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Quick Hits for August 30, 2014

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PEAVY GOING FOR 2,000… RHP Jake Peavy is just three strikeouts shy of reaching the 2,000 career strikeout plateau…would join C.C. Sabathia (2,437), A.J. Burnett (2,337), Bartolo Colon (2,080) and teammate Tim Hudson (2,002) as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, George Kontos

GEORGE KONTOS… Made his first appearance last night since being recalled from triple-A Fresno on Monday…threw 2.0-scoreless innings of relief.

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

GREGOR BLANCO… Slugged his 4th homer of year and 2nd in last two games last night (off Estrada).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, AT&T Park

ON SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… SF is 36-33 (.522) at home this season, having won eight of their last 11 games…SF won 22 of their first 31 (.710) home games this year, however have gone just 14-24 (.368) in their last 38 contests.

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

ABOUT LAST NIGHT… The Giants offense scored 13 runs, which were the most they have scored in a game here at AT&T Park since Aug. 24, 2010 vs. Cincinnati (16 runs)…their 19 hits were the second most the club has recorded in the history of AT&T Park (most: 20 on Aug. 14, 2001).

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

HUNTER’S HIT STREAK REACHES 10 – AGAIN… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in 11 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NL and second-longest in the Majors, behind LAA’s Erick Aybar (14 games)…Pence and the Mets’ David Wright are the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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

JOE PANIK… His .391 average (34×87) in August ranks third among all ML hitters.

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

PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 18-for-his-last-45 (.400) with six 2Bs, three HRs and 23 RBI with RISP.

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

ELITE COMPANY… C Buster Posey went 5-for-5 at the plate and became the first Giants catcher in the modern era with multiple five-hit games…the only other active players with more than one five-hit game as a catcher are Joe Mauer (five such games), Victor Martinez (four games), and A.J. Pierzynski (two games) (Elias).

 

Quick Hits for August 17, 2014

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in hits (143) and runs scored (82) and third in multi-hit games (41).

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

PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .333 (45-for-135) with four HRs and 19 RBI in his last 33 contests.

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

BUSTER POSEY… His catchers ERA of 3.24 ranks second best in NL (SD’s Yasmani Grandal leads at 3.18).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Angel Pagan

ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in nine of his last 10 MLB games, going 13-for-45 (.289) during this stretch.

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

MORSE STARTING TO HEAT UP… OF Michael Morse has reached base in seven of his last eight plate appearances and has gone 6-for-11 (.545) with two doubles, a triple, home run and four RBI in four games on this homestand.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Matt Duffy

MATT DUFFY… Has started five games (three at 2B and two at SS).

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

JOE PANIK… Went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI and recorded his ! rst career triple yesterday.

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

GREGOR BLANCO… Went 2-for-2 with two RBI yesterday.

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

GIANTS MIDDLE RELIEF IS SHINING… Five Giants relievers pitched a total of 5.0-scoreless innings yesterday, giving SF a chance to rally from a 5-1 deficit to defeat the Phillies, 6-5…San Francisco’s middle relievers, which Elias defines as those who enter the game before the 8th inning, have posted a 2.33 ERA this season, the lowest such mark in the National League (Elias).

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

IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants gained a game on the Dodgers last night and now stand 4.5 games behind first place Los Angeles in the NL West…SF currently holds the second NL wild card spot, 0.5 game ahead of the Pirates.

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.

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