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Giants vs. A's stat pack

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Giants vs. A's stat pack

Programming note: Giants-A's coverage begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. with A's Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California!

The A's have won 6 straight vs the Giants at the Coliseum and they've done it with pitching:
GiantsA's 2010-11 at Coliseum

SF OAK Wins 0 6 Runs Allowed 21 6 Opp AVG 0.247 0.168 ERA 3.56 0.5 Starters 39.1 IP 15 ER 40.1 IP 3ER Bullpen 8.2 IP 4 ER 13.2 IP 0ER
The A's have won 8 of 9 games for the first time since September of 2009. (Part of a 9-1 stretch)

Oakland AthleticsLast 9 Games
Record 8--1 Runs 54 Opp Runs 25 ERA 2.78 Opp Avg .183 A's Franchise Record: 22 Hits allowed last 6 Games

The 22 hits given up by the A's over their last six games is the lowest total that they have allowed over any six-game span in the franchise's 112-year, three-city history. (Previous low: 23 hits in 1905)

A's Starting Pitching Last 7 Games
4-1 Record
1.40 ERA
.122 Opp Avg
1 Home Run
0.60 WHIP
6 Quality Starts
Only Non-QS: Colon left with injury after 2IP

Jarrod Parker will make his 2nd start of the season vs the Giants:
May 18th at SF (Loss)
2 IP
4 Hits
6 ER
4 Walks
0 Strikeouts
58 Pitches
Shortest outing of Career
In 8 of 10 starts this season Jarrod Parker has allowed 2 Runs or less (3 times no runs).
Rookie ERA Leaders
Min 8 Starts
Wade Miley AZ 2.3 Scott Diamond MIN 2.57 Jarrod Parker OAK 2.82 Wei-Yin Chen BAL 3.36 Yu Darvish TEX 3.45 Jarrod Parker
5 Starts at Coliseum
1-1 Record
1.59 ERA
.197 Opp Avg
1 Home Run
2 Runs or Less in all 5 Starts
Rookie RBI Leaders
Willin Rosario COL 32 Will Middlebrooks BOS 31 Yoenis Cespedes OAK 30 Mike Trout LAA 28 Jesus Montero SEA 28 San Francisco GiantsLast 12 Games
Record 5-7
AVG .263
RGM 3.6
HR 8
ERA 4.49
SF Shutout 3 Times (0 Shutouts in 1st 58 Games)

Giants have gone 5-13 in A.L. parks since 2010 and have lost 5 of 6 series. (Only series win came last year in Detroit.)

Tim LincecumLast 9 Starts
0-6 Record
6.44 ERA
.262 Opp Avg
.333 Opp Avg wRISP
5.2 IPStart
Giants have lost all 9 starts

The last time the Giants lost 9 game in a row started by the same pitcher in a single-season was 2008. (Barry Zito)
The last time the Giants lost 10 games in a row started by the same pitcher in a single-season was 1984 (Mark Davis)
(Over the 2007-08 seasons, the Giants lost 11 straight started by Pat Misch)

Tim LincecumOpponent Average

2011 2012 Overall 0.222 0.265 Bases Empty 0.248 0.244 Runners On 0.184 0.292 Scores Pos. 0.2 .337 Bases Full 1 for 9 5 for 9 Highest in N.L.
Giants Record by Starting Pitcher
Matt Cain 11-3 Won 9 in a Row
Ryan Vogelsong 9-4
Madison Bumgarner 9-5
Barry Zito 7-7
Tim Lincecum 2-12 Lost 9 in a Row
Tim Lincecumvs Oakland Athletics

Last 2 Starts Previous 5 Starts Rec 0--2 5--0 ERA 5.4 0.64 Runs 7 3 Opp Avg 0.256 0.2 WHIP 1.8 0.86
Melky CabreraThis Season vs Athletics
3 Games
.727 Average
8 for 11
1 Double
1 Walk
1 Sac Fly
Season: Leads Majors with 101 Hits

Last Giants player to lead N.L. in hits was Rich Aurilia (206 in 2001)
Last Giants player to lead or tie Majors in hits was Brett Butler (192 in 1990 - tied wLenny Dykstra)
Last Giants player to lead Majors outright in hits was Willie Mays (190 in 1960)

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.

Giants reassign pitching coach Dave Righetti, two other coaches

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Giants reassign pitching coach Dave Righetti, two other coaches

SAN FRANCISCO — Late in a 98-loss season, general manager Bobby Evans met with members of the coaching staff to discuss new roles. The shakeup of the staff ended up being a stunning one. 

Pitching coach Dave Righetti was one of three coaches to be reassigned Saturday morning. After 18 seasons as pitching coach, Righetti will now serve as special assistant to the general manager. Bullpen coach Mark Gardner was given a “special assignment role to assist in pitching evaluations.” Assistant hitting coach Steve Decker will be a special assistant for baseball operations. 

The moves cap a 13-month run in which the coaching staff has taken much of the blame for a $200 million roster that was poorly constructed in places and played embarrassing baseball for long stretches of the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Third base coach Roberto Kelly was let go after the 2016 season and first base coach Billy Hayes was reassigned. More changes appear on the way. 

“It does raise the level of attention to change when you struggle as much as we have, but you’re always contemplating making changes to try to help keep pushing your guys and make sure you continue to have different perspectives and new voices and reflections on how to get the most out of them,” Evans said on a conference call. 

Throughout September, multiple coaches expressed concern about their future roles, but the Giants held off several weeks before announcing changes. At least two members of the staff were involved in managerial searches elsewhere, and third base coach Phil Nevin is reportedly still a candidate for the open job in Philadelphia. 

Evans confirmed that he has interviewed outside candidates for a hitting coach role, but he would not go so far as to say Hensley Meulens will be reassigned as well. He also would not speak to the future of Ron Wotus, although the longtime bench coach is expected to be mixed up in future changes as well. Evans indicated he would announce further moves after all the open managerial vacancies are filled.

For now, the Giants are in the process of trying to find a new pitching coach. They are focused on experienced outside candidates, and they have plenty of options, as several other teams have made changes this month. Evans hinted that he wants the next pitching coach to have a more analytical approach. 

Righetti's replacement will have massive shoes to fill. His run was the longest for a pitching coach in franchise history. The Giants, usually so reliant on pitching, finished 16th in the Majors with a 4.50 ERA, but it’s hard to see how Righetti takes the blame for that. Madison Bumgarner missed a chunk of the season after a dirt bike accident, Johnny Cueto had a brutal injury-plagued year, Matt Moore battled himself and had the worst ERA in the National League, and the bullpen struggled, with closer Mark Melancon pitching through an injury that required season-ending surgery. 

Righetti was credited with helping to develop a rotation and bullpen that won three titles, and the bond he shared with pitchers was on display during the final weekend of the year, when Matt Cain talked repeatedly about their close relationship and went straight for Righetti after he came off the field for the final time. While it’s often hard to figure out where to give credit, even in a down year for the staff, Righetti played a role in Sam Dyson’s resurgence, and he helped Ty Blach and Chris Stratton break in as big league regulars. 

“Ultimately a change for us in the clubhouse is really an opportunity just to put a new voice with our pitching staff and try to keep pushing to the heights that we aspire as an organization and a club,” Evans said. “Changes sometimes are needed as much for the sake of that new voice as anything, and I think that was really the priority here.”

Righetti will help Evans in a front office role. Evans admitted that Righetti’s “heartbeat is in uniform as a coach,” but said he was willing to take on a new role for an organization he loves. 

Gardner, a former Giants pitcher, had been on staff since 2003. He will now help to evaluate pitchers inside and outside the organization, and Evans said Gardner could serve an important role in evaluating trade options. Decker joined the big league staff in 2015 after a long run working in the minor leagues. The 2017 season was his 23rd with the organization. He will have a “blank canvas,” Evans said, working in different roles inside the organization. Decker will also help with draft preparation.