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Quick Hits for Friday, September 28, 2012 (Game 157)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (13-9, 3.58) will face Padres’ left-hander Andrew Werner (2-2, 4.64).

Today’s Starting Lineup

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, september 27, 2012, buster posey

A NEW LEADER…C Buster Posey overtook Andrew McCutchen for the NL batting title race yesterday as Posey went 2-for-4 and McCutchen went hitless in 4 at-bats…Posey now leads the NL with a .333 avg. while McCutchen is 2nd with a .332 mark…the last Giants player to win the NL batting title was Barry Bonds in 2004 (.370)…in fact, since 1876, only 7 Giants players have won the NL batting crown and just twice since 1958 (both by Bonds).

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than 6 Geese-A-Laying.

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SCUTARO’S STREAK…IF Marco Scutaro enters tonight’s game with the longest active hitting streak in the Majors, having hit safely in a career-best 15 games…during this stretch he’s batting .452 (28-for-62) with 4 2Bs, 1 HR and 14 RBI…he’s just 16 hits away from 200 this season, but just 6 games remain on the regular season schedule.

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AT AT&T PARK…The Giants finished their home portion of the schedule with a 48-33 (.593) record…the offense hit .267 (711-for-2,665) at home while averaging 3.8 runs per game (308 runs/81 games)…SF’s 31 HRs at home were the fewest they’ve ever hit at AT&T Park and the 3rd-fewest home HRs in SF-era history.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .400 (12-for-30) over his last 9 games with 4 HRs and 11 RBI… Homered from both sides of the plate for the 1st time in his career on Sept. 20.

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THE GIANTS…finished their 2012 home schedule yesterday with a 7-3 win against ARI, wrapping up a 10-game homestand with an 8-2 record vs. COL, SD & ARI.

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SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER…SF’s .708 (17-7) win pct. this month is tied with Atlanta for the best mark in the Majors…if the Giants were to win 3 more games this month it would be the 1st time they had 20 wins in a month since July 2010 (20-8)…the Giants haven’t had 20 wins in September since 2000 when they went 20-9.

Quick Hits for Wednesday, September 26, 2012 (Game 155)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (15-5, 2.86) will face DBacks’ left-hander Wade Miley (16-10, 3.25).

Today’s Starting Lineup

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, Marco scutaro, bruce bochy, bambam meulens, gregor blanco

HIT STREAKING…IF Marco Scutaro enters tonight’s game with the longest hitting streak in the NL, having set his career-best hit streak at 13 games…during this stretch he’s bat- ting .463 (25-for-54) with 3 2Bs and 11 RBI.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than miles traveled by Marco Polo.

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CENTURY MARK…C Buster Posey is 1 RBI shy of becoming just the 3rd Giants player since 1900 whose primary position is catcher to accumulate 100 RBI in a single season… Posey would join Walker Cooper and Dick Dietz.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is hitting .302 (13-for-43) in his past 14 games… Since Melky Cabrera’s suspension on Aug. 15, has started 22 of the last 37 games… Has made 89 starts (50 in RF, 25 in LF, 13 in CF and 1 as DH).

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BRETT PILL… Was recalled from triple-A Fresno on Sept. 1, the 3rd time he’s appeared on the Giants’ big league roster this season…made SF’s Opening Day roster for 1st time in his career this year… Has made 25 starts for San Francisco this season (18 at 1st base and 7 in left field).

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, dan runzler

DAN RUNZLER… Has blanked opposition in all 5 of his outings since being recalled from triple-A Sept.4… 27-year old missed the 1st 2+ months of the 2012 season with a left latissimusdorsi strain which he aggravated during spring training… originally hurt it in his last game in 2011.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Beginning Aug. 1, has batted .324 (66×204) with 16 2Bs, 10 3Bs, 3 HRs and 21 RBI in 51 games… Leads the Majors with 15 triples, setting a SF Giants record.

Giants Win The West – Clubhouse Celebration

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National League West Champions!

After the celebration on the field, the fun continued in the clubhouse.

Quick Hits for Monday, September 17, 2012 (Game 147)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Colorado Rockies in the 1st game of this 4-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (14-10, 3.32) will face Rockies’ right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (2-5, 4.86).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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BRAD PENNY… Last night he pitched for the 1st time since facing ARI onSept.5… Was reinstated from DL on Sept. 1 after missing 16 games w/ right shoulder impingement.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than a three dog night.

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CLAY HENSLEY… Last night he made his 1st appearance since coming off the DL on 9/11.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Has given up just 8 runs (7er) in 23.1 innings on the road (2.70 ERA).

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, september 16, 2012, dan runzler

DAN RUNZLER… 27-year-old missed the 1st 2+ months of the 2012 season with a left latissimus dorsi strain which he aggravated during spring training…originally hurt it in his last regular season game in 2011.

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JEAN MACHI… Made his Major League debut Sept 3…since then has made 5 relief appearances, allowing 2 runs in 3.2 innings pitched… Signed by SF to minor lg contract in 2011, was in spring training for 1st time in his career.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, september 16, 2012, dan otero

DAN OTERO… Has not allowed an inherited runner to score (10 IR in 11.1ip)… Was recalled from triple-A on Sept. 4th and has since made 4 appearances (3.0ip).

Rocky Mountain Hiccup

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Dave Groeschner, Bruce Bochy & Brandon Belt watching Ryan Vogelsong after he took a shot off his foot

Here’s all the important information from tonight:

21 Games to go

Giants 5 – Rockies 6

Dodgers did not play

Giants are 5 games in first place

Quick Hits for Friday, September 7, 2012 (Game 138)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (8-14, 5.21) will face Dodgers’ right-hander Josh Beckett (1-1, 2.92).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE…The Giants will play 13 of their final 25 regular season games here at AT&T Park…SF has gone 38-30 (.559) at home this season for the 6th-best home record in the NL…however, the Giants have lost 14 of their last 21 games here and have won just one home series in their last 6 sets.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than sunshine, lollipops and rainbows.

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THE GIANTS… Are 1-2 on this 6-game, 7-day homestand against AZ and LA… Enter tonight’s game with a season-high 4.5 game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West… Haven’t been as many as 5.5 games ahead in the division since a 15.5 game lead at the conclusion of the 2003 regular season.

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS…Prior to tonight’s game, the Giants have reinstated OF Justin Christan (left wrist sprain) from the 15-day disabled list…they have also purchased the contract of RHP Yusmeiro Petit (#52) from triple-A…the corresponding 40-man move will be announced prior to tonight’s game.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, dan runzler

DAN RUNLZER… 27-year-old missed the 1st 2+ months of the 2012 season w/ left latissimus dorsi strain which he aggravated during spring training…originally hurt it in last regular season game in 2011.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, brad penny

BRAD PENNY… Was reinstated from DL on Sept. 1 after missing 16 games w/ right shoulder impingement… Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on June 29… Is pitching out of the bullpen for the 1st time in his career.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .385 avg. leads the Majors and his .458 OBP ranks 2nd since the break while his .630 slugging pct. ranks 4th and his 42 RBI are tied for 4th-most.

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