The San Francisco Giants enter the All-Star Break in great shape to make the playoffs for a third time in five years and capture an elusive World Series championship once again. The team sits in second place in the National League West with a 52-43 record and one game back of the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.
The team has the fourth best record in the NL and even though they have struggled since June 8th by going 10-22 in their last 32 games, the orange and black are definitely contenders in the NL playoff race. The team is 28-25 at home and 24-18 on the road.
The Giants offense has scored 373 runs, homered 83 times, smacked 23 triples, batting .243 as a team and has scored 149 runs with two outs. The pitching is showcasing a 3.40 ERA, while allowing 350 runs, 325 earned runs, 71 home runs, 714 strikeouts and holding opponents to a .241 batting average.
The team is 38-11 when scoring first, 13-13 in one-run games, 7-2 in extra-innings, 25-13 in day games and 25-21 versus the NL West. They are 17-14 in series openers and 20-10 in series finales. The team has recorded eight shutouts and been shutout 10 times.
Entering the second half, the Giants pitching rotation has been altered and this will be the order going forward: Madison Bumgarner (10-7), Tim Hudson (7-6), Tim Lincecum (9-5), Ryan Vogelsong (5-7) and Matt Cain (2-7).
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