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Quick Hits for July 18, 2014

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GIANTS AGAINST MIAMI… OF Michael Morse is a career .321 hitter (50-for-156) against the Marlins and has hit safely in his last eight games against them, batting .419 (13-for-31)…IF Pablo Sandoval owns a career mark of .330 (33-for-100) versus the Fish, including a .464 mark (13-for-28) since last season…no active player has a higher career batting avg. against the Marlins than OF Gregor Blanco (min. 125 plate appearances), who owns a .375 clip (42-for-112).

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… LHP Madison Bumgarner (10-7, 3.47) is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA in four career starts against Miami, but has posted a 1.98 ERA on the road this season, which ranks as the second-lowest figure in the NL behind St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright (1.42)…RHP Nathan Eovaldi (5-4, 3.61) has posted a 12.27 ERA in four career starts against the Giants…he allowed six runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings in his last start against them on May 15.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 6-for-12 in his last three games and 15-for-47 (.319) in his last 14 contests.

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JOE PANIK… Is 11-for-51 (.216) in 17 games in his young big league career.

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BUSTER POSEY… Hit his third career grand slam (including postseason) last Sunday vs. Arizona.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .322 (28×87) against lefties this season…hit just .199 against them last year.

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TOUGH SCHEDULE FOR GIANTS IN SECOND HALF… 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 39 games on the road and only 28 at home…27 of their ! nal 67 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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TOMORROW’S STARTER… RHP Tim Hudson, the four-time All-Star is scheduled to make his 19th start of the season… 39-year-old has gone 7-6 with a 2.87 ERA and one complete game in 18 starts…

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MARCO SCUTARO… Returned from his rehab assignment and was reinstated from the 60-day DL July 11.

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Quick Hits for July 13, 2014

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MARCO SCUTARO… Made his 2014 ML debut yesterday vs. ARI, going hitless in three at-bats with walk.

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HUNTER PENCE… as named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his first as a member of the Giants.

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BRANDON BELT… Was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks yesterday, however is still just 5×30 (.167) with a HR and four RBI in nine games since being activated from the DL.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .202 in the leadoff slot, but has combined for a .264 avg. (24×91) in slots 2-9.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 7-for-20 (.350) in his past five games.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has made 23 starts this season, four at 1B, eight at 2B, seven at 3B and four at SS.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 34 of his 38 appearances this season.

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JEAN MACHI… Has been charged with six runs on 12 hits in just 7.0 innings over his last eight games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Threw a season-high 1.1 innings and allowed one hit with three strikeouts yesterday.

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MARCO SCUTARO… Missed the Giants’ first 93 games of the season with a lower back strain.

Quick Hits for July 12, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .417 (15×36) with two HRs and seven RBI in 10 games vs. the DBacks this year.

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PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-6, 3.92) has taken the loss in his last three starts, despite posting a 2.95 ERA (6er, 18.1ip) in those outings… he has received no runs of support from the Giants offense in his last three contests… LHP Wade Miley (4-6, 4.43) is 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA (15er, 38.1ip) in his last six starts… he is averaging 8.55 strikeouts per 9.0 innings this season, the highest figure of his career.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 33 of his 37 appearances this season.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Was put on the 15 day DL retroactive to June 15 because of back inflammation.

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GETTING HOT… Giants starting pitchers have now held the opposition to two runs or fewer in 11 of their last 16 outings… since June 25, SF starters have posted a 2.99 ERA (35er, 105.1ip), which stands as the fifth-lowest mark in the Majors.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Went 3-for-4 last night with a two-run homer and three RBI.

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BRANDON BELT… Missed 50 games with a broken left thumb from May 10-July 4.

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JOE PANIK… Is hitting .265 (9×34) over his last 10 games.

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FULL THROTTLE… OF Hunter Pence is only the fourth player in Giants history to record at least 110 hits and 60 runs prior to the All-Star break (STATS, LLC)… he currently is tied for second in the Majors with 66 runs scored and is tied for first in the NL with 113 hits.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has not allowed a run in his last 11 appearances (10.2ip) and has allowed just two base runners during this span (one hit and one walk).

Quick Hits for July 11, 2014

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LET’S SCORE MORE THAN SEVEN… The Giants have scored seven or fewer runs in their past 35 games, the longest active streak in the big leagues and the longest streak by the Giants since 2008 (52-game streak) (STATS, LLC).

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BRANDON HICKS… Started yesterday for the first time since July 1…has started just three of SF’s last 20 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Among NL leaders in multi-hit games (1st- 34), runs scored (3rd – 65) and hits (T1st – 112).

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 31-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-38 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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BUSTER POSEY… His 12 catcher caught stealings are the fifth-most among NL catchers.

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MICHAEL MORSE… The Giants are 23-5 this season when he drives in at least one run.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in his last seven games, hitting .296 during this stretch (8×27).

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BUSTERS POSEY… Has 13 extra-base hits since June 1 after having just 10 in April/May.

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BRANDON BELT… Missed 50 games with a broken left thumb from May 10-July 4.

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 37-11 when they score the game’s first run and 13-31 when they don’t score first.

Quick Hits for July 10, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Is hitting .290 (9×31) over his last nine games.

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GIANTS GETTING ALL A’S AT AT&T… The Giants have won 13 of their last 15 games against the A’s here at AT&T Park.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in his last six games, hitting .304 during this stretch (7×23).

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JOE PANIK… Has started 14 of 18 games at 2nd base since being called up from Fresno on June 21.

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BRANDON BELT… Missed 50 games with a broken left thumb from May 10-July 4.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 28 of his last 33 games, hitting .323 (40×124) over the span.

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HUNTER PENCE… Was named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his ! rst as a member of the Giants.

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 31-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-37 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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BACK ON TOP… With last night’s win, the Giants (50-41, .549) moved back into first place in the NL West by a winning percentage margin of .001 over the Dodgers (51-42, .548).

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SERGIO ROMO… Threw a perfect 8th inning with two strikeouts last night.

Quick Hits for July 8, 2014

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned a save in each of the Giants’ last two wins.

HUNTER PENCE… Was named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his first as a member of the Giants

HUNTER PENCE… Was named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his first as a member of the Giants

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 30-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-36 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is 18-for-52 (.346) with €five home runs in 16 career games here at O.co Coliseum.

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BRANDON BELT… Is hitting .283 (26×92) on the road this season, compared to .192 (10×52) at home.

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TYLER COLVIN… Is hitless in his last 11 at-bats and has gone just 4-for-36 (.111) in his past 14 games.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Will feature 2014 All-Star Madison Bumgarner (9-6, 3.09) against RHP Sonny Gray (8-3, 3.08)…Bumgarner has lost each of his last two starts, allowing 10 runs (9er) on 15 hits in 11.0 innings…however, he enters tonight’s outing with a five-game road winning streak, going 5-0 with a 1.05 ERA (5er, 43.0ip) in his past six road outings…Gray, who will face the Giants for the first time in his career, has gone 2-0 with a 3.79 ERA in his past three starts.

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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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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 27 of his last 31 games, hitting .333 (39×117) over the span.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Left Saturday’s game at SD in the 1st with a left elbow contusion…has not played since.

 

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