Quick Hits for Sunday, July 1, 2012 (Game 80)

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Cincinnati Reds in the final game of this 4-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (7-3, 2.23) will face Reds’ right-hander Bronson Arroyo (3-5, 4.13).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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RYAN’S HOME COOKING…RHP Ryan Vogelsongenters today’s game with the 5th-lowest home ERA in the Majors (4th-best in the NL), fashioning a 1.29 figure (8er, 56.0ip) in 8 starts…the Giants have won each of his last 6 home outings after losing his 1st two…since the start of the 2011 season, Vogelsong owns a 1.85 ERA (34er, 165.0ip) at AT&T Park…only Jered Weaver (1.55) and Johnny Cueto (1.76) have lower ERA’s at home during that span. 

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than players from the 2002 team who are NOT at AT&T Park today.

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RYAN THERIOT… Has hit .303 (40-for-132) with 14 RBI in 32 games since being activated from DL on May 24… Has recorded a multi-hit game in 10 of his last 28 contests.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… His .385 career avg. (40-for-104) vs. the Reds is his highest vs. any opponent in the Majors (min. 20 at-bats)… Is batting .375 against left-handed pitchers.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 69 of the Giants’ 79 games, making 53 starts (41 in RF, 7 in CF, 4 in LF, and 1 as DH)…has started 50 of SF’s last 56 games… Has 4 HRs on the season.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has thrown out 7 of 21 (33.3%) attempted base thieves this year, 9 of 33 (27.2%) in his career… Is tied for the NL lead with 4 go-ahead RBI in the 7th inning or later this season.

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BRAD PENNY… Tossed 2.1 perfect innings in relief in his 1st outing yesterday after having his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on Friday.

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