August 1st, 2014

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Quick Hits for August 1, 2014

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THE GIANTS… Kickoff a 10-game road trip against New York-NL (tonight-Monday), Milwaukee (Aug. 5-7) and Kansas City (Aug. 8-10)… SF has dropped six of their last seven games and enter tonight’s game 3.5 games behind the NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers, their largest deficit of the season.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Recorded his first career hit and RBI on Wednesday off RHP Charlie Morton.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His eight triples are tied with Alex Rios for the third- most in the Majors (Gordon, 10; Puig 9)

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .342 (26-for-76) with two HRs and nine RBI in his last 19 contests.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Hit .271 w/11 HRs, 45 RBI in 71 games w/ Fresno…was DFA by the Pirates on April 19.

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BUSTER POSEY… Ranks 12th in the NL hitting .316 vs. lefties.

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled from triple-A Fresno Tuesday, the fourth time he’s been called up to bigs this year.

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IN THE BULLPEN… SF relievers have combined to not allow a run in their last 17.1-consecutive innings…in fact, the Giants’ bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.34 figure (7er, 47.0ip) in 13 games.

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TODAY’S GIANTS TRANSACTIONS… The Giants made the following roster moves prior to tonight’s game: IF Dan Uggla and OF Tyler Colvin were both designated for assignment… the Giants have purchased the contracts of IF Matt Duffy (#50) and OF Jarrett Parker (#47) from double-A Richmond.

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FROM DOUBLE-A TO THE BIGS… Matt Duffy and Jarrett Parker are the third and fourth players promoted directly from double-A Richmond to San Francisco, joining OF Darren Ford – August, 2010 and LHP Eric Surkamp – August, 2011.

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