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Quick Hits for October 28, 2014

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BUMGARNER’S GAME FIVE SHUTOUT… LHP Madison Bumgarner tossed the World Series’ first shutout since Josh Beckett’s series-clincher for the Marlins against the Yankees in Game Six of the 2003 World Series… Bumgarner became the first Giants pitcher to throw a shutout in the Fall Classic since Jack Sanford against the Yankees in 1962…he also joined Christy Mathewson as the only Giants pitchers with multiple shutous in the same postseason.

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ABOUT GAME FIVE… The Giants’ 5-0 blanking of the Royals on Sunday was their 16th shutout in World Series history, the second-most behind the Yankees’ 19 shutouts.

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WINNING WAYS IN POSTSEASON… Beginning with the 2010 postseason, the Giants have gone 33-13 (.717) in postseason play, going 16-7 (.696) at home and 17-6 (.739) on the road…the Giants have won 18 of their last 22 postseason contests.

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BRANDON BELT… His 11 walks are the second most in a single postseason in Giants franchise history (Barry Bonds, 27 in 2002).

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BUSTER POSEY… His 46 postseason games are the most in Giants franchise history (Barry Bonds, J.T. Snow second w/28).

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GIANTS UP 3-2… This is the fifth time in franchise history (including New York seasons) that the Giants have taken a 3-2 lead in a best-of-seven series…however, the Giants have won only one of the previous four series (2010 NLCS vs. Philadelphia, 4-2).

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ELITE CLUB… One more win and Bruce Bochy would become just the 10th manager to lead its team to three-or-more World Series titles…he would join Casey Stengel (7), Joe McCarthy (7), Connie Mack (5), Joe Torre (4), Walter Alston (4), Tony La Russa (3), Sparky Anderson (3), John McGraw (3) and Miller Huggins (3)…all nine of these managers are in the Hall of Fame.

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AT THE HELM… Bochy is 41-29 (.586) all-time in postseason play, including a 33-13 (.717) record with SF… he’s 11-7 all-time in the World Series…SF has never lost a postseason series in Bochy’s tenure…he’s won nine straight postseason rounds since 2010, the second-longest streak ever by a manager, trailing only Joe Torre’s 11 straight with the Yankees from 1998-2001.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is on his third postseason roster (2011 with Philadelphia, 2012 with San Francisco)…is 19-for-58 (.328) this postseason.

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BUSTER POSEY… His four postseason home runs are tied for the sixth-most in Giants history.

WS – Outtakes from games 1 & 2

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.

Quick Hits for June 5, 2014

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GIANTS VERSUS LEAKE… OF Tyler Colvin is 6-for-17 (.353) lifetime with four HRs and eight RBI against Leake…it’s the most HRs Leake has surrendered to a player in his career…IF Pablo Sandoval is 8-for-14 (.571) in his career against Leake with two HRs and three RBI… OF Hunter Pence is 10-for-22 (.455) and is 7-for-his-last-15.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in nine of his past 12 games, batting .326 (14-for-43) with 11 runs scored.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .344 (22-for-64) vs. left-handed pitchers.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has raised his batting average by 132 points from .100 to his current .232 mark by hitting .357 (15-for-42) in his past 18 games…has 11 hits in his last 26 at-bats (.423).

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Matt Cain will make his 13th career start against the Mets…is 5-5 lifetime with a 3.57 ERA in 12 starts

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 48 starts (39 at catcher, nine at 1st)…is tied for second in NL w/10 caught stealings.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 19 of his 21 appearances.

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WINNING WAYS… The Giants are a season-best 17.0 games over .500 and hold the largest lead of any division leader, with a season-high 8.0 game lead over the second place Dodgers.

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GIANTS WITH BEST RECORD IN THE MAJORS… The Giants enter today’s game with the Majors’ best record at 38-21 (.644), one game better than the Oakland A’s (37-22, .627).

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Has made five spot starts, filling in for Matt Cain four times and Tim Hudson once.

Quick Hits for May 30, 2014

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MORSE’S LATE-INNING RBI ARE THE DIFFERENCE… IF/OF Michael Morse, who hit a solo HR in the 2nd inning, snapped a 4-4 tie with two-run double in the 8th of SF’s 6-5 win last night…Morse leads the team with 37 RBI, but entering play yesterday, he had driven in only two runs in the 8th inning or later ofgames this season (Elias).

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GIANTS WITH BEST RECORD IN THE MAJORS… The Giants, winners of seven of their last eight games and 12 of their last 17, enter tonight’s game with the best overall winning pct. in the Majors, posting a .648 ! gure (35-19).

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TOMORROW’S GAME… Saturday, May 31 at St. Louis (11:15): RHP Michael Wacha (3-3, 2.67) vs. TBA — CSN Bay Area

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .389 (7-for-18) with runners in scoring position and two outs.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Is holding left-handed batters at a .160 clip (4-for-25).

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… LHP Madison Bumgarner (6-3, 3.15) has gone 4-0 with a 2.53 ERA in five starts this month with 38 strikeouts in 32.0 innings…the Giants’ ace will be looking to snap a three-start losing streak against the Cardinals, during which he’s posted a 5.59 ERA…RHP Adam Wainwright (8-2, 1.67), the Major Leagues’ ERA leader, is seeking to become the ! rst nine-game winner in the NL…the right-hander has gone 3-0 with a 0.87 ERA in his last four starts.

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HOLDING ON TO LEADS… The Giants are 25-1 (.962) when leading after 6.0 innings this season, 28-1 (.967) when leading after 7.0 frames and a perfect 28-0 when leading after 8.0.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 41 of 55 games (11 starts; seven in CF, four in LF).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 19 of 55 games (18 at catcher, one at 1st).

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .361 (22-for-61) vs. LHP, which ranks as the 10th-highest mark in the NL.

Quick Hits for May 20, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Will be a rematch of the April 22 contest here at Coors, where LHP Madison Bumgarner (5-3, 3.25) matched up with LHP Franklin Morales (3-3, 5.40)…Bumgarner suffered the defeat in that game despite going the distance in SF’s 2-1 loss…he became the second pitcher in Coors Field history to throw a complete game, allow two runs or fewer and su! er the loss, joining Jason Jennings in 2006…Morales meanwhile earned the win, logging 7.0 innings while allowing just a solo homer to OF Hunter Pence.

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CLUTCH HITTING WITH TWO OUTS… 13 of SF’s last 24 RBI have come two outs and they continue to lead the Majors in this category, driving in 86 runs with two outs.

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GIANTS BEGIN THREE-GAME TRIP IN DENVER… The Giants begin a brief three-game road trip tonight in Denver against the Rockies…the Giants, who are tied with the Dodgers for the second-best road record this season at 14-9 (.609), will face a Rockies team that has the second- best home record in the Majors at 15-6 (.714)…the Giants have lost nine of their last 13 here at Coors Field the last two seasons, including two of three last month.

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JEAN MACHI… Has not allowed a run in his last 15.2 innings, which is the second-longest active scoreless streak in the National League (behind ATL’s David Hale, 18.0ip).

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TYLER COLVIN… Has started€ five of nine games since joining the club.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has thrown more than 1.0 inning in nine of his 20 outings.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 16-for-his-last-41 (.390) at the plate with two HRs and 13 RBI.

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IN THE TRAINERS ROOM… OF Angel Pagan missed Sunday’s game after being diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder following an MRI exam Sunday morning…he’s listed as day-to-day… Pagan jammed his shoulder Saturday while coming up short on a diving attempt in CF.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Owns a career .442 avg. (23×52) with four HRs in 12 games at Coors Field.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has K’d just 19 times, compared to 21 BBs…he is tied for the fourth-fewest Ks in NL (min. 125 ABs).

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