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Quick Hits for July 20, 2014

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned each of the Giants’ last four saves.

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TIM LINCECUM… Is the Giants franchise record holder for number of games pitched with 10+ strikeouts (36) and is the third Giant ever to have four-straight seasons with at least 200 strikeouts (2008-11).

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GIANTS ON THE ROAD… The Giants’ record of 26-18 (.591) on the road ranks as the second-best mark in the NL behind the Brewers (29-20, .592), and the fourth-best overall in the big leagues.

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BETTER RECORD WHEN THEY HOMER… The Giants are 39-15 this season when they hit at least one HR and 15-28 when they fail to go deep…their .722 winning pct. in games when they homer is the highest in the NL.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has hit safely in seven of his last eight games, batting .333 (8×24).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Owns a career avg. of .349 (38×109) vs. MIA, including a .486 mark (18×37) since last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has a hit in each of his last six games, going 7-for-19 (.368).

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BUSTER POSEY… His .331 batting avg. on the road ranks as the third-best in the NL behind MIL’s Jonathan Lucroy (.355) and Carlos Gomez (.332).

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-27 in SV chances…his 22 saves are still tied for the seventh-most in the NL.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (6er, 18.0ip) in five career appearances against the Phillies…has made just two career starts, with his last one coming on Sept. 29, 2004 with the Pirates…threw 5.0 innings and allowed one run on four hits.

Quick Hits for July 18, 2014

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GIANTS AGAINST MIAMI… OF Michael Morse is a career .321 hitter (50-for-156) against the Marlins and has hit safely in his last eight games against them, batting .419 (13-for-31)…IF Pablo Sandoval owns a career mark of .330 (33-for-100) versus the Fish, including a .464 mark (13-for-28) since last season…no active player has a higher career batting avg. against the Marlins than OF Gregor Blanco (min. 125 plate appearances), who owns a .375 clip (42-for-112).

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… LHP Madison Bumgarner (10-7, 3.47) is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA in four career starts against Miami, but has posted a 1.98 ERA on the road this season, which ranks as the second-lowest figure in the NL behind St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright (1.42)…RHP Nathan Eovaldi (5-4, 3.61) has posted a 12.27 ERA in four career starts against the Giants…he allowed six runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings in his last start against them on May 15.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 6-for-12 in his last three games and 15-for-47 (.319) in his last 14 contests.

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JOE PANIK… Is 11-for-51 (.216) in 17 games in his young big league career.

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BUSTER POSEY… Hit his third career grand slam (including postseason) last Sunday vs. Arizona.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .322 (28×87) against lefties this season…hit just .199 against them last year.

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TOUGH SCHEDULE FOR GIANTS IN SECOND HALF… The Giants have a lot of traveling to do in the second half, with four separate trips into the Eastern time zone between now and Sept. 7…most of their games in the second half will come on the road as they play 39 games on the road and only 28 at home…27 of their ! nal 67 games will be against teams with records of .500 or better…the Giants also face only NL West teams in the final three weeks of the season.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… RHP Tim Hudson, the four-time All-Star is scheduled to make his 19th start of the season… 39-year-old has gone 7-6 with a 2.87 ERA and one complete game in 18 starts…

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MARCO SCUTARO… Returned from his rehab assignment and was reinstated from the 60-day DL July 11.

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Quick Hits for July 13, 2014

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MARCO SCUTARO… Made his 2014 ML debut yesterday vs. ARI, going hitless in three at-bats with walk.

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HUNTER PENCE… as named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his first as a member of the Giants.

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BRANDON BELT… Was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks yesterday, however is still just 5×30 (.167) with a HR and four RBI in nine games since being activated from the DL.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .202 in the leadoff slot, but has combined for a .264 avg. (24×91) in slots 2-9.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 7-for-20 (.350) in his past five games.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has made 23 starts this season, four at 1B, eight at 2B, seven at 3B and four at SS.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 34 of his 38 appearances this season.

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JEAN MACHI… Has been charged with six runs on 12 hits in just 7.0 innings over his last eight games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Threw a season-high 1.1 innings and allowed one hit with three strikeouts yesterday.

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MARCO SCUTARO… Missed the Giants’ first 93 games of the season with a lower back strain.

Quick Hits for July 9, 2014

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JEAN MACHI… Leads team with 39 relief appearances.

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FIVE-GAME HOMESTAND STARTS TONIGHT… The Giants will begin a ! ve-game homestand tonight, with two games against the A’s and then a three-game series against the D-Backs that will conclude the first half…after going 22-9 in their ! rst 31 home games, the Giants have really struggled at AT&T Park as of late, winning just three of their past 17 games.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-7, 4.27) has gone 0-4 with a 4.65 ERA over his last seven starts and will be seeking his first win since May 15…Cain has gone 3-5 with a 2.11 ERA in 10 career starts against the A’s…RHP Jason Hammel (0-0, -.–) will be making his A’s debut after being traded by the Cubs last Friday…Hammel is 0-2 with a 3.14 ERA in eight career starts against the Giants and will be facing them for the first time since 2011.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 19 of SF’s last 21 games since Angel Pagan has been out.

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GIANTS GETTING A’S AT AT&T… The Giants have won 12 of their last 14 games against the A’s here at AT&T Park.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .325 batting average beginning June 1 is the eighth-highest in the NL.

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HUNTER PENCE… Among NL leaders in multi-hit games (T1st- 32), runs scored (3rd – 64), hits (3rd – 108).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios for the second-most triples in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 9).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 37 games).

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THE BRIGHT SIDE… Despite the Giants’ recent struggles the past four weeks, they enter tonight’s game just 0.5 game back of the ! rst-place Dodgers, who lost to the Tigers today in Detroit.

Quick Hits for July 7, 2014

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has worked a total of just 17.1 innings over 32 relief appearances this season.

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JEAN MACHI… Left-handed batters are just 8-for-41 (.195) against him.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last 11 games, his third double digit hit streak this season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 74 of 89 games (36 starts; 25 in CF, 11 in LF).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is 5-for-his-last-39 at the dish (.128).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Hit his second career game-tying HR in the 9th inning or later on Saturday in SD…marked his first HR in 24 games and his first RBI in 22 contests

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PABALO SANDOVAL… Left Saturday’s game in the 1st inning with a left elbow contusion and is day-to-day.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .362 average in June ranked as the third-highest in the NL.

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled on June 23 taking the place of Ehire Adrianza who was placed on the 15-day DL…it marks his fourth stint on SF’s roster this season.

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TONIGHT’S GAME… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-5, 3.86) enters tonight’s game having tossed 14.2-consecutive scoreless innings in In- terleague play dating back to last season…Vogelsong will be opposed by RHP Jesse Chavez (6-5, 3.23), who has struggled in his last two outings, surrendering nine runs in 10.0 innings of work.

Quick Hits for July 6, 2014

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THE GIANTS… Recorded their first come-from-behind victory since June 8 vs . New York-NL . . .however, SF’s 6-18 ( .250) record since June 9 is still the worst in the Majors and they’ve lost 10 .0 games in the standings to the Dodgers, who are now a 0 .5 game ahead of the Giants in the NL West.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER, Ryan Vogelsong has gone 5-5 with a 3 .86 ERA (49er, 114 .1ip) 27 career Interleague games (16 starts).

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RARE FEAT… According to Elias, yesterday marked just the just the third time since the team moved to SF that the Giants have won a game when hitting a game-tying homer in the 9th and a game- winner in the 10th . . .Jim Ray Hart and Willie McCovey did it at Candlestick Park against New York-NL on Sept . 17, 1966 . . .Mike Aldrete and Candy Maldonado also accomplished the feat at Atlanta on July 1, 1986 .

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Left yesterday’s game in the 1st inning with a left elbow contusion and is day-to-day.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 24 of the last 26 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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ALL ABOUT HOMERS… SF enters today ranking third in the NL with 81 HRs…the Giants are 35-14 (.714) when they hit at least one HR and 13-25 (.342) when they don’t go yard.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 26 of his last 30 games, hitting .333 (38×114) over span.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has started 80/88 games at short.

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TODAY’S GAME… RHP Tim Lincecum (7-5, 4 .06) enters today’s game having tossed 17 .0-consecutive scoreless innings, his longest scoreless stretch since posting 21 .0-straight scoreless frames from May 4-10, 2011 . . .Lincecum will be opposed by RHP Jesse Hahn (4-1, 1 .95), who will be making his sixth career Major League start .

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FULL THROTTLE… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in 10-straight games and 19 of his last 21 contests . . .he joins TEX’s Elvis Andrus and NYM’s David Wright as the only players with three separate double digit hit streaks this season .

 

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