July 21st, 2012

Broadcasters – Erwin Higueros

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Erwin Higueros, a 24-year veteran of Bay Area sports broadcasting, begins his 14th full season, his 15th overall in the Giants’ Spanish language radio booth. In addition to his broadcast responsibilities, Higueros is a member of the Giants front office, working in both the media relations and Hispanic marketing departments. Higueros began his broadcasting career with the Oakland A’s (1988-97), and was the play-by-play announcer for games that were televised on Telemundo-Channel 48 from 1995-97. A versatile announcer, Higueros was the Spanish play-by- play voice for a number of Bay Area professional sports teams including the San Jose Sharks in 1995, the Oakland Raiders in 1995-96 and 2002-06, and the San Francisco 49ers in 2000. He has handled the radio play-by-play duties on Spanish radio for the Fresno State Bulldogs football team the past three seasons (2009-11). Higueros broadcast the League Division Series for FOX Sports International in 2004-06. Born in Guatemala, he moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. A graduate of Fremont High School in Oakland, he attended Cal State Hayward and the Columbia School of Broadcasting. Higueros resides in Oakland with his wife, Maria. The couple has two grown children, Claudia and Erwin, Jr.

Quick Hits for Saturday, July 21, 2012 (Game 94)

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (10-3, 2.56) will face Phillies’ left-hander Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.07).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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CAIN AT A GLANCE… SF has won 10 of Matt Cain’s last 13 starts and are 12-6 overall in his outings this year.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than copper in the Liberty Bell.

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HIS LAST TIME OUT… Earned his 10th win of the season in his last start last Sunday vs. Houston in SF’s 3-2 victory at AT&T Park…allowed just 2 runs (1er) on 5 hits through 6.1 innings…allowed an unearned run in the 3rd as he committed a throwing error which led to a run and then gave up 1 run in the 4th.

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ALL-STAR STARTER… Became the 7th pitcher in Giants franchise history to start an All-Star game (8th time), joining Carl Hubbell (1934), Juan Marichal (1965 and 1967) Vida Blue (1978), Rick Reuschel (1989), Jason Schmidt (2003) and Tim Lincecum (2009)… Was the winning pitcher after tossing 2.0 innings and allowing 1 hit.

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WINNING WAYS… Has won 9 of his last 10 decisions… Beginning May 12, has gone 9-1 with a 2.66 ERA  in his last 12 starts… Is 4 wins shy of matching his career-high for a single season (14 in 2009).

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PLEASE DON’T BLOW IT… The Giants’ bullpen has blown a win for Cain in 4 of his starts this season.. Cain’s 4 blown wins are tied for the 4th-most in the Majors this season behind Randy Wolf (7).

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THIS AND THAT… His 49 wins since the beginning of the 2009 season are tied with Clayton Kershaw for the 2nd-most in the NL behind Yovani Gallardo (52)… Has crested the 30-start barrier in each of his 1st 6 full seasons.

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