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San Francisco Giants Win Opener in San Diego

  • Five Giants had multi-hit games on Thursday—Huff, Sanchez, Burrell, Uribe and Posey combined to go 12 for 18 with four home runs and seven RBIs. 
  • Matt Cain has been a horse for the Giants—he's gone at least six innings in 25 of his 29 starts. 
  • Pablo Sandoval was 0 for 4 with two double plays and leads the National League with 26 GIDP (grounded into double plays) this season. I looked it up, and Sandoval could easily tie or set a record for most GIDP in a season by a switch hitter. It is currently held by Ted Simmons and Dave Philley, who each had 29. The record for most in a season by any hitter is 32, held by Miguel Tejada, who set it in 2008 with the Astros. 
  • Watch out for the Rockies: they're currently riding a seven-game winning streak and stand just 2.5 games behind the Giants. 
  • The Giants continued their great pitching on Thursday—nine of their last 11 starts have been quality starts. And they've prospered behind their great pitching, going 7-2 in September thus far.
  • The Giants have been scoring by virtue of the long ball on this road trip (even at Petco Park on Thursday). According to Comcast Sportsnet, they have scored 73.1% of their runs on this road trip (19 of 26) from home runs. 
Bleacher ReportContributor IMay 31, 2016

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