September 2012

Around The On Deck Circle

San Francisco Giants 7 – San Diego Pares 5

Over the last couple of days we’ve taken some great photos while the players have been in, and around, the on deck circle – enjoy!

Quick Hits for Sunday, September 30, 2012 (Game 159)

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (10-15, 5.15) will face Padres’ right-hander Edinson Volquez (11-11, 4.13).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER…SF’s .692 (18-8) win pct. this month is tied with the Braves for the best record in the Majors.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than 4 calling birds.

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RACE FOR THE NL BATTING TITLE…C Buster Posey leads the NL with a .337 batting avg. while the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen is 2nd with a .329 mark…the last Giants player to win the NL batting title was Barry Bonds in 2004 (.370)…a Giants player has won the NL batting crown just 7 times since 1876 and just twice since the team moved West in 1958.

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ROAD SERIES WINS…The Giants haven’t lost a series on the road since dropping 2 of 3 games at Pittsburgh right before the All-Star break from July 6-8…since then, the Giants have gone 9-0-1 (win-lost-split) in their last 10 road series…it’s the 1st time for SF to go 10-or-more consecutive road series without a loss since July 16-Sept. 8, 1968 (6-0-4).

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SCUTARO’S STREAK…IF Marco Scutaro enters today’s game with the longest active hit- ting streak in the Majors, having hit safely in a career-best 17 games…during this stretch he’s batting .441 (30-for-68) with 4 2Bs, 1 HR and 14 RBI.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Beginning Aug. 1, has batted .308 (68×221) with 16 2Bs, 10 3Bs, 3 HRs and 21 RBI in 55 games… Leads the Majors with 15 triples, setting a SF Giants record… Leads the club with 29 stolen bases this season…has been successful in 29/35 stolen bases attempts.

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HUNTER PENCE… His 31 go-ahead RBI are the 2nd-most in the NL and his 18 game winning RBI T2nd-most… Is just 11 hits away from 1,000 hits in his career.

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  • San Francisco Giants 3 – San Diego Padres 7
  • Buster Posey raised his batting average to .337; as of tonight Andrew McCutchen is at .329
  • Marco Scutaro extended his hitting streak to 17 games

Quick Hits for Saturday, September 29, 2012 (Game 158)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (16-10, 3.26) will face Padres’ left-hander Eric Stults (7-3, 2.81).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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ANOTHER STREAK FOR SCUTARO… Marco Scutaro not only has a hit in each of his last 16 games, but he also has at least 1 run scored in his last 9 contests…according to Elias, the last Giants player with at least 1 hit and 1 run in 9-straight games was Barry Bonds from April 10-20, 2004 (also 9-straight).

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than 5 golden rings.

sf giants, san francisco giants, 9/28, 2012, photo, fan, buster posey

RACE FOR THE NL BATTING TITLE…C Buster Posey leads the NL with a .334 batting avg. (.33397, 173-for-518) while the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen is 2nd with a .330 mark (.33043, 190-for-575)…the last Giants player to win the NL batting title was Barry Bonds in 2004 (.370)…a Giants player has won the NL batting crown just 7 times since 1876 and just twice since the team moved West in 1958.

sf giants, san francisco giants, 9/28, 2012, photo, bruce bochy, bambam meulens, hunter pence

THE GIANTS…defeated the Padres by a score of 3-1 last night in the 1st game of this 3-game series and 6-game road trip that concludes in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon… Have won 13 of their last 16 games and 21 of their last 29… Have the 3rd-best record in NL, trailing the Reds (.605, 95-62) and Nationals (.605, 95-62)… Clinched the NL West division last Saturday night vs. San Diego.

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BRANDON BELT… Has combined to hit .333 (52-for-156) with 3 HRs and 22 RBI over the last 2 months… In his 1st 4 months, hit .237 (57-for-241) with 4 HRs and 33 RBI.

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ROAD WINS…The SF-era record for the most wins on the road in a season is 53, set in 1993…the Giants need just 2 more road wins to match the 2nd-most in club history.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is batting .298 (34-for-114) with 12 RBI and a .357 OBP in his last 41 games… Has made 3 errors in his last 2 games after commiting only 3 errors in his previous 74 contests.

Happy Birthday – Tim Flannery

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Here are some Giants Gems for Tim Flannery’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Flan!

  • Is an avid surfer and accomplished musician.
  • Made his mark in world of music, as singer-songwriter. Has released 11 albums, most recently “The Restless Kind”, which has a handful of song selections that were influenced by the Giants’ 2010 World Series triumph, including “Whatever Comes”, “Breaking Things” and “Right or Wrong.”
  • Has performed with musical greats such as Jimmy Buffet, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt and many others. Sang the National Anthem before a Giants game on August 10, 2011, with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead.
  • Served as television features reporter for San Diego’s CBS affiliate from 1990-92.

The Final Countdown

  • San Francisco Giants 3 – San Diego Padres 1
  • There are only 5 more games in the regular season
  • Marco Scutaro extended his hitting streak to 16 games
  • Buster Posey is leading the NL in hitting

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