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Quick Hits for June 22, 2014

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Matt Cain will make his 12th start of the season… has been hit with the injury bug this season, missing two starts (13 days) from April 24-May 10 with a cut on his right index finger and then another two starts (15 days) from May 22-June 5 with the right hamstring strain… last started on June 17 at Chicago-AL and took the loss, as he allowed eight runs (seven earned runs) in 5 .0 in- nings of work.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has retired all 9 batters faced (3 so) in 2 outings since coming off DL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .324 (23×71) vs. lefties this year… hit just. 199 (29×146) against left-handers in 2013.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 25 multi-hit games are tied for the sixth-most in the NL… his .307 avg. ranks 10th .

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HUNTER PENCE… Hammered his 11th homer of year last night here in ARI, solo blast that reached Friday’s Front Row (estimated 441 feet) .

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has started 70 of 75 games (all at 3rd base) and has committed six errors.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has started seven of last eight games, while making 17 starts on year (12 at 2nd, 5 at SS).

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JEAN MACHI… His 0 .29 ERA is the lowest figure among all relievers in bigs .

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MADISON BUMGARNER… Was named NL Player of the Month for May after going 5-0 with a 2 .08 ERA, and 48 strikeouts in 39 .0 innings… marked his first career POM award and became the first Giants pitcher to win the award since Lincecum in June 2009.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 11-for-36 (.306) with RISP and 5-for-16 (.313) with RISP and two outs.

Quick Hits for June 21, 2014

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Madison Bumgarner is 8-4 with a 2 .85 ERA and one complete game in 15 starts, with the Giants going 9-6 in his outings (3-4 home, 6-2 on road.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 26/74 games (25 at catcher, one at 1st)… made a total of 24 starts last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Matched his season-high with three hits Wed. at CWS, two of which came off of LHP Chris Sale…the only other lefty to record a hit off Sale this year is LAA’s Josh Hamilton.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is only Giants player on the team to start all 74 games… has played 657 of SF’s 662 innings.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Lefties are hitting just .167 (6-for-36) against him.

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BRANDON HICKS… Has made 56 starts (all at 2nd base, five errors).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .329 (23×70) vs. lefties this year… hit just .199 (29×146) against left-handers in 2013.

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

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JEAN MACHI… Since the beginning of last season has fashioned a 1.61 ERA (15er, 84 .0ip) in 83 games . . .his 1 .61 ERA during this span ranks as the fourth-lowest figure among NL relievers .

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RYAN VOGELSONG… Did not factor into the decision in his last start on June 14 vs. the Rockies… threw 5 .0 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits, in the Giants 5-4 loss at AT&T Park .

Quick Hits for June 14, 2014

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BEST WHEN SUN IS OUT… The Giants’ 19-6 (.760) record during day games this season is the best ” gure among all Major League teams…the Giants average 5.27 runs per game (137 runs) during the day, compared to 3.65 runs per game (157 runs) at night.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… All of his 23 RBI have come in Giants victories.

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ANGELPAGAN… His 24 multi-hit games are tied for the fourth-most in the NL…his .305 avg. ranks ninth.

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HUNTER HEATS UP AGAINST ROCKIES… OF Hunter Pence has hit .325 (37-for-114) with 10 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 26 RBI in 28 games against the Rockies since the beginning of last season.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Went 2-for-3 with 2B, 2 RBI and BB last night vs. Rox and is 8-for-15 his past four games.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has been unscored upon in his last nine games, tossing 10.1-scoreless innings (9 Ks).

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Is holding RH batters to a .182 clip (8-for-44), but lefties are hitting .250 (9-for-36).

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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting just .215 (26×121) here at home, compared to .326 (31×95) on the road.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Is 1-0 with a 3.07 ERA (5er, 14.2ip) in 11 games with the Giants this season.

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JEAN MACHI… Has held LH batters hitless in their last 25 at-bats.

Quick hits for June 9, 2014

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 10-for-30 (.333) with RISP and 5-for-13 (.385) with RISP and two outs.

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COMEBACK KIDS… The Giants are tied with the Detroit Tigers with a Major League-best 18 come-from-behind victories…each of the Giants’ last five wins have been in comeback fashion.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .339 (21×62) against LHP (hit .199 vs. LH pitchers last year).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has hit safely in 23 of his last 28 games, batting .333 (36×108) with six HRs during this span.

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ROMO THE MAJOR LEAGUE SAVES LEADER… RHP Sergio Romo converted his ML-leading 20th save yesterday…Romo is 20-for-22 in save chances this season, including a perfect 10-for-10 here at AT&T Park.

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POWER RANKINGS… The Giants are a season-best 21 games over .500 and enter tonight’s action with the Majors’ best record at 42-21 (.667), matching the 1962 pennant-winning club for the franchise’s best record through a 63-game record in the San Francisco era (since 1958).

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ON A ROLL… The Giants enter tonight’s game having won five-straight, 10 of their last 12 and 14 of their last 17 games…with a win tonight the Giants can match their longest win streak of the season (also won six games from April 29-May 5).

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HOME SWEET HOME… The Giants are in the midst of a stretch where they are playing 20 of 25 games here at AT&T Park and 25 of 35 leading up to the All-Star break…so far SF is 3-0 in this stretch that began Friday night…SF enters today’s game with the best home record in the Majors at 22-9 (.710)…they’ve won nine of their last 10 home games and 20 of their past 29.

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GIANTS AGAINST THE EAST… San Francisco has gone 10-3 against NL East opponents this season (7-3 at home).

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WINNING SERIES… SF has won five-straight series and have gone 7-0-2 in their last nine sets, having not lost a series since dropping two of three games to the Pirates, May 5-7 in Pittsburgh.

Quick Hits for June 6, 2014

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have reinstated RHP Matt Cain (right hamstring strain) from the 15-day disabled list…to make room for him on the 25-man roster, LHP David Huff has been desginated for assignment.

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BRANDON HICKS… Leads team with 26 walks.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson is the third pitcher for the Giants in the SF-era to post a sub-2.00 ERA through his first 11 starts with the team…the others were Mike Caldwell in 1974 (1.93 ERA) and Ryan Vogelsong in 2011 (1.99 ERA) (courtesy of STATS, LLC)…

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Opponents are just 3-for-22 (.136) off him with runners in scoring position.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has made 10 starts (seven – 2B, three – SS).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has homered in each of his last two games and has already matched his HR total from all of last season with 13 HRs in 59 games…is tied for third in the NL in home runs.

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HOME SWEET HOME… Today begins a stretch in which the Giants will play 20 of their next 25 games here at AT&T Park and 25 of 35 leading up to the All-Star break…the Giants enter tonight’s contest with the best home record in the Majors, going 19-9 (.679)… they’ve won six of their last seven home games and 17 of their past 26…the Giants have lost just one series at home, dropping two of three games to the D-Backs in their very first home set, April 8-10.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has missed five games this season with tightness in his lower back (May 20-21, May 29-31).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 47 of 61 games (14 starts; eight in CF, six in LF).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has hit safely in 22 of his last 25 games, batting .354 (34×96) with six HRs during this span.

Quick Hits for June 4, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .339 (19×56) against LHP (hit .199 vs. LH pitchers last season)…however, has just three hits in his last 20 at-bats (.150) against southpaws…hitting .192 vs. RH pitchers.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… 12-game hitting streak ended last night after going hitless in three at-bats.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His .322 batting average ranks ! fth in the NL.

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DAVID HUFF… Has struggled since coming back from the DL, appearing in eight games and allowing 12 runs (11er) on 22 hits in just 13.0ip (7.62 ERA)…opponents are hitting .367 (22-for- 60) o! him in this span…has surrendered eight runs in his past four outings (4.2ip).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 22/59 games (21 at catcher, one at 1st)…made a total of 24 starts last season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 47 starts (38 at catcher, nine at 1st)…ranks third in NL w/nine caught stealings.

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HUNTER STAYING HOT… OF Hunter Pence led the Giants’ offense last night by going 3-for-4 with a double, homer and RBI…Pence is 7-for-18 (.389) with two HRs in his last four games, and has gone 12- for-17 in his last four contests against the Reds.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started 15 of 59 games (seven at 2nd, three at SS, three at 3rd and two at 1B).

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-2, 3.45) has gone 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA (4er, 20.0ip) in his past three starts…he’s coming oFF a no-decision last Thursday at St. Louis in which he allowed four runs in 6.1 innings of SF’s 6-5 win…he hasn’t faced the Reds since yielding one run and three hits in 5.0 innings of a 2-1, 10-inning victory in Game 3 of the 2012 Division Series… LHP Tony Cingrani (2-5, 4.01) has lost each of his last three starts, going 0-3 with a 5.29 ERA in that span…he went 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA in two starts against the Giants last season.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Has tossed 9.0 innings, allowing just one run with 10 Ks in six appearances.

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