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Quick Hits for August 5, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.21) owns a 4-3 record with a 3.97 ERA (26er, 59.0ip) in 10 career starts against Milwaukee… he enters tonight’s game having thrown 12.0-consecutive scoreless frames against the Brewers… Lincecum will be opposed by RHP Jimmy Nelson (1-2, 4.30), who will make his fifth start for the Brewers this season, having gone 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA (11er, 23.0ip)… Milwaukee is 2-2 this season in his outings.

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THE GIANTS… Have won four of their last five games and enter tonight’s game 1.5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West… SF currently is tied for the second-highest winning percentage in the NL with Milwaukee (61-51, .545) and Washington (60-50, .545).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was the Giants’ second-round draft pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Leads the club with 45 walks this season.

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FULL THROTTLE… OF Hunter Pence recorded six hits in 18 at-bats in the Giants’ four-game series against the Mets in New York and all of his hits were good for extra bases (two 2Bs, two 3Bs and two HRs)… Pence is the first Giants player to register at least two 2Bs, two 3Bs and two HRs in one series since Dusty Rhodes posted three 2Bs, two 3Bs and two HRs for the New York Giants in a four-game series at St. Louis in August 1954 (Elias).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 38 of SF’s last 42 games since Angel Pagan has been out.

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MICAHEL MORSE… Hit .286 with 16 2Bs, 13 HRs and 41 RBI in his first 59 games (through June 5).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .348 (31-for-89) with two HRs and 13 RBI in his last 22 contests.

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BUSTER POSEY… Matched his career-high with four walks yesterday (also: June 4, 2012 vs. CHC).

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 45-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-39 when they don’t score first… their .789 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

Quick Hits for August 4, 2014

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THE GIANTS… Have won three of their last four games and enter today’s game 2 .5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West .

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IT BEGINS WITH THE STARTERS… SF starters have combined to post a 1.80 ERA (5er, 25.0ip) in the first three games of this series and have held the Mets to a .100 batting avg . (8-for-80) .

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ON THE ROAD… The Giants have posted the second-best road record in the NL, going 31-21 (.596), as only the Dodgers have a better record (34-23, .596) . . .SF has won 11 of their last 17 games on the road.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 37 of SF’s last 41 games since Angel Pagan has been out .

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has just one extra base hit in his last 13 games.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .429 (9-for-21) against the Mets this season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has started 77 games at catcher and 18 games at 1st base.

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JOE PANIK… Hit .321 (94×293) in 74 games for Fresno with 50 runs, 14 2Bs, five HRs and 45 RBI.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .330 (29-for-88) with two HRs and 10 RBI in his last 22 contests.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His nine triples are tied with Yasiel Puig for the second-most in the Majors (Gordon,10).

Quick Hits for August 3, 2014

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BEST WHEN SUN IS OUT… The Giants’ own a 25-16 (.610) record during day games, compared to a 34-35 (.493) mark at night .

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HUNTER PENCE…Is only Giants player on team to start all 111 games…has played 992 of SF’s 997 innings.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-27 in SV chances…his 22 saves are the 11th-most in the NL.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .317 (19-for-60) in his last 18 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Leads the club with 26 doubles and is second on the team in extra base hits (42).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .327 against LH pitching (eighth-highest in NL), but .197 against RH hurlers.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 7-for-his-last-15 with runners in scoring position.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .333 (28-for-84) with two HRs and nine RBI in his last 21 contests.

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JOE PANIK… Hit .321 (94×293) in 74 games for Fresno with 50 runs, 14 2Bs, five HRs and 45 RBI.

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ANDREW SUSAC.. Has started two games for SF since having his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno this past Sat . (H . Sanchez concussion) .

Quick Hits for August 2, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .338 on the road, compared to a .236 clip at home.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .338 (27-for-80) with two HRs and nine RBI in his last 20 contests.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .327 against LH pitching (ninth-highest in NL), but .200 against RH hurlers.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in seven of his last eight games (8-for-27, .296).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Has started two games for SF since having his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno this past Sat . (H . Sanchez concussion) .

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has tossed 7.0-scoreless innings over his last 12 relief outings.

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JEAN MACHI… Owns a 0.98 ERA (2er, 18.1ip) in 22 games on road.

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JOE PANIK… Has started 20/35 games at 2nd base since being called up from AAA Fresno June 21.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has already allowed a career-high 22 earned runs in 42 games.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Is 43-for-55 in save opportunities in his career in a Giants uniform.

Quick Hits for August 1, 2014

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THE GIANTS… Kickoff a 10-game road trip against New York-NL (tonight-Monday), Milwaukee (Aug. 5-7) and Kansas City (Aug. 8-10)… SF has dropped six of their last seven games and enter tonight’s game 3.5 games behind the NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers, their largest deficit of the season.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Recorded his first career hit and RBI on Wednesday off RHP Charlie Morton.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His eight triples are tied with Alex Rios for the third- most in the Majors (Gordon, 10; Puig 9)

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .342 (26-for-76) with two HRs and nine RBI in his last 19 contests.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Hit .271 w/11 HRs, 45 RBI in 71 games w/ Fresno…was DFA by the Pirates on April 19.

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BUSTER POSEY… Ranks 12th in the NL hitting .316 vs. lefties.

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled from triple-A Fresno Tuesday, the fourth time he’s been called up to bigs this year.

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IN THE BULLPEN… SF relievers have combined to not allow a run in their last 17.1-consecutive innings…in fact, the Giants’ bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.34 figure (7er, 47.0ip) in 13 games.

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TODAY’S GIANTS TRANSACTIONS… The Giants made the following roster moves prior to tonight’s game: IF Dan Uggla and OF Tyler Colvin were both designated for assignment… the Giants have purchased the contracts of IF Matt Duffy (#50) and OF Jarrett Parker (#47) from double-A Richmond.

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FROM DOUBLE-A TO THE BIGS… Matt Duffy and Jarrett Parker are the third and fourth players promoted directly from double-A Richmond to San Francisco, joining OF Darren Ford – August, 2010 and LHP Eric Surkamp – August, 2011.

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.

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