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Quick Hits for July 9, 2014

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JEAN MACHI… Leads team with 39 relief appearances.

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FIVE-GAME HOMESTAND STARTS TONIGHT… The Giants will begin a ! ve-game homestand tonight, with two games against the A’s and then a three-game series against the D-Backs that will conclude the first half…after going 22-9 in their ! rst 31 home games, the Giants have really struggled at AT&T Park as of late, winning just three of their past 17 games.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-7, 4.27) has gone 0-4 with a 4.65 ERA over his last seven starts and will be seeking his first win since May 15…Cain has gone 3-5 with a 2.11 ERA in 10 career starts against the A’s…RHP Jason Hammel (0-0, -.–) will be making his A’s debut after being traded by the Cubs last Friday…Hammel is 0-2 with a 3.14 ERA in eight career starts against the Giants and will be facing them for the first time since 2011.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 19 of SF’s last 21 games since Angel Pagan has been out.

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GIANTS GETTING A’S AT AT&T… The Giants have won 12 of their last 14 games against the A’s here at AT&T Park.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .325 batting average beginning June 1 is the eighth-highest in the NL.

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HUNTER PENCE… Among NL leaders in multi-hit games (T1st- 32), runs scored (3rd – 64), hits (3rd – 108).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios for the second-most triples in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 9).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 37 games).

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THE BRIGHT SIDE… Despite the Giants’ recent struggles the past four weeks, they enter tonight’s game just 0.5 game back of the ! rst-place Dodgers, who lost to the Tigers today in Detroit.

Quick Hits for July 7, 2014

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has worked a total of just 17.1 innings over 32 relief appearances this season.

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JEAN MACHI… Left-handed batters are just 8-for-41 (.195) against him.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last 11 games, his third double digit hit streak this season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 74 of 89 games (36 starts; 25 in CF, 11 in LF).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is 5-for-his-last-39 at the dish (.128).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Hit his second career game-tying HR in the 9th inning or later on Saturday in SD…marked his first HR in 24 games and his first RBI in 22 contests

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PABALO SANDOVAL… Left Saturday’s game in the 1st inning with a left elbow contusion and is day-to-day.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .362 average in June ranked as the third-highest in the NL.

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled on June 23 taking the place of Ehire Adrianza who was placed on the 15-day DL…it marks his fourth stint on SF’s roster this season.

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TONIGHT’S GAME… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-5, 3.86) enters tonight’s game having tossed 14.2-consecutive scoreless innings in In- terleague play dating back to last season…Vogelsong will be opposed by RHP Jesse Chavez (6-5, 3.23), who has struggled in his last two outings, surrendering nine runs in 10.0 innings of work.

Quick Hits for July 6, 2014

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THE GIANTS… Recorded their first come-from-behind victory since June 8 vs . New York-NL . . .however, SF’s 6-18 ( .250) record since June 9 is still 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 the Giants in the NL West.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER, Ryan Vogelsong has gone 5-5 with a 3 .86 ERA (49er, 114 .1ip) 27 career Interleague games (16 starts).

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RARE FEAT… According to Elias, yesterday marked just the just the third time since the team moved to SF that the Giants have won a game when hitting a game-tying homer in the 9th and a game- winner in the 10th . . .Jim Ray Hart and Willie McCovey did it at Candlestick Park against New York-NL on Sept . 17, 1966 . . .Mike Aldrete and Candy Maldonado also accomplished the feat at Atlanta on July 1, 1986 .

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Left yesterday’s game in the 1st inning with a left elbow contusion and is day-to-day.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 24 of the last 26 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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ALL ABOUT HOMERS… SF enters today ranking third in the NL with 81 HRs…the Giants are 35-14 (.714) when they hit at least one HR and 13-25 (.342) when they don’t go yard.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 26 of his last 30 games, hitting .333 (38×114) over span.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has started 80/88 games at short.

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TODAY’S GAME… RHP Tim Lincecum (7-5, 4 .06) enters today’s game having tossed 17 .0-consecutive scoreless innings, his longest scoreless stretch since posting 21 .0-straight scoreless frames from May 4-10, 2011 . . .Lincecum will be opposed by RHP Jesse Hahn (4-1, 1 .95), who will be making his sixth career Major League start .

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FULL THROTTLE… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in 10-straight games and 19 of his last 21 contests . . .he joins TEX’s Elvis Andrus and NYM’s David Wright as the only players with three separate double digit hit streaks this season .

 

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 2, 2014

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Right-handed batters are hitting .192 (10×52) and are just 3-for-their-last-23 (.130).

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2014 sf giants, photo JEREMY AFFELDT… Right-handed batters are hitting .192 (10×52) and are just 3-for-their-last-23 (.130). 2014 sf giants, photo KUNG FU PANDA… Beginning May 10, IF Pablo Sandoval has raised his batting average 100 points from .171 to his current .271 clip by hitting .341 (60-for-176) with eight homers and 30 RBI.

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RISPY BUSINESS… The Giants have been held to just one hit or fewer with runners in scoring position in eight of their last 10 games…during this stretch the team is hitting .145 (10×69) with RISP.

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JOE PANIK… Has started seven of 10 games at 2nd base (3 errors) since being called up.

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JOE PANIK… Was leading the PCL in hits (94) at the time of his call-up.

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ON DECK… Following this series the Giants will embark on a two-city, five-game road trip to San Diego (three games this weekend) and Oakland (two games)…the Giants have the third-best road record in the NL at 22-15 (.595).

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GIANTS-CARDINALS… San Francisco has won four of the ! ve meetings between these teams this season…the Giants have blanked the Cardinals in each of the last two games and have held them scoreless for the past 19.0 innings.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 23 of his last 26 games, hitting .357 (35×98) over span.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-4, 3.96) was victim of the Giants’ offensive woes in his last start of Thursday’s 3-1 loss to Cincinnati…Vogelsong held the Reds to a run while striking out seven in 6.0 innings…he’s 3-5 lifetime with a 5.43 ERA in 10 starts against the Cardinals (including the postseason)…RHP Adam Wainwright (10-4, 2.01) held the Dodgers to a run and five hits over 8.0 innings in a 1-0 defeat in his last start on Thursday…the right-hander is 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA in 10 starts (also includes postseason) against SF.

Quick Hits for July 1, 2014

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10 GAME HOMESTAND CONTINUES… San Francisco’s 10-game homestand continues tonight with the start of a three-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals… the Giants are 1-6 (1-2 vs. SD and 0-4 vs. CIN) so far on this homestand and have dropped 12 of their last 14 home contests… the Cardinals continue their 10-game road trip, having posted a 3-4 record so far (2-1 at COL and 1-3 at LAD)… SF currently leads the season series against St. Louis 3-1.

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SELLOUT STREAKING… The Giants have sold out their last 291 regular season home games, which extends the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (6-5, 4.42) is making his first start since throwing his second career no-hitter against the Padres last Wednesday… Lincecum is 5-1 with a 2.89 ERA (15er, 46.2ip) in seven career starts against the Cardinals, but has not faced them since June 1, 2011… LHP Marco Gonzales (0-0, 9.00) will be making his second career start tonight… made his Major League debut last Wednesday at Colorado and allowed five runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings.

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FOLLOWING THE NO-NO… In the start following his no-hitter last season, Tim Lincecum surrendered a career-high eight earned runs in just 3.2 innings of work vs. Cincinnati.

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TOUGH DRAW… Tonight St. Louis will face Tim Lincecum, who threw a no-hitter in his last start, after facing two other pitchers who threw no-nos this season on Thursday (Josh Beckett) and Sunday (Clayton Kershaw)…the last time a team faced three different starting pitchers in a five-game span who had previously pitched a no-hitter in that season was in 1960, the Pirates faced Don Cardwell, Lew Burdette and Warren Spahn from Sept. 22-25, 1960 (STATS, LLC).

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BUSTER POSEY… Hit safely in 22 of 25 games during June, hitting .362 (34×94) over span.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .319 (22×69) with three homers and seven RBI in his past 16 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 76 games (44 in LF, 31 at 1st base, one at DH, one error total).

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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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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 69 starts (56 at catcher, 12 at 1st and one at DH).

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