Giants vs Diamonbacks – Pregame Notes (6/14)

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The Giants return home to open a seven-game homestand tonight – starting it off with a four-game series against Arizona.

HOT HOT HOT

  • The Giants enter today having won 12 of their last 18 games

ROAD TRIPPED

  • The Giants went 3-3 on their six-game road trip against Texas and Washington.
  • Despite the .500 record, the Giants pitching staff posted a 2.13 ERA and held hitters to a .198 average during the stretch.

VS ARIZONA

  • The Giants have won five straight against Arizona since September 2020; they are 10-2 in their last 12 games against the Diamondbacks

BEST IN THE WEST (and the greater national league)

  • The Giants enter today with the best overall winning percentage in the NL and third-best in Major League Baseball at .615 (40-25)

WOOD NEEDS TO GET ON TRACK

  • LHP Alex Wood takes the ball for the Giants tonight. Wood has an 0-2 record with a 9.00 ERA in his last three starts. Prior, he was 5-1 with a 1.93 ERA through his first seven starts.

KAPLER QUOTABLE

The pitching staff’s improvement is remarkable. The Giants pitching staff is 1st (!!!) in first-pitch strike percentage. We asked Gabe Kapler about this attack mentality and, as he’s mentioned in the past, the importance to keep the foot on the gas pedal:
“These guys understand how important strike one is…Maybe it gets hit, like it did yesterday, but right back on the gas pedal.”