Results tagged ‘ Bruce Bochy ’

Quick Hits for August 22, 2014

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ADAM DUVLL… Has been one of the best hitters in the PCL this season, hitting .296 (101×341) with 62 runs scored, 19 doubles, 26 home runs and 84 RBI in 86 games.

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco currently owns the fifth-highest winning percentage in the NL behind Washington (73-53, .579), Milwaukee (71-56, .559), Los Angeles (72-57, .558) and St. Louis (69-57, .548).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Nine triples are tied with Puig and Pence for the second-most in bigs (Dee Gordon, 10).

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has given up just one run in his last 20 appearances (14.2ip).

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JOE PANIK… His .397 average (23×58) so far this month ranks as the third-highest figure in the NL.

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BUSTER POSEY… Matched his season-high with four hits last night…reached base safely in all five plate appearances.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .405 (15-for-37) with one HR and eight RBI in his past 12 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in runs scored (85), is tied for second in hits (147) and tied for fourth in multi-hit games (42).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 72 games) and owns the second- highest fielding pct. among third baseman in the Majors (.982) (Chris Johnson, 982).

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has appeared in 19 games for the Giants, making three starts…is 3×10 as a starter.

Quick Hits for August 20, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Left Sunday’s game with a dislocated left pinkie finger…is day-to-day.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has started 68 games (all in CF), hitting safely in 52 of his 68 starts.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Is having one of the best seasons of his career, posting a 3.02 ERA in 52 relief appearances, the second-most outings on SF’s sta” .

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .385 (30×78) with a .435 OBP as a first baseman (20 starts) compared to .257 clip (84×327) and .316 OBP as a catcher (86 starts) this season.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Had is streak of reaching base safely (via hit or walk) in a career-high nine-straight plate appearances snapped in his first at-bat last night, as he struck out.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has allowed just four runs in 21.0 innings on the road (1.71 ERA).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 15 hits in his last 35 at-bats (.429) with RISP.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is batting .325 (13-for-40) with RISP and two outs.

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ON THE ROAD… The Giants are 33-27 (.550) on the road this season, which is the third-highest winning percentage in the NL, behind the Dodgers 40-26 (.606) and Brewers 36-27 (.571).

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AT THE HELM… Manager Bruce Bochy is just ! ve wins away from 1,600 managerial victories in his 20-year career…when he earns his 1,600th victory, he’ll pass Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda for sole possession of 19th place on the all-time list for victories.

Quick Hits for August 15, 2014

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 105 games this season and started 61 contests.

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JOE PANIK… Is 12-for-32 (.375) at the plate in his last nine games.

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ADAM DUVALL… 25-year-old was recalled from triple-A Fresno on Sunday.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in his last eight games, going 11-for-36 during this stretch.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .325 (41-for-126) with four HRs and 19 RBI in his last 31 contests.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 15 hits in his last 33 at-bats (.455) with RISP.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in hits (141) and runs scored (81) and third in multi-hit games (41).

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TONIGHT’S GAME… The Giants and Phillies square off for game one of this three games series tonight…SF ended a five-game losing streak on Wed., beating the White Sox 7-1 to split the two-game series…however, SF has still dropped 13 of their last 19 games…the Phillies lost the first two games of their road trip at Los Angeles-AL and have lost five of their last six.

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JEREMY AFFEDLT… Has held the opposition scoreless in 15 of his last 16 outings (1.17 ERA).

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TRAVIS ISIKAWA… Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on July 29.

Quick Hits for August 13, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Is 11-for-28 (.393) at the plate in his last eight games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a ! rst baseman (19 starts) compared to .258 clip (80×310) and .320 OBP as a catcher (82 starts) this season.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in his last seven games, going 10-for-32 during this stretch.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in four of his last five games, hitting .353 (6-for-17) with three RBI.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in hits (140) and runs scored (80) and third in multi-hit games (41).

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

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has tossed 11.1-scoreless innings over his last 16 relief outings.

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NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT… The Giants @ Tigers game on Sunday, Sept. 7 has been selected by ESPN Sunday Night Baseball…the game has been moved from a 10:08 a.m. PT start to 5:07 p.m. PT.

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants’ bullpen has combined for the third-lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.96 ! gure (15er, 69.0ip) in 21 games.

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WHAT’S LEFT… 43 games remain on the Giants’ regular season schedule (21 home, 22 road)…the Giants will play 28 of those 43 games against teams under .500 and 15 against teams above .500.

Quick Hits for August 10, 2014

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has surrendered just three runs in his last 12 games (12 .2ip, 2 .13 ERA).

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BUSTER POSEY… Batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a first baseman compared to .259 clip (79×305) and .322 OBP as a catcher

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BRANDON BELT… Was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Aug. 8.

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ON DECK… Following today’s game the Giants will travel back to San Francisco where they will begin a five-game homestand against the White Sox (Tuesday and Wednesday) and Phillies (Friday-Sunday) .

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 46-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-43 when they don’t score first… their .793 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 64 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors ( .980) .

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BUSTER POSEY… Batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a first baseman compared to .259 clip (79×305) and .322 OBP as a catcher

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A LONG TRIP… Today is the final game of this three-city, 10-game (11-day) road trip to New York (3-1), Milwaukee (1-2) and Kansas City (0-2) . . .the Giants are 4-5 so far on this trip and need a victory today to avoid their fourth losing road trip of the season .

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100 HOME RUNS… The Giants are just one home run shy of hitting their 100th homer this season…last year SF did not hit their 100th HR until Sept. 24 and finished with just a total of 107.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .282 (11-for-39) with five extra base hits through the first nine games of the road trip.

Quick Hits for August 7, 2014

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AGAINST THE BEST… With a victory today the Giants can win a series against a team with a winning record for the first time since taking three of four games at St. Louis from May 29-June 1.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Has started three games for SF since having his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on July 26 (H. Sanchez concussion).

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MR. CLUTCH… Last night marked IF Pablo Sandoval’s third-straight game with three RBIs, the longest such streak in the Majors this season and the longest by a Giants player since Jeff Kent knocked in at least three runs in three-consecutive games from June 27-29, 2002 (Elias).

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TODAY’S GIANTS TRANSACTIONS… Prior to today’s game the Giants activated OF Angel Pagan (back inflammation) from the 15-day disabled list… Pagan missed 44 games while on the D.L., with the Giants going 18-26 during this stretch.

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THE GIANTS… Have won five of their last seven games after dropping a season-high six-straight games on their last homestand… they currently are tied with Milwaukee for the third highest winning percentage in the National League behind Los Angeles-NL (65-50, .565) and Washington (61-51, .545).

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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .379 (11-for-29) in his last eight games.

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HUNTER PENCE… 2014 All-Star has appeared in 336-consecutive games and has started 286-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 40 of SF’s last 44 games since Angel Pagan has been out.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded three RBI last night, his first multi-RBI game since June 13 vs. COL.

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UPCOMING BROADCAST SCHEDULE: • Friday, August 8 at Kansas City (5:10) • Saturday, August 9 at Kansas City (4:10) • Sunday, August 10 at Kansas City (11:10) – CSN Bay Area Please note all games broadcast on KNBR 680 AM (English radio). All home games and road games in LA, SD and OAK broadcast on 860 AM ESPN Deportes (Spanish radio).

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