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Quick Hits for August 30, 2014

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PEAVY GOING FOR 2,000… RHP Jake Peavy is just three strikeouts shy of reaching the 2,000 career strikeout plateau…would join C.C. Sabathia (2,437), A.J. Burnett (2,337), Bartolo Colon (2,080) and teammate Tim Hudson (2,002) as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Made his first appearance last night since being recalled from triple-A Fresno on Monday…threw 2.0-scoreless innings of relief.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Slugged his 4th homer of year and 2nd in last two games last night (off Estrada).

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ON SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… SF is 36-33 (.522) at home this season, having won eight of their last 11 games…SF won 22 of their first 31 (.710) home games this year, however have gone just 14-24 (.368) in their last 38 contests.

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT… The Giants offense scored 13 runs, which were the most they have scored in a game here at AT&T Park since Aug. 24, 2010 vs. Cincinnati (16 runs)…their 19 hits were the second most the club has recorded in the history of AT&T Park (most: 20 on Aug. 14, 2001).

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HUNTER’S HIT STREAK REACHES 10 – AGAIN… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in 11 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NL and second-longest in the Majors, behind LAA’s Erick Aybar (14 games)…Pence and the Mets’ David Wright are the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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JOE PANIK… His .391 average (34×87) in August ranks third among all ML hitters.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 18-for-his-last-45 (.400) with six 2Bs, three HRs and 23 RBI with RISP.

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ELITE COMPANY… C Buster Posey went 5-for-5 at the plate and became the first Giants catcher in the modern era with multiple five-hit games…the only other active players with more than one five-hit game as a catcher are Joe Mauer (five such games), Victor Martinez (four games), and A.J. Pierzynski (two games) (Elias).

 

Quick Hits for August 29, 2014

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PETIT MAKES HISTORY… RHP Yusmeiro Petit retired the first eight Rockies batters yesterday to extend his streak to 46 consecutive batters retired, setting a Major League record, one better than Mark Buehrle’s streak in 2009…Petit’s streak extended over eight games against eight different teams over 38 days and he faced 42 different batters.

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MORE ON YUSMEIRO’S STREAK… Petit struck out 21 batters during the streak and he went to a three-ball count only once, when facing Colorado’s Justin Morneau in the 1st inning yesterday…Petit still has another streak going, as he’s struck out 27 batters since last allowing a walk (to Ryan Howard on July 22), the longest current streak of that kind in the big leagues (Elias).

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JEAN MACHI… Has surrendered just three runs in his last 22 outings (21.2ip, 1.25 ERA).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 23-for-81 (.2684) with nine runs and three RBI in 18 games since coming off DL on Aug. 7.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in his last 13 outings since July 22 (6h, 12.0ip), recording 16 Ks.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in 10 consecutive games and joins NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has driven in seven runs in his past seven games, batting .333 (5-for-15).

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Left-handed batters are 5-for-their-last-40 (.125) off him.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Last win was August 16, 2014 vs. Philadelphia.

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MATT DUFFY… Has started eight games (four at 2B and four at SS).

Quick Hits for August 25, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Did not play yesterday due to leg tightness…was available to come o! the bench.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Matched his season-high with three hits yesterday…snapped an 0-for-11 skid.

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UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS & BROADCAST SCHEDULE… • Tuesday, August 26 vs. Colorado (7:15): LHP Jorge De La Rosa (13-8, 4.21) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 3.17) – CSN Bay Area • Wednesday, August 27 vs. Colorado (7:15): LHP Franklin Morales (5-7, 5.32) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (9-9, 2.99) – CSN Bay Area • Thursday, August 28 vs. Colorado (12:45): RHP Jordan Lyles (6-1, 4.05) vs. TBA – CSN Bay Area Please note all games broadcast on KNBR 680 AM (English radio). All home games and road games in LA, SD and OAK broadcast on 860 AM ESPN Deportes (Spanish radio).

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ON SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… SF is 32-32 (.500) at home this season…they won 22 of their first 31 (.710) home games this year, however have gone just 10-23 (.303) in their last 33 contests.

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HOME COOKING… The Giants have won four of their last six home games and will be seeking to win their third-straight home contest tonight for the first time since reeling off five wins in a row from May 28-June 8…they’ll be facing a Rockies team that’s lost 23 of 26 on the road since sweeping a three-game set against the Giants in San Francisco from June 13-15.

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BETTER AGAINST OPPONENTS UNDER .500… San Francisco is 36-27 (.571) against opponents under .500 this season and 32-34 (.485) against opponents above .500…21 of SF’s final 33 games will come against opponents under .500.

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PENCE VS. COLORADO… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in 11 of 12 games against the Rockies this season, batting .409 (18-for-44) with 12 runs scored, four home runs and seven RBI.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .333 (15-for-15) with eight runs and six XBHs in his past 10 games.

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JOE PANIK… His .400 average (28×70) in August ranks third among all ML hitters.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in his last 11 outings since July 22 (6h, 10.0ip), recording 14 Ks.

Quick Hits for August 24, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 18-for-65 (.277) with four runs, three RBI in 14 games since coming off DL on Aug. 7.

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THE GIANTS… Have won six of their last eight games and enter today’s contest here in Washington 4.5-games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Nine triples are tied with Puig and Pence for the second-most in bigs (Dee Gordon, 11).

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JOE PANIK… Has started 36/54 games at 2nd base since being called up from triple-A Fresno June 21.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Is 6-for-his-last-14 and his batting .333 (13×39) over his last 28 games.

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.89 figure (21er, 100.0ip) in 30 games.

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JUST SCORE FOUR… The Giants have won 24 of their last 25 contests in which they have scored at least four runs…SF is 57-11 (.838) overall in such games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has homered in 2 of last 3 games (going combined 7-for-13 with 3 2Bs and 3 RBI), including 15th clout of year Friday night (off Doug Fister).

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PABLO SANDOVAL…Posted his 12th 3-hit game of year last night (3×4), as he is 9-for-15 over last four games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .333 (29-for-87) with runners in scoring position…is 12-for-his-last-24.

Quick Hits for August 22, 2014

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ADAM DUVLL… Has been one of the best hitters in the PCL this season, hitting .296 (101×341) with 62 runs scored, 19 doubles, 26 home runs and 84 RBI in 86 games.

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco currently owns the fifth-highest winning percentage in the NL behind Washington (73-53, .579), Milwaukee (71-56, .559), Los Angeles (72-57, .558) and St. Louis (69-57, .548).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Nine triples are tied with Puig and Pence for the second-most in bigs (Dee Gordon, 10).

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has given up just one run in his last 20 appearances (14.2ip).

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JOE PANIK… His .397 average (23×58) so far this month ranks as the third-highest figure in the NL.

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BUSTER POSEY… Matched his season-high with four hits last night…reached base safely in all five plate appearances.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .405 (15-for-37) with one HR and eight RBI in his past 12 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in runs scored (85), is tied for second in hits (147) and tied for fourth in multi-hit games (42).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 72 games) and owns the second- highest fielding pct. among third baseman in the Majors (.982) (Chris Johnson, 982).

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has appeared in 19 games for the Giants, making three starts…is 3×10 as a starter.

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