Pitching
Earned Run Average 4.46 14th
Quality Starts 41 Tied-18th
WHIP 1.32 12th
BAA .253 14th
Batting
Runs 562 25th
Batting Average .242 27th
On Base Percentage .306 26th
Slugging Percentage .406 25th
2019 NL West Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Los Angeles 85 44 .659 W3
Arizona 64 64 .500 L1
San Francisco 63 65 .492 L4
San Diego 59 67 .468 L2
Colorado 58 70 .453 L1
Injuries
  • SP
    Johnny Cueto (Elbow) is out for season
  • 3B
    Pablo Sandoval (Elbow) 10-day IL (08/11)
  • C
    Buster Posey (Rest) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday vs Colorado Rockies
  • 2B
    Scooter Gennett (Rest) 10-day IL (03/23)
  • RF
    Steven Duggar (Shoulder) 60-day IL (08/08)
  • SP
    Shaun Anderson (Blister) 10-day IL (08/08)

SFGiants News

  • @SFGiants • 2h

    McCovey Chronicles: Thursday BP, 8/22/19

    Good morning, McCoven!

    If you live in the Sacramento area, you might want to get tickets to Monday night's game, because Johnny Cueto is moving on up in his rehab assignments and joining the River Cats, potentially for two starts.

    The Giants are reportedly aiming for September 8th to be the date that Cueto finally makes his return to the club, which has been Cueto's personal goal all along. He pitched for San Jose on Tuesday night, and while it wasn't smooth sailing (don't look at the box score, don't do it! Bad readers!), he made it to his goal of 60 pitches and will keep moving through the process.

    Good morning, McCoven!

    If you live in the Sacramento area, you might want to get tickets to Monday night's game, because Johnny Cueto is moving on up in his rehab assignments and joining the River Cats, potentially for two starts.

    The Giants are reportedly aiming for September 8th to be the date that Cueto finally makes his return to the club, which has been Cueto's personal goal all along. He pitched for San Jose on Tuesday night, and while it wasn't smooth sailing (don't look at the box score, don't do it! Bad readers!), he made it to his goal of 60 pitches and will keep moving through the process.

  • @SFGiants • 6h

    McCovey Chronicles: The Giants' offense has been horrific at home

    So, Brandon Belt isn't having a great season. You know it, I know it, and boy oh boy, do the KNBR callers know it.

    It doesn't help that Belt has struggled the most while playing in the confines of Oracle Park, in front of thousands of disapproving fans who remember the good times of actually good first basemen. You know, stalwarts such as JT Snow, Aubrey Huff, and, um...Brett Pill?

    To be fair to the critics, Belt has been bad when donning the home colors. Like, really, really bad.

    So, Brandon Belt isn't having a great season. You know it, I know it, and boy oh boy, do the KNBR callers know it.

    It doesn't help that Belt has struggled the most while playing in the confines of Oracle Park, in front of thousands of disapproving fans who remember the good times of actually good first basemen. You know, stalwarts such as JT Snow, Aubrey Huff, and, um...Brett Pill?

    To be fair to the critics, Belt has been bad when donning the home colors. Like, really, really bad.

  • @SFGiants • 6h
  • RT @SJGiants: The Road to the Show starts here. #GiantsStartHere #WhosThatKid @SFGiants https://t.co/FuwbmxMRcS

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  • @SFGiants • 8h

    San Jose Mercury News: Will the Giants' definition of 'meaningful baseball' change in September?

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The difference in the Giants' stated goal entering the 2019 season was subtle.

    For years, CEO Larry Baer and executives Brian Sabean and Bobby Evans explained the Giants wanted to "contend" on an annual basis. Merely staying close to the playoff hunt wasn't enough. Leading the pack and having a legitimate chance to win a World Series title was perhaps the only way to define a season as a success.

    Under first-year president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, the Giants' stated goal shifted ever so slightly.

    Instead of expressing a desire to contend, Zaidi wanted the Giants to play "meaningful baseball as deep into the season as possible.

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The difference in the Giants' stated goal entering the 2019 season was subtle.

    For years, CEO Larry Baer and executives Brian Sabean and Bobby Evans explained the Giants wanted to "contend" on an annual basis. Merely staying close to the playoff hunt wasn't enough. Leading the pack and having a legitimate chance to win a World Series title was perhaps the only way to define a season as a success.

    Under first-year president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, the Giants' stated goal shifted ever so slightly.

    Instead of expressing a desire to contend, Zaidi wanted the Giants to play "meaningful baseball as deep into the season as possible.

  • @SFGiants • 11h
  • 7 strong from the Shark in Chicago yesterday. Powered by @Biofreeze: https://t.co/tVfmfoKn2x#SFGiants https://t.co/C9DGZKWcnc

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  • @SFGiants • 12h

    McCovey Chronicles: SF Giants Minor Lines 8/22/19: Jaylin Davis is Good at Triple-A Baseball

    Okay, everyone, we can get off of Defcon 5...

    #SFGiants No. 3 prospect Marco Luciano left last night's @SKVolcanoes game early and is out of the lineup tonight. I'm told he's dealing with a leg injury, but it's not serious

    -- Dalton Johnson (@DaltonJ_Johnson) August 23, 2019

    It's not serious...just the usual kind of injury players get, and recover from. We can go back to Defcon 1.

    Er....eh, let's keep it at Defcon 2, just to be safe.

    Highlights: Jaylin Davis hit another home run; Victor Bericoto had 3 hits in the AZL.

    Okay, everyone, we can get off of Defcon 5...

    #SFGiants No. 3 prospect Marco Luciano left last night's @SKVolcanoes game early and is out of the lineup tonight. I'm told he's dealing with a leg injury, but it's not serious

    -- Dalton Johnson (@DaltonJ_Johnson) August 23, 2019

    It's not serious...just the usual kind of injury players get, and recover from. We can go back to Defcon 1.

    Er....eh, let's keep it at Defcon 2, just to be safe.

    Highlights: Jaylin Davis hit another home run; Victor Bericoto had 3 hits in the AZL.

  • @SFGiants • 14h

    Fansided: San Francisco Giants: Is Mike Yastrzemski a long-term piece?

    Breakout seasons can come out of nowhere and that's exactly what Mike Yastrzemski has provided for the San Francisco Giants this season.

    When the 2019 season began, Yastrzemski wasn't even on the MLB roster.

    He was sent to Triple-A Sacramento to start the season and at the time it was unclear if and when he would see time in the majors.

    Now he's a fixture in the MLB lineup.

    His ability to play all three outfield positions and hit anywhere in the lineup has quickly made him a key contributor. In fact, if it wasn't for a loaded National League rookie field led by guys like Pete Alonso, Fernando Tatis Jr.

    Breakout seasons can come out of nowhere and that's exactly what Mike Yastrzemski has provided for the San Francisco Giants this season.

    When the 2019 season began, Yastrzemski wasn't even on the MLB roster.

    He was sent to Triple-A Sacramento to start the season and at the time it was unclear if and when he would see time in the majors.

    Now he's a fixture in the MLB lineup.

    His ability to play all three outfield positions and hit anywhere in the lineup has quickly made him a key contributor. In fact, if it wasn't for a loaded National League rookie field led by guys like Pete Alonso, Fernando Tatis Jr.

  • @SFGiants • 15h

    McCovey Chronicles: Will the Giants keep Kevin Pillar?

    Kevin Pillar has felt like a key player for the San Francisco Giants this year, even if his numbers have been subpar. He entered Wednesday's game hitting .268/.298/.464 (87 wRC+) for the Giants, with a career-high 19 home runs.

    That's the good. The bad is that those numbers still aren't particularly good, the defense is declining, and he's about to enter his final year of arbitration.

    The Giants might negotiate in arbitration, settle on a happy number, and bring him to the 2020 party. Or they may non-tender him, letting him move on.

    Kevin Pillar has felt like a key player for the San Francisco Giants this year, even if his numbers have been subpar. He entered Wednesday's game hitting .268/.298/.464 (87 wRC+) for the Giants, with a career-high 19 home runs.

    That's the good. The bad is that those numbers still aren't particularly good, the defense is declining, and he's about to enter his final year of arbitration.

    The Giants might negotiate in arbitration, settle on a happy number, and bring him to the 2020 party. Or they may non-tender him, letting him move on.

  • @SFGiants • 17h

    San Jose Mercury News: Windy City plays tricks on Giants, Samardzija's strong start blown away in shutout loss

    CHICAGO -- The comeback tale pitcher Jeff Samardzija is writing is one of the most unlikely, impressive stories in all of baseball this season.

    If the Giants want to reassert themselves in the National League Wild Card race, they'll need to author a narrative that's even more compelling.

    Samardzija continued one of the best stretches of his career with seven dominant innings of one-run ball against the Cubs, but the Giants (63-65) failed to score in a 1-0 defeat that clinched a devastating three-game sweep.

    After beginning the day 5.0 games out in the NL Wild Card race, the Giants made a daunting uphill climb even steeper with their fourth consecutive loss.

    CHICAGO -- The comeback tale pitcher Jeff Samardzija is writing is one of the most unlikely, impressive stories in all of baseball this season.

    If the Giants want to reassert themselves in the National League Wild Card race, they'll need to author a narrative that's even more compelling.

    Samardzija continued one of the best stretches of his career with seven dominant innings of one-run ball against the Cubs, but the Giants (63-65) failed to score in a 1-0 defeat that clinched a devastating three-game sweep.

    After beginning the day 5.0 games out in the NL Wild Card race, the Giants made a daunting uphill climb even steeper with their fourth consecutive loss.

  • @SFGiants • 20h

    SFGate.com: 'It'll be emotional': Carl Yastrzemski on Giants outfielder, grandson playing against Boston Red Sox

    Boston Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski told The Athletics's Steve Buckley that "it'll be emotional" to see his grandson, San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, play at Fenway Park next month when the Giants take on the Red Sox.

    The older Yastrzemski spent his entire MLB career with the Red Sox and was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1989.

    His grandson was promoted from the Sacramento River Cats to the Giants in May and has batted .282, hit 17 home runs and has 47 RBI since being called up.

    Boston Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski told The Athletics's Steve Buckley that "it'll be emotional" to see his grandson, San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, play at Fenway Park next month when the Giants take on the Red Sox.

    The older Yastrzemski spent his entire MLB career with the Red Sox and was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1989.

    His grandson was promoted from the Sacramento River Cats to the Giants in May and has batted .282, hit 17 home runs and has 47 RBI since being called up.

  • @SFGiants • 22h

    McCovey Chronicles: Rebranding the National League in the style of the XFL

    On Wednesday, the resurrected XFL unveiled the team names and logos of the eight teams, and ooh baby, are they something. If you haven't seen them already, take a gander.

    It's saying something when the best logo of the bunch might be the Tennessee Oilers logo drawn at a weird perspective.

    I don't want to drag them too hard because trying to think of a good sports team name is tough. All of the good ones have been taken by teams in the various sports leagues from MLB to Overwatch League.

    On Wednesday, the resurrected XFL unveiled the team names and logos of the eight teams, and ooh baby, are they something. If you haven't seen them already, take a gander.

    It's saying something when the best logo of the bunch might be the Tennessee Oilers logo drawn at a weird perspective.

    I don't want to drag them too hard because trying to think of a good sports team name is tough. All of the good ones have been taken by teams in the various sports leagues from MLB to Overwatch League.

  • @SFGiants • 1d

    McCovey Chronicles: Defense costs Giants game they weren't going to win anyway

    There's probably not a more exciting type of baseball game than one that ends 1-0. Absent all context and specifics about either team, the mere concept of a 1-0 final score is, by definition, thrilling. Any game that can be decided by one pitch, one swing of the bat, is one that demands constant attention.

    So, absent all context, the Giants losing a 1-0 game to the Cubs this afternoon to complete Chicago's sweep of them was still a good game. Not because it signaled a series sweep by only a combined four runs, but because after losing a game 12-11 last night, the Giants were able to come back and keep the Cubs' lineup in check.

    There's probably not a more exciting type of baseball game than one that ends 1-0. Absent all context and specifics about either team, the mere concept of a 1-0 final score is, by definition, thrilling. Any game that can be decided by one pitch, one swing of the bat, is one that demands constant attention.

    So, absent all context, the Giants losing a 1-0 game to the Cubs this afternoon to complete Chicago's sweep of them was still a good game. Not because it signaled a series sweep by only a combined four runs, but because after losing a game 12-11 last night, the Giants were able to come back and keep the Cubs' lineup in check.

  • @SFGiants • 1d

    Fansided: San Francisco Giants: Johnny Cueto moves one step closer to returning

    It appears San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto is coming down the home stretch in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

    On the heels of his fourth rehab start in the lower levels of the minors, it was announced on Wednesday that he will now be joining the Triple-A Sacramento roster.

    He'll take the mound again on Aug. 26 and he'll make at least two Triple-A starts.

    OFFICIAL: RHP Johnny Cueto threw 60 pitches in his 4th rehab start last night, pitching for Class A Advanced San Jose. Cueto will join AAA Sacramento for his next rehab start on Monday, August 26 and is scheduled to make at least two starts with the @RiverCats.

    It appears San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto is coming down the home stretch in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

    On the heels of his fourth rehab start in the lower levels of the minors, it was announced on Wednesday that he will now be joining the Triple-A Sacramento roster.

    He'll take the mound again on Aug. 26 and he'll make at least two Triple-A starts.

    OFFICIAL: RHP Johnny Cueto threw 60 pitches in his 4th rehab start last night, pitching for Class A Advanced San Jose. Cueto will join AAA Sacramento for his next rehab start on Monday, August 26 and is scheduled to make at least two starts with the @RiverCats.

  • @SFGiants • 1d

    San Jose Mercury News: Giants' bullpen struggling, but team may have struck gold with unlikely addition

    CHICAGO -- When the Giants added right-handed pitcher Jandel Gustave to their 40-man roster on July 18, the transaction appeared more like a clerical error than a wise decision.

    Gustave hadn't appeared in a major league game since 2017, owned a 6.85 ERA at Triple-A Sacramento and wasn't among the top five relievers on his minor league team.

    A month after Gustave's name surfaced in an unlikely roster move, the Dominican Republic native has emerged as one of the Giants' best relievers.

    "You look at the stuff and it plays," manager Bruce Bochy said. "97 (miles per hour), he's got the slider, he's throwing strikes.

    CHICAGO -- When the Giants added right-handed pitcher Jandel Gustave to their 40-man roster on July 18, the transaction appeared more like a clerical error than a wise decision.

    Gustave hadn't appeared in a major league game since 2017, owned a 6.85 ERA at Triple-A Sacramento and wasn't among the top five relievers on his minor league team.

    A month after Gustave's name surfaced in an unlikely roster move, the Dominican Republic native has emerged as one of the Giants' best relievers.

    "You look at the stuff and it plays," manager Bruce Bochy said. "97 (miles per hour), he's got the slider, he's throwing strikes.

  • @SFGiants • 1d

    McCovey Chronicles: McC Happy Hour #9: Kenny Kelly

    This week, I was joined by none other than Kenny Kelly, of our own staff. As I mention in the podcast, such is the nature of the online writing world that this was only the second time Kenny and I have actually talked to each other (as opposed to messages on our Slack channel). So it was nice to have a chance to get to know Kenny a little more, and let you get to know him as well. And our pets, who make delightful (your mileage may vary) and unexpected guest appearances.

    Kenny and I discuss the usual fare at first, getting into his proposed changes to the game if he were commissioner for a day (spoiler: he would have a very busy day), as well as the current state of the Giants and how it matches up against what Kenny's expectations from this season.

    This week, I was joined by none other than Kenny Kelly, of our own staff. As I mention in the podcast, such is the nature of the online writing world that this was only the second time Kenny and I have actually talked to each other (as opposed to messages on our Slack channel). So it was nice to have a chance to get to know Kenny a little more, and let you get to know him as well. And our pets, who make delightful (your mileage may vary) and unexpected guest appearances.

    Kenny and I discuss the usual fare at first, getting into his proposed changes to the game if he were commissioner for a day (spoiler: he would have a very busy day), as well as the current state of the Giants and how it matches up against what Kenny's expectations from this season.

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