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Orange and Black Thursday Inside Scoop

September 4th, 2014 at 10:55 AM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants lost two of three to the Colorado Rockies that ended with a 9-2 loss Wednesday afternoon. Ryan Vogelsong allowed a career-high four home runs on the day and his record dropped to 8-10 on the year. The Giants are 13-15 in his starts this year and the team finished the season going 9-10 versus the Rockies.

'Let's Go Giants' photo (c) 2012, Joe Mazzola - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Hunter Pence extended his hitting streak to 16-games and is batting .447 in his last 10 games, smacking 17 hits, 10 RBI's and scored 11 runs. Buster Posey is batting .491 in his last 13 games with 28 hits, six home runs and 20 RBI's. The Giants are 30-27 versus the National League West and 19 of their last 22 games are against their division rivals.

The orange and black are 76-64, two games behind the first place Los Angeles Dodgers with six meetings left to go this year. Angel Pagan was a late scratch Wednesday with a stiff back, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects him to be ready for the series opener Friday night in Detroit against the Tigers.

Speaking of those Tigers, the Giants return to Comerica Park for the first time since winning Game 4 of the 2012 World Series for a weekend series. The Giants are 8-9 facing the American League this season and 0-7 on the road against them.

'SF Giants Madison Bumgarner' photo (c) 2013, SD Dirk - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Madison Bumgarner was named NL Pitcher of the Month for August after going 4-1 with a 1.57 ERA in six starts. The lefty allowed 26 hits, nine runs, eight earned runs and recorded 56 strikeouts. He held the opposition to a .164 batting average and Bumgarner won NL Pitcher of the Month for the second time this year after winning honors in May.

Following the weekend series, the Giants return home Tuesday for a six-game homestand against the Arizona Diamondback and those Dodgers.

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