Quick Hits for August 27, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME…Th e San Francisco Giants visit the Colorado Rockies tonight in the middle game of this three game series… RHP Chad Bettis (0-2, 4.50) is scheduled to face RHP Yusmeiro Petit (0-0, 3.38).

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TONIGHT’S STARTER…RHP Yusmeiro Petit is slated to make his 38th career big league start tonight and his second in the last four seasons…he had pitched extremely well at triple-A Fresno this season, allowing three earned runs or fewer in each of his last seven starts, fashioning a 2.30 ERA (12er, 47.0ip) during that span.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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KEEP IT GOING…OF Hunter Pence has started 140-consecutive games, the longest streak in the NL and fourth longest in the Majors.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is 11-for-35 (.314) in his past nine games… Has appeared in 114 games, making 93 starts (57 in center field and 36 in left field).

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MARCO SCUTARO… His .318 avg. (41-for-129) vs. left -handed pitching ranks as the 11th-highest in the NL… His 41 multi-hit games are tied for the ninth-most in the NL.

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BRANDON BELT… Has been the Giants’ hottest hitter this month, batting .341 (29-for-85) with five HRs, 11 RBI… Leads the team with six pinch-hit RBI.

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POSEY AT COORS…C Buster Posey has hit safely in 25 of 29 games here at Coors Field, batting .417 (45-for-108) with seven home runs and 21 RBI while posting a .667 slugging pct. and a .480 on-base pct…he’s homered in six of his last 13 games here and has hit safely in each of his last 14 contests, batting .474 (27-for-57).

PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS SET AT COLORADO (ALL GAME TIMES PDT): 

  • Tuesday, August 27 at Colorado (5:40): RHP Chad Bettis (0-2, 4.50) vs. RHP Yusmeiro Petit (0-0, 3.38) – CSN-BA 
  • Wednesday, August 28 at Colorado (5:40): RHP Jhoulys Chacin (12-7, 3.22) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-8, 2.84) – 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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