Quick Hits for August 3, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME… The San Francisco Giants’ six-game road trip continues tonight with the second leg of this trip here in Tampa Bay… LHP David Price (6-5, 3.57) is scheduled to face  RHP Tim Lincecum (5-11, 4.61) in the middle game of this three game series.

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ON THE MOUND…Tonight’s pitching matchup of LHP David Price and RHP Tim Lincecum features a pair of pitchers who have combined for three Cy Young Awards (Price in 2012, Lincecum in 2008, 2009).

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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IRON MAN…OF Hunter Pence has started 117-consecutive games, which is the longest
streak in the NL and the sixth longest in the Majors…Pence’s streak is the longest by a
Giants player since Barry Bonds started 222 consecutive games from June 16, 1995 to
Aug. 22, 1996 (Stats LLC)…Pence has played all but 12.0 defensive innings this season.

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GIANTS VS. LEFTIES…SF has a team record of 15-21 in starts by opposing left-handed pitchers…however, SF own the fourth-highest batting average in the NL against southpaws, hitting .257… Marco Scutaro (.339, 5th), Posey (.330, 9th) and Pence (.324, 12th), all rank within the top 12 in the NL in batting average vs. left-handers.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has appeared in six games since being activated from the disabled list last Friday… Has hit safely in 18 of his last 23 games, batting .333 (25-for-75) with seven RBI… Has made 27 starts this season (14 at third base, nine at shortstop and four at first base).

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MADISON AND GAYLORD…LHP Madison Bumgarner has pitched at least 7.0 innings and allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last nine starts, the longest such streak by a Giants pitcher since Gaylord Perry did it in 10 straight starts in 1969 (Elias).

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BRANDON BELT… Made his first start on this road trip last night and was a double shy of hitting for the cycle.

PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT, TOMORROW AND UPCOMING SET VS. MILWAUKEE (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):

  • Saturday, August 3 at Tampa Bay (4:10): LHP David Price (6-5, 3.57) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (5-11, 4.61) – CSN-BA
  • Sunday, August 4 at Tampa Bay (10:40): RHP Roberto Hernandez (6-11, 4.71) vs. RHP Guillermo Moscoso (0-0, 6.75) – CSN-BA
  • Monday, August 5 vs. Milwaukee (7:15): RHP Tyler ” ornburg (1-0, 2.22) vs. RHP Chad Gaudin (5-2, 2.64) – CSN-BA
  • Tuesday, August 6 vs. Milwaukee (7:15): RHP Wily Peralta (7-11, 4.57) vs. RHP Matt Cain (7-6, 4.57) – CSN-BA
  • Wednesday, August 7 vs. Milwaukee (7:15): LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-4, 2.78) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-6, 2.69) – CSN-BA
  • Thursday, August 8 vs. Milwaukee (12:45): RHP Donovan Hand (pitching tonight) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (tonight) – CSN-BA

note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

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