Quick Hits for June 17, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME… The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the first game of this three-game series and the beginning of a seven-game homestand that also features four  games vs. the Miami Marlins ( Thursday-Sunday)… RHP Edinson Volquez (5-5, 5.87) is scheduled to face  LHP Barry Zito (4-5, 4.79) in tonight’s opener.

2013 sf giants, photo, fans

HOME SWEET HOME… The Giants have been on the road for 14 of their past 18 games and this seven-game homestand will be their longest since a 10-gamer at the beginning of May…SF is 21-11 (.656) at AT&T Park for the fourth-highest home winning pct. in the NL behind Atlanta (.742, 23-8), Cincinnati (.667, 24-12) and Pittsburgh (.658, 25-13).

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2013 sf giants, photo, BRANDON BELT

BRANDON BELT… Ranks third in the Majors with five go-ahead RBI in the 7th inning or later.

2013 sf giants, photo, JOSE MIJARES

JOSE MIJARES… Is holding opponents to a .176 (6×34) avg. against with runners in scoring position.

2013 sf giants, photo, bruce bochy

BEST VS. THE WEST… The Giants have gone 20-11 (.645) vs. the NL West this season, the highest winning pct. within the division…SF has gone just 15-22 (.405) against all other opponents.

2013 sf giants, photo, buster posey

POSEY AT THE PLATE…C Buster Posey is hitting .400 with 7 doubles, 1 home run and 10 RBI in his past 12 games…Posey enters tonight’s game ranking ninth in the NL batting .316.

2013 sf giants, photo, GREGOR BLANCO

GREGOR BLANCO… Has hit safely in nine of his last 13 games, going 14-for-43 (.326) with five extra-base hits and six RBI.

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