April 27th, 2012

The First of Many Orange Fridays

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Angel Pagan and Buster Posey are tied for the Giants lead with 4 home runs.

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Eric Hacker pitched 6 innings, giving up 3 runs and striking out 7.

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41,908 fans packed the ballpark tonight to root on their Giants.

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Pablo Sandoval extended his Major League leading hitting streak to 20 games with a 2 out single in the 3rd inning.

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Angel Pagan has 10 total bases (2 HRs, 2 singles) in his last 4 at-bats.

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Melky Cabrera got his 1st extra base hit in his last 9 games, dating back to April 17 vs. PHI.

 

 

Quick Hits for Friday, April 27, 2012 (Game #20)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Eric Hacker (0-0, -.–) will face Padres’ left-hander Cory Luebke (2-1, 2.52).

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Please click here for the complete game notes, which contain more stats than hearts left in San Francisco.

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ADD ANOTHER HIT FOR PABLO...MLB has made a scoring change to the 1st game of the doubleheader on April 23: Top of the 3rd inning, 2 outs, bases empty...Pablo Sandoval hit a ground ball to 1st base that was originally a fielding error by Ike Davis...that has been changed to a base hit.

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It’s Panda Time!

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#1 - Pablo Sandoval's hitting streak began on April 6 in when he singled in Arizona during the seventh inning.

Pablo Sandoval has managed to do what Hall of Famers Mel Ott, Bill Terry, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey never did – with his 19-game hit streak he now has the franchise record (since 1900) for the Giants longest hit streak to begin a season.

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#5 - Pablo leads off second base after doubling in the third inning to continue his hitting streak in Colorado on April 11.

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#10 - Pablo hits a single off Philadelphia's Roy Halladay during the fifth inning on Monday, April 16.

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#15 - In the first game of a doubleheader Pablo singled a line drive to the Met's Lucas Duda on April 23.

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#16 - In the second game of a doubleheader on April 23, Pablo hit a home run off Dillon Gee.

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#17 - On April 24, Pablo hit a ground ball to right field in the top of the ninth inning.

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#18 - On April 25, Pablo hit a ground ball to Jay Bruce.

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#19 - In the top of the fourth inning on April 26, Pablo singled on a line drive to left fielder Chris Heisey.

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#19 - April 26, Pablo passed Johnny Rucker for the Gaints' longest hit streak to being a season (since 1900).

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#20 - with his hit in the third inning on April 27, Pablo Sandoval became the 3rd Giant to record multiple 20-game hit streaks joining Mays (21 in '57 & 20 in '64) & McCovey (22 in '59 & 24 in '63).

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