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Quick Hits for July 27, 2014

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INSIDE THE SERIES… SF has still gone 7-5 against Los Angeles this season despite being outscored by a 42-39 margin.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Andrew Susac

ANDREW SUSAC… Made his Major League debut last night and went 0-for-1…also caught 2.0 innings.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Pablo Sandoval

PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 18-for-49 (.367) in his last 12 games and 27-for-84 (.321) in his last 23 contests.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Brandon Crawford

BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios and Yasiel Puig for the second-most triples in the Majors (Gordon, 10).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Dan Uggla

DAN UGGLA… Appeared in two games with Fresno, going 2-for-7 with a double and RBI.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Buster Posey

BUSTER POSEY… Has just one hit in his last 11 ABs, but is still hitting .324 (11×34) in his past nine games.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Hunter Pence

HUNTER PENCE… Was named the Giants’ recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Roberto Kelly

ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… After going 22-9 in their first 31 home games, the Giants have really struggled at AT&T Park as of late, winning just six of their past 24 games… the Giants have won just one of their last eight series here on the Shores of McCovey Cove.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Andrew Susac

ANDREW SUSAC… Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno prior to yesterday’s game, taking the place of C Hector Sanchez who was placed on the 7-day DL with a concussion.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Gregor Blanco

GREGOR BLANCO… Has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games with an at-bat, going 13-for-42 (.309).

Quick Hits for July 22, 2014

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 13-for-30 (.433) in his last seven games and 22-for-65 (.338) in his last 18 contests.

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INSIDE THE SERIES… The Giants have won eight of the last 12 meetings with
the Phillies, and have won seven of the last nine here at
Citizens Bank

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Yusmeiro Petit (3-3, 3.86) will make his sixth start of
the season and ! rst since May 31 after RHP Matt Cain was placed on the DL for the third
time this season…

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios for the second-most triples in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 9).

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PENCE THE FORMER PHILLIE… OF Hunter Pence is a career .351 hitter (46-for-131) against
the Phillies, the second best of any active player (minimum
125 ABs).

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, batting .360 (9×25).

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GIANTS ON THE ROAD… The Giants’ record of 27-19 (.587) on the road ranks as the second-best mark in the NL
behind the Dodgers (31-21, .596).

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INSIDE THE SERIES… The Giants have won eight of the last 12 meetings with
the Phillies, and have won seven of the last nine here at
Citizens Bank Park.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has held the opposition to a .146 clip (6-for-41) with runners in scoring position.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has driven in 10 runs in his last ! ve games and now leads team w/52 RBI (T20th in NL).

Quick Hits for July 13, 2014

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Marco Scutaro

MARCO SCUTARO… Made his 2014 ML debut yesterday vs. ARI, going hitless in three at-bats with walk.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Hunter Pence

HUNTER PENCE… as named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his first as a member of the Giants.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Brandon Belt

BRANDON BELT… Was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks yesterday, however is still just 5×30 (.167) with a HR and four RBI in nine games since being activated from the DL.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Gregor Blanco

GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .202 in the leadoff slot, but has combined for a .264 avg. (24×91) in slots 2-9.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Pablo Sandoval

PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 7-for-20 (.350) in his past five games.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Joaquin Arias

JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has made 23 starts this season, four at 1B, eight at 2B, seven at 3B and four at SS.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Jeremy Affeldt

JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 34 of his 38 appearances this season.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Jean Machi

JEAN MACHI… Has been charged with six runs on 12 hits in just 7.0 innings over his last eight games.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Sergio Romo

SERGIO ROMO… Threw a season-high 1.1 innings and allowed one hit with three strikeouts yesterday.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Marco Scutaro

MARCO SCUTARO… Missed the Giants’ first 93 games of the season with a lower back strain.

Quick Hits for June 29, 2014

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Tim Hudson

TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (7-4, 2.62) will make his 16th start of the season…he’s struggled in his last two outings, surrendering 11 runs in 10.1 innings of work… Hudson is 5-1 with a 3.20 ERA in eight career starts against the Reds… RHP Homer Bailey (7-4, 4.80) is winless in his last three outings after posting four consecutive victories… has struggled in his career at AT&T Park, allowing 11 runs in 17.0 innings (5.82 ERA) in three outings.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Pablo Sandoval

PABLO SANDOVAL… Matched his career-high with three walks last night (fifth time, first since 2011).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Hector Sanchez

HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 28/82 games (27 at catcher, one at 1st)…made a total of 24 starts last season.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Gregor Blanco

GREGOR BLANCO… Is hitting .296 (29×98) with nine RBI in his past 30 games.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Joe Panik

JOE PANIK… RBI…has started six of eight games at 2nd base (3 errors).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Hunter Pence

HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .323 (21×65) with three homers and seven RBI in his past 15 games.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Buster Posey

BUSTER POSEY… His .367 average in June ranks as the third-highest in the NL.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Hunter Pence

PUT AWAY THE BROOMS… The Giants have never been swept in a four game series here at AT&T Park… the last time SF was swept in a four game series in San Francisco was Sept. 12-15, 1996 (doubleheader on the 15th) vs. Pittsburgh at Candlestick Park.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Joe Panik

JOE PANIK… Went 2-for-4 last night with an RBI.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Javier Lopez

JAVIER LOPEZ… Was charged with his first loss of the season last night, allowing a season-high three runs.

Quick Hits for June 26, 2014

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Tim Lincecum

TWO NO-NO’S – SAME CALENDAR YEAR… According to Elias, Lincecum joins Homer Bailey, Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax as the only players in the Expansion Era (since 1961) to throw two no-hitters within the span of a calendar year.

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ELITE COMPANY… Lincecum is now one of four pitchers all-time with multiple Cy Young Awards and multiple no-hitters, joining Roy Halladay, Randy Johnson and Sandy Koufax… Lincecum and Koufax are the only two with multiple no-hitters, multiple Cy Young Awards and multiple World Series rings.

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TWICE AS FUN… Lincecum became the 32nd pitcher with multiple no-hitters and became the fourth active pitcher to achieve the feat, joining Homer Bailey, Mark Buerhle and Justin Verlander.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Tim Lincecum

THREE STRAIGHT SEASONS WITH A NO-HITTER… Giants pitchers (Cain in 2012, Lincecum in 2013, Lincecum in 2014) have recorded a no-hitter in each of the last three seasons… the last time a team had a no-hitter in three-straight seasons was when Nolan Ryan of the California Angels had two in 1973 and one each in 1974 and 1975 (Elias).

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DID YOU KNOW?… Yesterday was the second time that the Padres’ Chase Headley cost a Giants pitcher a perfect game as he was the only baserunner allowed by Jonathan Sanchez in his no-hitter on July 10, 2009 and then was the only runner allowed by Lincecum yesterday.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Buster Posey

BUSTER POSEY… Had a season-high four hits with a2B and two RBI in support of Lincecum no-no, playing 1B.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Hunter Pence

HUNTER PENCE… Is only Giants player on the team to start all 79 games…has played 702 of SF’s 707 innings.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Brandon Crawford

BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has started 71 of 79 games at shortstop (11 errors).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Hector Sanchez

HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught Lincecum no-no yesterday, becoming just third Venezuelan born player to catch a no hitter (Miguel Montero 2010, Jesus Montero 2012 – courtesy Bill Arnold).

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SERIES NOTES… The Giants took two of three from Cincinnati earlier this month at Great American Ball Park, winning its first series versus the Reds since August of 2010… dating back to the beginning of the 2011 season, the Reds have won seven of the last 12 meetings here at AT&T Park.

 

Quick Hits for June 25, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is tied for third in the NL with 11 caught stealings.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Tim Lincecum

TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (5-5, 4.90) is coming o” a 4-1 loss Friday at Arizona, allowing four runs in 6.0 innings while striking out a season-low one batter…he has won each of his last three starts versus the Padres, including a 4-3 win this season on April 20 at Petco Park… RHP Ian Kennedy (5-8, 3.90) has gone 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA over his last three starts…he’s 7-3 with a 2.49 ERA in 17 career starts against the Giants.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Joe Panik

JOE PANIK… Was SF’s first round selection (29th overall pick) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Brandon Crawford

BRANDON CRAWFORD… Ranks third in the Majors with seven triples (had eight in his career prior to this season).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Buster Posey

HOME WOES… Despite having the second-best home record in the National League at 23-17 (.575), the Giants have lost each of their last five home contests while also losing eight of their last nine…SF hasn’t lost more than five consecutive home games since a seven-game losing streak from May 14-31, 2008.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Gregor Blanco

GREGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 16 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Javier Lopez

JAVIER LOPEZ… Has already allowed two HRs this year (68 batters faced)…prior to this season he had faced 605 batters while in a Giants uniform and allowed just two home runs.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Tyler Colvin

TYLER COLVIN… Has started 23 of 41 games since joining the club, hitting safely in 16 of 23 starts.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Michael Morse

MICHAEL MORSE… Leads the club in doubles (18), home runs (13), RBI (44) and slugging pct. (.518).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Pablo Sandoval

PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one HR short of reaching the 100 career home run milestone.

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