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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 12, 2014

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 23-for-28 in SV chances, with his 23 saves tied for the 13th-most in the NL.

 

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games, batting .341 (30-for-88).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one of four players in baseball to hit .300+ in each of the last four months (.312 in May, .301 in June, .311 in July, .336 in Aug)…joins Jose Altuve, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Is 6-for-19 (.316) with three RBI as a pinch-hitter with SF.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 12 hits in his last 33 at-bats (.364) and nine RBI in his last 10 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games and has gone 23-for-61 (.377) in his last 20 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .463 (37×80) with 19 runs, seven 2Bs, 3B, seven HRs and 24 RBI in his last 19 games.

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled from triple-A on Sept. 1 marking sixth time he’s been recalled this year.

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GARY BROWN… 25-year-old was recalled from triple-A Fresno on Sept. 2, marking his first big league callup.

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GIANTS HOME VICTORIES… The Giants look to extend their season-high home winning streak to 10 games tonight… SF last won 10 consecutive home games during an 11-game run from July 7-25, 2003, the Giants’ longest home win streak in AT&T Park history…during this nine-game home win streak, the Giants have outscored their opponents by a 58-14 margin.

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).

Family Day

On June 25, the Giants enjoyed their annual Family Day, during which players and staff were able to pose for portraits with their families.

Quick Hits for September 5, 2014

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants enter tonight’s contest just 2.0 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, the club’s smallest deficit since Aug. 6…SF hasn’t been 1.0 game back since Aug. 4…the Giants are 3.0 games ahead of the Braves and Brewers for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Was a late scratch from Wednesday’s lineup after his back had tightened.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has matched his home run total from all of last season and his 14 HRs this year are his most in a campaign since 2011 (23 HRs).

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JAKE PEAVY… Earned the win in his previous outing last Saturday vs. Milwaukee, tossing 7.2-scoreless innings with eight strikeouts…his only hit allowed in the game came with one out in the 8th, allowing a single to Mark Reynolds… it marked the deepest he’d gone into a game in his career without surrendering a hit (previous: 6.1 innings on Aug. 2, 2014 at New York-NL)… he registered his 2,000th career strikeout, fanning Aramis Ramirez in the 2nd inning, becoming the FIfth active player with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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MATT DUFFY… Is 3-for-15 (.200) in his last nine games.

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JOE PANIK… Has been the Majors’ second hottest hitter over the last month (beg. Aug. 4), batting .404 (42×104) in his last 27 games.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 28-for-57 (.491) with 16 runs scored, six home runs and 20 RBI over his past 13 contests…13 of his 28 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple).

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HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK REACHES 16… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 16 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year and the longest active streak in the Majors…Pence has hit .385 (25-for-65) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during the streak.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is now vying for the NL batting title for the second time in the last three seasons (2012).

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JAKE PEAVY… Has gone 3-4 with a 2.66 ERA in his seven starts with SF…has thrown at least 7.0 innings in four straight outings for the ” rst time since June 30-July 20, 2012.

Quick Hits for September 2, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .469 (23×49) with 13 runs, four 2Bs, 3B, ” ve HRs and 14 RBI in his last 11 games.

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COMING IN HOT… Despite yesterday’s loss, the Giants have still won nine of their last 13 games…they enter tonight’s contest just 2.0 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, the club’s smallest deficit since Aug. 6…SF hasn’t been 1.0 game back since Aug. 4…the Giants are also 1.5 ahead of the Brewers for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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MATT DUFFY… ad his contract purchased from double-A Richmond on Aug. 1.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 11-for-31 (.355) with two homers and 11 RBI in his last eight starts.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has a hit in each of his last six games, going 11-for-27 (.407) during the stretch.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has a hit in each of his last six games and has gone 10-for-31 (.323) in his last 11 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has appeared in 130 games, the second most games he has appeared in during ML career (146 w/WSH in 2011)…has started 125 times this season (82 in LF, 39 at 1B, 4 DH).

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BUSTER POSEY… Leads the club with 24 RBI in the 7th inning or later.

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PENCE LOOKING TO JOIN BOBBY BONDS, WILLIE MAYS IN SELECT CLUB… Pence has hit 29 2Bs, 10 3Bs and 19 HRs this season and needs just one more double and one homer to join Willie Mays (1958 – 33 2Bs, 11 3Bs, 29 HRs) and Bobby Bonds (1970 – 36 2Bs, 10 3Bs, 26 HRs) as the only San Francisco Giants with at least 30+ 2Bs, 10+ 3Bs and 20+ HRs in a single season.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has matched his home run total from all of last season and his 14 HRs this year are his most in a campaign since 2011 (23 HRs).

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