July 25th, 2012

The Best Fans In Baseball

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The Giants broadcast team of Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow, Alma Lynch (Stage Manager), Jon Miller and Dave Flemming surround Giants alumni, and current Padres TV crew, Mark Grant and Mark Sweeney (with Padres play-by-play man, Dick Enberg to their right) in the broadcast booths.

Encouraging the Giants players to do their best is something Giants fans do on a daily basis.  From holding their signs high to wearing Panda hats on a warm day we know we have the best fans in baseball!

Quick Hits for Wednesday, July 25, 2012 (Game 98)

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (4-10, 5.72) will face Padres’ right-hander Jason Marquis (3-5, 3.79).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Recorded his 1st career game-ending hit last night with a single in the 9th inning.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than GMs on the phone.

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME…The Giants have won their last 6 home games, 10 of their last 12 and 22 of their last 29 here at AT&T Park…SF’s .660 (31-16) home winning pct. ranks as the 2nd-best in the Majors.

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BRANDON BELT… Entered the game in the 3rd inning last night and went 0-for-2 with a BB (scoring the winning run)… Has made 56 starts (all at 1st base)…his .996 fielding pct. leads all NL 1st baseman.

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NATE SCHIERHOLTZ… Has started the last 5 games, going 5-for-20 (.250) with 2 walks and 2 Home Runs.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has been much better with the glove as of late, with no errors in his last 28 games.

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MELKY’S HITS…OF Melky Cabrera enters today’s game with an 11-game hit streak, the 2nd-longest active streak in the National League behind Miami’s Jose Reyes (12 games)… during this current stretch, Cabrera is batting .400 (18-for-45) with 2 2Bs, 1 3B, 2 HRs and 6 RBI…it’s his 2nd 10+ game hit streak this season.

Happy Birthday – Santiago Casilla

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Here are some Giants Gems for Santiago Casilla’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Santiago!

  • Santiago’s first gloves were homemade: thick cardboard into which he cut three holes for his ring, middle and index fingers. He received his first real glove in a community giveaway by late Giants shortstop Jose Uribe.
  • He is the seventh of 12 children to subsistence farmers. His younger brother Jose is a right- handed relief pitcher in the Giants farm system.
  • Santiago is married and has a 2-year-old daughter and an infant son.
  • From the same Dominican town as former Giants’ infielder Juan Uribe, who reached the pros three years before Santiago. Santiago remembers going to Uribe’s house as a child and asking him for baseball socks.
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