Buster Posey

July Report and August Preview #SFGiants

By Stuart Jones

July 2012 Record: 12-12

Best Stretch: July 13-24 (9-2)

Worst Stretch: July 25-30 (0-5)

Roster additions: UT Marco Scutaro, OF Hunter Pence

MLB Roster subtractions: OF Nate Schierholtz, UT Emmanuel Burriss

Hits in July: 218 (18th of all MLB teams)

HR in July: 14 (Last, next closest: Astros, 18)

wOBA in July: .304 (20th)

Pitching K/9: 7.74 (10th)

Pitching BB/9: 2.92 (20th lowest)

LOB%: 73.6% (12th)

ERA: 3.52 (6th)

FIP: 3.76 (6th)

July 1st Standings

Giants 45-35 —

Dodgers 44-36 1.0

DBacks 39-39 5.0

Rockies 30-48 14.0

Padres 30-50 15.0

August Opponents (Games against)

vs. Mets (2)

@ Rockies (3)

@ Cardinals (4)

vs. Rockies (3)

vs. Nationals (3)

–Day Off–

@ Padres (3)

@ Dodgers (3)

–Day Off–

vs. Braves (4)

@ Astros (3)

@ Cubs (1)

August 1st Standings

Giants 56-47 —

Dodgers 56-49 1.0

DBacks 53-51 3.5

Padres 44-61 13.0

Rockies 37-64 18.0

Thoughts: This looks like a pretty grueling month, with the next day off for the Giants not until August 16th. Luckily for the Giants, this is the last time in the regular season they’ll be traveling further away from home than Colorado with series in St. Louis, Houston, and Chicago. Not until near the middle of August will we hopefully get to see a healthy lineup that includes a core of Melky Cabrera, Pablo Sandoval, Hunter Pence, and Buster Posey, which will hopefully be a lot of fun to watch. Games against the Mets, Rockies, Padres, Astros, and a series beginning against the Cubs should make this a winning month for the Giants assuming full health and maintaining the ability to play baseball. Keep an eye out for the waiver wire additions Brian Sabean makes, among the names you might remember from August additions are guys like Cody Ross and Scott Eyre.