Results tagged ‘ Angel Pagan ’

Quick Hits for September 10, 2014

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PANIK’S FIVE HITS… IF Joe Panik became the sixth Giants rookie to record at least five hits in a game last night, going a perfect 5-for-5 (all singles)…however, he did not score a run, record a RBI and had no extra base hits…at 23 years old, he became the youngest player with that line in any game since Hank Aaron in 1958 (Aug. 27, 1958 at SF) (Elias)…no player had ever recorded at least five hits without scoring or driving in a run since RBI became an offcial statistic in 1920 (Elias).

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PETIT PUTTING UP HISTORIC STRIKEOUT/WALK NUMBERS… RHP Yusmeiro Petit struck out nine without issuing a walk in his complete-game 5-1 victory over the Diamondbacks last night…in nine games (three starts) since July 26, Petit has struck out 39 batters and issued just one walk…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only two other pitchers in the modern era (since 1900) have recorded as many as 39 strikeouts and as few as one walk over any nine-game span…Greg Maddux had overlapping spans of 49/1 and 45/0 K/BB in 2001 and David Wells struck out 42 with just one walk over nine consecutive outings spanning the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Is 15-for-his-last-35 (.429), raising his batting average from .187 to his current .237 clip.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .500 (18×36) with a HR and six RBI in eight games against Arizona this season.

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ADAM SUSAC… His 18 RBI are the most among all NL rookies since he was first called up to the big leagues on July 26 (has 9 RBI in his last five games).

His 18 RBI are the most among all NL rookies since he was ! rst called up to the big leagues

on July 26 (has 9 RBI in his last ! ve games).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has gone 20-for-54 (.370) in his last 18 games, raising his avg. from .237 to .264.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (172), is second in runs (101), is second in total bases (278), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (49), and is 10th in extra base hits (58).

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GIANT OFFENSE – ONE OF THE BEST SINCE THE BREAK… The Giants’ offense has been one of the best in baseball since the All-Star break, ranking first in runs/game, team batting average and team batting average with runners in scoring position, while ranking third in team OPS.

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IN THE STANDINGS – GIANTS WILD CARD LEADER… With last night’s victory, the Giants gained a game on the first-place Dodgers in the NL West and now enter play tonight just 2.5 games behind LA…the Giants hold a season-high 4.0 game lead over the Pirates for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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SAN FRANCISCO’S WINNING WAYS… The Giants, who are 14 games over .500, have won 10 of their last 13 games and 13 of their last 19…beginning Aug. 13, the Giants have gone 16-8 (.667), tied with the Cardinals for the third-highest winning pct. in the Majors, behind the Angels (20-6, .769) and Nationals (18-8, .692).

Family Day

On June 25, the Giants enjoyed their annual Family Day, during which players and staff were able to pose for portraits with their families.

Quick Hits for September 7, 2014

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TONIGHT’S STARTER – TIM HUDSON… After a 7-2 start with a 1.81 ERA (18er, 89.1ip) through June 12, RHP Tim Hudson has gone 2-7 with a 4.43 ERA (41er, 83.1ip) in his last 14 starts…he’s gone just 1-3 with a 6.65 ERA (17er, 23.0ip) against the AL…Hudson hasn’t faced Detroit since 2004, but is 9-2 with a 3.07 ERA (34er, 99.2ip) in 14 starts against them.

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TIM HUDSON… Has allowed the fourth-fewest walks per 9.0 innings in the NL (1.56).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Was a late scratch from Wednesday’s lineup after his back had tightened and played only 3.0 innings Friday night after his back tightened again during the rain delay.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .508 (33×65) with 19 runs, six 2Bs, 3B, seven HRs and 21 RBI in his last 15 games.

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SAN FRANCISCO’S WINNING WAYS… The Giants, who are 14 games over .500, have won nine of their last 11 games and 12 of their last 17.

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants enter play today just 2.0 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, the club’s smallest de! cit since Aug. 6…SF hasn’t been 1.0 game back of the Dodgers since Aug. 4…the Giants are a season-high 4.0 games ahead of the Brewers for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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JOE PANIK… Has been the Majors’ second hottest hitter over the last month (beg. Aug. 4), batting .386 (44×114) in his last 29 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (172), is tied for first in runs (101), is second in total bases (278), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (49), and ninth in extra base hits (58).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .369 (24×65) with six extra base hits (3 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 12 RBI in last 16 games.

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JUST 20 GAMES LEFT… The Giants have 20 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with 10 on the road and 10 at home…beginning Tuesday, all of the Giants’ 20 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 30-27 against…the average winning percentage of the Giants’ opponents is .491.

Quick Hits for September 6, 2014

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BUMGARNER NAMED NL PITCHER OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST… Today’s starting LHP Madison Bumgarner was named NL Pitcher of the Month for August, winning the award now twice in four months (also won it in May)…Bumgarner went the distance in three of his six August starts and finished the month 4-1 with a league-best 1.57 ERA (8er, 46.0ip), along with a league-high 56 strikeouts and just three walks.

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HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK REACHES 17… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 17 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year and the longest active streak in the Majors…Pence has hit .377(26-for-69) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during the streak.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 30-for-62 (.484) with 17 runs scored, six home runs and 20 RBI over his past 14 contests…13 of his 30 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple)… beginning Aug. 21, Posey leads baseball in hits (30), runs (17), home runs (6 – T1st), extra base hits (13) and RBI (20).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Went 1-for-3 last night in 3.0 innings and did not return after the 2:42 rain delay.

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ANDREW SUSAC…Already has 15 RBI in just 21 games this season (has 6 RBI in his last three games).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one of four players in baseball to hit .300+ in each of the last four months (.312 in May, .301 in June, .311 in July, .336 in Aug)…joins Jose Altuve, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has a hit in each of his last eight games, going 13-for-34 (.382) during the stretch.

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MADISON BUMGARNER… Needs just one more strikeout to reach the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time in his career…would become just the ” fth Giants left-handed pitcher to register 200+ K’s in a season, joining Cy Seymour (239, 1898), Rube Marquard (237, 1911), Ray Sadecki (206, 1968) and Jonathan Sanchez (205, 2010).

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MADISON BUMGARNER…Has 19 career games of 10-plus strikeouts (six this season), the ” fth-most in Giants franchise history and the most by any Giants left-handed pitcher.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .377 (23×61) with six extra base hits (3 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 11 RBI in last 15 games.

Quick Hits for September 5, 2014

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants enter tonight’s contest just 2.0 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, the club’s smallest deficit since Aug. 6…SF hasn’t been 1.0 game back since Aug. 4…the Giants are 3.0 games ahead of the Braves and Brewers for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Was a late scratch from Wednesday’s lineup after his back had tightened.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has matched his home run total from all of last season and his 14 HRs this year are his most in a campaign since 2011 (23 HRs).

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JAKE PEAVY… Earned the win in his previous outing last Saturday vs. Milwaukee, tossing 7.2-scoreless innings with eight strikeouts…his only hit allowed in the game came with one out in the 8th, allowing a single to Mark Reynolds… it marked the deepest he’d gone into a game in his career without surrendering a hit (previous: 6.1 innings on Aug. 2, 2014 at New York-NL)… he registered his 2,000th career strikeout, fanning Aramis Ramirez in the 2nd inning, becoming the FIfth active player with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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MATT DUFFY… Is 3-for-15 (.200) in his last nine games.

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JOE PANIK… Has been the Majors’ second hottest hitter over the last month (beg. Aug. 4), batting .404 (42×104) in his last 27 games.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 28-for-57 (.491) with 16 runs scored, six home runs and 20 RBI over his past 13 contests…13 of his 28 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple).

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HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK REACHES 16… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 16 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year and the longest active streak in the Majors…Pence has hit .385 (25-for-65) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during the streak.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is now vying for the NL batting title for the second time in the last three seasons (2012).

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JAKE PEAVY… Has gone 3-4 with a 2.66 ERA in his seven starts with SF…has thrown at least 7.0 innings in four straight outings for the ” rst time since June 30-July 20, 2012.

Quick Hits for September 3, 2014

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .295 (87-for-295) against RH pitchers and is 16-for-his-last-50 (.320) against them.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .351 (79-for-225) on the road, which is the highest clip in the Majors.

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MATT DUFFY… Played college ball at Long Beach State (2010-12) and was drafted by SF in ’12 (18th round).

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GIANTS STAYING HOT… The Giants’ .547 (76-63) winning pct. this season is the third-best in the NL, behind WSH (.569, 78-59) and LAD (.561, 78-61)…SF has gone 13-6 (.684) in the last three weeks (since Aug. 13)…only the Nationals (14-5, .737) and Dodgers (14-6, .700) have been better.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, batting .333 (21-for-63).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has a hit in each of his last seven games, going 12-for-31 (.387) during the stretch.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 11-for-19 (.579) in his last four games and is 26-for-54 (.481) with 16 runs scored, six home runs and 18 RBI over his past 12 contests…13 of his 26 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple)…Posey, who is 6-for-10 in this series, has a .382 career batting average against the Rockies and a .406 mark here at Coors Field.

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HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 15 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year, the longest active streak in the NL and second-longest in the Majors, behind LAA’s Erick Aybar (17 games)…Pence has hit .393 (24-for-61) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during this streak.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed eight errors on the year and his .977 ! elding pct. is the third-highest among third baseman in NL….had career-best 73-game errorless streak May 25-Aug. 22.

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TIM LINCECUM… Has made nine relief appearances in his career (six in postseason), going 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA (4er, 20.ip) and a .174 opponents avg. against.

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