
vs Rockies 19-7 .731 vs Padres
18-9
.667
vs Dodgers
13-14 .481 vs D-Backs 13-14
.481
Giants Offense
Last Series in Colorado
3 Games
.360 Average
35 Runs
5 Home Runs
10 Doubles
2 Triples
17 Walks
62 Baserunners

Tim Lincecum
Since All-Star Break
Starts 5
Record 3-1
ERA 2.48
Opp AVG .231
Opp AVG wRISP .107
.327 Opp AVG wRISP Before Break

Tim Lincecum This Season
Innings Allowing 3-Runs or More
Before All-Star Break: 12
Since All-Star Break: 0

The ability to escape jams has been Lincecum's biggest improvement and nothing illustrates that better than his 3 starts vs the Rockies this season:

Tim LincecumWith Runners in Scoring Position vs Rockies
RISP Runs Allowed
April 11 4-7 6
May 15 3-6 4
August 5 1-6 1

Tim LincecumPct of Pitch Type Thrown
Before Break After Break
Fastball 53 54 Slider
19 21 Change 17
16 Curve 11 9

Buster Posey's Longest Single-Season Hitting Streaks

Games AVG July 4-28, 2010
21 .440 May 10-25, 2011
13 .380 July 27-Present
13 .429 June 1-11, 2010
10 .405
Melky Cabrera N.L. Leading Hitters since All-Star Break
N.L. Ranks
154 Hits
1st 80 Runs
1st
109 Singles 1st
51 Multi-Hit Games
1st .352 AVG
2nd
10 Triples
2nd
231 Total Bases
3rd
21 Infield Hits
3rd
No Giants Player has ever led N.L. in Hits & Runs in Same Season

Melky Cabrera is 0-7 Career vs Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood.

After such terrible pitching vs the Giants, the Rockies turned it around at Los Angeles:
Rockies Pitching 3-Gms vs SF 3-Gms vs LAD
Record 0-3 2-1 ERA 10.33 2.42 IP 27.0 26.0 Hits 45 18 Runs
35
7
HR
5
1
Walks
17
14
K's
17
18

The Rockies Starting Pitchers are threatening to be historically bad:
Highest ERA by Starting Pitchers in Live Ball ERA (Since 1920)
1996 Detroit Tigers 6.64
1939 St. Louis Browns 6.34
2012 Colorado Rockies 6.27
2003 Texas Rangers 6.24
1999 Colorado Rockies 6.19
1930 Philadelphia Phillies 6.15

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.