Quick Hits for August 23, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME… The San Francisco Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight in the second game of this four game series… RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 3.67) is slated to face LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.87).

sf gaints, august 22, 2013, photo

BRANDON BELTING…IF Brandon Belt has hit .351 (26-for-74) with ! ve doubles, three triples and five home runs in 21 games this month…his .351 average ranks as the ninth- highest in the NL…he’s also fourth in slugging pct. (.703) and ninth in on-base pct. (.429).

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

sf gaints, august 22, 2013, photo

JOAQUIN ARIAS… Is batting .173 (14-for-81) at home, compared to .386 (33-for-87) on the road.

sf gaints, august 22, 2013, photo

NICK NOONAN… Is hitting just .209 (19-for-91) with two doubles and four RBI in 53 games (13 starts) this season.

sf gaints, august 22, 2013, photo

BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has already hit a career-high eight HRs a# er hitting seven total in his previous two campaigns.

sf gaints, august 22, 2013, photo

TIM LINCECUM… Has posted a record of 1-3 with a 4.38 ERA (18er, 37.0ip)
in six career starts against the Pirates.

sf gaints, august 22, 2013, photo

PINCH ME…SF pinch hitters have recorded 33 RBI this year, the most by any team in the Majors, ahead of Arizona (27) and Cincinnati (27)…IF Brandon Belt paces the club with six pinch RBI followed by OF Gregor Blanco (5) and C Hector Sanchez (5).

PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TODAY AND REMAINDER OF THIS VS. PITTSBURGH (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):

  • Friday, August 23 vs. Pittsburgh (7:15): RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 3.67) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.87) – CSN-BA
  • Saturday, August 24 vs. Pittsburgh (6:05): LHP Francisco Liriano (14-5, 2.53) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (6-13, 4.53) – CSN-BA 
  • Sunday, August 25 vs. Pittsburgh (1:05): RHP A.J. Burnett (tonight) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (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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Reblogged this on THE LIGHTER SIDE OF SPORTS and commented:
GOOD THINGS STILL AHEAD FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS!!
Mmmmmmm BELT!

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