July 4th, 2014

Second To None

second to none, giants magazine, jeff kent, 1999

Quick Hits for July 4, 2014

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… IF Brandon Belt has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list . . .he went 13-for-25 ( .520) with three doubles, three homers and six RBI in seven rehab games between Fresno and Class A Advanced San Jose . . .IF Adam Duvall was optioned to triple-A Fresno after yesterday’s game to make room on the roster .

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THE GIANTS… Enter today’s game having lost 17 of their past 22 games…beginning June 9, the Giants’ 5-17 ( .227) record is the worst in the Majors and they’ve lost 10 .0 games in the standings to the Dodgers, who are now a 0 .5 game ahead of SF in the NL West .

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught Lincecum’s no hitter on June 25, becoming the third Venezuelan born player to catch a no hitter (Miguel Montero – 2010, Jesus Montero – 2012 – courtesy Bill Arnold) .

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THE FIRST ONE… The Giants are 15-12 in the first game of a series this season, however have dropped six of their last seven contests .

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied for second in the Majors with eight triples (had eight in career prior to this season).

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JEAN MACHI… Had a 25.1-inning scoreless streak from April 16-June 21.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last eight games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 23 of the last 24 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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TODAY’S GAME… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .38) has gone 2-2 with a 1 .03 ERA (4er, 35 .0ip) in his last five starts here at Petco Park . . .Cain will be opposed by LHP Eric Stults (2-11, 5 .36).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 78 games (45 in LF, 32 at 1st base, one at DH, just one error total).

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