June 2014

Pixar

In celebration of Pixar Day, the Giants brought together Kirk Rueter, known to fans as Woody with Woody himself and his creator John Lasseter. All three were at AT&T Park yesterday, for a Q&A, to kick off the game saying Play Ball and a screening of Toy Story after the game. The Rueter family also got a tour of Pixar Studios in Emeryville.

Family Matters

2014 giants magazine, july, angel pagan, familyWe have a sneak peak at the July issue of Giants Magazine, featuring Angel Pagan. You can pick this issue up at the ballpark starting tomorrow, or you can subscribe to Giants Magazine and get all six issues of Giants Magazine plus the 2014 Yearbook.

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Quick Hits for June 29, 2014

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (7-4, 2.62) will make his 16th start of the season…he’s struggled in his last two outings, surrendering 11 runs in 10.1 innings of work… Hudson is 5-1 with a 3.20 ERA in eight career starts against the Reds… RHP Homer Bailey (7-4, 4.80) is winless in his last three outings after posting four consecutive victories… has struggled in his career at AT&T Park, allowing 11 runs in 17.0 innings (5.82 ERA) in three outings.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Matched his career-high with three walks last night (fifth time, first since 2011).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 28/82 games (27 at catcher, one at 1st)…made a total of 24 starts last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is hitting .296 (29×98) with nine RBI in his past 30 games.

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JOE PANIK… RBI…has started six of eight games at 2nd base (3 errors).

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .323 (21×65) with three homers and seven RBI in his past 15 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .367 average in June ranks as the third-highest in the NL.

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PUT AWAY THE BROOMS… The Giants have never been swept in a four game series here at AT&T Park… the last time SF was swept in a four game series in San Francisco was Sept. 12-15, 1996 (doubleheader on the 15th) vs. Pittsburgh at Candlestick Park.

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JOE PANIK… Went 2-for-4 last night with an RBI.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Was charged with his first loss of the season last night, allowing a season-high three runs.

Hello Kitty Day

On June 8, the Giants welcomed a special guest to AT&T Park: Hello Kitty!

Quick Hits for June 28, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 20 of 23 games this month, hitting .364 (32×88) over span.

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SERGIO ROMO… Needs just seven more saves to match Rod Beck (29 1st half SVs in 1997) for the most saves prior to the All-Star break in SF-era history.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .82) has struggled in his last three starts, going 0-3 with an 8 .83 ERA (17er, 17 .1ip) . . .he has not faced the Reds in the regular season since June 29, 2012 when he started against them here at AT&T Park . . .RHP Alfredo Simon (10-3, 2 .92) enters tonight’s outing tied for the National League lead with 10 wins . . .he has never faced the Giants as a starting pitcher, but owns a 4 .50 ERA in 4 .0 innings of work as a reliever .

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ALL ABOUT HOMERS… SF enters tonight ranking third in the NL with 77 HRs, however have hit just eight in their past 19 games and have just seven in their last 17 games here at AT&T Park . . .the Giants are 33-14 ( .702) when they hit at least one HR and 13-20 ( .394) when they don’t go yard

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson faced the Reds once last season on July 11 at Turner Field and earned the win, allowing four runs (3er) on eight hits in 7 .0 innings .

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has started 74 of 81 games (all at 3rd base) and has committed six errors.

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ADAM DUVALL… Made his ML debut Thursday and his first big league hit was a solo HR off Mike Leake.

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REGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 19 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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BUSTER POSEY… as 11 extra-base hits this month after having 10 in April/May.

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JUAN PEREZ… Hit .333 (25-for-75) with seven doubles and eight RBI in 20 games with triple-A.

Garlic Fest

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