Results tagged ‘ Brandon Crawford ’

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.

Quick Hits for July 19, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (7-6, 2.87) has gone 0-4 with a 6.07 ERA in his last five starts…he looks to bounce back here in Miami, where he’s 10-1 with a 2.81 ERA in 14 career outings, including a 3-0 record and a 3.00 ERA in three starts here at Marlins Park…Hudson has won each of his last five starts against the Marlins…RHP Henderson Alvarez (6-4, 2.73) has fashioned the second-lowest home ERA in the Majors with a 1.56 figure and has gone 3-0 with a 0.79 ERA (4er, 45.1ip) in his last six home starts…he’s 0-1 with a 5.54 ERA (9er, 13.0ip) in two career starts against San Francisco.

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A FIRST FOR PABLO AND BUSTER… IF Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 with a HR and three RBI last night, while C BusterPosey recorded three hits and two RBI…it was the first time in their six seasons as teammates that Sandoval and Posey each had multiple hits and at least two RBI in a Giants win (Elias).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 5-for-22 (.227) as a pinch-hitter.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Lincecum is 2-2 with a 3.83 ERA in six career starts against the Marlins…received the loss against them earlier this season on May 17 despite allowing three runs in 6.0 innings of a 5-0 loss.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Had his career-high seven game hit streak snapped last night after going 0-for-1.

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JEAN MACHI… Has thrown 3.2-scoreless innings over his last four appearances.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Homered last night for the first time since June 5 and matched his season-high with three RBI.

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HUNTER PENCE… 014 All-Star has appeared in 318-consecutive games and has started 268-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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GIANTS ONE OF TOP TEAMS IN NL… San Francisco enters tonight’s game tied with the Braves for the second-best record in the National League at 53-43 (.552)…only the Brewers have a better mark at 54-43 (.557).

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GOING FOR A WIN STREAK LONGER THAN TWO… The Giants look to win three in a row tonight for the first time in more than a month, as their last win streak of three-or-more games came June 4-8, a five-game winning streak against the Reds and Mets.

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 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 9, 2014

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JEAN MACHI… Leads team with 39 relief appearances.

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FIVE-GAME HOMESTAND STARTS TONIGHT… The Giants will begin a ! ve-game homestand tonight, with two games against the A’s and then a three-game series against the D-Backs that will conclude the first half…after going 22-9 in their ! rst 31 home games, the Giants have really struggled at AT&T Park as of late, winning just three of their past 17 games.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-7, 4.27) has gone 0-4 with a 4.65 ERA over his last seven starts and will be seeking his first win since May 15…Cain has gone 3-5 with a 2.11 ERA in 10 career starts against the A’s…RHP Jason Hammel (0-0, -.–) will be making his A’s debut after being traded by the Cubs last Friday…Hammel is 0-2 with a 3.14 ERA in eight career starts against the Giants and will be facing them for the first time since 2011.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 19 of SF’s last 21 games since Angel Pagan has been out.

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GIANTS GETTING A’S AT AT&T… The Giants have won 12 of their last 14 games against the A’s here at AT&T Park.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .325 batting average beginning June 1 is the eighth-highest in the NL.

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HUNTER PENCE… Among NL leaders in multi-hit games (T1st- 32), runs scored (3rd – 64), hits (3rd – 108).

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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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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 37 games).

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THE BRIGHT SIDE… Despite the Giants’ recent struggles the past four weeks, they enter tonight’s game just 0.5 game back of the ! rst-place Dodgers, who lost to the Tigers today in Detroit.

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