July 24th, 2012

“Don’t Hurt Him”

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Duane Kuiper: “2 and 1.  Crawford with a base hit and THAT’S THE BALLGAME!  Belt will come in to score, and the Giants win this one in the bottom of the 9th inning.”

Mike Krukow: “Don’t Hurt Him.”

Then the fun began…

Quick Hits for Tuesday, July 24, 2012 (Game 97)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (11-6, 3.12) will face Padres’ right-hander Edinson Volquez (6-7, 3.34).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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DON’T FORGET!…Please note the following change has been made to the Giants- Dodgers game on Saturday, July 28 here at AT&T Park: Game originally scheduled for CSN Bay Area will now be televised on FOX Sports…game time has been changed from 6:05 p.m. (PT) to 1:05 p.m. (PT).

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than people who are movin’ on up.

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THE GIANTS…defeated the Padres 7-1 last night in the 1st game of this 3-game series… Enter tonight’s game in 1st place in the NL West, 1.5 games ahead of 2nd-place LA… Are a season-high 12 games over .500.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE…C Buster Posey is batting .512 (21-for-41) with 5 2Bs, 3 HRs and 17 RBI in his last 11 games…his .355 (49-for-138) batting average at home ranks as the 5th-highest among NL players.

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MELKY’S HITS…OF Melky Cabrera enters tonight’s game with a 10-game hit streak, the 2nd-longest active streak in the National League behind Miami’s Jose Reyes (11 games)… during this current stretch, Cabrera is batting .415 (17-for-41) with 2 2Bs, 1 3B, 2 HRs and 5 RBI…it’s his 2nd 10+ game hit streak this season.

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NATE SCHIERHOLTZ… All 5 of his home runs this season have come vs. righties and on the road…owns both of the Giants multi-HR efforts this season… Has made 33 starts this year (all in RF), but has started just 6 times in the Giants’ last 24 games… Is 5-for-42 (.119) against left-handers…entered the season, batting .317 off them.

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MELKY CABRERA… 2012 All-Star leads the Majors with 135 hits and 45 multi-hit games… His 6 outfield assists this season are tied for the 5th-most in the NL.

Happy Birthday – Barry Bonds

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Here are some Giants Gems for Barry Bonds’ birthday  – Happy Birthday Barry!

  • Born in Riverside, CA where his father and former Giants manager Dusty Baker were also born and raised… his aunt, Rosie Bonds, once held U.S. women’s record in 80-meter hurdles and was on ’64 U.S. Olympic Team.
  • Graduated from Serra (San Mateo, CA) High School in 1982… starred in baseball, basketball and football.
  • Serra HS also produced Lynn Swann, Jim Fergosi, Gregg Jefferies and Tom Brady.
  • Tied NCAA record with 7 consecutive hits in College World Series as a sophomore… was named to All-Time College World Series Team in 1996.
  • Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Tony Dorsett were his childhood heroes.
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