Italian Heritage Night

On June 24, the Giants celebrated Italian Heritage Night.

Quick Hits for August 29, 2014

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has eight hits in his last 20 at-bats (.400) and is batting .305 (32×105) over his last 40 games.

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MATT DUFFY… Is 8-for-32 (.250) with two RBI in 13 games for San Francisco.

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STREAKING… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in nine consecutive games, which is tied with STL’s Matt Holliday for the longest active streak in the NL…with a hit today Pence will join NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Was charged with his 1st error since May 24 last Sat., snapping career-best 73-game errorless streak…has still committed just seven errors on the year and his .979 fielding pct. is second-highest among third baseman in the Majors (Johnson, .983).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .319 (15×47) with RISP and .344 (11×32) w/ RISP and two outs this season.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey, who recorded his second career walk-off home run last night, has gone 15-for-31 (.484) over his last seven games, with eight runs scored, three doubles, five homers and 10 RBI… he is hitting .330 (31-for-94) this month with six home runs and 14 RBI.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… His 1.71 ERA ranks as the eighth-lowest among NL relievers.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has driven in seven runs in his past six games, batting .385 (5-for-14).

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BRANDON CRAWOFRD… His nine triples are tied for the second-most in the bigs (Dee Gordon, 12).

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GIANTS REACH 70 WINS… Last night the Giants reached the 70-win plateau…SF didn’t earn their 70th win last season until September 17.

Irish Heritage Night

Quick Hits for August 27, 2014

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BUMGARNER’S NEAR PERFECT NIGHT… LHP Madison Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and matched his career-high of 13 strikeouts last night…he retired his first 21 batters before Justin Morneau doubled down the right-field line to start the 8th, ending his perfect game bid through 7.0 innings, the longest such bid of his career…Bumgarner threw 103 pitches, never more than 15 in one inning.

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DOUBLE-DIGIT STRIKEOUT LEADER… Bumgarner’s 13 strikeouts last night marked his NL-best sixth double-digit strikeout game this season (Kershaw, Greinke and Strasburg each have five).

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ELITE COMPANY… Bumgarner became the fourth left-handed pitcher in the last 50 years to throw a shutout with 0/1 hits allowed while recording 13-plus strikeouts and no walks…the others to accomplish this are Sandy Koufax (Sept. 9, 1965 vs. CHC), Randy Johnson (May 18, 2004 at ATL) and Clayton Kershaw (June 18, 2014 vs. COL) (ESPN Stats & Info).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 17-for-his-last-41 (.415) with six 2Bs, three HRs and 22 RBI with RISP.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .352 (19-for-54) with one HR and nine RBI in his past 17 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in runs (89) and in hits (154), tied for fourth in multi-hit games (44).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has seven hits in his last 16 at-bats (.438) and is batting .307 (31×101) over his last 39 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Recorded his second career multi-homer game last night.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, going 18×53 (.340) w/ eight RBI and eight XBHs.

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants, who are just 7.0 games over .500, are 5.0 games behind the ! rst-place Dodgers in the NL West and hold 1.5 game lead over the Braves and Pirates for the second Wild Card spot in the National League.

Bruce Lee Night

Quick Hits for August 26, 2014

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BETTER AGAINST OPPONENTS UNDER .500… San Francisco is 36-28 (.563) against opponents under .500 this season and 32-34 (.485) against opponents above .500…20 of SF’s ! nal 32 games will come against opponents under .500.

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ANDREW SUSAC…Hit his second career HR last night and his # rst at AT&T Park.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 9-for-his-last-28 (.321) at the plate.

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AT THE HELM… Manager Bruce Bochy is just two wins away from 1,600 managerial victories in his 20-year career…when he earns his 1,600th victory, he’ll pass Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda for sole possession of 19th place on the all-time list for victories.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 12 hits in his last 24 at-bats.

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT… The Giants have followed three straight wins with three consecutive losses, dropping last night’s contest 3-2…SF committed a season-high four errors and grounded into a season-high four double-plays…the Rockies won away from Coors Field for only the fourth time in 27 games since sweeping the Giants at AT&T Park in mid-June.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Is 7-for-his-last-12 and his batting .350 (14×40) over his last 29 games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in his last 12 outings since July 22 (6h, 11.0ip), recording 16 Ks.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .373 (19-for-51) with one HR and nine RBI in his past 16 games.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Opps are hitting .325 (13×40) o! him w/RISP and .389 (7×18) o! him w/RISP and two outs.

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