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Quick Hits for July 29, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (8-7, 2.65) is just 1-5 with a 4.40 ERA in his last seven outings…faced the Pirates earlier this season and took the loss, despite tossing a complete game…the Pirates won in the 9th inning after a review showed that Starling Marte was safe at home after he tripled and scored on an error… LHP Francisco Liriano (2-7, 4.18) earned the win in his last outing against the Dodgers last Wednesday, as he threw 7.0 innings and allowed one earned run…Liriano is 1-1 with 7.20 ERA (8er, 10.0ip) in two career starts against the Giants.

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INSIDE THE RACE… With last night’s loss, the Giants are now 2.0 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West, which is their largest deficit of the season.

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SIX-GAME HOMESTAND CONTINUES TONIGHT… The Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight for the second game of this three-game series and the final set of this six-game home stand.

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BETTER RECORD WHEN THEY HOMER… The Giants are 41-16 this season when they hit at least one HR and 16-33 when they fail to go deep…their .719 winning pct. in games when they homer is the highest in the NL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .320 against LH pitching (14th-highest in NL).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is tied for ninth in the NL with 26 doubles and tied for 13th in extra base hits (41).

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JOE PANIK… Sprained his right ankle last Tuesday at Philadelphia and missed two games.

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 42-12 when they score the game’s first run and 15-37 when they don’t score first… their .778 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

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IN THE BULLPEN… SF relievers have combined to post a 1.60 ERA (7er, 39.1ip) in 11 games since the All-Star break.

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HUNTER PENCE… Was named the Giants’ recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award.

Quick Hits for July 28, 2014

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-27 in SV chances…his 22 saves are tied for the 10th-most in the NL.

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GOING FOR WIN #13… Madison Bumgarner’s 12 wins on the season are currently tied for the second most of any pitcher in the Majors (Adam Wainwright, 13), and with another win tonight, he will record 13+ wins for the fourth straight season (Pitching coach, Dave Righetti pictured).

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SIX-GAME HOMESTAND CONTINUES TONIGHT… The Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight for the first of this three-game series and the final set of this six-game homestand…San Francisco has lost their last four games, their longest losing streak since also dropping four in a row June 26-29…the Pirates have won six of their last nine games.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .320 against LH pitching (13th-highest in NL), but .201 against RH hurlers.

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INSIDE THE RACE… With last night’s loss, the Giants are now 1.5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West, which is their largest deficit out of first place since July 4 (also: 1.5 games behind LA)…SF has not been more than 1.5 games out of first place this season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .304 (14-for-46) in his last 14 games.

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PENCE AGAINST THE PIRATES… OF Hunter Pence is hitting .311 (104-for-334) with 11 home runs and 49 RBI in 86 career games against Pittsburgh…he’s reached base safely via hit or walk in 15 of his last 16 games and 25 of his last 27 contests.

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DOUBLE THE FUN… The Giants have turned 108 double plays over their first 106 games this season, which is the second-most in the Majors, behind the Baltimore Orioles (109).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is tied for ninth in the NL with 26 doubles and tied for 12th in extra base hits (41).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has eight hits in his last 17 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Quick Hits for July 27, 2014

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INSIDE THE SERIES… SF has still gone 7-5 against Los Angeles this season despite being outscored by a 42-39 margin.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Made his Major League debut last night and went 0-for-1…also caught 2.0 innings.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 18-for-49 (.367) in his last 12 games and 27-for-84 (.321) in his last 23 contests.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios and Yasiel Puig for the second-most triples in the Majors (Gordon, 10).

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DAN UGGLA… Appeared in two games with Fresno, going 2-for-7 with a double and RBI.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has just one hit in his last 11 ABs, but is still hitting .324 (11×34) in his past nine games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Was named the Giants’ recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award.

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ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… After going 22-9 in their first 31 home games, the Giants have really struggled at AT&T Park as of late, winning just six of their past 24 games… the Giants have won just one of their last eight series here on the Shores of McCovey Cove.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno prior to yesterday’s game, taking the place of C Hector Sanchez who was placed on the 7-day DL with a concussion.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games with an at-bat, going 13-for-42 (.309).

Quick Hits for July 25, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 11-for-28 (.393) in his past seven games and has driven in 11 runs in his past eight contests.

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JEAN MACHI… Has thrown 5.2-scoreless innings over his last seven appearances.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum is coming o! his first career save in his second career regular season relief appearance, as he closed out the Phillies in the 14th inning on Tuesday…since May 23, Lincecum has gone 5-0 with a 1.34 ERA (7er, 47.0ip) here at home…RHP Zack Greinke (11-6, 2.90) has lost his last two starts, going 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA (7er, 12.2ip)…he’s 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA (4er, 13.0ip) in his two outings against the Giants this season.

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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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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in 14 of his last 17 games at .277 (18-for-65).

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads all NL players in multi-hit games (38), hits (125) and runs scored (73).

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TIM LINCECUM… Has gone 4-1 with a 0.95 ERA (4er, 38.0ip) in his last six outings…his 0.95 ERA beginning June 25 is the third-lowest in the Majors, trailing BOS’ Jon Lester (0.29) and TB’s David Price (0.90).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 16-for-43 (.372) in his last 10 games and 25-for-78 (.321) in his last 21 contests.

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SELLOUT STREAKING – GOING FOR 300 SELLOUTS… The Giants have sold out their last 299 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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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong owns a career mark of 4-3 with a 3.76 ERA (40er, 95.2ip) in 22 career games (13 starts) against the Dodgers.

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 20, 2014

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned each of the Giants’ last four saves.

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TIM LINCECUM… Is the Giants franchise record holder for number of games pitched with 10+ strikeouts (36) and is the third Giant ever to have four-straight seasons with at least 200 strikeouts (2008-11).

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GIANTS ON THE ROAD… The Giants’ record of 26-18 (.591) on the road ranks as the second-best mark in the NL behind the Brewers (29-20, .592), and the fourth-best overall in the big leagues.

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BETTER RECORD WHEN THEY HOMER… The Giants are 39-15 this season when they hit at least one HR and 15-28 when they fail to go deep…their .722 winning pct. in games when they homer is the highest in the NL.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has hit safely in seven of his last eight games, batting .333 (8×24).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Owns a career avg. of .349 (38×109) vs. MIA, including a .486 mark (18×37) since last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has a hit in each of his last six games, going 7-for-19 (.368).

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BUSTER POSEY… His .331 batting avg. on the road ranks as the third-best in the NL behind MIL’s Jonathan Lucroy (.355) and Carlos Gomez (.332).

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

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (6er, 18.0ip) in five career appearances against the Phillies…has made just two career starts, with his last one coming on Sept. 29, 2004 with the Pirates…threw 5.0 innings and allowed one run on four hits.

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