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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.

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 7, 2014

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has worked a total of just 17.1 innings over 32 relief appearances this season.

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JEAN MACHI… Left-handed batters are just 8-for-41 (.195) against him.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last 11 games, his third double digit hit streak this season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 74 of 89 games (36 starts; 25 in CF, 11 in LF).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is 5-for-his-last-39 at the dish (.128).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Hit his second career game-tying HR in the 9th inning or later on Saturday in SD…marked his first HR in 24 games and his first RBI in 22 contests

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PABALO SANDOVAL… Left Saturday’s game in the 1st inning with a left elbow contusion and is day-to-day.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .362 average in June ranked as the third-highest in the NL.

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled on June 23 taking the place of Ehire Adrianza who was placed on the 15-day DL…it marks his fourth stint on SF’s roster this season.

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TONIGHT’S GAME… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-5, 3.86) enters tonight’s game having tossed 14.2-consecutive scoreless innings in In- terleague play dating back to last season…Vogelsong will be opposed by RHP Jesse Chavez (6-5, 3.23), who has struggled in his last two outings, surrendering nine runs in 10.0 innings of work.

Quick Hits for July 6, 2014

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THE GIANTS… Recorded their first come-from-behind victory since June 8 vs . New York-NL . . .however, SF’s 6-18 ( .250) record since June 9 is still 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 the Giants in the NL West.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER, Ryan Vogelsong has gone 5-5 with a 3 .86 ERA (49er, 114 .1ip) 27 career Interleague games (16 starts).

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RARE FEAT… According to Elias, yesterday marked just the just the third time since the team moved to SF that the Giants have won a game when hitting a game-tying homer in the 9th and a game- winner in the 10th . . .Jim Ray Hart and Willie McCovey did it at Candlestick Park against New York-NL on Sept . 17, 1966 . . .Mike Aldrete and Candy Maldonado also accomplished the feat at Atlanta on July 1, 1986 .

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Left yesterday’s game in the 1st inning with a left elbow contusion and is day-to-day.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 24 of the last 26 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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ALL ABOUT HOMERS… SF enters today ranking third in the NL with 81 HRs…the Giants are 35-14 (.714) when they hit at least one HR and 13-25 (.342) when they don’t go yard.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 26 of his last 30 games, hitting .333 (38×114) over span.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has started 80/88 games at short.

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TODAY’S GAME… RHP Tim Lincecum (7-5, 4 .06) enters today’s game having tossed 17 .0-consecutive scoreless innings, his longest scoreless stretch since posting 21 .0-straight scoreless frames from May 4-10, 2011 . . .Lincecum will be opposed by RHP Jesse Hahn (4-1, 1 .95), who will be making his sixth career Major League start .

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FULL THROTTLE… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in 10-straight games and 19 of his last 21 contests . . .he joins TEX’s Elvis Andrus and NYM’s David Wright as the only players with three separate double digit hit streaks this season .

 

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 3, 2014

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Had pinch single last night vs. STL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has started 77/85 games at short.

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BRANDON HICKS… 15 of his 33 hits this season have gone for extra bases (six 2Bs, 3B, and eight HRs).

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

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .325 (25×77) with three homers and eight RBI in his past 18 games.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… LHP Madison Bumgarner (9-5, 2.90) was touched for a season-high five runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings of a 6-2 loss to the Reds last Friday…in his start against the Cardinals earlier this season on May 30, he struck out 10 batters through 7.0-scoreless innings in SF’s 9-4 win…RHP Carlos Martinez (1-3, 4.13), pitching in the rotation with Michael Wacha still on the disabled list because of a shoulder injury, will make his fourth start of the season…he hasn’t pitched beyond the 5th inning and is coming off a no decision last Friday at LA (4.1ip, 1er).

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ADAM DUVALL… Made his ML debut Thursday and his €first big league hit was a solo HR off Mike Leake.

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JOE PANIK… Has started eight of 11 games at 2nd base since being called up, hitting safely in three contests (all two-hit efforts including last night vs. STL; 2-for-3).

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled on June 23 taking the place of Ehire Adrianza who was placed on the 15-day DL…it marks his fourth stint on SF’s roster this season.

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ON DECK… Following this series the Giants will embark on a two-city, five-game road trip to San Diego (three games this weekend) and Oakland (two games)…the Giants have the third-best road record in the NL at 22-15 (.595).

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