July 14th, 2012

An Even Dozen

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Tim Lincecum was fantastic tonight: 8 innings pitched, one walk, 11 strikeouts and no runs allowed.  From his first pitch, which had Jordan Schafer grounding out, to his final one, a curveball to Brian Bixler, The Freak had a solid rhythm going all evening.  In the end it took 12 innings, and a single by Hector Sanchez, to send everyone home happy.

Quick Hits for Saturday, July 14, 2012 (Game 88)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Houston Astros in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (3-10, 6.42) will face Astros’ right-hander Lucas Harrell (7-6, 4.56).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE…The Giants have won 18 of their last 25 games here at AT&T Park…since 2010, SF’s .595 home winning pct. (122-83) is 2nd to the Atlanta Braves (.605, 124-81) in the National League.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than knights of the Giants table.

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT…LHP Madison Bumgarner allowed 1 run and 2 hits in 7.0 innings last night…that marked the 4th time that he’s pitched at least 7.0 frames and allowed 3-or- fewer hits and one-or-fewer runs in a start this season…that’s tied with Matt Cain for the 2nd-most such starts in the Majors this year behind NYM’s R.A. Dickey (5). (Elias).

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ON THE BASES…The Giants’ 69 stolen bases are the 3rd-most in the NL behind Miami (82) and San Diego (74)…Angel Pagan (16), Gregor Blanco (15), Melky Cabrera (10) and Ryan Theriot (9) could become the 1st quartet with 10-or-more stolen bases for the Giants since Randy Winn (25), Fred Lewis (21), Eugenio Velez (15) and Emmanuel Burriss (13) in 2008.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 16-for-50 (.320) with 6 2Bs, 1 3B, 3 HRs and 11 RBI in his last 14 games… Is batting .347 (17-for-49) against left-handed pitchers.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .208 (20-for-96) with 4 extra base hits and 13 RBI in his past 27 games… Has started 80 of SF’s 87 games (79 in CF and 1 as DH).

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MELKY CABRERA… Leads Majors with 120 hits and 39 multi-hit games… Owns a .446 OBP when leading off an inning… His 39 multi-hit games were a new Giants franchise record prior to the All-Star break.

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