Quick Hits for May 18, 2014

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Hunter Pence

NEW IRON MAN… OF Hunter Pence is the new active leader in consecutive games played at 350…Prince Fielder, who was the previous leader, had his streak snapped yesterday at 547 consecutive games/starts after not playing due to receiving an injection for a herniated disk in his neck…Pence, who has started the last 215 consecutive games, is the only Giant to have started every game this season while also playing every single inning (Pence leads MLB in innings played with 400.2).

Angel Pagan

ANGEL PAGAN… Has started 38 of 44 games (all in CF), hitting safely in 30 of his 38 starts.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Michael Morse

MICHAEL MORSE… His 10 HRs are the third-most in the NL behind Stanton (12) and Tulowitzki (12).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Hunter Pence

ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… The Giants are winners of 11 of their last 16 games here at AT&T Park and are 13-8 (.619) overall here at home…SF looks to avoid losing three-straight at home for the first time since Aug. 21-23, 2013 (lost three straight home games).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Brandon Hicks

BRANDON HICKS… 12 of his 22 hits this season have been for extra bases (€five doubles and seven HRs).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, David Huff

DAVID HUFF… Threw a season-high 2.2 innings last night and allowed two runs (1 er) on two hits.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Pablo Sandoval

PABLO SANDOVAL… Has raised his batting average from .184 to his current .213 mark by hitting safely in each of his last eight games, batting .375 (12-for-32) during the stretch.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Brandon Crawford

BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .370 (17-for-46) against LHP, which ranks as the 10th-highest € gure in the NL.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Hector Sanchez

HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 16-for-his-last-41 (.390) at the plate with two HRs and 13 RBI.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Pablo Sandoval, Tim Lincecum

WE PLAY THEM CLOSE… 28 of the Giants’ first 44 games (63.6%) this season have been decided by just two runs or fewer, tied with the Padres for the most such games in the big leagues…SF has gone 17-11 (.607) in these contests, which is the fourth-best winning pct., behind the Brewers (.727, 16-6), Orioles (.636, 14-8) and Twins (.632, 12-7).

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