In the aftermath of a wild, champagne filled celebration the San Francisco Giants look to stay undefeated on their final home stand. The Giants have adopted a slightly different identity in recent weeks. Maybe somebody forgot to remind them that AT&T is a pitchers park.
Sunday afternoon will mark the third and final game against the San Diego Padres this series. San Francisco is looking to continue their dominance over the Pads having won all five series against them so far this season.
They also are eying back to back series sweeps for the first time this season.
The players celebrated last night but know there is a lot of work to still be done. When asked to describe the season in one word Pablo Sandoval responded “World Series.”
San Diego will send a lefty to the mound again Sunday in Eric Stults (6-3, 2.69). This start will be the eighth start for Stults in his career against the Giants, which is the most against any opponent. He is 2-2 with a 4.81 ERA in those starts.
Yusmeiro Petit will be on the hill for the Giants Sunday making his 2012 debut. Petit will also make his first start in the big leagues since 2009 where he started 17 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In his short career, Petit is 10-20 with a 5.57 ERA.