July 2012

The Newest Giant

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Hunter Pence has been spotted at AT&T Park.  The newest Giant arrived tonight just after the game ended and quickly did some interviews and signed autographs before heading into the clubhouse.

*Update:  Pence put on his Giants uniform today, took batting practice and started the game in right field, batting fifth.

Timmy Time

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Tim’s line says it all, 7 innings pitched, 6 hits allowed, 1 run, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts – and Giants fans couldn’t be happier. Giants win 4-1

Quick Hits for Tuesday, July 31, 2012 (Game 103)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the New York Mets in the 2nd game of this 4-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (4-11, 5.88) will face Mets’ right-hander Matt Harvey (1-0, 0.00).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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HOME COOKING…Despite losing 5-straight home games, the Giants still own the 3rd-best winning pct. (.596) at home in the National League and the 5th-best in the Majors…this also marks SF’s 1st 5-game home losing streak since June 26-30, 2010 (2 vs. BOS, 3 vs. LAD)…the last time they lost 6-straight games at home was when they lost 7-in-a-row from May 14-31, 2008.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than miles Hunter Pence is traveling today.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .402 with 6 HRs, 26 RBI vs. LH pitching, the 3rd-highest avg. in the Major League.

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MEET THE METS…SF has won 11 of the last 16 meetings with the Mets, including 6 of their last 9 here at AT&T Park.

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HEATING UP?…IF Brandon Belt has hit .350 (7-for-20) with 4 runs scored, 1 2B and 2 RBI over his last 5 contests.

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MARCO SCUTARO… Has started the last 3 games at 3rd base after having not played their since 2008.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… hrew 1.1-scoreless innings last night matching his longest outing of the year… Has stranded 32/37 runners he has inherited (13.8%), the 7th-best pct. in the NL.

A Wild Game

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Melky Cabreara & Gregor Blanco

The Giants had a total of 16 hits, the bases loaded in the 9th inning and 2 runners on in the 10th, but were not able to get the winning run home tonight.  Mets 8 – Giants 7

Quick Hits for Monday, July 30, 2012 (Game 102)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the New York Mets in the 1st game of this 4-game series…Giants’ le€ft-hander Madison Bumgarner (11-6, 3.10) will face Mets’ right-hander Jeremy Hefner (1-4, 5.40).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME…LHP Madison Bumgarner has gone 7-1 with a 1.89 ERA (14er, 66.2ip) in 9 starts at AT&T Park this season…he owns the 4th-lowest ERA in the NL at home, while his 7 wins are tied for the most in the National League.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than MLB trade rumors.

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ANGEL PAGAN…The former Met spent 4 years in a New York uniform, hitting .284 with 24 HRs and 170 RBI.

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BRANDON BELT… Has made 61 starts (all at 1st base)…his .997 ! elding pct. leads all NL 1st basemen.

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MARCO SCUTARO…Has reached base safely via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 45 of his last 52 games.

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CLAY HENSLEY…Has not allowed a run over his last 8 appearances (6.1ip).

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CATCH US IF YOU CAN…The Giants have been successful in 44 of their last 54 stolen base attempts…their 81 stolen bases overall are the 3rd-most in the NL.

The Heat is On

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2012, Gregor Blanco, Mark EllisThe Giants play three more series against their rivals for a total of nine more games before the season is over.  Ideally the results of those series will more similar to the games the Giants played against the Dodgers in June, sweeping instead of being swept.  Regardless, the competition to win the division will be heated.

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