Giants Post-Game Notes Sept. 26th
The San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-0 and avoided the team’s first 3 game losing streak since dropping 5 in-a-row from July 25-30th. With the win the Giants have won 9 or their last 12 home games and have outscored their opponents 60-30 over that stretch.
Buster Posey‘s RBI single in the 3rd inning gave him his 100th RBI of the season. Posey is the first Bay Area hitter since Frank Thomas in 2006 to have at least 100 RBI in a season, and the first Giants hitter to accomplish the feat since Barry Bonds in 2004. Posey joined former Giants Walker Cooper (122 RBI in 1947) and Dick Dietz (107 RBI in 1970) to have 100 RBI for in a season for the Giants while primarily playing catcher. When asked what it meant to reach the 100 RBI milestone the often humble Posey replied
“I think an accomplishment like that can’t be done without your teammates, without guys getting on base,” Posey said. “The speed of guys on our team getting into scoring position, moving runners, it’s something that I think is only accomplished when you have help from your teammates.”
See what else Buster Posey had to say…
Matt Cain picked up the win by shutting out the D-Backs over 7 innings pitched surrendering just 4 hits while walking 1 and striking out 6. Cain improved to 3-0 vs. the D-Backs this season, and he is 6-0 with a 2.18 ERA over his last 9 starts. Cain had 6 strikeouts in tonight’s game, and established a new career-high for strikeouts in a season with 191 so far in 2012. Cain showed great improvement in allowing just the 1 walk after allowing 16 walks over his previous 5 starts. Cain talked about his improved command after the game.
“The past couple starts, I was just finding ways to walk guys, and I kind of made that a point between the last start and this start just to throw a lot of strikes and get ahead a lot of guys and not even think about walking guys and take that out of my mind.”
Watch what Matt Cain said after the game.
Marco Scutaro extended his NL leading hitting streak to 14 games which is a career-high for Scutaro. Scutaro is hitting .466 with 4 doubles and 12 RBI during his streak.