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Quick Hits for August 23, 2014

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

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

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JOE PANIK… His .429 average (27×63) in August leads all ML hitters.

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HUNTER PENCE… 2014 All-Star has appeared in 349-consecutive games and has started 299-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 17 hits in his last 38 at-bats (.447) with RISP.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .400 (16-for-40) with one HR and eight RBI in his past 13 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… is 4-for-6 over his last six games, with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the second-lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 2.00 figure (21er, 94.2ip) in 29 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .385 (30×78) with a .435 OBP as a first baseman (20 starts) compared to .267 clip (90×337) and .325 OBP as a catcher (88 starts) this season.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 23-for-28 in SV chances, with his 23 saves ranking as the 11th-most in the NL.

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.

No-No? Yes-Yes!

TIM LINECUM: Tossed his second career no-hitter and the 16th in franchise history, tied for the fourth-most all-time among teams…also marked the eighth no-hitter in San Francisco-era history.

  • Stands as the third no-hitter in the Majors this season (also: LAD’s Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw).
  • Became the 32nd pitcher with multiple no-hitters and is the first pitcher to accomplish the feat since Homer Bailey did so last season…is the fourth active pitcher with multiple no-hitters, as he joins Bailey (2), Mark Buerhle (2) and Justin Verlander (2).
  • Joins Christy Mathewson as the only pitchers to throw multiple no-hitters in a Giants uniform.
  • Is only the second pitcher to throw more than one no-hitter against the same team (also no-hit Padres on July 13, 2013 at San Diego…joined RHP Addie Joss, who threw a perfect game on Oct. 2, 1908 and another no-hitter on April 20, 1910, both against the Chicago White Sox (STATS, LLC).

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