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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 August 10, 2014

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has surrendered just three runs in his last 12 games (12 .2ip, 2 .13 ERA).

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BUSTER POSEY… Batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a first baseman compared to .259 clip (79×305) and .322 OBP as a catcher

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BRANDON BELT… Was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Aug. 8.

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ON DECK… Following today’s game the Giants will travel back to San Francisco where they will begin a five-game homestand against the White Sox (Tuesday and Wednesday) and Phillies (Friday-Sunday) .

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 46-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-43 when they don’t score first… their .793 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 64 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors ( .980) .

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BUSTER POSEY… Batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a first baseman compared to .259 clip (79×305) and .322 OBP as a catcher

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A LONG TRIP… Today is the final game of this three-city, 10-game (11-day) road trip to New York (3-1), Milwaukee (1-2) and Kansas City (0-2) . . .the Giants are 4-5 so far on this trip and need a victory today to avoid their fourth losing road trip of the season .

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100 HOME RUNS… The Giants are just one home run shy of hitting their 100th homer this season…last year SF did not hit their 100th HR until Sept. 24 and finished with just a total of 107.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .282 (11-for-39) with five extra base hits through the first nine games of the road trip.

Quick Hits for August 8, 2014

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.67 figure (11er, 59.1ip) in 18 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last five games, going 9-for-23 (.391) with two 2Bs, 3B and two HRs.

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BRANDON BELT… Was activated from the D.L. on Aug. 2…missed 12 games with a concussion.

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100 HOME RUNS… The Giants are just one home run shy of hitting their 100th homer this season…last year SF did not hit their 100th HR until Sept. 24 and finished with just a total of 107.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 62 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.980) .

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MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded his first multi-RBI game since June 13 vs. COL on Wednesday.

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THE GIANTS… Have won five of their last eight games and enter tonight’s contest 3.5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West .

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BUSTER POSEY… Batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a first baseman compared to .263 clip (78×297) and .326 OBP as a catcher .

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.

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UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS & BROADCAST SCHEDULE… Saturday, August 9 at Kansas City (4:10): RHP James Shields (10-6, 3.43) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (8-8, 2.74) – CSN Bay Area… Sunday, August 10 at Kansas City (11:10): LHP Danny Duffy (6-10, 2.39) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.22) – CSN Bay Area… Please note all games broadcast on KNBR 680 AM (English radio). All home games and road games in LA, SD and OAK broadcast on 860 AM ESPN Deportes (Spanish radio).

Quick Hits for August 6, 2014

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BRANDON BELT… Appeared in RF last night for first time since 2011 (had 10.2 innings logged in RF).

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IN THE BULLPEN… The Giants bullpen had their 22.2-consecutive scoreless innings streak snapped in the 7th inning last night… however, SF relievers have still combined for the lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.33 figure (8er, 54.0ip) in 16 games.

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LONG ROAD AHEAD… The Giants are in a stretch where 11 of their next 16 games are away from home and 27 of their final 48 contests this season will be on the road.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 60 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.979).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .321 against LH pitching (ninth-highest in NL).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Hit .286 with 16 2Bs, 13 HRs and 41 RBI in his first 59 games (through June 5).

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BUSTER POSEY… Has reached base safely in nine of his last 12 plate appearances (five hits and four walks).

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 45-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-40 when they don’t score first… their .789 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

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IT BEGINS WITH THE STARTERS… SF starters have combined to post a 2.50 ERA (10er, 36.0ip) in the first five games of this road trip and have held opponents to a .175 batting avg. (22-for-126).

Quick Hits for July 24, 2014

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught all 14.0inn Tuesday, catching 248 pitches and did not allow a wild pitch or passed ball.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has held the opposition to a .146 clip (6-for-41) with runners in scoring position.

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GIANTS LOOKING FOR SWEEP… The Giants have won five-straight and 10 of their last 14 games against the Phillies…SF will be seeking a four game sweep of Philadelphia for the first time since Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 1999 at Candlestick Park…the last time the Giants swept the Phillies in four games here in Philadelphia was July 31-Aug. 3, 1998.

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SWEEP PART II… The Giants haven’t swept a team in a four game series since brooming Colorado in a four- game set at AT&T Park, Sept. 17-20, 2012…the last time they did it on the road was also against Colorado, Sept. 15-18, 2011.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 16-for-39 (.410) in his last nine games and 25-for-74 (.338) in his last 20 contests.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (8-6, 2.78) is looking to win consecutive starts for the first time since May 27-June 1…he’s gone 1-4 with a 5.11 ERA in his past six starts, but is coming off a 5-3 win at Miami in his last outing on Saturday, during which he allowed one run in 7.1 innings… in his last two starts here at Citizens Bank Park, he’s 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA (1er, 14.1ip)…LHP Cole Hamels (4-5, 2.83) has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last 10 starts…he’s 5-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 13 starts (including the postseason) against the Giants.

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PENCE AT THE PLATE… OF Hunter Pence broke a scoreless tie with a 9th inning hit to help the Giants beat the Phillies 3-1 last night..the last time a Giants player got a hit to break a scoreless tie in the 9th inning or later in Philadelphia was 25 years ago-May 15, 1989, when Will Clark hit a go-ahead home run against Steve Bedrosian in the 12th inning…however, the Giants lost that game on a three-run inside-the-park home run by Bob Dernier in the bottom half of that inning (ESPN Stats & Info).

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ON DECK… Following today’s game the Giants return home for a six-game homestand against the Dodgers (this weekend) and Pirates (Monday-Wednesday)…the Giants are 28-25 (.528) at home, however have won just six of their last 22 home contests.

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BEST WHEN SUN IS OUT… The Giants have the second-highest winning percentage of any National League team in day games at 24-15 (.615), and the fourth-highest in the Majors behind the A’s (25-13, .658), Yankees (20-12, .625) and Mets (21-13, .618).

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BRANDON BELT… Is eligible to be reinstated from the 7-day Concussion DL on July 27.

Quick Hits for July 21, 2014

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has made 18 starts this season (13 at 2nd base and five at shortstop).

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 14-for-his-last-34 (.412) against left-handed pitchers.

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TOUGH ROAD AHEAD… The Giants have a lot of traveling to do in the second half, with four separate trips into the Eastern time zone between now and Sept. 7…most of their games in the second half will come on the road as they play 36 more games on the road and only 28 at home…27 of their final 64 games will be against teams with records of .500 or better…the Giants also face only NL West teams in the final three weeks of the season.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in 18 of his last 21 games, batting .307 (27-for-88).

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IN THE BULLPEN… San Francisco’s relief corps has fashioned a 2.83 ERA, the third-lowest figure in the NL behind the Padres (2.53) and Nationals (2.67)…Giants relievers have combined to allow just two runs on 14 hits in 20.2 innings (0.87 ERA) over their last nine games.

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POWER RANKINGS… At 54-44 (.551), the Giants are tied with the Braves for the second-best record in the NL behind the Nationals (53-43, .552)…SF’s record is tied for fifth-best overall in the Majors behind Oakland (61-37, .622), Los Angeles-AL (59-38, .608), Detroit (54-41, .568) and Washington.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios for the second-most triples in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 9).

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NEW STARTER FOR TOMORROW… Please note that RHP Yusmeiro Petit (3-3, 3.86) will now start tomorrow’s game in place of RHP Matt Cain.

 

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TONIGHT’S TRANSACTIONS… Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have placed IF Brandon Belt on the 7-day disabled list (retro to July 20) with a concussion and have recalled IF Adam Duvall (#37) from triple-A Fresno…also, RHP Matt Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation (retro to July 11)…RHP George Kontos (#70) has been recalled from triple-A.

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RYAN VOGELSOG… Became the first Giants’ starting pitcher to receive no runs of support in four-straight outings during a single season since Lynn McGlothen from April 16, 1977 to May 1, 1977 (STATS LLC).

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