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NLCS Game 2

Quick Hits for September 28, 2014

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THANK YOU GIANTS FANS… Today is fan appreciation day and prizes will be given away throughout the game, including the grand prize of a 2014 Toyota Rav4.

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ANDREW SUSAC… His 19 RBI are tied for the ! fth-most among all NL rookies since he was first called up to the big leagues on July 26 (has 10 RBI in his last 17 games).

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY… Happy Birthday to Giants outfielder Gary Brown, who turns 26 years old today.

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BRANDON BELT… Has started seven games since returning from the DL, going 7-for-26 with a HR and three RBI.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 19-for-65 (.292) with three homers and 17 RBI in his last 17 starts.

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MATT DUFFY… Is 5-for-14 (.357) as a pinch-hitter this season.

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IN THE POSTSEASON… The Giants clinched their third trip to the postseason in five years on Thursday, as they have clinched the second wild card spot in the National League…San Francisco has advanced to the postseason for the 25th time in franchise history (since 1900) and for the 11th time in SF-era history (since 1958).

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CRAWFORD’S RBI… IF Brandon Crawford is the fourth Giant in the last 39 seasons to drive in 69-or-more runs as a shortstop in a single season…he joins Royce Clayton (1993, 70), Rich Aurilia (1999, 80;
2000, 79; 2001, 97) and Juan Uribe (2010, 85)…Crawford has 19 RBI in his last 25 games.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 28 games as defensive sub are the third-most in the NL.

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GARY BROWN… Made his ” rst big league start yesterday and recorded his ” rst Major League hit.

Onward To Wednesday

Quick Hits for September 25, 2014

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PENCE, POSEY IN THE CLUTCH… OF Hunter Pence (.360) and C Buster Posey (.338) own the third and fourth highest batting average in the NL, respectively, with runners in scoring position…Pence’s .360 average is the highest by a Giants player in a single season since Barry Bonds in 2006 (.423) (min. 100 PA).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 18-for-58 (.310) with three homers and 17 RBI in his last 15 starts.

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GIANTS CLINCH WILD CARD SPOT… The Giants have clinched a wild-card berth after the Brewers lost 5-3 to the Reds earlier this afternoon in Cincinnati…SF has made the postseason for the third time in the past five seasons, having won the World Series in each of their prior two trips…the Giants have won their last seven postseason games and have won 21 of their past 29, dating back to 2010.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just 11 errors on the year and his .971 fielding pct. is the fourth-highest among NL third baseman….had career-best 73-game errorless streak May 25-Aug. 22.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong has pitched well against the Padres here, posting a 2.88 ERA (8er, 25.0ip) in six appearances…is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4er, 19.0ip) in three career starts vs. San Diego at AT&T Park.

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GIANTS-PIRATES OR GIANTS-CARDINALS… The Giants will play either the Pirates or Cardinals in the one-game wild-card round on Wednesday (site still TBD), with these last four games deciding home field advantage… SF trails the Pirates by 1.0 game for first wild-card position… however, the Pirates hold the tie-breaker for home field advantage should both teams end in a tie…Pittsburgh is just 1.5 games behind St. Louis for the NL Central crown and the Giants hold the tiebreaker for home-field advantage over St. Louis should both teams end in a tie.

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HOME COOKING… The Giants have won 10 of their last 12 home contests and have been one of the best teams at home beginning July 30, going 14-5 (.737)…only the Cardinals (.759, 22-7) and Padres (.750, 21-7) have been better at home since that date among NL teams.

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ON THE MOUND… RHP Yusmeiro Petit (5-5, 3.63) has gone 3-2 with a 3.08 ERA (13er, 38.0ip) in six starts at AT&T Park this season, compared to an 0-2 record and an 8.03 ERA (22er, 24.2ip) in five starts on the road…Petit is 1-3 with a 5.25 ERA in five starts against SD…RHP Andrew Cashner (5-7, 2.21) has won each of his last three starts, fashioning a 1.50 ERA (4er, 24.0ip)…he’s 2-1 with a 2.92 ERA in four starts against the Giants.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Has already established career-highs in wins (5), innings pitched (111.2) and strikeouts (125).

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Ranks seventh in the Majors in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (10.07) among pitchers with at least 100.0 innings pitched this season…also, ranks eighth in the Majors with a 5.95 K/BB ratio.

Quick Hts for September 23, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has now been absent from the lineup in six of the Giants’ seven games this road trip with back sti” ness, an ailment that he su” ered earlier in year when he missed 44 games (June-Aug.).

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TIMLINCECUM… Has made 12 relief appearances in his career (six in the postseason), going 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA (9er, 26.0ip) and a .204 opponents avg. against (19-for-93).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Delivered a go-ahead, pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th inning last night.

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ON THE MOUND TONIGHT… LHP Madison Bumgarner (18-9, 2.91) will be seeking his sixth consecutive winning decision and will attempt to win his fourth consecutive road start against the Dodgers… Bumgarner is 7-2 with a 1.90 ERA (13er, 61.2ip) in nine career starts here at Dodger Sta- dium (he’s 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA in two starts this season)…RHP Zack Greinke (15-8, 2.76) looks to improve to 5-0 against the Giants this season as he’s fashioned a 1.38 ERA while winning each of his four starts against SF.

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MADISON BUMGARNER… His 18 wins are a career-high for a season and are tied with Johnny Cueto and Jered Weaver for the third-most by any pitcher in the Majors this year (Kershaw, Wainwright with 20 wins)…his 18 wins are the most by a Giants pitcher since Shawn Estes had 19 in 1997…needs two wins over his final two starts to become the Giants’ first 20-game winner since John Burkett (22) and Bill Swift (21) in 1993…the Giants haven’t had a pitcher lead the league in wins since John Burkett in 1993 (22).

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WILD CARD – THREE TEAM RACE… The Giants and Pirates enter play today tied for the top overall NL Wild Card spot, +5.0 games ahead of the Brewers…although the Pirates have the tiebreaker for home-field advantage in a potential wild-card game between the clubs…SF’s magic number to clinch a postseason berth stands at two games (combination of SF wins and Milwaukee losses).

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MATT DUFFY… Has started nine games for the Giants (four at 2B and five at SS).

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POSEY HITTING OVER .350 ON THE ROAD… C Buster Posey leads the Majors with a .351 (93-for-265) batting average on the road this season…there have been just four Giants in SF-era history (since 1958) to hit over .350 on the road: Barry Bonds (.386 in 2002 and .359 in 1993), Melky Cabrera (.367 in 2012), Willie Mays (.367 in 1958) and Orlando Cepeda (.351 in 1963).

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MADISON BUMGARNER… urrently has a ” ve-game winning streak, going 5-0 with a 1.98 ERA (9er, 41.0ip), along with 47 strikeouts and just six walks.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson, who was named to his fourth career All-Star team this season, is slated to make his 31st and final regular season start of the year.

Final Countdown

 

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