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VZ In SF

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The Giants have 10 uniformed personal from Venezuela on the field this season (shown here with a gravity-defying Greek): Yusmeiro Petit, Hector Sanchez, Ehire Adrianza, Jose Alguacil, Gregor Blanco, Pablo Sandoval, Guillermo Moscoso, Marco Scutaro and Jean Machi (Caracas native, Jose Mijares not pictured and George Kontos elevating)

On July 2, 1954 Ray Monzant became the first player from Venezuela to play for the Giants when he started the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  This year the Giants have 9 players and 1 coach representing the South American country.

Quick Hits for September 26, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME…The Giants face the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight in the final game of this three game series…RHP Edinson Volquez (9-12, 5.77) is scheduled to face RHP Tim Lincecum (10-14, 4.44).

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ON THE MOUND…RHP Tim Lincecum has gone 9-6 with a 2.94 ERA (44er, 135.0ip) in 22 career appearances vs. Los Angeles…Lincecum’s career 2.94 ERA is the fifth-lowest ERA vs. the Dodgers among any active pitcher.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Has posted a 1.35 ERA in eight appearances this month.

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HUNTER PENCE… His 53 multi-hit games are the third-most in the NL.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has small fracture on the tip of his right finger…was struck on his bare hand Sept. 3 when a pitch from Bumgarner bounced off the plate.

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THE GIANTS…Defeated the Dodgers by a score of 6-4 last night and improved to 1-1 on this six-game homestand…SF has won seven of their last 11 games.

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SERIES NOTES…With a 10-8 record against the Dodgers, the Giants have clinched the season series over the Dodgers for the second-consecutive season…the last time SF won the season series over LA in back-to-back years was 2002-03.

PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SERIES VS. LOS ANGELES AND UPCOMING SET VS. SAN DIEGO(ALL GAME TIMES PDT):

  • Thursday, Sept. 26 vs. Los Angeles (7:15): RHP Edinson Volquez (9-12, 5.77) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (10-14, 4.44) – CSN-BA
  • Friday, Sept. 27 vs. San Diego (7:15): RHP Burch Smith (1-2, 5.87) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-6, 5.90) – CSN-BA
  • Saturday, Sept. 28 vs. San Diego (1:05): LHP Eric Stults (10-13, 3.94) vs. RHP Yusmeiro Petit (4-0, 2.84) – CSN-BA 
  • Sunday, Sept. 29 vs. San Diego (1:05): RHP Tyson Ross (3-8, 3.10) vs. RHP Matt Cain (8-10, 4.00) – CSN-BA

note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

Scenes From LA

Quick Hits for September 4, 2013

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres today in the final game of this three game series…LHP Eric Stults (8-12, 3.81) is scheduled to face RHP Tim Lincecum (8-13, 4.38).

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PITCHER OF THE WEEK…RHP Kyle Crick was named California League Pitcher of the Week yesterday for the week ending on Sept. 2…in Crick’s start against Visalia last Thursday, he matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts, as he tossed 7.0-scoreless innings in San Jose’s 11-1 victory.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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TONY ABREU… Has appeared in 37 games (14 starts), going 22-for-91 (.242) with nine extra-base hits and seven RBI.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Was reinstated from the 60-day DL this past Friday…is 6-for-17 in four games since his return.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Despite spending over a month with Fresno, his 43 appearances out of the SF ‘pen are tied for the fourth-most on the club.

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JAKE DUNNING… 25-year-old right-hander was recalled from Fresno prior to last night’s game…marks his second appearance with SF this season.

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IN THE BULLPEN…Giants relievers in their last 11 games: 0.91 ERA, 29.2 innings, 21 hits, five runs, three earned runs, seven walks, 24 strikeouts, a .196 opponents avg. against and 10 holds.

PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TODAY AND UPCOMING SERIES VS. ARIZONA (ALL GAME TIMES PDT): 

  • Wednesday, Sept. 4 at San Diego (3:40): LHP Eric Stults (8-12, 3.81) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (8-13, 4.38) – CSN-BA
  • Thursday, Sept. 5 vs. Arizona (7:15): RHP Trevor Cahill (5-10, 4.39) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-4, 5.49) – CSN-BA 
  • Friday, Sept. 6 vs. Arizona (7:15): LHP Patrick Corbin (13-5, 2.96) vs. RHP Yusmeiro Petit (2-0, 3.12) – CSN-BA 
  • Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Arizona (6:05): RHP Brandon McCarthy (3-9, 4.94) vs. TBA – CSN-BA 
  • Sunday, Sept. 8 vs. Arizona (1:05): LHP Wade Miley (9-10, 3.78) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-9, 2.91) – CSN-BA 

note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

Outtakes

The Kiwi Experience

On July 19, Giants players had the opportunity to meet four members of New Zealand’s s World Champion All Black rugby team.  They made a cultural exchange, with Giants’ players Ryan Vogelsong and George Kontos teaching the rugby players how to grip a fastball and swing a bat.  Aaron Smith, Victor Vito, Conrad Smith and Sam Cane showed them in return how to punt and pass a rugby ball.

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