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Quick Hits for September 13, 2014

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STARTING STRONG AT HOME… Giants’ starting pitchers have gone 8-0 with a 0.88 ERA (7er, 72.0ip) in their last 10 home games…the last team in the Majors whose starters had at least eight wins and an ERA that low over a single-season span of 10 home games was the 1980 Astros (8-0, 0.82), with a starting staff featuring Nolan Ryan and Joe Niekro (Elias).

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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 15 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with nine on the road and six at home…all of the Giants’ 15 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 34-27 against.

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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 second in team OPS.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His .341 avg. (14×41) with RISP and two outs ranks as the eighth-highest in the NL.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 27 games as defensive sub are the third-most in the NL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 14 hits in his last 36 at-bats (.389) and 12 RBI in his last 11 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 60 of the Giants’ last 78 games.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Slugged his second career pinch hit HR and his first career “splash” hit last night.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Threw 2.0-scoreless innings with two strikeouts last night.

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THE GIANTS… Have won six of their last seven contests and have gone 13-3 in their last 16 games – best in the NL and the second best of any MLB team since Aug. 26.

Quick Hits for August 26, 2014

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BETTER AGAINST OPPONENTS UNDER .500… San Francisco is 36-28 (.563) against opponents under .500 this season and 32-34 (.485) against opponents above .500…20 of SF’s ! nal 32 games will come against opponents under .500.

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ANDREW SUSAC…Hit his second career HR last night and his # rst at AT&T Park.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 9-for-his-last-28 (.321) at the plate.

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AT THE HELM… Manager Bruce Bochy is just two wins away from 1,600 managerial victories in his 20-year career…when he earns his 1,600th victory, he’ll pass Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda for sole possession of 19th place on the all-time list for victories.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 12 hits in his last 24 at-bats.

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT… The Giants have followed three straight wins with three consecutive losses, dropping last night’s contest 3-2…SF committed a season-high four errors and grounded into a season-high four double-plays…the Rockies won away from Coors Field for only the fourth time in 27 games since sweeping the Giants at AT&T Park in mid-June.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Is 7-for-his-last-12 and his batting .350 (14×40) over his last 29 games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in his last 12 outings since July 22 (6h, 11.0ip), recording 16 Ks.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .373 (19-for-51) with one HR and nine RBI in his past 16 games.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Opps are hitting .325 (13×40) o! him w/RISP and .389 (7×18) o! him w/RISP and two outs.

Quick Hits for August 19, 2014

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ON THE ROAD… The Giants are 33-26 (.559) on the road this season, which is the third-highest winning percentage in the National League, behind the Dodgers 40-26 (.606) and Brewers 36-27 (.571).

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Hit .271 w/11 HRs, 45 RBI in 71 games w/ Fresno…was Pirates Opening Day starter at 1B March 31, going 2-for-3…however was DFA’d by Pittsburgh on April 19 after hitting .206.

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ANGEL PAGAN… The Giants own a 39-27 record (.591) in games that he starts this year.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His nine triples are tied with Yasiel Puig and Hunter Pence for the second-most in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 10).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 5-for-11 with four RBI in his last three starts.

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MORSE HEATING UP… OF Michael Morse has reached base safely (via hit or walk) in a career-high nine-straight plate appearances…the last Giants’ player with a streak of nine-or-more plate appearances reaching base (via hit, walk, or HBP) was Bengie Molina from April 11-13, 2010…the last Giant to go more than nine-straight was Barry Bonds, who reached base in 11-consecutive plate appearances from June 23-27, 2006 (STATS LLC).

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in 12 of his last 13 contests (2er, 13.0ip), while recording 20 Ks

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 108 games this season and started 61 contests.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Is a perfect 10-for-10 in his last 10 save opportunities.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has five hits in his last 21 at-bats (.238).

Quick Hits for July 13, 2014

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MARCO SCUTARO… Made his 2014 ML debut yesterday vs. ARI, going hitless in three at-bats with walk.

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HUNTER PENCE… as named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his first as a member of the Giants.

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BRANDON BELT… Was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks yesterday, however is still just 5×30 (.167) with a HR and four RBI in nine games since being activated from the DL.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .202 in the leadoff slot, but has combined for a .264 avg. (24×91) in slots 2-9.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 7-for-20 (.350) in his past five games.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has made 23 starts this season, four at 1B, eight at 2B, seven at 3B and four at SS.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 34 of his 38 appearances this season.

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JEAN MACHI… Has been charged with six runs on 12 hits in just 7.0 innings over his last eight games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Threw a season-high 1.1 innings and allowed one hit with three strikeouts yesterday.

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MARCO SCUTARO… Missed the Giants’ first 93 games of the season with a lower back strain.

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.

Quick Hits for May 24, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-2, 3.62) has pitched extremely well over his last  five starts, going 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA (6er, 33.1ip), with the Giants going 4-1 in that span…he’s coming off a 7.0-scoreless inning performance last Sunday versus Miami…RHP Samuel Deduno (1-2, 3.53) has gone 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA in three starts after going from the bullpen to the rotation to replace Mike Pelfrey, who’s on the DL…Deduno’s only appearance against the Giants was 1.0-scoreless inning of relief for San Diego on April 6, 2011.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER LAST START… Madison Bumgarner set a franchise record by surrendering three or fewer earned runs in his 18th straight road start, dating back to last June 8, breaking Ed Whitson’s mark (May 11, 1980-May 6, 1981)…pitched 6.0 innings, allowing eight hits but wound up with a no-decision in SF’s 5-4 loss.

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GIANTS ATOP NL… Entering play today, the Giants’ .625 winning pct. (30-18) is the best in the NL.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has been one of the Giants’ best relievers this season, fashioning a 1.72 ERA in 17 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 46 games (37 in LF, nine at 1st base).

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DAVID HUFF… Is holding left-handed batters to a .143 (4-for-28) avg. against.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started 13 of 49 games (six at 2nd, three at SS, three at 3rd and one at 1B).

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 18 multi-hit games are tied for the fifth-most in the NL and his .318 avg. ranks ninth.

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YUSEMEIRO PETIT… Three of his last five appearances have been starts.

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SELLOUT STREAKING… The Giants have sold out their last 269 regular season home games, which extends 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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