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Quick Hits for June 24, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His 36 RBI this season are tied with Buster Posey for the second most on the club… is already just nine RBI shy of matching his career-best for a season (45 in 2012).

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POWER RANKINGS… The Giants enter tonight’s contest with a 4.0 game lead in the NL West, having posted the third best record in the Majors at 45-31 (.592)… only Oakland (47-29, .618) and Milwaukee (47-31, .603) have logged better marks.

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HOME WOES… Despite having the best home record in the National League at 23-16 (.590), the Giants have lost each of their last four home contests while also losing seven of their last eight… the only Giants pitcher to earn a win in this stretch of eight games was Hudson on June 12 versus Washington.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .339 (78×230) in his last 58 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is hitting .325 (25×77) with nine RBI in his past 25 games, despite just two hits in his last 15 ABs.

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HUDDY AT HOME… The Giants have yet to lose a home game started by RHP Tim Hudson, as the team is 7-0 this season in his home starts… Hudson has personally gone 5-0 with a 2.16 ERA here at AT&T Park this season… his five home wins are tied for the most in the NL while his ERA is the seventh best.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 64 starts (52 at catcher, 11 at 1st and one at DH).

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JOE PANIK… Hit .321 (94×293) in 74 games for Fresno with 50 runs scored, 14 2Bs, five HRs and 45 RBI.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .310 (13×42) with RISP and two outs… 25 of his 44 RBI have come with two outs.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Is holding left-handed batters at a .194 clip (7-for-36).

Quick Hits for June 23, 2014

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has appeared in 28 games and allowed just two runs in 15.0 innings.

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MATT CAIN… Owns a 3.71 ERA (11er, 26.2ip) in four starts this season at AT&T Park, compared to a 5.11 ERA (21er, 37.0ip) on the road…has held opponents to three runs or fewer in 10 of his last 12 home starts dating back to last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is hitting .329 (24-for-73) with nine RBI in his past 24 games.

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GIANTS’ 10-GAME HOMESTAND BEGINS TONIGHT… Begin a 10-game, 11-day homestand tonight against the Padres (three games), Reds (four games) and Cardinals (three games)…the Giants enter tonight’s game with the best home record in the National League at 23-15 (.605)…15 of the Giants’ next 20 games will be played here at AT&T Park.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Is 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA (8er, 25.2ip) in 14 relief outings.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games (starting June 1), hitting .352 (25×71) over span.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson is a perfect 5-0 with a 2.16 ERA in seven starts, with the Giants going 7-0 in his home outings

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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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PABLO SANDOVAL… By hitting safely in 32/40 games, has raised his batting avg. 97 points from .171-.268.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, going 13-for-37 (.351).

Quick Hits for June 18, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His 35 RBI this season rank as the second most on the club… is already just 10 RBI shy of matching his career-best for a season (45 in 2012).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… By hitting safely in 29/36 games, has raised his batting average 91 points from .171-.262.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has been unscored upon in each of his last 13 outings (7.0ip).

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IN THE TRAINERS ROOM… OF Angel Pagan, who has missed the last two games with a stiff back, underwent an MRI that revealed inflammation…Pagan also missed games June 8-9 with a leg ailment.

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FRIDAY’S STARTER… Tim Lincecum at Chase Field is 4-3 with a 4.61 ERA here at Chase Field, but is just 1-2 with a 6.26 ERA in his last five starts here.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Two of the Majors’ top pitchers square o! today, as RHP Tim Hudson (7-2, 1.81), who leads the Majors with the lowest ERA, faces LHP Chris Sale (5-1, 1.97), who would lead the AL in that category had he not missed more than a month with an injury.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Tossed 3.0-perfect innings with three strikeouts last night.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 59 starts (48 at catcher, 10 at 1st and one at DH).

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AGAINST SALE… IF/OF Michael Morse and OF Gregor Blanco are the only Giants players to have ever faced Sale, as Morse is 1-for-4 with a homer and Blanco is 1-for-2 against him.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 25/72 games (24 at catcher, one at 1st)…made a total of 24 starts last season.

Gamer Babes

The Giants had the the 1st Annual Gamer Day at AT&T Park today! The term “Gamer” is often said by Giants alumni and beloved broadcaster Mike Krukow, when describing women who love Giants baseball. Over the years, it has been formalized from the passion of millions of Giants fans all across the country.  Today, special event ticket holders received early ballpark entry to a private Q&A session with Mike Krukow, leader of the movement, as well as a ticket to the game versus the Rockies. This “open-mic” event included baseball chatter, stories and entertaining anecdotes from Krukow, Giants players and coaches, and other Giants Gamer supporters.

Stan Lee & Michael Rooker

Prior to tonight’s game Stan Lee, the creator of Marvel Commics and Michael Rooker from The Walking Dead (and many other great films) stopped by to chat with Giants players and fans.

Quick Hits for May 30, 2014

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MORSE’S LATE-INNING RBI ARE THE DIFFERENCE… IF/OF Michael Morse, who hit a solo HR in the 2nd inning, snapped a 4-4 tie with two-run double in the 8th of SF’s 6-5 win last night…Morse leads the team with 37 RBI, but entering play yesterday, he had driven in only two runs in the 8th inning or later ofgames this season (Elias).

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GIANTS WITH BEST RECORD IN THE MAJORS… The Giants, winners of seven of their last eight games and 12 of their last 17, enter tonight’s game with the best overall winning pct. in the Majors, posting a .648 ! gure (35-19).

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TOMORROW’S GAME… Saturday, May 31 at St. Louis (11:15): RHP Michael Wacha (3-3, 2.67) vs. TBA — CSN Bay Area

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .389 (7-for-18) with runners in scoring position and two outs.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Is holding left-handed batters at a .160 clip (4-for-25).

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… LHP Madison Bumgarner (6-3, 3.15) has gone 4-0 with a 2.53 ERA in five starts this month with 38 strikeouts in 32.0 innings…the Giants’ ace will be looking to snap a three-start losing streak against the Cardinals, during which he’s posted a 5.59 ERA…RHP Adam Wainwright (8-2, 1.67), the Major Leagues’ ERA leader, is seeking to become the ! rst nine-game winner in the NL…the right-hander has gone 3-0 with a 0.87 ERA in his last four starts.

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HOLDING ON TO LEADS… The Giants are 25-1 (.962) when leading after 6.0 innings this season, 28-1 (.967) when leading after 7.0 frames and a perfect 28-0 when leading after 8.0.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 41 of 55 games (11 starts; seven in CF, four in LF).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 19 of 55 games (18 at catcher, one at 1st).

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .361 (22-for-61) vs. LHP, which ranks as the 10th-highest mark in the NL.

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