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Quick Hits for September 1, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 10-for-22 (.455) over his last five games.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Led Giants’ offense yesterday, going 3-for-4 with three runs, a triple and two-run HR.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .455 (20×44) with 11 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, five HRs and 13 RBI in his last 10 games.

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TIMHUDSON… Reached the 2,000 strikeout plateau in his last start vs. Colorado, joining CC Sabathia (2,437), A.J. Burnett (2,337) and Bartolo Colon (2,080) as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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MATT DUFFY… Has started eight games (four at 2B and four at SS) for the Giants.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in a season-high 13-consecutive games, batting .404 (21-for-52).

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AUGUST WAS GOOD… After a 10-16 month of June and 12-14 July, the Giants posted a 16-12 (.571) record last month, the third-best in the NL behind Washington (19-10, .655) and San Diego (16-11, .593)…the Giants led the NL with a .288 batting average in August and averaged a league-high 4.86 runs per game…Giants pitchers finished the month with a 3.23 ERA (4th-best).

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VOTE PANIK… IF Joe Panik led all National League rookies in batting average (.379), on-base pct. (.416) and hits (36) last month, while tying for fourth in RBI (11)…Panik’s 36 hits in August are the most by a Giants rookie in a single month since C Buster Posey had 43 in July of 2010.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Drove in a season-high three runs yesterday while recording a season-best three hits.

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LET’S KEEP THIS WIN STREAK GOING… SF hasn’t won seven or more consecutive games since an eight-game run from Sept. 11-18, 2011, and they can match that streak if they go undefeated today.

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Quick Hits for August 30, 2014

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PEAVY GOING FOR 2,000… RHP Jake Peavy is just three strikeouts shy of reaching the 2,000 career strikeout plateau…would join C.C. Sabathia (2,437), A.J. Burnett (2,337), Bartolo Colon (2,080) and teammate Tim Hudson (2,002) as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Made his first appearance last night since being recalled from triple-A Fresno on Monday…threw 2.0-scoreless innings of relief.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Slugged his 4th homer of year and 2nd in last two games last night (off Estrada).

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ON SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… SF is 36-33 (.522) at home this season, having won eight of their last 11 games…SF won 22 of their first 31 (.710) home games this year, however have gone just 14-24 (.368) in their last 38 contests.

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT… The Giants offense scored 13 runs, which were the most they have scored in a game here at AT&T Park since Aug. 24, 2010 vs. Cincinnati (16 runs)…their 19 hits were the second most the club has recorded in the history of AT&T Park (most: 20 on Aug. 14, 2001).

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HUNTER’S HIT STREAK REACHES 10 – AGAIN… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in 11 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NL and second-longest in the Majors, behind LAA’s Erick Aybar (14 games)…Pence and the Mets’ David Wright are the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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JOE PANIK… His .391 average (34×87) in August ranks third among all ML hitters.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 18-for-his-last-45 (.400) with six 2Bs, three HRs and 23 RBI with RISP.

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ELITE COMPANY… C Buster Posey went 5-for-5 at the plate and became the first Giants catcher in the modern era with multiple five-hit games…the only other active players with more than one five-hit game as a catcher are Joe Mauer (five such games), Victor Martinez (four games), and A.J. Pierzynski (two games) (Elias).

 

Quick Hits for August 25, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Did not play yesterday due to leg tightness…was available to come o! the bench.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Matched his season-high with three hits yesterday…snapped an 0-for-11 skid.

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UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS & BROADCAST SCHEDULE… • Tuesday, August 26 vs. Colorado (7:15): LHP Jorge De La Rosa (13-8, 4.21) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 3.17) – CSN Bay Area • Wednesday, August 27 vs. Colorado (7:15): LHP Franklin Morales (5-7, 5.32) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (9-9, 2.99) – CSN Bay Area • Thursday, August 28 vs. Colorado (12:45): RHP Jordan Lyles (6-1, 4.05) vs. TBA – CSN Bay Area Please note all games broadcast on KNBR 680 AM (English radio). All home games and road games in LA, SD and OAK broadcast on 860 AM ESPN Deportes (Spanish radio).

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ON SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… SF is 32-32 (.500) at home this season…they won 22 of their first 31 (.710) home games this year, however have gone just 10-23 (.303) in their last 33 contests.

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HOME COOKING… The Giants have won four of their last six home games and will be seeking to win their third-straight home contest tonight for the first time since reeling off five wins in a row from May 28-June 8…they’ll be facing a Rockies team that’s lost 23 of 26 on the road since sweeping a three-game set against the Giants in San Francisco from June 13-15.

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BETTER AGAINST OPPONENTS UNDER .500… San Francisco is 36-27 (.571) against opponents under .500 this season and 32-34 (.485) against opponents above .500…21 of SF’s final 33 games will come against opponents under .500.

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PENCE VS. COLORADO… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in 11 of 12 games against the Rockies this season, batting .409 (18-for-44) with 12 runs scored, four home runs and seven RBI.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .333 (15-for-15) with eight runs and six XBHs in his past 10 games.

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JOE PANIK… His .400 average (28×70) in August ranks third among all ML hitters.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in his last 11 outings since July 22 (6h, 10.0ip), recording 14 Ks.

Quick Hits for August 24, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 18-for-65 (.277) with four runs, three RBI in 14 games since coming off DL on Aug. 7.

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THE GIANTS… Have won six of their last eight games and enter today’s contest here in Washington 4.5-games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Nine triples are tied with Puig and Pence for the second-most in bigs (Dee Gordon, 11).

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JOE PANIK… Has started 36/54 games at 2nd base since being called up from triple-A Fresno June 21.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Is 6-for-his-last-14 and his batting .333 (13×39) over his last 28 games.

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.89 figure (21er, 100.0ip) in 30 games.

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JUST SCORE FOUR… The Giants have won 24 of their last 25 contests in which they have scored at least four runs…SF is 57-11 (.838) overall in such games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has homered in 2 of last 3 games (going combined 7-for-13 with 3 2Bs and 3 RBI), including 15th clout of year Friday night (off Doug Fister).

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PABLO SANDOVAL…Posted his 12th 3-hit game of year last night (3×4), as he is 9-for-15 over last four games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .333 (29-for-87) with runners in scoring position…is 12-for-his-last-24.

Quick Hits for August 23, 2014

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MATT DUFFY… Has started five games (three at 2B and two at SS).

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THE GIANTS… Have won six of their last eight games and enter tonight’s contest here in Washington 3.5-games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West.

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JOE PANIK… His .429 average (27×63) in August leads all ML hitters.

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HUNTER PENCE… 2014 All-Star has appeared in 349-consecutive games and has started 299-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 17 hits in his last 38 at-bats (.447) with RISP.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .400 (16-for-40) with one HR and eight RBI in his past 13 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… is 4-for-6 over his last six games, with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the second-lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 2.00 figure (21er, 94.2ip) in 29 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .385 (30×78) with a .435 OBP as a first baseman (20 starts) compared to .267 clip (90×337) and .325 OBP as a catcher (88 starts) this season.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 23-for-28 in SV chances, with his 23 saves ranking as the 11th-most in the NL.

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