June 23rd, 2014

Tony Gwynn Tribute

In honor of the passing of Tony Gwynn, the Giants presented Padres Manager Bud Black with a base from his last major league game, played October 7, 2001 at AT&T Park.  The teams observed a moment of silence before tonight’s game in honor of the great baseball player.

 

Quick Hits for June 23, 2014

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has appeared in 28 games and allowed just two runs in 15.0 innings.

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MATT CAIN… Owns a 3.71 ERA (11er, 26.2ip) in four starts this season at AT&T Park, compared to a 5.11 ERA (21er, 37.0ip) on the road…has held opponents to three runs or fewer in 10 of his last 12 home starts dating back to last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is hitting .329 (24-for-73) with nine RBI in his past 24 games.

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GIANTS’ 10-GAME HOMESTAND BEGINS TONIGHT… Begin a 10-game, 11-day homestand tonight against the Padres (three games), Reds (four games) and Cardinals (three games)…the Giants enter tonight’s game with the best home record in the National League at 23-15 (.605)…15 of the Giants’ next 20 games will be played here at AT&T Park.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Is 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA (8er, 25.2ip) in 14 relief outings.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games (starting June 1), hitting .352 (25×71) over span.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson is a perfect 5-0 with a 2.16 ERA in seven starts, with the Giants going 7-0 in his home outings

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BRANDON HICKS… 15 of his 33 hits this season have gone for extra bases (six 2Bs, 3B, and eight HRs).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… By hitting safely in 32/40 games, has raised his batting avg. 97 points from .171-.268.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, going 13-for-37 (.351).

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