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Quick Hits for September 17, 2014

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson is slated to make his 18th career appearance against the Padres, his 17th start… has gone 1-2 with a 2.96 ERA in four starts against them this season, tossing three quality outings…has received a total of just seven runs of support in his four starts versus SD this season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Leads the Majors with a .362 avg. (89×246) on the road.

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A LOT OF WINS… LHP Madison Bumgarner’s 18 wins are a career-high for a season and are the most by a Giants pitcher since Shawn Estes had 19 in 1997… Bumgarner needs two wins over his final three starts to become the Giants’ first 20-game winner since John Burkett (22) and Bill Swift (21) in 1993.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 16-for-47 (.340) with three homers and 17 RBI in his last 12 starts.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 24-for-his-last-61 (.393) with 30 RBI with runners in scoring position.

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MADISON BUMGARNER… The 25-year-old left-hander will make his 32nd start of the season…the two-time All-Star (2013, 2014) has gone 18-9 with a 2.91 ERA along with four complete games (two shutouts) in 31 starts, with the Giants going 19-12 in his outings (12-4 on the road and 7-8 at home).

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MADISON BUMGARNER… His 18 wins are a career-high for a season and are tied with Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright for the second-most by any pitcher in the Majors this year (Kershaw has 19 wins)…his 18 wins are the most by a Giants pitcher since Shawn Estes had 19 in 1997…needs two wins over his final three starts to become the Giants’ first 20-game winner since John Burkett (22) and Bill Swift (21) in 1993…the Giants haven’t had a pitcher lead the league in wins since John Burkett in 1993 (22).

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco enters today’s game just 3.0 games back of LA for first place in the NL West with three head-to-head contests remaining… the Giants currently own the top overall NL Wild Card spot, +2.5 games ahead of the Pirates…SF’s magic number to clinch a Postseason berth stands at eight games.

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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 11 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with seven on the road and four at home…all of the Giants’ 11 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 35-30 (.538) 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 team batting average and batting average with runners in scoring position, second in runs/game and fourth in team OPS.

9/11 Remembrance

Milestone Recognition

The Giants celebrated a few milestones before the game tonight: Bruce Bochy’s 1600th win, Yusmeiro Petit’s 46 consecutive retired batters, and Tim Hudson and Jake Peavy’s 2000th strike out.

Quick Hits for September 9, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has nine hits in his last 25 at-bats (.360) and eight RBI in his last eight games.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .353 (24×68) with six extra base hits (3 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 12 RBI in last 17 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… His 101 runs scored is a career-high and he’s just the third Giants player in the last 10 seasons with 100+ runs scored (also: Barry Bonds, 129 in 2004, Aubrey Hu! , 100 in 2010).

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 33 for-67 (.493) with 19 runs scored, seven home runs and 21 RBI over his past 16 contests…14 of his 33 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple)… beginning Aug. 21, Posey leads baseball in hits (33), runs (19), extra base hits (14), RBI (21), on-base pct. (.514) and slugging pct. (.925).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has missed the last six games with a left oblique strain.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsgon owns a career mark of 3-5 with a 4.67
ERA (45er, 86.2ip) in 19 career appearances (13 starts) against the D-Backs.

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SAN FRANCISCO’S WINNING WAYS… The Giants, who are 13 games over .500, have won nine of their last 12 games and 12 of their last 18.

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STARTING STRONG AT HOME… Giants starting pitchers have fashioned a 1.07 ERA (6er, 50.2ip) and .151 opponents average against (25-for-166) in the past seven home games (all quality starts).

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SAVE DUO… RHP Sergio Romo has recorded 23 saves and RHP Santiago Casilla has 15…the Giants are the only team that’s had two different pitchers save at least 15 games this season.

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TIM LINCECUM… Made his fourth career regular season relief appearance last Friday night (1.0ip, 1so).

Quick Hits for September 1, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 10-for-22 (.455) over his last five games.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Led Giants’ offense yesterday, going 3-for-4 with three runs, a triple and two-run HR.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .455 (20×44) with 11 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, five HRs and 13 RBI in his last 10 games.

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TIMHUDSON… Reached the 2,000 strikeout plateau in his last start vs. Colorado, joining CC Sabathia (2,437), A.J. Burnett (2,337) and Bartolo Colon (2,080) as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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MATT DUFFY… Has started eight games (four at 2B and four at SS) for the Giants.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in a season-high 13-consecutive games, batting .404 (21-for-52).

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AUGUST WAS GOOD… After a 10-16 month of June and 12-14 July, the Giants posted a 16-12 (.571) record last month, the third-best in the NL behind Washington (19-10, .655) and San Diego (16-11, .593)…the Giants led the NL with a .288 batting average in August and averaged a league-high 4.86 runs per game…Giants pitchers finished the month with a 3.23 ERA (4th-best).

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VOTE PANIK… IF Joe Panik led all National League rookies in batting average (.379), on-base pct. (.416) and hits (36) last month, while tying for fourth in RBI (11)…Panik’s 36 hits in August are the most by a Giants rookie in a single month since C Buster Posey had 43 in July of 2010.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Drove in a season-high three runs yesterday while recording a season-best three hits.

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LET’S KEEP THIS WIN STREAK GOING… SF hasn’t won seven or more consecutive games since an eight-game run from Sept. 11-18, 2011, and they can match that streak if they go undefeated today.

Quick Hits for August 31, 2014

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .344 (22-for-64) with one HR and 11 RBI in his past 20 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in a season-high 12-consecutive games and joins NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Posted 2-for-3 effort with RBI (walk and strikeout) last night, snapping 11-for-72 (.153) spell in his previous 23 games (eight walks, 27 strikeouts).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His nine triples are tied for the second-most in the bigs (Dee Gordon, 12).

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NO-HIT BIDS… RHP Jake Peavy became the seventh Giants starter this season to hold the opposition hitless through the first 5.0 innings of a game…Peavy and Tim Lincecum have done it twice, while Matt Cain, Ryan Vogelsong and Madison Bumgarner have each done it once (Lincecum is the only one of the group who completed a no-hitter)…the last ML team that did not allow a hit over the first 5.0 innings of seven games in the same season was the Tigers in 2011 (Justin Verlander did it four times, and Doug Fister, Brad Penny and Rick Porcello each did it once)… the last Giants team to have seven starts of that sort was the 1975 team (Pete Falcone did it four times, Jim Barr twice and Ed Halicki once (Halicki was the only one of the group to complete the no-no) (Elias).

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STARTING STRONG… Giants starting pitchers have combined for a 1.01 ERA (5er, 44.2ip) with 50 strikeouts and just six walks in the first six games of this homestand.

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THE GIANTS… Have won five straight games and eight of their last 11 contests… SF looks to win their sixth consecutive contest today, which would match their longest winning streak of the season (two times, last: July 24-29).

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IN THE STANDINGS… SF enters today’s game 2.5 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, their smallest deficit since August 6…SF holds a 1.0 game lead over the Cardinals for the first Wild Card spot in the NL.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .327 (16×49) with RISP and .353 (12×34) w/ RISP and two outs this season.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Left-handed batters are 5-for-their-last-41 (.122) off him.

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