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Quick Hits for June 6, 2014

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have reinstated RHP Matt Cain (right hamstring strain) from the 15-day disabled list…to make room for him on the 25-man roster, LHP David Huff has been desginated for assignment.

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BRANDON HICKS… Leads team with 26 walks.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson is the third pitcher for the Giants in the SF-era to post a sub-2.00 ERA through his first 11 starts with the team…the others were Mike Caldwell in 1974 (1.93 ERA) and Ryan Vogelsong in 2011 (1.99 ERA) (courtesy of STATS, LLC)…

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Opponents are just 3-for-22 (.136) off him with runners in scoring position.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has made 10 starts (seven – 2B, three – SS).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has homered in each of his last two games and has already matched his HR total from all of last season with 13 HRs in 59 games…is tied for third in the NL in home runs.

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HOME SWEET HOME… Today begins a stretch in which the Giants will play 20 of their next 25 games here at AT&T Park and 25 of 35 leading up to the All-Star break…the Giants enter tonight’s contest with the best home record in the Majors, going 19-9 (.679)… they’ve won six of their last seven home games and 17 of their past 26…the Giants have lost just one series at home, dropping two of three games to the D-Backs in their very first home set, April 8-10.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has missed five games this season with tightness in his lower back (May 20-21, May 29-31).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 47 of 61 games (14 starts; eight in CF, six in LF).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has hit safely in 22 of his last 25 games, batting .354 (34×96) with six HRs during this span.

Quick Hits for June 4, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .339 (19×56) against LHP (hit .199 vs. LH pitchers last season)…however, has just three hits in his last 20 at-bats (.150) against southpaws…hitting .192 vs. RH pitchers.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… 12-game hitting streak ended last night after going hitless in three at-bats.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His .322 batting average ranks ! fth in the NL.

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DAVID HUFF… Has struggled since coming back from the DL, appearing in eight games and allowing 12 runs (11er) on 22 hits in just 13.0ip (7.62 ERA)…opponents are hitting .367 (22-for- 60) o! him in this span…has surrendered eight runs in his past four outings (4.2ip).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 22/59 games (21 at catcher, one at 1st)…made a total of 24 starts last season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 47 starts (38 at catcher, nine at 1st)…ranks third in NL w/nine caught stealings.

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HUNTER STAYING HOT… OF Hunter Pence led the Giants’ offense last night by going 3-for-4 with a double, homer and RBI…Pence is 7-for-18 (.389) with two HRs in his last four games, and has gone 12- for-17 in his last four contests against the Reds.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started 15 of 59 games (seven at 2nd, three at SS, three at 3rd and two at 1B).

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-2, 3.45) has gone 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA (4er, 20.0ip) in his past three starts…he’s coming oFF a no-decision last Thursday at St. Louis in which he allowed four runs in 6.1 innings of SF’s 6-5 win…he hasn’t faced the Reds since yielding one run and three hits in 5.0 innings of a 2-1, 10-inning victory in Game 3 of the 2012 Division Series… LHP Tony Cingrani (2-5, 4.01) has lost each of his last three starts, going 0-3 with a 5.29 ERA in that span…he went 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA in two starts against the Giants last season.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Has tossed 9.0 innings, allowing just one run with 10 Ks in six appearances.

Quick Hits for May 28, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (4-2, 2.13) who will make his 10th start this season, has been the Giants’ best and most consistent starter so far, logging 7.0+ innings in seven of his nine starts while also allowing two earned runs or fewer in eight of nine….RHP Jake Arrieta (1-0, 2.33) will make his fifth start of the season (fourth on the road)…he’s allowed one run-or-less in three of his four outings.

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DAVID HUFF… Missed 18 games earlier this season on the D.L. with a left quad strain.

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SELLOUT STREAKING… The Giants have sold out their last 272 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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IT’S OUTTA HERE… The Giants’ 60 home runs are the second-most in the NL behind Colorado (66)…last season, the Giants didn’t hit their 60th home run until two days before the All-Star break on July 13 (90th game)…11 different Giants players have homered this season.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .389 (7-for-18) with runners in scoring position and two outs.

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PABLO AT THE PLATE… IF Pablo Sandoval has raised his batting average by 72 points over the last three weeks from .167 to his current .239 mark by hitting safely in 17 of his past 19 games at .357 (25-for-70)…Sandoval has driven in 16 runs in his past 15 contests, and has at least one RBI in each of his last six games (11 RBI in this span), which is the longest such streak of his career.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 8-for-24 (.333) with RISP and 4-for-11 (.364) with RISP and two outs.

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GIANTS WITH BEST RECORD IN THE MAJORS… The Giants, winners of four of their last five and nine of their last 14, enter today’s game with the best overall winning percentage in the Majors, posting a .627 figure (32-19).

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CLUTCH HITTING WITH TWO OUTS… The Giants have scored 100 of their 219 runs (45.7%) this season with two outs and are tied with the Los Angeles Angels for the most runs with two outs in the Majors…as a team, the Giants are hitting just .227 with two outs, but .282 with runners in scoring position and two down, which ranks as the best clip in the Majors.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His five home runs this month are tied for the fourth-most in the league.

Quick Hits for May 24, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-2, 3.62) has pitched extremely well over his last  five starts, going 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA (6er, 33.1ip), with the Giants going 4-1 in that span…he’s coming off a 7.0-scoreless inning performance last Sunday versus Miami…RHP Samuel Deduno (1-2, 3.53) has gone 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA in three starts after going from the bullpen to the rotation to replace Mike Pelfrey, who’s on the DL…Deduno’s only appearance against the Giants was 1.0-scoreless inning of relief for San Diego on April 6, 2011.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER LAST START… Madison Bumgarner set a franchise record by surrendering three or fewer earned runs in his 18th straight road start, dating back to last June 8, breaking Ed Whitson’s mark (May 11, 1980-May 6, 1981)…pitched 6.0 innings, allowing eight hits but wound up with a no-decision in SF’s 5-4 loss.

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GIANTS ATOP NL… Entering play today, the Giants’ .625 winning pct. (30-18) is the best in the NL.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has been one of the Giants’ best relievers this season, fashioning a 1.72 ERA in 17 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 46 games (37 in LF, nine at 1st base).

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DAVID HUFF… Is holding left-handed batters to a .143 (4-for-28) avg. against.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started 13 of 49 games (six at 2nd, three at SS, three at 3rd and one at 1B).

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 18 multi-hit games are tied for the fifth-most in the NL and his .318 avg. ranks ninth.

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YUSEMEIRO PETIT… Three of his last five appearances have been starts.

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SELLOUT STREAKING… The Giants have sold out their last 269 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.

Quick Hits for May 21, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Will feature RHP Matt Cain (1-3, 3.92) matched up with RHP Jhoulys Chacin (0-2, 4.76)…Cain has gone 2-1 with a 6.90 ERA in his last five starts at Coors Field…he allowed season highs of seven runs and 10 hits in his last start here on April 23…Chacin meanwhile is making his fourth start of the season after missing the first month of the season on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Three-time All-Star is scheduled to make his ninth start this season…missed his last start because of a left hip strain he suffered in his previous outing in LA…had his streak of throwing 7.0+ innings in each start snapped in his outing against the Dodgers…his eight outings to start the season of 7+ innings in each start are the most by a Giants pitcher since Vida Blue did so in nine-straight in 1981…is slated to make his 13th career start against Colorado…owns a 5-2 mark with a 4.40 ERA (38er, 77.2ip) and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies…has struggled here at Coors Field, going 0-2 with 7.41 ERA (28er, 34.0ip) in six starts.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .350 (7-for-20) with runners in scoring position and two outs.

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BRANDON HICKS… 12 of his 25 hits this season have been for extra bases (five doubles and seven HRs).

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DAVID HUFF… Is holding LH batters to a .125 clip (3-for-24) with one extra base hit (2B).

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has started just one of SF’s last 13 games and two of the last 25 (last start: May 11 at LA).

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BUSTER POSEY… Has reached base safely in 16 of his last 20 games, batting .338 (24-for-71).

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has recorded 13 strikeouts in 13.2 innings of work.

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LEADING THE WAY… OF Hunter Pence owns the fifth-highest batting avg. in the NL since April 21 (.335)…he’s raised his batting average from a .181 avg. to his current .286 mark during this span.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .327 (16-for-49) in his past 13 games.

Quick Hits for May 18, 2014

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NEW IRON MAN… OF Hunter Pence is the new active leader in consecutive games played at 350…Prince Fielder, who was the previous leader, had his streak snapped yesterday at 547 consecutive games/starts after not playing due to receiving an injection for a herniated disk in his neck…Pence, who has started the last 215 consecutive games, is the only Giant to have started every game this season while also playing every single inning (Pence leads MLB in innings played with 400.2).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has started 38 of 44 games (all in CF), hitting safely in 30 of his 38 starts.

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MICHAEL MORSE… His 10 HRs are the third-most in the NL behind Stanton (12) and Tulowitzki (12).

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ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… The Giants are winners of 11 of their last 16 games here at AT&T Park and are 13-8 (.619) overall here at home…SF looks to avoid losing three-straight at home for the first time since Aug. 21-23, 2013 (lost three straight home games).

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BRANDON HICKS… 12 of his 22 hits this season have been for extra bases (€five doubles and seven HRs).

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DAVID HUFF… Threw a season-high 2.2 innings last night and allowed two runs (1 er) on two hits.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has raised his batting average from .184 to his current .213 mark by hitting safely in each of his last eight games, batting .375 (12-for-32) during the stretch.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .370 (17-for-46) against LHP, which ranks as the 10th-highest € gure in the NL.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 16-for-his-last-41 (.390) at the plate with two HRs and 13 RBI.

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WE PLAY THEM CLOSE… 28 of the Giants’ first 44 games (63.6%) this season have been decided by just two runs or fewer, tied with the Padres for the most such games in the big leagues…SF has gone 17-11 (.607) in these contests, which is the fourth-best winning pct., behind the Brewers (.727, 16-6), Orioles (.636, 14-8) and Twins (.632, 12-7).

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