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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 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).

Quick Hits for June 23, 2014

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has appeared in 28 games and allowed just two runs in 15.0 innings.

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MATT CAIN… Owns a 3.71 ERA (11er, 26.2ip) in four starts this season at AT&T Park, compared to a 5.11 ERA (21er, 37.0ip) on the road…has held opponents to three runs or fewer in 10 of his last 12 home starts dating back to last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is hitting .329 (24-for-73) with nine RBI in his past 24 games.

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GIANTS’ 10-GAME HOMESTAND BEGINS TONIGHT… Begin a 10-game, 11-day homestand tonight against the Padres (three games), Reds (four games) and Cardinals (three games)…the Giants enter tonight’s game with the best home record in the National League at 23-15 (.605)…15 of the Giants’ next 20 games will be played here at AT&T Park.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Is 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA (8er, 25.2ip) in 14 relief outings.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games (starting June 1), hitting .352 (25×71) over span.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson is a perfect 5-0 with a 2.16 ERA in seven starts, with the Giants going 7-0 in his home outings

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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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PABLO SANDOVAL… By hitting safely in 32/40 games, has raised his batting avg. 97 points from .171-.268.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, going 13-for-37 (.351).

Quick Hits for June 21, 2014

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Madison Bumgarner is 8-4 with a 2 .85 ERA and one complete game in 15 starts, with the Giants going 9-6 in his outings (3-4 home, 6-2 on road.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 26/74 games (25 at catcher, one at 1st)… made a total of 24 starts last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Matched his season-high with three hits Wed. at CWS, two of which came off of LHP Chris Sale…the only other lefty to record a hit off Sale this year is LAA’s Josh Hamilton.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is only Giants player on the team to start all 74 games… has played 657 of SF’s 662 innings.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Lefties are hitting just .167 (6-for-36) against him.

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BRANDON HICKS… Has made 56 starts (all at 2nd base, five errors).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .329 (23×70) vs. lefties this year… hit just .199 (29×146) against left-handers in 2013.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one HR short of reaching the 100 career home run milestone.

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JEAN MACHI… Since the beginning of last season has fashioned a 1.61 ERA (15er, 84 .0ip) in 83 games . . .his 1 .61 ERA during this span ranks as the fourth-lowest figure among NL relievers .

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RYAN VOGELSONG… Did not factor into the decision in his last start on June 14 vs. the Rockies… threw 5 .0 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits, in the Giants 5-4 loss at AT&T Park .

Quick Hits for June 17, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 25 multi-hit games are tied for the fifth-most in the NL…his .307 avg. ranks ninth.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-4, 3.84), who will be seeking his first win since May 15, is coming off a 6-2 loss to the Nationals last Wednesday after allowing four runs in 5.0 innings…dating back to last season, Cain has gone winless in his last eight road starts, despite a 2.89 ERA in this span…LHP John Danks (5-5, 4.17) has won each of his last two starts, allowing a total of three runs in 14.1ip…he’s fashioned a 1.53 ” gure (5er, 29.1ip) in his last four starts.

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… RHP Santiago Casilla has returned from his rehab assignment and has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list…Casilla made two rehab starts with Class A Advanced San Jose and pitched 3.0-scoreless innings with three strikeouts…he missed the Giants’ last 24 games with a strained right hamstring.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .338 (69×204) in his last 51 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 58 starts (48 at catcher, 10 at 1st)…is tied for second in NL w/11 caught stealings.

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MEAN JEAN MACHI… RHP Jean Machi, who currently has the longest active scoreless streak in the Majors at 25.0 innings, has been one of the best relief pitchers in the big leagues this season, fashioning a 5-0 record with a 0.29 ERA (1er, 31.0ip) in 32 appearances.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is 5-for-17 with four RBI as a pinch hitter this season.

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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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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one HR short of reaching the 100 career home run milestone.

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JUAN PEREZ… Has hit .333 (25-for-75) with seven doubles and eight RBI in 20 games with triple-A.

Quick Hits for June 13, 2014

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HEATING UP… IF Brandon Crawford has hit safely in a season-high eight-straight games, batting .444 (12-for-27) with six runs, two doubles, two triples, HR, nine RBI and three walks.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Had his best game on April 17 vs. LA, coming o bench and going 3-for-3 with 2B and RBI.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has hit safely in 26 of his last 32 games, batting .347 (41×118) with six HRs during this span.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is 5-for-17 with four RBI as a pinch hitter this season.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Went 3-for-4 yesterday against the Nationals and is 6-for-12 in his past three games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .355 (39×110) in his past 28 games.

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MACHI STREAKING IN THE ‘PEN… RHP Jean Machi threw 1.0-scoreless inning yesterday, extending his scoreless streak to a Major League-best 23.0 innings…it’s the longest scoreless streak by a Giants reliever since Jeremy Affeldt tossed 28.0 scoreless innings in 2009…Affedt’s streak is the longest scoreless streak by a Giants reliever since 1974…Machi’s only run allowed this season came on April 15 against the Dodgers.

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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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TYLER COLVIN… Has started 18 of 32 games since joining the club, hitting safely in 13 of 18 starts.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 20-for-22 in SV chances…his 20 saves are tied w/ MIL’s Rodriguez for the most in the Majors.

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