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Madison Bumgarner – 2014 Willie Mac Award Winner

Willie Mac Award Winner – Hunter Pence

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Willie Mac Award Winners: Andres Torres, tiny Felder, JT Snow, Shawon Dunston, Matt Cain, Mark Gardner, Mike Krukow pose with 2013 winner Hunter Pence and Willie McCovey

The Willie McCovey Award is an annual honor bestowed upon the most inspirational player on the team, as voted upon by Giants players, coaches, training staff and the fans.  The award was established in 1980, in honor of former legend and Hall of Famer Willie McCovey.  Hunter Pence will receive a plaque prior to tonight’s game. Engraved on the plaque are the words “Competitive Spirit, Ability and Leadership” to characterize the qualities both McCovey and Pence exemplify.

Pence has batted .282 (174-for-617) with 35 doubles, 25 home runs, 93 RBI and has stolen 22 bases in 159 games in his second season in a Giants uniform. The 25 home runs match the most of his career for a single season and he’s seven RBI shy of reaching the 100-plateau for the second straight campaign. The 30-year-old Texas native has batted .313 (76-for-243) with 11 home runs and 45 RBI in 65 games since the All-Star break.

Pence has started every one of the Giants’ 159 games this season and could become the first Giants player in the SF-era (since 1958) to start every regular season game in a season, and the first since Alvin Dark started all 154 games for the New York Giants in 1954. Pence can also become the first Giants player since Bobby Thomson to start every game of a season in the outfield. Thomson started all 156 games in center field during the 1949 season for the New York Giants. Pence has started 168 consecutive games, the longest streak in the NL and the second longest in the Majors.

Family Day

Earlier this year the Giants’ players had a chance to share AT&T Park with their loved ones.  Families were invited to pose for portraits and play a softball game before the Giants took on the Dodgers.

Quick Hits for August 20, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Boston Red Sox tonight in the middle game of this three game series…RHP Jake Peavy (9-5, 4.41) is scheduled to face RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-4, 6.75).

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BRANDON BELT… In the month of August, leads the NL with 22 runs scored, is second with a .726 sluggung pct., ninth with a .437 on-base pct. and is tied for fifth with five HRs.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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AT THE TURNSTILES…The Giants have sold out their last 227 regular season home games, dating back to Oct. 1, 2010.

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ANDRES TORRES… Went 3-for-4 last night and collected his first multi-hit game since June 29 at Colorado.

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BRETT PILL… Was having the best season of his professional career down in the minors, hitting .344 (95-for-276) with 21 doubles, 18 home runs and 79 RBI in 68 games for the Grizzlies.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .322 batting average vs. left-handed pitchers is the ninth-best mark in the NL… His 54 stolen bases against are the third-most by any National League catcher.

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JOSE MIJARES… Is holding opponents to a .229 clip (16-for-70) with runners in scoring position.

PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT AND THE REMAINDER OF THE SERIES VS. BOSTON  AND PITTSBURGH (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):

  • Tuesday, August 20 vs. Boston (7:15): RHP Jake Peavy (9-5, 4.41) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-4, 6.75) – CSN-BA 
  • Wednesday, August 21 vs. Boston (12:45): LHP Felix Doubront (8-6, 3.95) vs. LHP Barry Zito (4-8, 5.34) – CSN-BA
  • Thursday, August 22 vs. Pittsburgh (7:15): LHP Jeff Locke (9-4, 2.90) vs. RHP Matt Cain (8-8, 4.35) – CSN-BA 
  • Friday, August 23 vs. Pittsburgh (7:15): RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 3.67) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.87) – CSN-BA
  • Saturday, August 24 vs. Pittsburgh (6:05): LHP Francisco Liriano (14-5, 2.53) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (6-13, 4.53) – CSN-BA 
  • Sunday, August 25 vs. Pittsburgh (1:05): RHP A.J. Burnett (tonight) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (tonight) – CSN-BA

note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

Boston Strong

As the Giants began this series with the Boston Red Sox we remembered the tragedy that occurred on April 15 during the Boston Marathon.   On that terrible day, a much celebrated Boston tradition was attacked and the city and its people tested.  The result was a display of excellence by the city’s great public servants, a furthered sense of unity and support among its citizens, and a powerful reminder of the strength of the city of Boston and our great nation to stand in the face of adversity.

The Giants welcomed two special guests to throw out the first pitches at the game tonight, Amanda North and Aaron Hern.  While watching her daughter run the marathon, Amanda saw a wounded stranger lying on the sidewalk, she called for help and offered comfort, ultimately helping to save the strangers life.  At 12 years old, Aaron was was one of the youngest to be affected, he suffered ear trauma, severe leg damage, and nightmares about that day, but has been fighting hard to put the event behind him.

Quick Hits for August 11, 2013

TODAY’S GAME…THe San Francisco Giants host the Baltimore Orioles today in the €final
game of this three game series…RHP Bud Norris (8-9, 3.78) is scheduled to face RHP
Matt Cain (7-7, 4.47).

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FROM ELIAS…OF Hunter Pence’s two-run 6th inning double was the game-winner in the Giants’ 3-2 win yesterday…entering Saturday, none of Pence’s 52 RBI had given SF a lead in the 6th inning or later.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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MARCO SCUTARO… Is tied for 13th in the NL with a .302 batting average.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has sealed 12 of his last 13 save opportunities.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 101 games, making 81 starts (46 in center field and 35 in left field).

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GUILLERMO MOSCOSO… Earned his first victory in a Giants uniform yesterday, tossing 2.0-scoreless frames.

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ANDRES TORRES… Has started 61 contests (49 in LF and 12 in CF).

PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES AND UPCOMING SET AT WASHINGTON (ALL GAME TIMES PDT): 

  • Sunday, August 11 vs. Baltimore (1:05): RHP Bud Norris (8-9, 3.78) vs. RHP Matt Cain (7-7, 4.47) – CSN-BA 
  • Tuesday, August 13 at Washington (4:05): LHP Gio Gonzalez (7-5, 3.52) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.75) – CSN-BA 
  • Wednesday, August 14 at Washington (4:05): RHP Jordan Zimmermann (13-6, 3.06) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (6-11, 4.18) – CSN-BA 
  • Thursday, August 15 at Washington (1:05): RHP Dan Haren (7-11, 4.99) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-4, 6.71) – CSN-BA 

note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

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