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Quick Hits for August 28, 2014

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has eight hits in his last 20 at-bats (.400) and is batting .305 (32×105) over his last 40 games.

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MATT DUFFY… Is 8-for-32 (.250) with two RBI in 13 games for San Francisco.

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STREAKING… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in nine consecutive games, which is tied with STL’s Matt Holliday for the longest active streak in the NL…with a hit today Pence will join NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Was charged with his 1st error since May 24 last Sat., snapping career-best 73-game errorless streak…has still committed just seven errors on the year and his .979 fielding pct. is second-highest among third baseman in the Majors (Johnson, .983).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .319 (15×47) with RISP and .344 (11×32) w/ RISP and two outs this season.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey, who recorded his second career walk-off home run last night, has gone 15-for-31 (.484) over his last seven games, with eight runs scored, three doubles, five homers and 10 RBI… he is hitting .330 (31-for-94) this month with six home runs and 14 RBI.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… His 1.71 ERA ranks as the eighth-lowest among NL relievers.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has driven in seven runs in his past six games, batting .385 (5-for-14).

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BRANDON CRAWOFRD… His nine triples are tied for the second-most in the bigs (Dee Gordon, 12).

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GIANTS REACH 70 WINS… Last night the Giants reached the 70-win plateau…SF didn’t earn their 70th win last season until September 17.

Quick Hits for August 27, 2014

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BUMGARNER’S NEAR PERFECT NIGHT… LHP Madison Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and matched his career-high of 13 strikeouts last night…he retired his first 21 batters before Justin Morneau doubled down the right-field line to start the 8th, ending his perfect game bid through 7.0 innings, the longest such bid of his career…Bumgarner threw 103 pitches, never more than 15 in one inning.

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DOUBLE-DIGIT STRIKEOUT LEADER… Bumgarner’s 13 strikeouts last night marked his NL-best sixth double-digit strikeout game this season (Kershaw, Greinke and Strasburg each have five).

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ELITE COMPANY… Bumgarner became the fourth left-handed pitcher in the last 50 years to throw a shutout with 0/1 hits allowed while recording 13-plus strikeouts and no walks…the others to accomplish this are Sandy Koufax (Sept. 9, 1965 vs. CHC), Randy Johnson (May 18, 2004 at ATL) and Clayton Kershaw (June 18, 2014 vs. COL) (ESPN Stats & Info).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 17-for-his-last-41 (.415) with six 2Bs, three HRs and 22 RBI with RISP.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .352 (19-for-54) with one HR and nine RBI in his past 17 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in runs (89) and in hits (154), tied for fourth in multi-hit games (44).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has seven hits in his last 16 at-bats (.438) and is batting .307 (31×101) over his last 39 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Recorded his second career multi-homer game last night.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, going 18×53 (.340) w/ eight RBI and eight XBHs.

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants, who are just 7.0 games over .500, are 5.0 games behind the ! rst-place Dodgers in the NL West and hold 1.5 game lead over the Braves and Pirates for the second Wild Card spot in the National League.

Quick Hits for August 23, 2014

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MATT DUFFY… Has started five games (three at 2B and two at SS).

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THE GIANTS… Have won six of their last eight games and enter tonight’s contest here in Washington 3.5-games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West.

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JOE PANIK… His .429 average (27×63) in August leads all ML hitters.

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HUNTER PENCE… 2014 All-Star has appeared in 349-consecutive games and has started 299-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 17 hits in his last 38 at-bats (.447) with RISP.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .400 (16-for-40) with one HR and eight RBI in his past 13 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… is 4-for-6 over his last six games, with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the second-lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 2.00 figure (21er, 94.2ip) in 29 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .385 (30×78) with a .435 OBP as a first baseman (20 starts) compared to .267 clip (90×337) and .325 OBP as a catcher (88 starts) this season.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 23-for-28 in SV chances, with his 23 saves ranking as the 11th-most in the NL.

Quick Hits for August 19, 2014

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ON THE ROAD… The Giants are 33-26 (.559) on the road this season, which is the third-highest winning percentage in the National League, behind the Dodgers 40-26 (.606) and Brewers 36-27 (.571).

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Hit .271 w/11 HRs, 45 RBI in 71 games w/ Fresno…was Pirates Opening Day starter at 1B March 31, going 2-for-3…however was DFA’d by Pittsburgh on April 19 after hitting .206.

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ANGEL PAGAN… The Giants own a 39-27 record (.591) in games that he starts this year.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His nine triples are tied with Yasiel Puig and Hunter Pence for the second-most in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 10).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 5-for-11 with four RBI in his last three starts.

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MORSE HEATING UP… OF Michael Morse has reached base safely (via hit or walk) in a career-high nine-straight plate appearances…the last Giants’ player with a streak of nine-or-more plate appearances reaching base (via hit, walk, or HBP) was Bengie Molina from April 11-13, 2010…the last Giant to go more than nine-straight was Barry Bonds, who reached base in 11-consecutive plate appearances from June 23-27, 2006 (STATS LLC).

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in 12 of his last 13 contests (2er, 13.0ip), while recording 20 Ks

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 108 games this season and started 61 contests.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Is a perfect 10-for-10 in his last 10 save opportunities.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has five hits in his last 21 at-bats (.238).

Quick Hits for August 17, 2014

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in hits (143) and runs scored (82) and third in multi-hit games (41).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .333 (45-for-135) with four HRs and 19 RBI in his last 33 contests.

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BUSTER POSEY… His catchers ERA of 3.24 ranks second best in NL (SD’s Yasmani Grandal leads at 3.18).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in nine of his last 10 MLB games, going 13-for-45 (.289) during this stretch.

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MORSE STARTING TO HEAT UP… OF Michael Morse has reached base in seven of his last eight plate appearances and has gone 6-for-11 (.545) with two doubles, a triple, home run and four RBI in four games on this homestand.

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MATT DUFFY… Has started five games (three at 2B and two at SS).

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JOE PANIK… Went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI and recorded his ! rst career triple yesterday.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Went 2-for-2 with two RBI yesterday.

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GIANTS MIDDLE RELIEF IS SHINING… Five Giants relievers pitched a total of 5.0-scoreless innings yesterday, giving SF a chance to rally from a 5-1 deficit to defeat the Phillies, 6-5…San Francisco’s middle relievers, which Elias defines as those who enter the game before the 8th inning, have posted a 2.33 ERA this season, the lowest such mark in the National League (Elias).

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants gained a game on the Dodgers last night and now stand 4.5 games behind first place Los Angeles in the NL West…SF currently holds the second NL wild card spot, 0.5 game ahead of the Pirates.

Quick Hits for August 15, 2014

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 105 games this season and started 61 contests.

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JOE PANIK… Is 12-for-32 (.375) at the plate in his last nine games.

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ADAM DUVALL… 25-year-old was recalled from triple-A Fresno on Sunday.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in his last eight games, going 11-for-36 during this stretch.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .325 (41-for-126) with four HRs and 19 RBI in his last 31 contests.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 15 hits in his last 33 at-bats (.455) with RISP.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in hits (141) and runs scored (81) and third in multi-hit games (41).

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TONIGHT’S GAME… The Giants and Phillies square off for game one of this three games series tonight…SF ended a five-game losing streak on Wed., beating the White Sox 7-1 to split the two-game series…however, SF has still dropped 13 of their last 19 games…the Phillies lost the first two games of their road trip at Los Angeles-AL and have lost five of their last six.

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JEREMY AFFEDLT… Has held the opposition scoreless in 15 of his last 16 outings (1.17 ERA).

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TRAVIS ISIKAWA… Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on July 29.

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