Quick Hits for September 14, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .461 (41×89) with 20 runs, eight 2Bs, 3B, seven HRs and 26 RBI in his last 22 games.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 27 games as defensive sub are the third-most in the NL.

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JOE PANIK… Has started 55/75 games at 2nd base since being called up from triple-A Fresno June 21.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (176), is second in runs (103) and total bases (282), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (50), and is 11th in extra base hits (58).

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BUSTER POSEY… Is vying for the NL batting title for the second time in the last three seasons (2012).

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ANDREW SUSAC… His 18 RBI are the most among all NL rookies since he was first called up to the big leagues on July 26 (has 9 RBI in his last six games).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .310 (27×87) with seven extra base hits (4 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 14 RBI in last 23 games.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Leads the Majors with a .462 avg. (18×39) vs. LH pitching since the break.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Recorded his last win on August 16, 2014 vs. Philadelphia.

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HUNTER STRICKLAND… Has appeared in five big league games, tossing 4.1-scoreless innings. w/ five Ks.

Fiesta Gigantes

Before yesterday’s game, the Giants hosted their annual Fiesta Gigantes.

Quick Hits for September 14, 2014

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DOUBLE DIGIT LOSSES… Last night marked just the fifth double-digit shut out loss for the Giants by the Dodgers at home…the Giants lost by a score of 10-0 to the Dodgers on July 28, 2012 and also lost an 11-0 game to LA in San Francisco twice: Sept. 12, 1974 and June 21, 1997…the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the New York Giants 10-0 at the Polo Grounds on Oct. 2, 1951.

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GIANT OFFENSE – ONE OF THE BEST SINCE THE BREAK… The Giants’ offense has been one of the best in baseball since the All-Star break, ranking first in runs/game, team batting average and team batting average with runners in scoring position, while ranking second in team OPS.

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GIANTS COMING UP BIG WITH 2 OUTS… The Giants, who rank 12th in the Majors in total runs scored (621), have scored 254 runs with two outs, which leads the Majors in that category this season (Elias).

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TIM LINCECUM… Made his fifth career regular season relief appearance last night (allowed five runs in 3.0 ip).

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MICHAEL KICKHAM… Has allowed five runs on eight hits in 2.0 innings, covering two appearances.

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BRETT BOCHY… Became the ninth father/son-Manager/player combo in the Majors and the first to appear as a pitcher.

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CHRIS DOMINGUEZ… Batted .274 (136-for-496) with 23 2Bs, 21 HRs and 85 RBI in 131 games for triple-A Fresno.

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GARY BROWN… Was selected by the Giants in the first round (24th overall) in the 2010 draft.

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ERIK CORDIER… Made his ML debut on Sept. 3, hitting 100mph on the radar gun consistently.

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CHRIS HESTON… Made his Major League debut last night tossing 1.0-scoreless inning with two Ks.

Timmy!

Today the Giants unveiled Tim’s Lincecum’s Giants History Walk Plaque to commemorate his Second Career No-Hitter which occurred at AT&T Park on June 25, 2014.

Quick Hits for September 13, 2014

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STARTING STRONG AT HOME… Giants’ starting pitchers have gone 8-0 with a 0.88 ERA (7er, 72.0ip) in their last 10 home games…the last team in the Majors whose starters had at least eight wins and an ERA that low over a single-season span of 10 home games was the 1980 Astros (8-0, 0.82), with a starting staff featuring Nolan Ryan and Joe Niekro (Elias).

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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 15 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with nine on the road and six at home…all of the Giants’ 15 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 34-27 against.

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GIANT OFFENSE – ONE OF THE BEST SINCE THE BREAK… The Giants’ offense has been one of the best in baseball since the All-Star break, ranking first in runs/game, team batting average and team batting average with runners in scoring position, while ranking second in team OPS.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His .341 avg. (14×41) with RISP and two outs ranks as the eighth-highest in the NL.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 27 games as defensive sub are the third-most in the NL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 14 hits in his last 36 at-bats (.389) and 12 RBI in his last 11 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 60 of the Giants’ last 78 games.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Slugged his second career pinch hit HR and his first career “splash” hit last night.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Threw 2.0-scoreless innings with two strikeouts last night.

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THE GIANTS… Have won six of their last seven contests and have gone 13-3 in their last 16 games – best in the NL and the second best of any MLB team since Aug. 26.

Video Gamer Night

On September 10, the Giants hosted the first ever Video Gamer Night. Artist Todd McFarlane threw out the first pitch and joined Noami Kyle from IGN, Creative Director for Ubisoft Alex Amancio and Adam Kovic and Bruce Greene from Machinima for a Q&A panel.

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