Quick Hits for August 6, 2014

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BRANDON BELT… Appeared in RF last night for first time since 2011 (had 10.2 innings logged in RF).

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IN THE BULLPEN… The Giants bullpen had their 22.2-consecutive scoreless innings streak snapped in the 7th inning last night… however, SF relievers have still combined for the lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.33 figure (8er, 54.0ip) in 16 games.

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LONG ROAD AHEAD… The Giants are in a stretch where 11 of their next 16 games are away from home and 27 of their final 48 contests this season will be on the road.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 60 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.979).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .321 against LH pitching (ninth-highest in NL).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Hit .286 with 16 2Bs, 13 HRs and 41 RBI in his first 59 games (through June 5).

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BUSTER POSEY… Has reached base safely in nine of his last 12 plate appearances (five hits and four walks).

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 45-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-40 when they don’t score first… their .789 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

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IT BEGINS WITH THE STARTERS… SF starters have combined to post a 2.50 ERA (10er, 36.0ip) in the first five games of this road trip and have held opponents to a .175 batting avg. (22-for-126).

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