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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.

Family Day

On June 25, the Giants enjoyed their annual Family Day, during which players and staff were able to pose for portraits with their families.

Quick Hits for August 20, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Left Sunday’s game with a dislocated left pinkie finger…is day-to-day.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has started 68 games (all in CF), hitting safely in 52 of his 68 starts.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Is having one of the best seasons of his career, posting a 3.02 ERA in 52 relief appearances, the second-most outings on SF’s sta” .

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .385 (30×78) with a .435 OBP as a first baseman (20 starts) compared to .257 clip (84×327) and .316 OBP as a catcher (86 starts) this season.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Had is streak of reaching base safely (via hit or walk) in a career-high nine-straight plate appearances snapped in his first at-bat last night, as he struck out.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has allowed just four runs in 21.0 innings on the road (1.71 ERA).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 15 hits in his last 35 at-bats (.429) with RISP.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is batting .325 (13-for-40) with RISP and two outs.

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ON THE ROAD… The Giants are 33-27 (.550) on the road this season, which is the third-highest winning percentage in the NL, behind the Dodgers 40-26 (.606) and Brewers 36-27 (.571).

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AT THE HELM… Manager Bruce Bochy is just ! ve 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.

Auick Hts for August 9, 2014

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.67 figure (11er, 59 .1ip) in 18 games .

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BUSTER POSEY… Has started 80 games at catcher and 19 games at 1st base.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Has started four games for SF since having his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on July 26 (H . Sanchez concussion).

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

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .356 (37-for-104) with four HRs and 19 RBI in his last 26 contests.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Owns a career .444 avg. (12-for-27) with two HRs against the Royals.

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100 HOME RUNS… The Giants are just one home run shy of hitting their 100th homer this season…last year SF did not hit their 100th HR until Sept. 24 and finished with just a total of 107.

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JOE PANIK… Has gone 9-for-19 with a double in his last five games.

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GIANTS IN INTERLEAGUE PLAY… The Giants are 7-6 (.538) so far this season in Interleague play, but have dropped six of their last seven games against the American League .

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TONY PEREZ… Has gone 11×63 (.175) in 44 games with the Giants this season (14 starts; 7 in CF, 7 in LF).

Quick Hits for August 8, 2014

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.67 figure (11er, 59.1ip) in 18 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last five games, going 9-for-23 (.391) with two 2Bs, 3B and two HRs.

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BRANDON BELT… Was activated from the D.L. on Aug. 2…missed 12 games with a concussion.

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100 HOME RUNS… The Giants are just one home run shy of hitting their 100th homer this season…last year SF did not hit their 100th HR until Sept. 24 and finished with just a total of 107.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 62 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.980) .

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MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded his first multi-RBI game since June 13 vs. COL on Wednesday.

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

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BUSTER POSEY… Batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a first baseman compared to .263 clip (78×297) and .326 OBP as a catcher .

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.

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UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS & BROADCAST SCHEDULE… Saturday, August 9 at Kansas City (4:10): RHP James Shields (10-6, 3.43) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (8-8, 2.74) – CSN Bay Area… Sunday, August 10 at Kansas City (11:10): LHP Danny Duffy (6-10, 2.39) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.22) – 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).

Quick Hits for August 6, 2014

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BRANDON BELT… Appeared in RF last night for first time since 2011 (had 10.2 innings logged in RF).

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IN THE BULLPEN… The Giants bullpen had their 22.2-consecutive scoreless innings streak snapped in the 7th inning last night… however, SF relievers have still combined for the lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.33 figure (8er, 54.0ip) in 16 games.

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LONG ROAD AHEAD… The Giants are in a stretch where 11 of their next 16 games are away from home and 27 of their final 48 contests this season will be on the road.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 60 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.979).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .321 against LH pitching (ninth-highest in NL).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Hit .286 with 16 2Bs, 13 HRs and 41 RBI in his first 59 games (through June 5).

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BUSTER POSEY… Has reached base safely in nine of his last 12 plate appearances (five hits and four walks).

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 45-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-40 when they don’t score first… their .789 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

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IT BEGINS WITH THE STARTERS… SF starters have combined to post a 2.50 ERA (10er, 36.0ip) in the first five games of this road trip and have held opponents to a .175 batting avg. (22-for-126).

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