May 29th, 2014

A Farewell to 3Com Park at Candlestick Point

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Quick Hits for May 29, 2014

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PABLO AT THE PLATE… IF Pablo Sandoval enters tonight’s game with an eight-game hitting streak, batting .429 (12-for-28) during the stretch with four home runs and 13 RBI…he’s also driven in at least one run in each of his past eight games, the longest such streak of his career and the longest by a Giant since J.T. Snow had a RBI in eight consecutive games from April 8-18, 2003 (15 RBI).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His € five home runs this month are tied for the seventh-most in the league.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-2, 3.20), who carries a 13.2 scoreless innings streak into tonight’s game, has been one of the best pitchers in the Majors over the past month, fashioning a 3-1 record with a 1.35 ERA (6er, 40.0ip) in his past six starts…he’ll be opposed by LHP Jaime Garcia (1-0, 4.26), who earned his first win in more than a year this past Saturday at Cincinnati after allowing two runs in 5.2 innings…Garcia has been tough on the Giants in the past, going 2-1 with a 1.27 ERA (4er, 28.1ip) in four starts.

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SCORELESS STREAKING… San Francisco is coming o! back-to-back shutouts of the Cubs, as they blanked Chicago 4-0 on Tuesday night and then 5-0 yesterday…the Giants’ current 20.0-inning scoreless streak is their longest of the season.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Madison Bumgarner Enters tomorrow’s start with a four-game win streak, going 4-0 with a 2.53 ERA (9er, 32.0ip) in his last five starts…a win today and he can match the longest win streak of his career (won five games in a row twice in 2012)…

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 16-for-18 in SV chances…his 16 rescues are tied with LAD’s Kenley Jansen for the the second-most in the Majors.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 45 starts (37 at catcher, eight at 1st)…ranks second in NL w/nine caught stealings.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 20 multi-hit games are tied for the fourth-most in the NL and his .324 avg. is sixth.

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HUNTER PENCE… His 40 runs scored are tied for the second-most in the NL behind Tulowitzki (45).

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GIANTS WITH BEST RECORD IN THE MAJORS… The Giants, winners of six of their last seven games and 11 of their last 16, enter tonight’s game with the best overall winning pct. in the Majors, posting a .642  figure (34-19).

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