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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 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.

Quick Hit for September 16, 2014

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INSIDE THE SERIES… The Giants have won 16 of their last 23 games here at Chase Field and have won six-consecutive series here in Arizona… SF has not lost a series here at Chase since April 6-8, 2012 when they were swept in three games to begin the 2012 season.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Madison Bumgarner last pitched on Friday night against the Dodgers and earned his 18th win of the season after blanking LA for 7.0 innings on three hits with nine strikeouts in SF’s 9-0 victory.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Jake Peavy (5-4, 2.29) has gone 5-1 with a 1.12 ERA (5er, 40.1ip) with 35 strikeouts in his last six starts…he has held the opposition to two earned runs or fewer in each of those outings… RHP Josh Collmenter (10-7, 3.67) is 2-0 with a 0.65 ERA (2er, 27.2ip) in his last four outings…tossed 6.0-scoreless innings in his last start at SF, but did not factor into the decision.

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JAKE PEAVY… 33-year-old right-hander will make his 10th start for the Giants after being acquired on July 26 from Boston along with cash considerations in exchange for minor league LHP Edwin Escobar and RHP Heath Hembree.

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JAKE PEAVY… Owns 2,016 career strikeouts and joins C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Bartolo Colon and teammate Tim Hudson as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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CHRIS DOMINGUEZ… Is first player in Grizzlies history with at least 20 2Bs, 20 HRs, 20 SBs, 80 RBI in single season.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned 13 of the Giants’ last 15 saves and is 15-for-19 overall this season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit .361 (74×205) with 10 HRs and 39 RBI following the All-Star break this season.

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HUNTER PENCE… 4 Time All-Star has appeared in 371-consecutive games and has started 321-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Left-handed batters are hitting just .162 (6-for-37) against him.

Quick Hits for September 14, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .461 (41×89) with 20 runs, eight 2Bs, 3B, seven HRs and 26 RBI in his last 22 games.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 27 games as defensive sub are the third-most in the NL.

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JOE PANIK… Has started 55/75 games at 2nd base since being called up from triple-A Fresno June 21.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (176), is second in runs (103) and total bases (282), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (50), and is 11th in extra base hits (58).

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BUSTER POSEY… Is vying for the NL batting title for the second time in the last three seasons (2012).

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ANDREW SUSAC… His 18 RBI are the most among all NL rookies since he was first called up to the big leagues on July 26 (has 9 RBI in his last six games).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .310 (27×87) with seven extra base hits (4 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 14 RBI in last 23 games.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Leads the Majors with a .462 avg. (18×39) vs. LH pitching since the break.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Recorded his last win on August 16, 2014 vs. Philadelphia.

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HUNTER STRICKLAND… Has appeared in five big league games, tossing 4.1-scoreless innings. w/ five Ks.

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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