September 15th, 2012


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The previous 12 triples Angel Pagan hit were from the left side…

Here’s the important information from tonight:

  • 17 Games to go
  • Giants 3 – D’backs 2
  • Cardinals 3 – Dodgers 4
  • Giants are 7.5 games in first place
  • Our magic number is 10
  • Angel Pagan is in sole possession of 1st place on the SF-era list for most triples in a season.

Quick Hits for Saturday, September 15, 2012 (Game 145)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Barry Zito (11-8, 4.33) will face D-Backs’ left-hander Wade Miley (15-9, 3.07).

Today’s Starting Lineup

THE GIANTS… Are a season-high 20 games over .500 for the 1st time since the end of the 2010 season (92-70)…SF’s high water mark in 2010 was 23.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than mules in the Grand Canyon.

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BASES LOADED RESURGENCE…OF Hunter Pence hit a 3rd inning grand slam home run last night… the Giants entered Sept. with a .198 team batting avg. with the bases loaded, but they are batting .417 (5-for-12) with the bags full so far this month (Elias).

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HUNTER’S RBI…Since joining SF on July 31, OF Hunter Pence has driven in 34 runs for San Francisco, the most on the team and the 7th-most in the Majors since the trade deadline…the other players to drive in more are Chase Headley, Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Hamilton, Alfonso Soriano, Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Howard.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .383 with 19 2Bs, 11 HRs and 47 RBI in 54 games since the All-Star break… His .383 avg. and .460 OBP lead the Majors since the break, while his .642 slugging pct. ranks 3rd and 47 RBI are the 6th-most.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Recorded his 1st career Major League hit and RBI last night… Currently has a 13.2-inning scoreless streak, the 3rd-longest active streak in the NL.

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A special congratulations to Derek Jeter for passing Willie Mays on the all-time hits list last night.

Happy Birthday – Gaylord Perry

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

1st pitcher in baseball history to win Cy Young Award in both American and National Leagues, fashioned 134-109 record with 2.96 ERA for Giants from 1962-71…ranks 2nd in SF annals for wins, ERA, games started (283), complete games (125), shutouts (21), innings pitched (2,294.2) and strikeouts (1,606)…5-time 20-game winner and 5-time All-Star is 1 of only 4 pitchers in SF history to win 100 games with club…24-year veteran is 17th all-time with 314 wins, and is 1 of 7 pitchers ever to compile 300 wins and 3,500 strikeouts…

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