Last night was another big win for the San Francisco Giants against the Dodgers. The win pushes the Giants lead in the NL West to 1.5 over the Dodgers and 6 games over the D-Backs. The G-men are looking for the sweep tonight with Matt Cain on the mound.
Outfielder Angel Pagan came up big last night with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run scored. Buster Posey drove in 2 runs last night while having a break from behind the plate. He played 1st last night while Hector Sanchez had the catching duties.
Tim Lincecum was up for the challenge. He pitched 5.2 innings, and only allowed 1 run. The bullpen was on point as they came in to shut it down for the remaining 3.1 innings.
Melky T-Shirt Giveaway
CBSSports.com reports that the Giants have canceled an order for 20,000 Melky Cabrera T-shirts just in time. The Giants will now give out a “Gigantes” version with Pagan’s name on the back. The shirts will be given out on September 8th, when the Giants face the Dodgers.
Giants top draft pick pitcher Chris Stratton was hit in the head by a line drive during batting practice. It’s reported as a serious injury. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says Stratton is likely done for the year, since Salem-Keizer’s season ends September 1st.
In another article, Baggarly says Ryan Theriot has been taking some fly balls in left field. He hasn’t played left field since 2008, but the Giants are looking for ways to get Theriot and Marco Scutaro in the lineup.
Outside names mentioned by Baggarly for outfield are Jeff Francoeur, Cody Ross, Scott Hairston and Rick Ankiel. Which one of these guys would you like to see in left field at AT&T Park?
Relief pitcher Guillermo Mota is eligible to get back on the roster on August 28th. The Giants will have to make a decision if they want to activate him to their active roster after his 100-game suspension is up.
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