Originally posted on San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants...  |  Last updated 9/12/12

Last night was another big win for the San Francisco Giants. The win combined with the Dodgers loss, made it a very sweet night for Giants fans. The lead in the NL West is now extended to 6 games.

Pablo Sandoval still continues to struggle at the plate and defensively. In his last 6 games, Sandoval is hitting .087 (2-for-23) with 0 RBI and 2 runs scored. With the Giants 9 runs scored last night, Sandoval had no contribution with getting any runs across, as he was 0-for-4. This is very concerning coming from your 3rd hitter in the lineup. If he doesn’t break out of this slump by the end of this road trip. Look for manager Bruce Bochy to take away some playing time, moving him down in the lineup as well.

Side Notes

Madison Bumgarner took matters into his own hands at the plate and belted a long 3-run homer to tie the game at 4-4 in the top of the 4th inning.

The magic number for the G-Men to win the NL West is 15. That’s a combination of Giants wins and Dodgers losses.

Relief pitcher Clay Hensley has been activated from the DL. He gives the Giants another arm, we know how Bochy likes to use his pen for matchups this time of year. He’s already used 11 pitchers in a game since the rosters expanded on September 1st.

Pitcher Eric Hacker cleared waivers, but rejected an outright assignment to Fresno to pursue options in Asia. Pitcher Steve Edlefsen also cleared waivers but has elected to accept his Fresno assignment.

Don’t forget to go to the SF Giants Rumors Facebook page to share your thoughts on the Giants!

~King of Cali (Steven)

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