Quick Hits for September 19, 2013

TODAY’S GAME… The San Francisco Giants visit the New York Mets today in the final game of this three game series… LHP Jonathon Niese (7-7, 3.88) is scheduled to face  LHP Madison Bumgarner (12-9, 2.83).

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CAIN TIES RECORD…RHP Matt Cain stuck out six batters last night, bringing his total number of K’s to 154 for the season…this marks the eighth consecutive season that he’s registered at least 150 strikeouts, which ties Juan Marichal (1962-1969) and Gaylord Perry (1964-1971) for the longest such streak in Giants’ franchise history (Elias).

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Hit his third home run of the season last night and now has 12 hits in his last 23 at-bats (.522).

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JUST 8 MORE…OF Hunter Pence, who has 26 RBI this month, needs just eight more in
the next 10 games to match Jeff Kent for the most RBI by a Giant in a calendar month (Kent had 34 RBI twice – June 2000 and Aug. 2002).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Aug. 30…is 22-for-62 (.355) in 16 games since his return… Has appeared in 63 games, making 60 starts (all in center field).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .333 (41-for-123) with 23 RBI in his last 33 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has small fracture on the tip of his right  nger…was struck on his bare hand Sept. 3 when a pitch from Bumgarner bounced o! the plate…impact of pitch ripped half his  ngernail from nail the bed.

PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TODAY AND UPCOMING SERIES AT THE NEW YORK YANKEES (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):

  • Thursday, Sept. 19 at New York-NL (10:10am): LHP Jonathon Niese (7-7, 3.88) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (12-9, 2.83) – CSN-BA
  • Friday, Sept. 20 at New York-AL (4:05): LHP CC Sabathia (13-13, 4.90) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (10-13, 4.40) – CSN-BA
  • Saturday, Sept. 21 at New York-AL (10:05am): RHP Ivan Nova (8-5, 3.36) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-5, 5.73) – FOX
  • Sunday, Sept. 22 at New York-AL (10:05am): LHP Andy Pettitte (10-10, 3.93) vs. RHP Yusmeiro Petit (4-0, 3.08) – CSN-BA, TBS

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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