Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Pregame Notes (7/5/21)

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Happy 5th of July! The Giants (53-30, 1st NL West) return home after a 3-3 road trip to face the Cardinals (41-44, 4th NL Central). The Giants began their road trip by being swept by the Dodgers in a short two-game series, but proceeded to take three of four against the Diamondbacks over the holiday weekend. The Redbirds dropped three of four to the Rockies at Coors Field over the weekend, currently 1-3 on their road trip that also features the Cubs (COL, SF, CHC).

ROSTER MOVES

  • The Giants placed LHP Sammy Long on the 10-day IL and recalled C Chadwick Tromp from Triple-A

GIANTS ROLLING

  • The Giants are on a three-game winning streak. In addition to winning 13 of their last 18, they own the best win percentage in the Majors (.639)

MEDICAL UPDATES

GO DEEP

  • The Giants have scored 52.8% of their runs this year via the long ball – that percentage is the highest in the Majors.

BULLISH BULLPEN

  • Since June 1st, the Giants bullpen has the best ERA in the majors – 1.93 ERA
  • The next best? The Brewers at 2.64 ERA

ORACLE PARK BEAUTY

KAPLER QUOTE

  • Here’s what Gabe Kapler had to say about the biggest point of emphasis heading into the final homestand ahead of the All-Star break: