This Date in Giants History: July 30, 1959
Future Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey makes his Major League debut for the Giants vs the Phillies. "Stretch" goes 4 for 4 with 2 triples, 2 RBI and 3 runs in San Francisco's 7-2 win at Seals Stadium. All 4 hits came against future Hall-of-Famer Robin Roberts. McCovey would go on to win N.L. Rookie of the Year despite playing only 52 games by hitting .354 with 13 HR and 38 RBI.
The San Francisco Giants come into the New York Mets series having lost 4 in a row, equaling their longest losing streak of the season (May 1st thru 4th). All 4 losses have come at home. The last time the Giants lost 5 straight at home was late June 2010 vs. Red Sox and Dodgers.
Giants 4-Game Losing Streak
SF OPP Wins 0 4 Runs 6 25 Avg .201 .316 HR 0 6 Walks 5 11
The Giants have been shutout at home for 20 straight innings.
Giants Longest Scoreless Innings Streaks at AT&T Park
21 May 28-30, 2001 21 June 8-10, 2007 20 July 27-29, 2012 18 4 Times
Giants Bullpen Ranks
14-13 Record 7th 34 Saves t-2nd 77 Saves Pct 3rd 3.48 ERA t7th .256 Opp Avg 11th 22 HR Allowed 1-2nd
Giants Bullpen by Month
ERA Saves Blown Saves April 3.71 6 3 May 2.74 10 1 June 4.14 14 2 July 3.64 4 4
Starts REC ERA HR April 5 4-1 2.53 3 May 5 1-3 3.71 4 June 6 5-0 2.42 3 July 4 1-2 4.15 6
Home Road Starts 9 11 Rec 7-1 4-5 ERA 1.89 4.24 Opp Avg .206 .242 HR 3 13 3rd Lowest in N.L.
The Giants have played 51 home games and have only homered in 12 of those games (16 HR total).
Fewest Home Runs in first 51 Home Games
1992 Kansas City Royals 13 1992 Los Angeles Dodgers 14 1991 Cleveland Indians 16 2012 San Francisco Giants 16 1991 Houston Astros 17
Highest Batting Average
Since All-Star Break in N.L.
David Freese STL .476 Buster Posey SF .436 Brandon Phillips CIN .407 Andrew McCutchen PIT .400 Ryan Zimmerman WSH .384
Worst Records since All-Star Break
Houston Astros 2-15 .118 New York Mets 3-13 .188 Kansas City Royals 4-13 .235 Colorado Rockies 4-11 .267 Milwaukee Brewers 5-11 .313
New York Mets
Since All-Star Break
Record 3-13 Run Diff -30 RGM 4.1 ERA 5.55 Saves 1 Blown Saves 3
David Wright comes into AT&T Park looking for his 200th career Home Run
New York Mets
All-Time Home Runs Leaders
Darryl Strawberry 252 Mike Piazza 220 David Wright 199 Howard Johnson 192 Dave Kingman 154
N.L. Rank .332 Average 5th 71 RBI 3rd 121 Hits 5th 31 Doubles 4th 49 X-Base Hits 3rd 59 Walks 3rd .423 OB 3rd .559 Slug 7th .982 OPS 4th
SAN FRANCISCO — A top pitching prospect highlighted the list of Giants added to the 40-man roster before Monday’s deadline.
The Giants put right-hander Tyler Beede on their 40-man roster, along with Aramis Garcia, Tyler Herb and D.J. Snelten. The four players were protected from the Rule 5 draft, held in December on the final day of the annual Winter Meetings. To clear roster spots, the Giants designated Orlando Calixte and Micah Johnson for assignment and outrighted Dan Slania to Triple-A.
Beede, a 24-year-old former first-round pick, likely would have ended up on the roster earlier if not for a groin injury that ended his Triple-A season early. The Giants anticipated him making a September debut, but he ended up needing time in the Arizona Fall League to make up for lost innings. Beede was sharp in the AFL once he knocked the rust off, allowing three runs over 10 innings in his final two starts. He is expected to compete for a rotation spot at some point next year, although he also stands as one of the organization’s best offseason trade chips.
Garcia, 24, has struggled with injuries at times in the minors, but he hit 17 homers in just 402 at-bats in 2017 and earned a promotion to Double-A Richmond. Garcia is currently one of just two catchers on the 40-man roster.
Herb was essentially the player to be named later in the Chris Heston deal. The 25-year-old had a 2.76 ERA in 10 starts for Double-A Richmond last season. Snelten is a lefty reliever who had a 2.20 ERA across two levels last season and could break into the big leagues as a bullpen weapon next year.
The roster now stands at 40 after the churn, which included a couple of players picked up as flyers because the Giants are at the front of the waiver process. Johnson was added in October and infielder Engelb Vielma, added during the season, was claimed by the Phillies on a waiver claim. Slania, who made his big league debut during the season, cleared waivers and joins Triple-A Sacramento’s offseason roster.
On Monday morning, some important details emerged.
The Giants discussed Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw with the Marlins in a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to sports radio host Craig Mish.
Last week, San Francisco reportedly made an actual offer for Stanton.
The Giants selected Beede, 24, in the first round (14th overall) of the 2014 draft.
The right-handed pitcher went 6-7 with a 4.79 ERA over 19 starts in Triple-A last season.
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The Orange and Black took Shaw, 24, in the first round (31st overall) of the 2015 draft.
In 37 games for Double-A Richmond in 2017, he hit .301 with six home runs and 29 RBI.
He was promoted to Triple-A and hit .289 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI in 88 games.
Shaw recently played in the Arizona Fall League, but only saw action in five games because of a sore shoulder.