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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.

 

Quick Hits for July 5, 2014

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has been unscored upon in 15 of his last 17 games, allowing five runs in 17 .0 innings .

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ON THE ROAD… The Giants are 22-16 (.579) on the road, the third-best road record in the NL, behind the Dodgers (28-16, .636) and Brewers (27-18, .600) .

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SANTAIGO CASILLA… Has retired all 15 batters faced (four Ks) over five outings (5 .0ip) since coming off the DL .

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied for second in the Major with eight triples (had eight in career prior to this season).

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BRANDON BELT… Went 13×25 (.520) with three 2Bs, three HRs and six RBI in seven rehab games between Fresno and Class A Advanced San Jose .

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 25 of his last 29 games, hitting .336 (37×110) over span.

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TODAY’S GAME… RHPTimHudson(7-5,2 .59) has lost his last three outings, allowing 13 earned runs in 18 .1 innings of work (6 .38 ERA) . . . Hudson will be opposed by RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 0 .66), has allowed just one run in his first two starts of his career . . .tossed 7 .0-scoreless innings in his first career against the Giants in SF .

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-27 in SV chances…his 22 saves are the sixth-most in the NL.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last nine games.

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JAVIER LOPEZ (shown here with HOF Lou Brock)… Has not allowed a run on the road this season (7.0ip).

 

Quick Hits for July 4, 2014

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… IF Brandon Belt has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list . . .he went 13-for-25 ( .520) with three doubles, three homers and six RBI in seven rehab games between Fresno and Class A Advanced San Jose . . .IF Adam Duvall was optioned to triple-A Fresno after yesterday’s game to make room on the roster .

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THE GIANTS… Enter today’s game having lost 17 of their past 22 games…beginning June 9, the Giants’ 5-17 ( .227) record is the worst in the Majors and they’ve lost 10 .0 games in the standings to the Dodgers, who are now a 0 .5 game ahead of SF in the NL West .

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught Lincecum’s no hitter on June 25, becoming the third Venezuelan born player to catch a no hitter (Miguel Montero – 2010, Jesus Montero – 2012 – courtesy Bill Arnold) .

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THE FIRST ONE… The Giants are 15-12 in the first game of a series this season, however have dropped six of their last seven contests .

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied for second in the Majors with eight triples (had eight in career prior to this season).

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JEAN MACHI… Had a 25.1-inning scoreless streak from April 16-June 21.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last eight games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 23 of the last 24 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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TODAY’S GAME… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .38) has gone 2-2 with a 1 .03 ERA (4er, 35 .0ip) in his last five starts here at Petco Park . . .Cain will be opposed by LHP Eric Stults (2-11, 5 .36).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 78 games (45 in LF, 32 at 1st base, one at DH, just one error total).

Quick Hits for June 12, 2014

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 62 games (39 in LF, 23 at 1st base, one error).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has raised his batting average by 142 points from .100 to his current .242 mark by hitting .345 (20-for-59) in his past 23 games…has 16 hits in his last 43 at-bats (.372).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has reached base safely in each of his last 10 games, batting .353 (12×34).

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THE GIANTS… Are 18 games over .500 and enter today’s contest with the Majors’ best record at 42-24 (.636)…SF has held sole possession of the best record in the Majors for the past 19 days…the Giants hold the largest lead of any division leader (7.5 game lead over second place LA).

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started 16 of 67 games (seven at 2B, four at 3B, three at SS and two at 1B).

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 22 of his 25 appearances.

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BRANDON BELT… Was placed on the 15-day Disabled List on May 10 with a broken left thumb.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has hit safely in 25 of his last 31 games, batting .348 (40×115) with six HRs during this span.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 24 multi-hit games are tied for the third-most in the NL.

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HOME SWEET HOME… The Giants are in the midst of a stretch where they are playing 20 of 25 games here at AT&T Park and 25 of 35 leading up to the All-Star break…so far SF is 3-3 in this stretch that began Friday night…SF owns the second-best home record in the NL with a 22-12 mark (.647).

Quick Hits for May 12, 2014

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FROM ELIAS… OF Hunter Pence scored the second run of the Giants’ three-run 10th inning yesterday in LA…Pence has scored runs in the 10th inning or later in each of the last four extra-inning games he’s played (April 23, May 5, 8, 11)…he’s the€ first Major Leaguer to fashion a streak of that kind since the Cubs’ Alex Gonzalez in 2003 and he’s the€ first Giants player to do so since Jim Ray Hart in 1965.

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BELT TO HAVE THUMB SURGERY TOMORROW… IF Brandon Belt, who was placed on the 15-day DL this past Saturday with a broken left thumb, has opted to have surgery tomorrow and will miss six weeks…Belt will have two pins surgically installed in his thumb by Dr. Tim McAdams at the Stanford University Medical Center.

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TODAY’S ROSTER MOVE… Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have reinstated LHP David Huff from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned OF Juan Perez to triple-A Fresno.

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SELLOUT STREAKING… The Giants have sold out their last 261 regular season home games, which extends the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (2-2, 5.55) has gone 9-6 with a 2.63 ERA in 15 career starts against the Braves, including a shutout in the 2010 postseason.. he’s been particularly tough against them at home, going 6-2 with a 2.24 ERA in eight starts…RHP Gavin Floyd (0-0, 1.29) will make his second start of the season after opening up 2014 on the DL following Tommy John surgery…Floyd hasn’t faced the Giants since 2008 with the White Sox, but overall is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA versus SF in two starts.

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BUSTER AND THE BRAVES… C Buster Posey, who is a career .341 hitter versus Atlanta, is batting .426 (26-for-61) with 16 RBI and 12 extra-base hits (10 doubles)in his last 16 games against the Braves.

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JEAN MACHI… Recorded his first career Major League save yesterday at Los Angeles-NL.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Recorded a season-high three hits and two RBI yesterday…marked his first RBI since April 16.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .321 (9-for-28) with RISP and is 7-for-17 (.412) w/ RISP and two outs.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started 13 of SF’s €first 38 games (six at 2nd, three at SS, three at 3rd and one at 1B).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has reached base safely in 15 of his last 17 games (15 hits and seven walks).

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 12-for-13 in SV chances, with his 12 rescues ranking as the second-most in the Majors.

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