Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with two walks and knocked in the game winning RBI in the bottom of the tenth inning against the Rangers on Tuesday.
The dream season continues as Stanton hits safely for the fifth consecutive game while adding to his RBI total. He's currently batting .297 with 32 home runs and 89 RBI and withe the right run, say a three-game set in Colorado coming, he could go on a home run tear and pout himself in a spot where he could hit 40 bombs. That's where the hope is, but don't be too disappointed if he doesn't reach that mark. He will soon enough.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Matt Cain is finally healthy and ready to be in the Giants rotation.
The three-time all-star is finally healthy. He hasn't been able to start more than 15 games in each of the last two seasons. If Cain can get back to the level he was pitching at during the 2012 season, the Giants will have a lethal rotation. Don't forget, they've won the World Series three straight even years. By our calculations after carrying the two -- it's an even year. Cain is a key compenent to the Giants success this year. Analysis: James Grande
Padres will likely not look to trade James Shields until the trade deadline.
Although Shields had a good record during his first year in San Diego, he was very pedestrian. His ERA was just below 4.00 at 3.91 and posted a below average 1.33 WHIP. After a season like that, his trade value can't be very high. San Diego's main strategy is likely to hope Shields pitches well enough to bolster his value. His contract is also going to be hard to move if he's not pitching like a top flight pitcher by the time the trade deadline rolls around. Analysis: James Grande