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Quick Hit for September 16, 2014

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INSIDE THE SERIES… The Giants have won 16 of their last 23 games here at Chase Field and have won six-consecutive series here in Arizona… SF has not lost a series here at Chase since April 6-8, 2012 when they were swept in three games to begin the 2012 season.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Madison Bumgarner last pitched on Friday night against the Dodgers and earned his 18th win of the season after blanking LA for 7.0 innings on three hits with nine strikeouts in SF’s 9-0 victory.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Jake Peavy (5-4, 2.29) has gone 5-1 with a 1.12 ERA (5er, 40.1ip) with 35 strikeouts in his last six starts…he has held the opposition to two earned runs or fewer in each of those outings… RHP Josh Collmenter (10-7, 3.67) is 2-0 with a 0.65 ERA (2er, 27.2ip) in his last four outings…tossed 6.0-scoreless innings in his last start at SF, but did not factor into the decision.

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JAKE PEAVY… 33-year-old right-hander will make his 10th start for the Giants after being acquired on July 26 from Boston along with cash considerations in exchange for minor league LHP Edwin Escobar and RHP Heath Hembree.

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JAKE PEAVY… Owns 2,016 career strikeouts and joins C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Bartolo Colon and teammate Tim Hudson as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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CHRIS DOMINGUEZ… Is first player in Grizzlies history with at least 20 2Bs, 20 HRs, 20 SBs, 80 RBI in single season.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned 13 of the Giants’ last 15 saves and is 15-for-19 overall this season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit .361 (74×205) with 10 HRs and 39 RBI following the All-Star break this season.

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HUNTER PENCE… 4 Time All-Star has appeared in 371-consecutive games and has started 321-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Left-handed batters are hitting just .162 (6-for-37) against him.

Quick Hits for September 13, 2014

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STARTING STRONG AT HOME… Giants’ starting pitchers have gone 8-0 with a 0.88 ERA (7er, 72.0ip) in their last 10 home games…the last team in the Majors whose starters had at least eight wins and an ERA that low over a single-season span of 10 home games was the 1980 Astros (8-0, 0.82), with a starting staff featuring Nolan Ryan and Joe Niekro (Elias).

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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 15 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with nine on the road and six at home…all of the Giants’ 15 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 34-27 against.

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GIANT OFFENSE – ONE OF THE BEST SINCE THE BREAK… The Giants’ offense has been one of the best in baseball since the All-Star break, ranking first in runs/game, team batting average and team batting average with runners in scoring position, while ranking second in team OPS.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His .341 avg. (14×41) with RISP and two outs ranks as the eighth-highest in the NL.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 27 games as defensive sub are the third-most in the NL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 14 hits in his last 36 at-bats (.389) and 12 RBI in his last 11 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 60 of the Giants’ last 78 games.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Slugged his second career pinch hit HR and his first career “splash” hit last night.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Threw 2.0-scoreless innings with two strikeouts last night.

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THE GIANTS… Have won six of their last seven contests and have gone 13-3 in their last 16 games – best in the NL and the second best of any MLB team since Aug. 26.

Quick Hits for September 11, 2014

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SELLOUT STREAK JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING… The Giants have sold out their last 319 regular season home games, extending 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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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 17 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with nine on the road and eight at home…all of the Giants’ 17 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 32-27 against…the average winning percentage of the Giants’ opponents is .479.

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JOE PANIK… Has been one of the Majors’ hottest hitters over the last month (beg. Aug. 4), batting .394 (50×127) in his last 32 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Was named the NL Co-Player of the Week on Monday (.565, 2 HRs, 8 RBI).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 10 hits in his last 29 at-bats (.345) and eight RBI in his last nine games.

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JEAN MACHI… Has retired his last nine batters faced.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (173), is second in runs (102) and total bases (279), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (49), and is 10th in extra base hits (58).

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has retired 71.9% of the first batters he has faced.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .342 (25×73) with seven extra base hits (4 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 13 RBI in last 19 games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has allowed just two runs in his last 18 appearances (15.1ip), recording 20 strikeouts and issuing three walks in that span (.182 opponents avg. against).

Quick Hits for September 10, 2014

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PANIK’S FIVE HITS… IF Joe Panik became the sixth Giants rookie to record at least five hits in a game last night, going a perfect 5-for-5 (all singles)…however, he did not score a run, record a RBI and had no extra base hits…at 23 years old, he became the youngest player with that line in any game since Hank Aaron in 1958 (Aug. 27, 1958 at SF) (Elias)…no player had ever recorded at least five hits without scoring or driving in a run since RBI became an offcial statistic in 1920 (Elias).

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PETIT PUTTING UP HISTORIC STRIKEOUT/WALK NUMBERS… RHP Yusmeiro Petit struck out nine without issuing a walk in his complete-game 5-1 victory over the Diamondbacks last night…in nine games (three starts) since July 26, Petit has struck out 39 batters and issued just one walk…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only two other pitchers in the modern era (since 1900) have recorded as many as 39 strikeouts and as few as one walk over any nine-game span…Greg Maddux had overlapping spans of 49/1 and 45/0 K/BB in 2001 and David Wells struck out 42 with just one walk over nine consecutive outings spanning the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Is 15-for-his-last-35 (.429), raising his batting average from .187 to his current .237 clip.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .500 (18×36) with a HR and six RBI in eight games against Arizona this season.

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ADAM SUSAC… His 18 RBI are the most among all NL rookies since he was first called up to the big leagues on July 26 (has 9 RBI in his last five games).

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on July 26 (has 9 RBI in his last ! ve games).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has gone 20-for-54 (.370) in his last 18 games, raising his avg. from .237 to .264.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (172), is second in runs (101), is second in total bases (278), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (49), and is 10th in extra base hits (58).

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GIANT OFFENSE – ONE OF THE BEST SINCE THE BREAK… The Giants’ offense has been one of the best in baseball since the All-Star break, ranking first in runs/game, team batting average and team batting average with runners in scoring position, while ranking third in team OPS.

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IN THE STANDINGS – GIANTS WILD CARD LEADER… With last night’s victory, the Giants gained a game on the first-place Dodgers in the NL West and now enter play tonight just 2.5 games behind LA…the Giants hold a season-high 4.0 game lead over the Pirates for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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SAN FRANCISCO’S WINNING WAYS… The Giants, who are 14 games over .500, have won 10 of their last 13 games and 13 of their last 19…beginning Aug. 13, the Giants have gone 16-8 (.667), tied with the Cardinals for the third-highest winning pct. in the Majors, behind the Angels (20-6, .769) and Nationals (18-8, .692).

Quick Hits for September 9, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has nine hits in his last 25 at-bats (.360) and eight RBI in his last eight games.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .353 (24×68) with six extra base hits (3 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 12 RBI in last 17 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… His 101 runs scored is a career-high and he’s just the third Giants player in the last 10 seasons with 100+ runs scored (also: Barry Bonds, 129 in 2004, Aubrey Hu! , 100 in 2010).

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 33 for-67 (.493) with 19 runs scored, seven home runs and 21 RBI over his past 16 contests…14 of his 33 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple)… beginning Aug. 21, Posey leads baseball in hits (33), runs (19), extra base hits (14), RBI (21), on-base pct. (.514) and slugging pct. (.925).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has missed the last six games with a left oblique strain.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsgon owns a career mark of 3-5 with a 4.67
ERA (45er, 86.2ip) in 19 career appearances (13 starts) against the D-Backs.

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SAN FRANCISCO’S WINNING WAYS… The Giants, who are 13 games over .500, have won nine of their last 12 games and 12 of their last 18.

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STARTING STRONG AT HOME… Giants starting pitchers have fashioned a 1.07 ERA (6er, 50.2ip) and .151 opponents average against (25-for-166) in the past seven home games (all quality starts).

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SAVE DUO… RHP Sergio Romo has recorded 23 saves and RHP Santiago Casilla has 15…the Giants are the only team that’s had two different pitchers save at least 15 games this season.

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TIM LINCECUM… Made his fourth career regular season relief appearance last Friday night (1.0ip, 1so).

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