Quick Hits for September 20, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME… The San Francisco Giants visit the New York Yankees tonight in the first game of this three game series and the final set of this 10-game road trip… LHP CC Sabathia (13-13, 4.90) is scheduled to face  RHP Tim Lincecum (10-13, 4.40).

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SERIES VICTORIES… The Giants have won each of their last three series (COL, LAD, NYM), marking the most consecutive series victories they have won all season…it’s the first time the Giants have won at least three straight series since last years playoffs and the first time in the regular season since winning seven consecutive sets at the end of last season from Sept. 7-30.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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CLOSE CALLS…Nine of the Giants’ last 12 games have been decided by just one run…the Giants are 25-27 (.481) in one run games this season, going 8-18 on the road and 17-9 at home.

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BRONX TIES…C Johnny Monell and OF Juan Perez played at rival high schools here in
the Bronx…Monell, who was born in the Bronx, attended Christopher Columbus High School and Perez went to DeWitt Clinton High.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 21-for-67 (.313) with three HRs and 15 RBI in his last 27 games… SF pitchers have posted a 2.42 ERA (29er, 108.0ip) in his last 15 games catching.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is batting .345 (19-for-55) with runners in scoring position…is 12-for-his-last-32 w/RISP.

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SINCE THE BREAK…OF Hunter Pence and IF Brandon Belt rank fourth and seventh, respectively, among NL batting average leaders since the All-Star break…Pence has hit .341 (76×223) with 11 home runs and 45 RBI in 59 games while Belt owns a .333 clip (63×189) with six homers and 24 RBI in 52 contests.

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

  • 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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