Keys to the Game: Giants Vs. Padres, September 7, 2011

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The San Francisco Giants will need to practically win out their remaining 20 games if they hope to overcome Arizona’s six game divisional lead. Completing a three game sweep of the Padres would certainly help to keep their postseason contention alive. This afternoon the Giant’s Matt Cain (11-9, 2.85) will seek his first win of the season against the Padres. Cain is 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA in three starts versus San Diego. The Friars will counter with their Giant slayer, Aaron Harang (12-5, 3.86 ERA), who is 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA against San Francisco in two starts this season. Compare this afternoon’s starters.

ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

The Giant’s late season acquisition, Carlos Beltran, is finally offensively producing as expect. Beltran has been on an extraordinary tear so far this September, batting .765,  with 6 RBIs and a colossal 2.098 OPS!  Check out Beltran’s September numbers.

Hits (Blue), RBIs (Orange) & Total Bases (Green)

Can Cain complete the sweep at Petco Park today and help to spark a repeated San Francisco September surge into the playoffs?

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