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Quick Hits for July 4, 2014

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… IF Brandon Belt has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list . . .he went 13-for-25 ( .520) with three doubles, three homers and six RBI in seven rehab games between Fresno and Class A Advanced San Jose . . .IF Adam Duvall was optioned to triple-A Fresno after yesterday’s game to make room on the roster .

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THE GIANTS… Enter today’s game having lost 17 of their past 22 games…beginning June 9, the Giants’ 5-17 ( .227) record is 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 SF in the NL West .

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught Lincecum’s no hitter on June 25, becoming the third Venezuelan born player to catch a no hitter (Miguel Montero – 2010, Jesus Montero – 2012 – courtesy Bill Arnold) .

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THE FIRST ONE… The Giants are 15-12 in the first game of a series this season, however have dropped six of their last seven contests .

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied for second in the Majors with eight triples (had eight in career prior to this season).

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JEAN MACHI… Had a 25.1-inning scoreless streak from April 16-June 21.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last eight games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 23 of the last 24 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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TODAY’S GAME… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .38) has gone 2-2 with a 1 .03 ERA (4er, 35 .0ip) in his last five starts here at Petco Park . . .Cain will be opposed by LHP Eric Stults (2-11, 5 .36).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 78 games (45 in LF, 32 at 1st base, one at DH, just one error total).

Little League Day 2

On May 18, the Giants invited Little Leaguers to AT&T Park for a special day of fun.

Quick Hits for June 29, 2014

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (7-4, 2.62) will make his 16th start of the season…he’s struggled in his last two outings, surrendering 11 runs in 10.1 innings of work… Hudson is 5-1 with a 3.20 ERA in eight career starts against the Reds… RHP Homer Bailey (7-4, 4.80) is winless in his last three outings after posting four consecutive victories… has struggled in his career at AT&T Park, allowing 11 runs in 17.0 innings (5.82 ERA) in three outings.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Matched his career-high with three walks last night (fifth time, first since 2011).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 28/82 games (27 at catcher, one at 1st)…made a total of 24 starts last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is hitting .296 (29×98) with nine RBI in his past 30 games.

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JOE PANIK… RBI…has started six of eight games at 2nd base (3 errors).

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .323 (21×65) with three homers and seven RBI in his past 15 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .367 average in June ranks as the third-highest in the NL.

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PUT AWAY THE BROOMS… The Giants have never been swept in a four game series here at AT&T Park… the last time SF was swept in a four game series in San Francisco was Sept. 12-15, 1996 (doubleheader on the 15th) vs. Pittsburgh at Candlestick Park.

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JOE PANIK… Went 2-for-4 last night with an RBI.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Was charged with his first loss of the season last night, allowing a season-high three runs.

Quick Hits for June 28, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 20 of 23 games this month, hitting .364 (32×88) over span.

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SERGIO ROMO… Needs just seven more saves to match Rod Beck (29 1st half SVs in 1997) for the most saves prior to the All-Star break in SF-era history.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .82) has struggled in his last three starts, going 0-3 with an 8 .83 ERA (17er, 17 .1ip) . . .he has not faced the Reds in the regular season since June 29, 2012 when he started against them here at AT&T Park . . .RHP Alfredo Simon (10-3, 2 .92) enters tonight’s outing tied for the National League lead with 10 wins . . .he has never faced the Giants as a starting pitcher, but owns a 4 .50 ERA in 4 .0 innings of work as a reliever .

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ALL ABOUT HOMERS… SF enters tonight ranking third in the NL with 77 HRs, however have hit just eight in their past 19 games and have just seven in their last 17 games here at AT&T Park . . .the Giants are 33-14 ( .702) when they hit at least one HR and 13-20 ( .394) when they don’t go yard

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson faced the Reds once last season on July 11 at Turner Field and earned the win, allowing four runs (3er) on eight hits in 7 .0 innings .

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has started 74 of 81 games (all at 3rd base) and has committed six errors.

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ADAM DUVALL… Made his ML debut Thursday and his first big league hit was a solo HR off Mike Leake.

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REGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 19 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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BUSTER POSEY… as 11 extra-base hits this month after having 10 in April/May.

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JUAN PEREZ… Hit .333 (25-for-75) with seven doubles and eight RBI in 20 games with triple-A.

Quick Hits for June 27, 2014

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GIANTS STILL SEEKING TO TURN THINGS AROUND… Two and a half weeks ago, the Giants had a season-best 9.5 game lead over the second-place Dodgers in the NL West…18 days later, the Giants have lost 12 of their past 16 games and have lost 7.5 games to the Dodgers in the standings…they enter tonight just 2.0 games up on LA, their smallest lead since May 20.

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ALL ABOUT HOMERS.. SF enters tonight ranking third in the NL with 77 HRs, however have hit just eight in their past 18 games and have just seven in their last 16 games here at AT&T Park…the Giants are 33-14 (.702) when they hit at least one HR and 13-19 (.406) when they don’t go yard.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-26 in SV chances…his 22 saves are tied for the fourth-most in the Majors.

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INKED… The Giants have signed 11 of their 40 draft selections so far from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, including seven of the first top 15 picks and three from the top 10: RHP Samuel Coonrod (5th round), IF Skyler Ewing (6th) and LHP Matthew Gage (10th).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one HR shy of reaching the 100 career home run milestone.

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PENCE AND THE REDS… OF Hunter Pence is hitting .485 (16-for-33) with four extra base hits (two doubles, triple, homer) and three RBI in his past eight games against the Reds.

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DUVALL’S DEBUT… IF Adam Duvall became the third player this season – joining St. Louis’ Oscar Taveras and Houston’s Jon Singleton to homer in a Major League debut…Duvall became the 13th Giants player to record his first big league hit as a home run in his first game (since 1919) and the 16th Giant since 1914 to homer in a debut.

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BUSTIN’ OUT… C Buster Posey has hit safely in 20 of his 22 games this month, batting .376 (32-for-85) with 11 extra base hits (nine doubles, two homers) and 14 RBI…Posey had a total of just 10 extra base hits in the first two months of the season (49 games)… he’s raised his batting average by 41 points this month from .254 to his current mark of .295, which is the second-highest on the team behind Angel Pagan (.307).

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has retired all 12 batters faced (four Ks) over three outings (4.0ip) since coming off the DL.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 18 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

Quick Hits for June 25, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is tied for third in the NL with 11 caught stealings.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (5-5, 4.90) is coming o” a 4-1 loss Friday at Arizona, allowing four runs in 6.0 innings while striking out a season-low one batter…he has won each of his last three starts versus the Padres, including a 4-3 win this season on April 20 at Petco Park… RHP Ian Kennedy (5-8, 3.90) has gone 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA over his last three starts…he’s 7-3 with a 2.49 ERA in 17 career starts against the Giants.

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JOE PANIK… Was SF’s first round selection (29th overall pick) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Ranks third in the Majors with seven triples (had eight in his career prior to this season).

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HOME WOES… Despite having the second-best home record in the National League at 23-17 (.575), the Giants have lost each of their last five home contests while also losing eight of their last nine…SF hasn’t lost more than five consecutive home games since a seven-game losing streak from May 14-31, 2008.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 16 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has already allowed two HRs this year (68 batters faced)…prior to this season he had faced 605 batters while in a Giants uniform and allowed just two home runs.

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TYLER COLVIN… Has started 23 of 41 games since joining the club, hitting safely in 16 of 23 starts.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Leads the club in doubles (18), home runs (13), RBI (44) and slugging pct. (.518).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one HR short of reaching the 100 career home run milestone.

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