Quick Hits for September 2, 2013

TODAY’S GAME… The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres today in the first game of this three game series… RHP Ian Kennedy (5-9, 5.10) is scheduled to face  LHP Barry Zito (4-10, 5.81).

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THE GIANTS…Are 3-3 so far on this 10-day, nine-game road trip to Colorado (1-2), Arizona (2-1) and San Diego…SF has won € ve of their last eight games and nine of their last 17…they’ve gone 18-24 (.429) since the All-Star break.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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DIGGING THE DESERT…OF Hunter Pence went 3 for-4 with a home run and a double in the Giants’ 8-2 win over the Diamondbacks yesterday… that lifted Pence’s career batting average at Chase to .364, which now gives him the second-highest average for any visiting player in the history of that park, behind James Loney’s .378 clip (Elias).

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FEW GIANTS IN THE 20-20 CLUB…Pence would become the first Giants player to hit
20+ homers and steal 20+ bases in a season since Barry Bonds did so in 1998 (37 HRs,
28 steals)…only six Giants in SF-era history have accomplished this feat: Bobby Bonds, Barry Bonds (six times), Willie Mays, Jeffrey Leonard, Glenallen Hill and Orlando Cepeda.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 11-for-27 (.407) in his last seven games and is hitting .350 (21-for-60) in his last 17 contests.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .355 (43-for-121) with runners in scoring position, the seventh-highest clip in the NL.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has raised his batting avg. by 51 points from .222 to .273 in the last two and a half months by hitting .293 (39-for-133) in his past 43 games.

PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE UPCOMING SET AT SAN DIEGO (ALL GAME TIMES PDT): 

  • Monday, Sept. 2 at San Diego (12:40): RHP Ian Kennedy (5-9, 5.10) vs. LHP Barry Zito (4-10, 5.81) – CSN-BA
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 at San Diego (7:10): LHP Robbie Erlin (2-2, 5.97) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-9, 2.91) – CSN-BA
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4 at San Diego (3:40): LHP Eric Stults (8-12, 3.81) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (8-13, 4.38) – 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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