Quick Hits for July 12, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .417 (15×36) with two HRs and seven RBI in 10 games vs. the DBacks this year.

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PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-6, 3.92) has taken the loss in his last three starts, despite posting a 2.95 ERA (6er, 18.1ip) in those outings… he has received no runs of support from the Giants offense in his last three contests… LHP Wade Miley (4-6, 4.43) is 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA (15er, 38.1ip) in his last six starts… he is averaging 8.55 strikeouts per 9.0 innings this season, the highest figure of his career.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 33 of his 37 appearances this season.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Was put on the 15 day DL retroactive to June 15 because of back inflammation.

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GETTING HOT… Giants starting pitchers have now held the opposition to two runs or fewer in 11 of their last 16 outings… since June 25, SF starters have posted a 2.99 ERA (35er, 105.1ip), which stands as the fifth-lowest mark in the Majors.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Went 3-for-4 last night with a two-run homer and three RBI.

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BRANDON BELT… Missed 50 games with a broken left thumb from May 10-July 4.

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JOE PANIK… Is hitting .265 (9×34) over his last 10 games.

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FULL THROTTLE… OF Hunter Pence is only the fourth player in Giants history to record at least 110 hits and 60 runs prior to the All-Star break (STATS, LLC)… he currently is tied for second in the Majors with 66 runs scored and is tied for first in the NL with 113 hits.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has not allowed a run in his last 11 appearances (10.2ip) and has allowed just two base runners during this span (one hit and one walk).

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