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San Francisco Giants 2004 Schedule

NL West Standings
   TEAM  W   L  GB
dodgers 93  69  -
 GIANTS 91  71  2.0
 padres 87  75  6.0
rockies 68  94 25.0
d'backs 51 111 42.0

NL Wild Card
   TEAM  W  L  GB
 astros 92 70  -
 GIANTS 91 71  1.0

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Jason Schmidt - Oct 3, 2004 - before Houston won their game and en route to his 18th victory.

Barry Bonds.com
2004 HR Counter: 45
Career HR Counter: 703
Number HR needed to tie Babe Ruth: 11
Number HR needed to tie Hank Aaron: 52
2004 Walks total/Intentional: 232/120
Career Stolen Bases: 506
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Recent Game Notes:

  • The all-important final series of the year at Los Angeles. SF is able to beat LA and stay alive in the NL West and remain tied in the wild card race with a 4-2 victory over the Dodgers. Kirk Rueter pitched like the veteran that he is, going seven innings and allowing just 2 earned runs on 3 hits. Both hits were solo home runs that brought LA within one run of SF, but the Giants found a way to bring the runs home. In the second, Bonds was walked and he and Cruz would score on a Grissom double. LA got their first solo homer in the fifth. In the seventh, LA got another, but only after SF got a big run on a Tucker single to bring home Ray Durham. SF would add a key insurance run on a JT Snow homer in the eighth inning to put SF up 4-2. Brower made appearance number eighty-nine and held, and Hermanson got the save as SF keeps their NL West hopes alive. Houston and SF remain tied in the Wild Card...

    Saturday afternoon, SF got great performances from starter Brett Tomko and Marquis Grissom, but their bullpen collapsed and allowed seven runs in the bottom of the ninth as LA wins 7-3 and captures the NL West Crown. Grissom had all three SF RBI against his old club, two on a single in the fourth, and one on a solo homer to left in the seventh and put SF up 3-0. That paved the way for Tomko, who tossed 7.1 shutout innings, allowing just four hits. After Alou replaced Tomko with Eyre, he brought in Hermanson. Hermanson finished the eighth OK. In the bottom nine, however, it all came apart. Ransom replaced Cruz at short. It went like this: single, walk, strikeout, walk to load the bases. PH Choi walked, run in, SF 3-1. Christiansen replaced Hermanson. Ransom commits a fielding error, run in, bags still loaded, SF 3-2. Herges replaced Christiansen, single, run in, bags still juiced, game tied, just one out. Franklin replaces Herges, and with one strike, Giant Killer Steve Finley does the damage, a Grand Slam to give the West to the Dodgers and back SF into a wild card hole. Houston won their game, so Houston controls their fate on Sunday, and their game starts before Sunday's Giant finale...

    Sunday, during the top of the fourth inning of SF's teeing off on Kaz Ishii, the final score of the Houston-Rockies game was flashed on the scoreboard at Dodger Stadium. Houston 5, Colorado 3. That was it. The season for the Giants would end today. Just like that. Time to finish out the final innings, get the bench players into the game, then head for home. But wait, Jason Schmidt was giving no hits through four and a third innings. Jason would be removed after the sixth with a 7-0 lead and allowing just two hits with nine strikeouts. Schmitty would earn a career-best 18th victory and set the SF season record for K's at 251, eclipsing Juan Marichal's 41 year record, in an otherwise meaningless 10-0 beating of the Dodgers. Durham and Feliz homered in the first, and Ray's was his ninth lead-off homer this year. Grip homered in the fifth, Cruz in the sixth and Ellison in the ninth, for good measure. Bonds popped out to third and walked before being replaced by Mohr in the bottom of the fourth...
     

  • Final season look back: The season started with prgnosticators expecting SF, LA and San Diego to vie to the title. SF weakened their position, letting Worrell go and trading Nathan for Pierzynski, fully expecting Robb Nen to return. That was the first of many setbacks for the Giants, as Nen simply wasn't ready. He had more surgery and his future status is still uncertain.

    At the end of the first month, SF found themselves in last place in the west and would be 8 games out through mid-May. Pierzynski had an AWFUL start to the season before coming around. In late May, when JT Snow and Ray Durham went on the DL, the Giants began a surge through June and at the break were just a half game down, SF's last lead in the West ended on July 5.

    After the all-star break, SF slumped again, and after on particularly bad loss, announced "we're playing for the wild card." ugh. In August, SF dumped Neifi Perez in favor of Deivi Cruz and SF struggled to get Pedro Feliz in to games as Snow and Durham regained form. Both were better players after their DL stints, particularly JT.

    But for the Giants, the big issue had become relief pitching. Starter Kirk Rueter could rarely go more than five innings. Alou was quick to the pen. Herges had been annointed the closer at the start of the season, then melted down and Hermanson had to assume that role. Brower and Eyre were both used over eighty-two times in the season, and SF's relief pitching ERA was somewhere around 4.5. Not good. In the end, SF was close in both races, until Houston surged to win the wild card, and the Dodgers were able to hold off SF and the Padres during the last month and make the playoffs. Wait til next year!
     

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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 2003 SCHEDULE
Dates and times subject to change
Home games in orange

schedule jump: [ April ][ May ][ June ][ July ][ Aug ][ Sept ]

April
Day Date Opponent Result Record
Monday April 5 @HOUSTON  W 5-4  1-0   t-1st 
Tuesday April 6 @HOUSTON  W 7-5  2-0   1st +.5
Wednesday April 7 @HOUSTON  L 1-10  2-1   t-1st 
Thursday April 8 @SAN DIEGO  L 3-4  2-2   t-2nd -.5
Friday April 9 off    
Saturday April 10 @SAN DIEGO  L 4-6  2-3   t-3rd -2
Sunday April 11 @SAN DIEGO  W 6-3  3-3   t-2nd -1
Monday April 12 MILWAUKEE  W 7-5  4-3   2nd -.5
Tuesday April 13 MILWAUKEE  W 4-2  5-3   1st +.5
Wednesday April 14 MILWAUKEE  L 0-3  5-4   2nd -.5
Thursday April 15 off    
Friday April 16 LOS ANGELES  L 2-3  5-5   2nd -2
Saturday April 17 LOS ANGELES  L 4-5  5-6   t-2nd -3
Sunday April 18 LOS ANGELES  L 6-7  5-7   t-3rd -4
Monday April 19 SAN DIEGO  W 4-3  6-7   t-2nd -3.5
Tuesday April 20 SAN DIEGO  L 5-9  6-8   4th -3.5
Wednesday April 21 SAN DIEGO  L 0-11  6-9   4th -4.5
Thursday April 22 SAN DIEGO  L 4-9  6-10   4th -4.5
Friday April 23 @LOS ANGELES  L 4-5  6-11   5th -5.5
Saturday April 24 @LOS ANGELES  W 5-3  7-11   4th -4.5
Sunday April 25 @LOS ANGELES  L 0-9  7-12   5th -5.5
Monday April 26 ATLANTA  W 3-2  8-12   5th -5.0
Tuesday April 27 ATLANTA  L 3-12  8-13   5th -5.0
Wednesday April 28 ATLANTA  W 10-7  9-13   5th -5.0
Thursday April 29 FLORIDA  L 3-4  9-14   5th -5.0
Friday April 30 FLORIDA  W 12-9  10-14   t-4th -5.0
schedule jump: [Top][ April ][ May ][ June ][ July ][ Aug ][ Sept ]
May
Day Date Opponent Result Record
Saturday May 1 FLORIDA  W 6-3  11-14   t-3rd -5.0
Sunday May 2 FLORIDA  W 9-8  12-14   t-3rd -4.0
Monday May 3 off    
Tuesday May 4 @NEW YORK  L 2-6  12-15   t-3rd -5.0
Wednesday May 5 @NEW YORK  L 2-8  12-16   5th -5.0
Thursday May 6 @NEW YORK  L 1-2  12-17   5th -6.0
Friday May 7 @CINCINNATI  W 6-1  13-17   t-3rd -6.0
Saturday May 8 @CINCINNATI  L 3-5  13-18   t-4th -7.0
Sunday May 9 @CINCINNATI  W 7-6  14-18   t-3rd -7.0
Monday May 10  off    
Tuesday May 11 PHILADELPHIA  L 4-10  14-19   t-4th -8.0
Wednesday May 12 PHILADELPHIA  W 4-3  15-19   3rd -8.0
Thursday May 13 PHILADELPHIA  L 3-4  15-20   t-3rd -8.0
Friday May 14 PITTSBURGH  L 2-4  15-21   t-3rd -8.0
Saturday May 15 PITTSBURGH  L 4-6  15-22   t-3rd -8.0
Sunday May 16 PITTSBURGH  L 1-8  15-23   4th -8.0
Monday May 17 off    
Tuesday May 18 @CHICAGO  W 1-0  16-23   4th -7.0
Wednesday May 19 @CHICAGO  L 3-4  16-24   5th -7.0
Thursday May 20 @CHICAGO  W 5-3  17-24   4th -6.0
Friday May 21 @EXPOS (PR)  W 6-5  18-24   3rd -5.0
Saturday May 22 @EXPOS (PR)  W 7-2  19-24   3rd -5.0
Sunday May 23 @EXPOS (PR)  Aug 18  19-24   3rd -4.5
Monday May 24 off    
Tuesday May 25 ARIZONA  W 4-1  20-24   3rd -4.5
Wednesday May 26 ARIZONA  W 4-3  21-24   3rd -3.5
Thursday May 27 ARIZONA  W 5-4  22-24   3rd -3.5
Friday May 28 COLORADO  W 4-2  23-24   3rd -3.5
Saturday May 29 COLORADO  W 5-3  24-24   3rd -2.5
Sunday May 30 COLORADO  W 3-1  25-24   3rd -2.5
Monday May 31 @ARIZONA  W 8-4  26-24   3rd -1.5
schedule jump: [Top][ April ][ May ][ June ][ July ][ Aug ][ Sept ]
June
Day Date Opponent Result Record
Tuesday June 1 @ARIZONA  L 5-6  26-25   3rd -1.5
Wednesday June 2 @ARIZONA  L 6-8  26-26   3rd -2.5
Thursday June 3 @ARIZONA  L 5-11  26-27   3rd -3
Friday June 4 @COLORADO  W 13-7  27-27   3rd -3
Saturday June 5 @COLORADO  L 2-11  27-28   3rd -4
Sunday June 6 @COLORADO  W 16-4  28-28   3rd -3
Monday June 7 @COLORADO  W 10-5  29-28   3rd -2.5
Tuesday June 8 @TAMPA BAY  W 7-3  30-28   3rd -1.5
Wednesday June 9 @TAMPA BAY  L 3-4  30-29   3rd -2.5
Thursday June 10 @TAMPA BAY  L 2-5  30-30   3rd -2.5
Friday June 11 ppd to Sat    
Saturday June 12 @BALTIMORE  W 9-6  31-30   3rd -2
Saturday June 12 @BALTIMORE  L 4-5  31-31   3rd -2.5
Sunday June 13 @BALTIMORE  W 7-3  32-31   3rd -1.5
Monday June 14 off    
Tuesday June 15 TORONTO  W 4-3  33-31   3rd -1.5
Wednesday June 16 TORONTO  W 10-2  34-31   2nd -1.5
Thursday June 17 TORONTO  W 8-5  35-31   2nd -1.5
Friday June 18 BOSTON  L 9-14  35-32   2nd -2.5
Saturday June 19 BOSTON  W 6-4  36-32   2nd -1.5
Sunday June 20 BOSTON  W 4-0  37-32   2nd -1.5
Monday June 21 LOS ANGELES  W 3-2  38-32   2nd -.5
Tuesday June 22 LOS ANGELES  W 11-5  39-32   1st +.5
Wednesday June 23 LOS ANGELES  W 3-2  40-32   1st +1.5
Thursday June 24 LOS ANGELES  W 9-3  41-32   1st +2.5
Friday June 25 @OAKLAND  W 6-4  42-32   1st +3.0
Saturday June 26 @OAKLAND  L 7-8  42-33   1st +3.0
Sunday June 27 @OAKLAND  W 5-2  43-33   1st +3.0
Monday June 28 off    
Tuesday June 29 @LOS ANGELES  L 1-2  43-34   1st +1.5
Wednesday June 30 @LOS ANGELES  W 7-1  44-34   1st +2.5
schedule jump: [Top][ April ][ May ][ June ][ July ][ Aug ][ Sept ]
July
Day Date Opponent Time Record
Thursday July 1 @LOS ANGELES  L 4-5  44-35   1st +2.5
Friday July 2 OAKLAND  W 7-3  45-35   1st +2.5
Saturday July 3 OAKLAND  L 2-6  45-36   1st +1.5
Sunday July 4 OAKLAND  L 6-9  45-37   1st +0.5
Monday July 5 COLORADO  L 4-7  45-38   2nd -0.5
Tuesday July 6 COLORADO  L 6-8  45-39   3rd -1.5
Wednesday July 7 COLORADO  W 8-4  46-39   3rd -0.5
Thursday July 8 ARIZONA  L 4-8  46-40   3rd -1.5
Friday July 9 ARIZONA  W 8-3  47-40   2nd -0.5
Saturday July 10 ARIZONA  W 3-1  48-40   2nd -0.5
Sunday July 11 ARIZONA  W 9-2  49-40   2nd -0.5
Monday July 12 break    
Tuesday July 13 ALL-STAR GAME    
Wednesday July 14 break    
Thursday July 15 @COLORADO  W 7-5  50-40   2nd -0.5
Friday July 16 @COLORADO  L 1-7  50-41   2nd -1.5
Saturday July 17 @COLORADO  W 4-0  51-41   2nd -1.5
Sunday July 18 @COLORADO  L 9-10  51-42   2nd -2.5
Monday July 19 @ARIZONA  W 6-1  52-42   2nd -2.5
Tuesday July 20 @ARIZONA  W 3-1  53-42   2nd -2.5
Wednesday July 21 SAN DIEGO  L 1-7  53-43   2nd -2.5
Thursday July 22 SAN DIEGO  L 4-9  53-44   3rd -3.5
Friday July 23 @ST LOUIS  W 7-2  54-44   2nd -3.5
Saturday July 24 @ST LOUIS  W 5-3  55-44   2nd -3.5
Sunday July 25 @ST LOUIS  L 0-6  55-45   2nd -3.5
Monday July 26 @SAN DIEGO  L 2-3  55-46   3rd -4.5
Tuesday July 27 @SAN DIEGO  W 6-4  56-46   2nd -3.5
Wednesday July 28 @SAN DIEGO  L 4-9  56-47   3rd -3.5
Thursday July 29 @SAN DIEGO  L 4-7  56-48   3rd -4.5
Friday July 30 ST LOUIS  L 3-6  56-49   3rd -5.5
Saturday July 31 ST LOUIS  W 8-7  57-49   3rd -4.5
schedule jump: [Top][ April ][ May ][ June ][ July ][ Aug ][ Sept ]
August
Day Date Opponent Time Record [w.c.]
Sunday August 1 ST LOUIS  L 1-6  57-50   3rd -5.5 [-2.0]
Monday August 2 off    
Tuesday August 3 CINCINNATI  W 11-0  58-50   3rd -5.5 [-1.0]
Wednesday August 4 CINCINNATI  L 7-8  58-51   3rd -6.5 [-2.0]
Thursday August 5 CINCINNATI  L 3-12  58-52   3rd -7.5 [-3.0]
Friday August 6 CHICAGO  W 6-2  59-52   3rd -6.5 [-2.0]
Saturday August 7 CHICAGO  L 4-8  59-53   3rd -7.5 [-3.0]
Sunday August 8 CHICAGO  W 6-3  60-53   3rd -6.5 [-2.0]
Monday August 9 off    
Tuesday August 10 @PITTBURGH  L 7-8  60-54   3rd -7.5 [-2.0]
Wednesday August 11 @PITTBURGH  L 6-8  60-55   3rd -8.5 [-3.0]
Thursday August 12 @PITTBURGH  W 7-0  61-55   3rd -7.5 [-2.0]
Friday August 13 @PHILADELPHIA  W 16-6  62-55   3rd -7.5 [-1.0]
Saturday August 14 @PHILADELPHIA  W 7-6  63-55   2nd -6.5 [-1.0]
Sunday August 15 @PHILADELPHIA  W 3-1  64-55   2nd -6.5 [t]
Monday August 16 MONTREAL  W 8-5  65-55   2nd -5.5 [+.5]
Tuesday August 17 MONTREAL  W 5-4  66-55   2nd -5.5 [+1]
Wednesday August 18 MONTREAL  L 2-6  66-56   2nd -6.0 [+.5]
Wednesday August 18 MONTREAL  W 14-4  67-56   2nd -5.0 [+1]
Thursday August 19 off    
Friday August 20 NEW YORK  W 7-3  68-56   2nd -4.5 [+.5]
Saturday August 21 NEW YORK  L 9-11  68-57   2nd -5.5 [+.5]
Sunday August 22 NEW YORK  W 3-1  69-57   2nd -4.5 [+.5]
Monday August 23 off    
Tuesday August 24 @FLORIDA  L 1-9  69-58   2nd -5.0 [-1]
Wednesday August 25 @FLORIDA  W 6-5  70-58   2nd -4.0 [-1]
Thursday August 26 @FLORIDA  W 5-0  71-58   2nd -4.0 [-1]
Friday August 27 @ATLANTA  L 3-5  71-59   2nd -4.0 [-1]
Saturday August 28 @ATLANTA  L 3-9  71-60   2nd -5.0 [-1]
Sunday August 29 @ATLANTA  W 9-5  72-60   2nd -5.0 [t]
Monday August 30 @ATLANTA  L 6-7  72-61   3rd -5.5 [-1]
Tuesday August 31 COLORADO  W 9-5  73-61   2nd -5.5 [t]
schedule jump: [Top][ April ][ May ][ June ][ July ][ Aug ][ Sept ]
September/Oct.
Day Date Opponent Time Record [w.c.]
Wednesday September 1 COLORADO  L 1-4  73-62   2nd -5.5 [-1]
Thursday September 2 COLORADO  L 5-6  73-63   2nd -6.5 [-1.5]
Friday September 3 ARIZONA  W 18-7  74-63   2nd -5.5 [-1]
Saturday September 4 ARIZONA  W 9-7  75-63   2nd -4.5 [-.5]
Sunday September 5 ARIZONA  W 4-1  76-63   2nd -3.5 [t]
Monday September 6 off    
Tuesday September 7 @COLORADO  L 7-8  76-64   2nd -4.5 [-.5]
Wednesday September 8 @COLORADO  W 5-3  77-64   2nd -4.5 [t]
Thursday September 9 off    
Friday September 10 @ARIZONA  L 1-2  77-65   2nd -6.0 [t]
Saturday September 11 @ARIZONA  W 5-3  78-65   2nd -6.0 [t]
Sunday September 12 @ARIZONA  W 5-2  79-65   2nd -5.0 [+1]
Monday September 13 off    
Tuesday September 14 @MILWAUKEE  W 3-2  80-65   2nd -4.5 [+.5]
Wednesday September 15 @MILWAUKEE  W 8-1  81-65   2nd -3.5 [+.5]
Thursday September 16 @MILWAUKEE  W 4-0  82-65   2nd -2.5 [+.5]
Friday September 17 SAN DIEGO  W 4-1  83-65   2nd -2.5 [+.5]
Saturday September 18 SAN DIEGO  L 1-5  83-66   2nd -2.5 [+.5]
Sunday September 19 SAN DIEGO  W 4-2  84-66   2nd -2.5 [+.5]
Monday September 20 off    
Tuesday September 21 HOUSTON  W 9-2  85-66   2nd -1.5 [+.5]
Wednesday September 22 HOUSTON  W 5-1  86-66   2nd -.5 [+.5]
Thursday September 23 HOUSTON  L 3-7  86-67   2nd -1.5 [-.5]
Friday September 24 LOS ANGELES  L 2-3  86-68   2nd -2.5 [-1.5]
Saturday September 25 LOS ANGELES  W 9-5  87-68   2nd -1.5 [-.5]
Sunday September 26 LOS ANGELES  L 4-7  87-69   2nd -2.5 [-.5]
Monday September 27 off    
Tuesday September 28 @SAN DIEGO  W 7-5  88-69   2nd -3.0 [t]
Wednesday September 29 @SAN DIEGO  L 3-4  88-70   2nd -3.0 [-.5]
Thursday September 30 @SAN DIEGO  W 4-1  89-70   2nd -3.0 [t]
Friday October 1 @LOS ANGELES  W 4-2  90-70   2nd -2.0 [t]
Saturday October 2 @LOS ANGELES  L 3-7  90-71   2nd -3.0 [-1.0]
Saturday October 3 @LOS ANGELES  W 10-0  91-71   2nd -2.0 [-1.0]
schedule jump: [Top][ April ][ May ][ June ][ July ][ Aug ][ Sept ]
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