July 6th, 2014

Brand New Day

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Quick Hits for July 6, 2014

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THE GIANTS… Recorded their first come-from-behind victory since June 8 vs . New York-NL . . .however, SF’s 6-18 ( .250) record since June 9 is still 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 the Giants in the NL West.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER, Ryan Vogelsong has gone 5-5 with a 3 .86 ERA (49er, 114 .1ip) 27 career Interleague games (16 starts).

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RARE FEAT… According to Elias, yesterday marked just the just the third time since the team moved to SF that the Giants have won a game when hitting a game-tying homer in the 9th and a game- winner in the 10th . . .Jim Ray Hart and Willie McCovey did it at Candlestick Park against New York-NL on Sept . 17, 1966 . . .Mike Aldrete and Candy Maldonado also accomplished the feat at Atlanta on July 1, 1986 .

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Left yesterday’s game in the 1st inning with a left elbow contusion and is day-to-day.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 24 of the last 26 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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ALL ABOUT HOMERS… SF enters today ranking third in the NL with 81 HRs…the Giants are 35-14 (.714) when they hit at least one HR and 13-25 (.342) when they don’t go yard.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 26 of his last 30 games, hitting .333 (38×114) over span.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has started 80/88 games at short.

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TODAY’S GAME… RHP Tim Lincecum (7-5, 4 .06) enters today’s game having tossed 17 .0-consecutive scoreless innings, his longest scoreless stretch since posting 21 .0-straight scoreless frames from May 4-10, 2011 . . .Lincecum will be opposed by RHP Jesse Hahn (4-1, 1 .95), who will be making his sixth career Major League start .

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FULL THROTTLE… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in 10-straight games and 19 of his last 21 contests . . .he joins TEX’s Elvis Andrus and NYM’s David Wright as the only players with three separate double digit hit streaks this season .

 

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