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Quick Hits for September 14, 2014

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DOUBLE DIGIT LOSSES… Last night marked just the fifth double-digit shut out loss for the Giants by the Dodgers at home…the Giants lost by a score of 10-0 to the Dodgers on July 28, 2012 and also lost an 11-0 game to LA in San Francisco twice: Sept. 12, 1974 and June 21, 1997…the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the New York Giants 10-0 at the Polo Grounds on Oct. 2, 1951.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Angel Pagan

GIANT OFFENSE – ONE OF THE BEST SINCE THE BREAK… The Giants’ offense has been one of the best in baseball since the All-Star break, ranking first in runs/game, team batting average and team batting average with runners in scoring position, while ranking second in team OPS.

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GIANTS COMING UP BIG WITH 2 OUTS… The Giants, who rank 12th in the Majors in total runs scored (621), have scored 254 runs with two outs, which leads the Majors in that category this season (Elias).

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TIM LINCECUM… Made his fifth career regular season relief appearance last night (allowed five runs in 3.0 ip).

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MICHAEL KICKHAM… Has allowed five runs on eight hits in 2.0 innings, covering two appearances.

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BRETT BOCHY… Became the ninth father/son-Manager/player combo in the Majors and the first to appear as a pitcher.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Chirs Dominguez

CHRIS DOMINGUEZ… Batted .274 (136-for-496) with 23 2Bs, 21 HRs and 85 RBI in 131 games for triple-A Fresno.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Gary Brown

GARY BROWN… Was selected by the Giants in the first round (24th overall) in the 2010 draft.

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ERIK CORDIER… Made his ML debut on Sept. 3, hitting 100mph on the radar gun consistently.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Chris Heston

CHRIS HESTON… Made his Major League debut last night tossing 1.0-scoreless inning with two Ks.

Quick Hits for September 11, 2014

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SELLOUT STREAK JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING… The Giants have sold out their last 319 regular season home games, extending the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 17 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with nine on the road and eight at home…all of the Giants’ 17 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 32-27 against…the average winning percentage of the Giants’ opponents is .479.

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JOE PANIK… Has been one of the Majors’ hottest hitters over the last month (beg. Aug. 4), batting .394 (50×127) in his last 32 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Was named the NL Co-Player of the Week on Monday (.565, 2 HRs, 8 RBI).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 10 hits in his last 29 at-bats (.345) and eight RBI in his last nine games.

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JEAN MACHI… Has retired his last nine batters faced.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (173), is second in runs (102) and total bases (279), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (49), and is 10th in extra base hits (58).

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has retired 71.9% of the first batters he has faced.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .342 (25×73) with seven extra base hits (4 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 13 RBI in last 19 games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has allowed just two runs in his last 18 appearances (15.1ip), recording 20 strikeouts and issuing three walks in that span (.182 opponents avg. against).

Quick Hits for September 10, 2014

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PANIK’S FIVE HITS… IF Joe Panik became the sixth Giants rookie to record at least five hits in a game last night, going a perfect 5-for-5 (all singles)…however, he did not score a run, record a RBI and had no extra base hits…at 23 years old, he became the youngest player with that line in any game since Hank Aaron in 1958 (Aug. 27, 1958 at SF) (Elias)…no player had ever recorded at least five hits without scoring or driving in a run since RBI became an offcial statistic in 1920 (Elias).

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PETIT PUTTING UP HISTORIC STRIKEOUT/WALK NUMBERS… RHP Yusmeiro Petit struck out nine without issuing a walk in his complete-game 5-1 victory over the Diamondbacks last night…in nine games (three starts) since July 26, Petit has struck out 39 batters and issued just one walk…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only two other pitchers in the modern era (since 1900) have recorded as many as 39 strikeouts and as few as one walk over any nine-game span…Greg Maddux had overlapping spans of 49/1 and 45/0 K/BB in 2001 and David Wells struck out 42 with just one walk over nine consecutive outings spanning the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Is 15-for-his-last-35 (.429), raising his batting average from .187 to his current .237 clip.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .500 (18×36) with a HR and six RBI in eight games against Arizona this season.

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ADAM SUSAC… His 18 RBI are the most among all NL rookies since he was first called up to the big leagues on July 26 (has 9 RBI in his last five games).

His 18 RBI are the most among all NL rookies since he was ! rst called up to the big leagues

on July 26 (has 9 RBI in his last ! ve games).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has gone 20-for-54 (.370) in his last 18 games, raising his avg. from .237 to .264.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (172), is second in runs (101), is second in total bases (278), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (49), and is 10th in extra base hits (58).

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GIANT OFFENSE – ONE OF THE BEST SINCE THE BREAK… The Giants’ offense has been one of the best in baseball since the All-Star break, ranking first in runs/game, team batting average and team batting average with runners in scoring position, while ranking third in team OPS.

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IN THE STANDINGS – GIANTS WILD CARD LEADER… With last night’s victory, the Giants gained a game on the first-place Dodgers in the NL West and now enter play tonight just 2.5 games behind LA…the Giants hold a season-high 4.0 game lead over the Pirates for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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SAN FRANCISCO’S WINNING WAYS… The Giants, who are 14 games over .500, have won 10 of their last 13 games and 13 of their last 19…beginning Aug. 13, the Giants have gone 16-8 (.667), tied with the Cardinals for the third-highest winning pct. in the Majors, behind the Angels (20-6, .769) and Nationals (18-8, .692).

Quick Hits for September 7, 2014

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TONIGHT’S STARTER – TIM HUDSON… After a 7-2 start with a 1.81 ERA (18er, 89.1ip) through June 12, RHP Tim Hudson has gone 2-7 with a 4.43 ERA (41er, 83.1ip) in his last 14 starts…he’s gone just 1-3 with a 6.65 ERA (17er, 23.0ip) against the AL…Hudson hasn’t faced Detroit since 2004, but is 9-2 with a 3.07 ERA (34er, 99.2ip) in 14 starts against them.

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TIM HUDSON… Has allowed the fourth-fewest walks per 9.0 innings in the NL (1.56).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Was a late scratch from Wednesday’s lineup after his back had tightened and played only 3.0 innings Friday night after his back tightened again during the rain delay.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .508 (33×65) with 19 runs, six 2Bs, 3B, seven HRs and 21 RBI in his last 15 games.

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SAN FRANCISCO’S WINNING WAYS… The Giants, who are 14 games over .500, have won nine of their last 11 games and 12 of their last 17.

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants enter play today just 2.0 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, the club’s smallest de! cit since Aug. 6…SF hasn’t been 1.0 game back of the Dodgers since Aug. 4…the Giants are a season-high 4.0 games ahead of the Brewers for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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JOE PANIK… Has been the Majors’ second hottest hitter over the last month (beg. Aug. 4), batting .386 (44×114) in his last 29 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (172), is tied for first in runs (101), is second in total bases (278), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (49), and ninth in extra base hits (58).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .369 (24×65) with six extra base hits (3 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 12 RBI in last 16 games.

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JUST 20 GAMES LEFT… The Giants have 20 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with 10 on the road and 10 at home…beginning Tuesday, all of the Giants’ 20 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 30-27 against…the average winning percentage of the Giants’ opponents is .491.

Quick Hits for September 6, 2014

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BUMGARNER NAMED NL PITCHER OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST… Today’s starting LHP Madison Bumgarner was named NL Pitcher of the Month for August, winning the award now twice in four months (also won it in May)…Bumgarner went the distance in three of his six August starts and finished the month 4-1 with a league-best 1.57 ERA (8er, 46.0ip), along with a league-high 56 strikeouts and just three walks.

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HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK REACHES 17… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 17 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year and the longest active streak in the Majors…Pence has hit .377(26-for-69) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during the streak.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 30-for-62 (.484) with 17 runs scored, six home runs and 20 RBI over his past 14 contests…13 of his 30 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple)… beginning Aug. 21, Posey leads baseball in hits (30), runs (17), home runs (6 – T1st), extra base hits (13) and RBI (20).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Went 1-for-3 last night in 3.0 innings and did not return after the 2:42 rain delay.

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ANDREW SUSAC…Already has 15 RBI in just 21 games this season (has 6 RBI in his last three games).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one of four players in baseball to hit .300+ in each of the last four months (.312 in May, .301 in June, .311 in July, .336 in Aug)…joins Jose Altuve, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has a hit in each of his last eight games, going 13-for-34 (.382) during the stretch.

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MADISON BUMGARNER… Needs just one more strikeout to reach the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time in his career…would become just the ” fth Giants left-handed pitcher to register 200+ K’s in a season, joining Cy Seymour (239, 1898), Rube Marquard (237, 1911), Ray Sadecki (206, 1968) and Jonathan Sanchez (205, 2010).

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MADISON BUMGARNER…Has 19 career games of 10-plus strikeouts (six this season), the ” fth-most in Giants franchise history and the most by any Giants left-handed pitcher.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .377 (23×61) with six extra base hits (3 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 11 RBI in last 15 games.

Quick Hits for September 5, 2014

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Joe Panik, Gregor Blanco

IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants enter tonight’s contest just 2.0 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, the club’s smallest deficit since Aug. 6…SF hasn’t been 1.0 game back since Aug. 4…the Giants are 3.0 games ahead of the Braves and Brewers for the top NL Wild Card spot.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Angel Pagan

ANGEL PAGAN… Was a late scratch from Wednesday’s lineup after his back had tightened.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Pablo Sandoval

PABLO SANDOVAL… Has matched his home run total from all of last season and his 14 HRs this year are his most in a campaign since 2011 (23 HRs).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Jake Peavy

JAKE PEAVY… Earned the win in his previous outing last Saturday vs. Milwaukee, tossing 7.2-scoreless innings with eight strikeouts…his only hit allowed in the game came with one out in the 8th, allowing a single to Mark Reynolds… it marked the deepest he’d gone into a game in his career without surrendering a hit (previous: 6.1 innings on Aug. 2, 2014 at New York-NL)… he registered his 2,000th career strikeout, fanning Aramis Ramirez in the 2nd inning, becoming the FIfth active player with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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MATT DUFFY… Is 3-for-15 (.200) in his last nine games.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Joe Panik

JOE PANIK… Has been the Majors’ second hottest hitter over the last month (beg. Aug. 4), batting .404 (42×104) in his last 27 games.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Buster Posey

POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 28-for-57 (.491) with 16 runs scored, six home runs and 20 RBI over his past 13 contests…13 of his 28 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Hunter Pence, Roberto Kelly

HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK REACHES 16… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 16 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year and the longest active streak in the Majors…Pence has hit .385 (25-for-65) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during the streak.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is now vying for the NL batting title for the second time in the last three seasons (2012).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Jake Peavy

JAKE PEAVY… Has gone 3-4 with a 2.66 ERA in his seven starts with SF…has thrown at least 7.0 innings in four straight outings for the ” rst time since June 30-July 20, 2012.

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