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Quick Hits for August 17, 2014

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in hits (143) and runs scored (82) and third in multi-hit games (41).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .333 (45-for-135) with four HRs and 19 RBI in his last 33 contests.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Buster Posey

BUSTER POSEY… His catchers ERA of 3.24 ranks second best in NL (SD’s Yasmani Grandal leads at 3.18).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Angel Pagan

ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in nine of his last 10 MLB games, going 13-for-45 (.289) during this stretch.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Michael Morse

MORSE STARTING TO HEAT UP… OF Michael Morse has reached base in seven of his last eight plate appearances and has gone 6-for-11 (.545) with two doubles, a triple, home run and four RBI in four games on this homestand.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Matt Duffy

MATT DUFFY… Has started five games (three at 2B and two at SS).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Joe Panik

JOE PANIK… Went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI and recorded his ! rst career triple yesterday.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Gregor Blanco

GREGOR BLANCO… Went 2-for-2 with two RBI yesterday.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Jeremy Affeldt

GIANTS MIDDLE RELIEF IS SHINING… Five Giants relievers pitched a total of 5.0-scoreless innings yesterday, giving SF a chance to rally from a 5-1 deficit to defeat the Phillies, 6-5…San Francisco’s middle relievers, which Elias defines as those who enter the game before the 8th inning, have posted a 2.33 ERA this season, the lowest such mark in the National League (Elias).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Sergio Romo

IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants gained a game on the Dodgers last night and now stand 4.5 games behind first place Los Angeles in the NL West…SF currently holds the second NL wild card spot, 0.5 game ahead of the Pirates.

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 8, 2014

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.67 figure (11er, 59.1ip) in 18 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last five games, going 9-for-23 (.391) with two 2Bs, 3B and two HRs.

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BRANDON BELT… Was activated from the D.L. on Aug. 2…missed 12 games with a concussion.

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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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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 62 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.980) .

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MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded his first multi-RBI game since June 13 vs. COL on Wednesday.

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THE GIANTS… Have won five of their last eight games and enter tonight’s contest 3.5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West .

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BUSTER POSEY… Batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a first baseman compared to .263 clip (78×297) and .326 OBP as a catcher .

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.

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UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS & BROADCAST SCHEDULE… Saturday, August 9 at Kansas City (4:10): RHP James Shields (10-6, 3.43) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (8-8, 2.74) – CSN Bay Area… Sunday, August 10 at Kansas City (11:10): LHP Danny Duffy (6-10, 2.39) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.22) – 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).

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).

Quick Hits for August 6, 2014

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BRANDON BELT… Appeared in RF last night for first time since 2011 (had 10.2 innings logged in RF).

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IN THE BULLPEN… The Giants bullpen had their 22.2-consecutive scoreless innings streak snapped in the 7th inning last night… however, SF relievers have still combined for the lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.33 figure (8er, 54.0ip) in 16 games.

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LONG ROAD AHEAD… The Giants are in a stretch where 11 of their next 16 games are away from home and 27 of their final 48 contests this season will be on the road.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 60 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.979).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .321 against LH pitching (ninth-highest in NL).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Hit .286 with 16 2Bs, 13 HRs and 41 RBI in his first 59 games (through June 5).

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BUSTER POSEY… Has reached base safely in nine of his last 12 plate appearances (five hits and four walks).

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 45-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-40 when they don’t score first… their .789 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

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IT BEGINS WITH THE STARTERS… SF starters have combined to post a 2.50 ERA (10er, 36.0ip) in the first five games of this road trip and have held opponents to a .175 batting avg. (22-for-126).

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