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Final Countdown

 

Quick Hits for September 19, 2014

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INSIDE THE SERIES… San Francisco and San Diego have split the season series 6-6 entering tonight’s game…seven of the Giants’ last 10 games this season will be played against the Padres.

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JEAN MACHI… Right-handed hitters are just 5-for-their-last-54 (.092) against him.

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HEATING UP… IF Brandon Crawford matched his career-high with four hits on Wednesday in Arizona…Crawford ranks second in the NL with a .452 batting average (19-for-42) and is tied for the sixth with 12 RBI this month.

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ONE MORE WIN NEEDED… RHP Tim Hudson needs one more win for his 14th season in the big leagues with double-digit victories…Hudson won at least 11 games in each of his six seasons with the A’s…the only pitchers to post double-digit wins in a season for both Bay Area teams are Vida Blue and Barry Zito, who each did it six times with Oakland and four for San Francisco.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .440 (44×100) with 21 runs, eight 2Bs, 3B, eight HRs and 28 RBI in his last 25 games.

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BRETT BOCHY… Spent most of the 2014 season with triple-A Fresno, appearing in 35 games and posting a 3.83 ERA (23er, 54.0ip) along with 47 strikeouts and 27 walks.

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TIM HUDSON… Has allowed the fourth-fewest walks per 9.0 innings in the NL (1.55).

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TIM HUDSON… Has induced 321 groundballs (second-most in NL) and 17 double-plays.

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THE GIANTS… Have won eight of their last 12 contests and have gone 15-6 in their last 21 games – tied for the best in the NL and the third best of any MLB team since Aug. 26.

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco enters play today just 2.5 games back of LA for first place in the NL West with three head-to-head contests remaining (Monday-Wednesday at Dodger Stadium)…the Giants currently own the top overall NL Wild Card spot, +2.0 games ahead of the Pirates…SF’s magic number to clinch a Postseason berth stands at five games.

Quick Hits for September 13, 2014

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STARTING STRONG AT HOME… Giants’ starting pitchers have gone 8-0 with a 0.88 ERA (7er, 72.0ip) in their last 10 home games…the last team in the Majors whose starters had at least eight wins and an ERA that low over a single-season span of 10 home games was the 1980 Astros (8-0, 0.82), with a starting staff featuring Nolan Ryan and Joe Niekro (Elias).

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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 15 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with nine on the road and six at home…all of the Giants’ 15 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 34-27 against.

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GIANT OFFENSE – ONE OF THE BEST SINCE THE BREAK… The Giants’ offense has been one of the best in baseball since the All-Star break, ranking first in runs/game, team batting average and team batting average with runners in scoring position, while ranking second in team OPS.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His .341 avg. (14×41) with RISP and two outs ranks as the eighth-highest in the NL.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 27 games as defensive sub are the third-most in the NL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 14 hits in his last 36 at-bats (.389) and 12 RBI in his last 11 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 60 of the Giants’ last 78 games.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Slugged his second career pinch hit HR and his first career “splash” hit last night.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Threw 2.0-scoreless innings with two strikeouts last night.

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THE GIANTS… Have won six of their last seven contests and have gone 13-3 in their last 16 games – best in the NL and the second best of any MLB team since Aug. 26.

Quick Hits for September 12, 2014

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 23-for-28 in SV chances, with his 23 saves tied for the 13th-most in the NL.

 

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games, batting .341 (30-for-88).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one of four players in baseball to hit .300+ in each of the last four months (.312 in May, .301 in June, .311 in July, .336 in Aug)…joins Jose Altuve, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Is 6-for-19 (.316) with three RBI as a pinch-hitter with SF.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 12 hits in his last 33 at-bats (.364) and nine RBI in his last 10 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games and has gone 23-for-61 (.377) in his last 20 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .463 (37×80) with 19 runs, seven 2Bs, 3B, seven HRs and 24 RBI in his last 19 games.

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled from triple-A on Sept. 1 marking sixth time he’s been recalled this year.

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GARY BROWN… 25-year-old was recalled from triple-A Fresno on Sept. 2, marking his first big league callup.

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GIANTS HOME VICTORIES… The Giants look to extend their season-high home winning streak to 10 games tonight… SF last won 10 consecutive home games during an 11-game run from July 7-25, 2003, the Giants’ longest home win streak in AT&T Park history…during this nine-game home win streak, the Giants have outscored their opponents by a 58-14 margin.

Quick Hits for September 11, 2014

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SELLOUT STREAK JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING… The Giants have sold out their last 319 regular season home games, extending 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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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 17 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with nine on the road and eight at home…all of the Giants’ 17 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 32-27 against…the average winning percentage of the Giants’ opponents is .479.

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JOE PANIK… Has been one of the Majors’ hottest hitters over the last month (beg. Aug. 4), batting .394 (50×127) in his last 32 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Was named the NL Co-Player of the Week on Monday (.565, 2 HRs, 8 RBI).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 10 hits in his last 29 at-bats (.345) and eight RBI in his last nine games.

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JEAN MACHI… Has retired his last nine batters faced.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (173), is second in runs (102) and total bases (279), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (49), and is 10th in extra base hits (58).

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has retired 71.9% of the first batters he has faced.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .342 (25×73) with seven extra base hits (4 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 13 RBI in last 19 games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has allowed just two runs in his last 18 appearances (15.1ip), recording 20 strikeouts and issuing three walks in that span (.182 opponents avg. against).

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.

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