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Quick Hits for September 21, 2014

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BRETT BOCHY… Became the eighth father/son-manager/player combo in the Majors and the first to appear as a pitcher.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has gone 16-for-48 (.333) with two homers and 12 RBI in his past 26 games.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Jake Peavy is 14-3 with a 2.28 ERA in 26 career starts vs. the Dodgers.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (179), is second in runs (105) and total bases (288), tied for second in triples (10), fourth in multi-hit games (50), and tied for 11th in extra base hits (59).

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ON THE MOUND… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (8-11, 3.98 ERA) will make his 31st start of the year in today’s series finale in San Diego…the Giants have gone 15-15 in his 30 starts this season, however have lost five of his last seven efforts…has posted 15 quality starts, however ranks 16th lowest in NL for run support average (3.82, second lowest on SF behind Tim Hudson – 3.66)… has a career 4-4 record with a 5.63 ERA in 16 appearances/eight starts lifetime vs. the Padres…in five outings/four starts at Petco Park, is 1-3 with a 9.37 ERA…RHP Ian Kennedy (11-13, 3.80) will start for the Pads, having posted a career 7-4 record with a 2.66 ERA vs. the Giants over 18 previous starts (with Arizona and San Diego).

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RYAN VOGELSONG… 2014 marks the second time in his career he has made at least 30 starts in a season (31 in 2012).

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RYAN VOGELSONG… Is holding opponents to a .194 clip (14-for-72) with RISP and two outs.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .430 (46×107) with 21 runs, eight 2Bs, 3B, eight HRs and 28 RBI in his last 27 games.

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QUALITY COUNTS… Giants starting pitchers have turned in a quality start in 16 of their last 24 outings, posting 15-9 record during this span…SF has 85 quality starts on the season.

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ON THE ROAD… San Francisco is 42-35 (.545) on the road this year, the third-best road record in the NL behind Los Angeles (48-32, .600) and Washington (44-36, .550).

Quick Hits for September 20, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Leads the Majors with a .353 batting average (89-for-252) on the road.

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ON THE MOUND… RHP Yusemiro Petit (5-4, 3.64 ERA) will make his 11th start/38th appearance of the year tonight in San Diego…has gone 3-3 with a 5.18 ERA (33er, 57.1ip) in his first 10 starts, with the Giants going 6-4 in those outings…suffered the loss in his previous outing, 4-2 SF defeat last Sunday vs. the Dodgers (7.0ip,8h,4r,3er,0bb,8so,1hr)…has lifetime 1-4 mark vs. the Padres with a 4.76 ERA in 11 outings/four starts…RHP Andrew Cashner (4-7, 2.20) will start for the Pads, having posted a career 1-3 record with a 3.97 ERA vs. the Giants over nine previous outings/three starts.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… His first six starts this season came in place of either Matt Cain (five times) or RHP Tim Hudson (once), both of whom have dealt with injuries.

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BRETT BOCHY… The son of Manager Bruce Bochy, Brett was selected by the Giants in the 20th round of the 2010 draft.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is tied for second in MLB w/ 153 games played…has played all but 10.0 defensive innings.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just 10 errors on the year and his .973 fielding pct. is the fourth-highest among NL third baseman….had career-best 73-game errorless streak May 25-Aug. 22.

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TOMORROW’s STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong owns a career mark of 4-4 with a 5.63 ERA (17er, 54.1ip) in 16 career appearances (eight starts) against the Padres…has not faced San Diego this season.

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco enters play today 3.5 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, +1.0 game ahead of the Pirates…SF’s magic number to clinch a Postseason berth stands at four games.

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IN CONTROL… Yusemiro Petit has faced 62-consecutive batters without going to a three-ball count, which dates back to an intentional walk to Corey Dickerson on Sept. 2. at COL…in fact, he is just the second pitcher to face 62+ consecutive batters without going to a three-ball count this season, joining Chad Qualls who went 71-straight batters from April 29-June 28…Petit is the first starting pitcher to do so since Cliff Lee went 66-straight batters from Sept. 16-27, 2013 (STATS, LLC).

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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 9 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with five on the road and four at home…all of the Giants’ 9 remaining games will come against the NL West (Padres and Dodgers), a division in which SF has gone 36-31 (.537) against.

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 14, 2014

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DOUBLE DIGIT LOSSES… Last night marked just the fifth double-digit shut out loss for the Giants by the Dodgers at home…the Giants lost by a score of 10-0 to the Dodgers on July 28, 2012 and also lost an 11-0 game to LA in San Francisco twice: Sept. 12, 1974 and June 21, 1997…the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the New York Giants 10-0 at the Polo Grounds on Oct. 2, 1951.

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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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GIANTS COMING UP BIG WITH 2 OUTS… The Giants, who rank 12th in the Majors in total runs scored (621), have scored 254 runs with two outs, which leads the Majors in that category this season (Elias).

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TIM LINCECUM… Made his fifth career regular season relief appearance last night (allowed five runs in 3.0 ip).

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MICHAEL KICKHAM… Has allowed five runs on eight hits in 2.0 innings, covering two appearances.

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BRETT BOCHY… Became the ninth father/son-Manager/player combo in the Majors and the first to appear as a pitcher.

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CHRIS DOMINGUEZ… Batted .274 (136-for-496) with 23 2Bs, 21 HRs and 85 RBI in 131 games for triple-A Fresno.

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GARY BROWN… Was selected by the Giants in the first round (24th overall) in the 2010 draft.

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ERIK CORDIER… Made his ML debut on Sept. 3, hitting 100mph on the radar gun consistently.

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CHRIS HESTON… Made his Major League debut last night tossing 1.0-scoreless inning with two Ks.

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