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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).

Quick Hits for July 3, 2014

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Had pinch single last night vs. STL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has started 77/85 games at short.

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BRANDON HICKS… 15 of his 33 hits this season have gone for extra bases (six 2Bs, 3B, and eight HRs).

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

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .325 (25×77) with three homers and eight RBI in his past 18 games.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… LHP Madison Bumgarner (9-5, 2.90) was touched for a season-high five runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings of a 6-2 loss to the Reds last Friday…in his start against the Cardinals earlier this season on May 30, he struck out 10 batters through 7.0-scoreless innings in SF’s 9-4 win…RHP Carlos Martinez (1-3, 4.13), pitching in the rotation with Michael Wacha still on the disabled list because of a shoulder injury, will make his fourth start of the season…he hasn’t pitched beyond the 5th inning and is coming off a no decision last Friday at LA (4.1ip, 1er).

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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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JOE PANIK… Has started eight of 11 games at 2nd base since being called up, hitting safely in three contests (all two-hit efforts including last night vs. STL; 2-for-3).

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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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ON DECK… Following this series the Giants will embark on a two-city, five-game road trip to San Diego (three games this weekend) and Oakland (two games)…the Giants have the third-best road record in the NL at 22-15 (.595).

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 26, 2014

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TWO NO-NO’S – SAME CALENDAR YEAR… According to Elias, Lincecum joins Homer Bailey, Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax as the only players in the Expansion Era (since 1961) to throw two no-hitters within the span of a calendar year.

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ELITE COMPANY… Lincecum is now one of four pitchers all-time with multiple Cy Young Awards and multiple no-hitters, joining Roy Halladay, Randy Johnson and Sandy Koufax… Lincecum and Koufax are the only two with multiple no-hitters, multiple Cy Young Awards and multiple World Series rings.

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TWICE AS FUN… Lincecum became the 32nd pitcher with multiple no-hitters and became the fourth active pitcher to achieve the feat, joining Homer Bailey, Mark Buerhle and Justin Verlander.

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THREE STRAIGHT SEASONS WITH A NO-HITTER… Giants pitchers (Cain in 2012, Lincecum in 2013, Lincecum in 2014) have recorded a no-hitter in each of the last three seasons… the last time a team had a no-hitter in three-straight seasons was when Nolan Ryan of the California Angels had two in 1973 and one each in 1974 and 1975 (Elias).

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DID YOU KNOW?… Yesterday was the second time that the Padres’ Chase Headley cost a Giants pitcher a perfect game as he was the only baserunner allowed by Jonathan Sanchez in his no-hitter on July 10, 2009 and then was the only runner allowed by Lincecum yesterday.

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BUSTER POSEY… Had a season-high four hits with a2B and two RBI in support of Lincecum no-no, playing 1B.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is only Giants player on the team to start all 79 games…has played 702 of SF’s 707 innings.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has started 71 of 79 games at shortstop (11 errors).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught Lincecum no-no yesterday, becoming just third Venezuelan born player to catch a no hitter (Miguel Montero 2010, Jesus Montero 2012 – courtesy Bill Arnold).

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SERIES NOTES… The Giants took two of three from Cincinnati earlier this month at Great American Ball Park, winning its first series versus the Reds since August of 2010… dating back to the beginning of the 2011 season, the Reds have won seven of the last 12 meetings here at AT&T Park.

 

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TIM LINECUM: Tossed his second career no-hitter and the 16th in franchise history, tied for the fourth-most all-time among teams…also marked the eighth no-hitter in San Francisco-era history.

  • Stands as the third no-hitter in the Majors this season (also: LAD’s Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw).
  • Became the 32nd pitcher with multiple no-hitters and is the first pitcher to accomplish the feat since Homer Bailey did so last season…is the fourth active pitcher with multiple no-hitters, as he joins Bailey (2), Mark Buerhle (2) and Justin Verlander (2).
  • Joins Christy Mathewson as the only pitchers to throw multiple no-hitters in a Giants uniform.
  • Is only the second pitcher to throw more than one no-hitter against the same team (also no-hit Padres on July 13, 2013 at San Diego…joined RHP Addie Joss, who threw a perfect game on Oct. 2, 1908 and another no-hitter on April 20, 1910, both against the Chicago White Sox (STATS, LLC).

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.

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