Quick Hits for May 21, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Will feature RHP Matt Cain (1-3, 3.92) matched up with RHP Jhoulys Chacin (0-2, 4.76)…Cain has gone 2-1 with a 6.90 ERA in his last five starts at Coors Field…he allowed season highs of seven runs and 10 hits in his last start here on April 23…Chacin meanwhile is making his fourth start of the season after missing the first month of the season on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Three-time All-Star is scheduled to make his ninth start this season…missed his last start because of a left hip strain he suffered in his previous outing in LA…had his streak of throwing 7.0+ innings in each start snapped in his outing against the Dodgers…his eight outings to start the season of 7+ innings in each start are the most by a Giants pitcher since Vida Blue did so in nine-straight in 1981…is slated to make his 13th career start against Colorado…owns a 5-2 mark with a 4.40 ERA (38er, 77.2ip) and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies…has struggled here at Coors Field, going 0-2 with 7.41 ERA (28er, 34.0ip) in six starts.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .350 (7-for-20) with runners in scoring position and two outs.

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BRANDON HICKS… 12 of his 25 hits this season have been for extra bases (five doubles and seven HRs).

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DAVID HUFF… Is holding LH batters to a .125 clip (3-for-24) with one extra base hit (2B).

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has started just one of SF’s last 13 games and two of the last 25 (last start: May 11 at LA).

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BUSTER POSEY… Has reached base safely in 16 of his last 20 games, batting .338 (24-for-71).

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has recorded 13 strikeouts in 13.2 innings of work.

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LEADING THE WAY… OF Hunter Pence owns the fifth-highest batting avg. in the NL since April 21 (.335)…he’s raised his batting average from a .181 avg. to his current .286 mark during this span.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .327 (16-for-49) in his past 13 games.

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