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Quick Hits for July 30, 2014

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ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… After going 22-9 in their first 31 home games, the Giants have gone just 6-21 (.222) in their last 27 home contest

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants enter today’s contest 7.0 games over .500 and in second-place in the NL West, a season-high 3.0 games behind the first-place Dodgers.

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TRADE DEADLINE TOMORROW… MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline is tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. PT.

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DID YOU KNOW?… Since the Giants moved to AT&T Park, they have only seven six-plus game homestands with only one win…since moving to San Francisco in 1958, they have 10 six-plus game homestands with only one win (STATS, Inc.).

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HUNTER PENCE… 2014 All-Star has appeared in 329-consecutive games and has started 279-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 54 games) and is tied for the highest fielding percentage among NL third baseman (.978).

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BUSTER POSEY… Went 3-for-4 last night, marking his first multi-hit game at home since June 26 vs. CIN.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded his € rst HR at home since May 15 last night…also marked his €first RBI at home since June 13.

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DAN UGGLA… Signed a minor league contract with SF on July 21 after he was released by Atlanta on July 18.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Made his first Major League start last night at catcher.

Quick Hits for July 28, 2014

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-27 in SV chances…his 22 saves are tied for the 10th-most in the NL.

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GOING FOR WIN #13… Madison Bumgarner’s 12 wins on the season are currently tied for the second most of any pitcher in the Majors (Adam Wainwright, 13), and with another win tonight, he will record 13+ wins for the fourth straight season (Pitching coach, Dave Righetti pictured).

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SIX-GAME HOMESTAND CONTINUES TONIGHT… The Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight for the first of this three-game series and the final set of this six-game homestand…San Francisco has lost their last four games, their longest losing streak since also dropping four in a row June 26-29…the Pirates have won six of their last nine games.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .320 against LH pitching (13th-highest in NL), but .201 against RH hurlers.

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INSIDE THE RACE… With last night’s loss, the Giants are now 1.5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West, which is their largest deficit out of first place since July 4 (also: 1.5 games behind LA)…SF has not been more than 1.5 games out of first place this season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .304 (14-for-46) in his last 14 games.

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PENCE AGAINST THE PIRATES… OF Hunter Pence is hitting .311 (104-for-334) with 11 home runs and 49 RBI in 86 career games against Pittsburgh…he’s reached base safely via hit or walk in 15 of his last 16 games and 25 of his last 27 contests.

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DOUBLE THE FUN… The Giants have turned 108 double plays over their first 106 games this season, which is the second-most in the Majors, behind the Baltimore Orioles (109).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is tied for ninth in the NL with 26 doubles and tied for 12th in extra base hits (41).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has eight hits in his last 17 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Dave Dravecky Day

Today we were fortunate to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Dave Dravecky’s Comeback on August 10th, 1989.  Click here to learn more about his story.

 

Quick Hits for July 10, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Is hitting .290 (9×31) over his last nine games.

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GIANTS GETTING ALL A’S AT AT&T… The Giants have won 13 of their last 15 games against the A’s here at AT&T Park.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in his last six games, hitting .304 during this stretch (7×23).

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JOE PANIK… Has started 14 of 18 games at 2nd base since being called up from Fresno on June 21.

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BRANDON BELT… Missed 50 games with a broken left thumb from May 10-July 4.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 28 of his last 33 games, hitting .323 (40×124) over the span.

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HUNTER PENCE… Was named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his ! rst as a member of the Giants.

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 31-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-37 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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BACK ON TOP… With last night’s win, the Giants (50-41, .549) moved back into first place in the NL West by a winning percentage margin of .001 over the Dodgers (51-42, .548).

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SERGIO ROMO… Threw a perfect 8th inning with two strikeouts last night.

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 4, 2014

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… IF Brandon Belt has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list . . .he went 13-for-25 ( .520) with three doubles, three homers and six RBI in seven rehab games between Fresno and Class A Advanced San Jose . . .IF Adam Duvall was optioned to triple-A Fresno after yesterday’s game to make room on the roster .

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THE GIANTS… Enter today’s game having lost 17 of their past 22 games…beginning June 9, the Giants’ 5-17 ( .227) record is 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 SF in the NL West .

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught Lincecum’s no hitter on June 25, becoming the third Venezuelan born player to catch a no hitter (Miguel Montero – 2010, Jesus Montero – 2012 – courtesy Bill Arnold) .

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THE FIRST ONE… The Giants are 15-12 in the first game of a series this season, however have dropped six of their last seven contests .

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied for second in the Majors with eight triples (had eight in career prior to this season).

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JEAN MACHI… Had a 25.1-inning scoreless streak from April 16-June 21.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last eight games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 23 of the last 24 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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TODAY’S GAME… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .38) has gone 2-2 with a 1 .03 ERA (4er, 35 .0ip) in his last five starts here at Petco Park . . .Cain will be opposed by LHP Eric Stults (2-11, 5 .36).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 78 games (45 in LF, 32 at 1st base, one at DH, just one error total).

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