Quick Hits for August 17, 2014

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

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.

Hunter Pence…

Quick Hits for August 16, 2014

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads Majors with 122 games played this season…has played all but 5.0 defensive innings.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Is 2-for-8 with two RBI as a pinch-hitter with the Giants, while making one start (at 1B).

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ADAM DUVALL… Has been one of the best hitters in the PCL this season, hitting .296 (101×341) with 62 runs scored, 19 doubles, 26 home runs and 84 RBI in 86 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a first baseman (19 starts) compared to .260 clip (83×319) and .320 OBP as a catcher (84 starts) this season.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Slugged his team-leading 16th homer of year last night off Cole Hamels, 3-run blast in 4th inning which gave SF 3-0 lead…however, blast was his first since July 30 (vs. PIT).

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ANGEL PAGAN… The Giants own a 37-27 record (.578) in games that he starts this year.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 15 hits in his last 33 at-bats (.455) with RISP.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Allowed a game-tying two-run HR to Cody Asche in the 8th inning last night…marked his first homer allowed since June 18, 2013 vs. SD and his first to a left-handed batter since April 24, 2011 (Jason Heyward).

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in 10 of his last 11 contests (11.1ip, 1.59 ERA).

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… RHP Tim Lincecum is 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA (30er, 82.2ip) in 13 career appearances against Philadelphia.

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Quick Hits for August 15, 2014

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 105 games this season and started 61 contests.

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JOE PANIK… Is 12-for-32 (.375) at the plate in his last nine games.

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ADAM DUVALL… 25-year-old was recalled from triple-A Fresno on Sunday.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in his last eight games, going 11-for-36 during this stretch.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .325 (41-for-126) with four HRs and 19 RBI in his last 31 contests.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 15 hits in his last 33 at-bats (.455) with RISP.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in hits (141) and runs scored (81) and third in multi-hit games (41).

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TONIGHT’S GAME… The Giants and Phillies square off for game one of this three games series tonight…SF ended a five-game losing streak on Wed., beating the White Sox 7-1 to split the two-game series…however, SF has still dropped 13 of their last 19 games…the Phillies lost the first two games of their road trip at Los Angeles-AL and have lost five of their last six.

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JEREMY AFFEDLT… Has held the opposition scoreless in 15 of his last 16 outings (1.17 ERA).

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TRAVIS ISIKAWA… Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on July 29.

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