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Quick Hits for August 24, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight in the third game of this four game series…LHP Francisco Liriano (14-5, 2.53) is slated to face RHP Tim Lincecum (6-13, 4.53).

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MAGIC NUMBER…The Giants have won 12 of their last 15 contests in which they have scored at least four runs…they are 43-14 (.754) overall in such games.

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ON DECK…Following this series with the Pirates, the Giants will embark on a nine-game, 10-day road trip to Colorado (Monday-Wednesday), Arizona (next weekend) and San Diego (Sept. 2-4)…SF is just 24-37 (.393) on the road this season.

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DOWN ON THE FARM…IF Kensuke Tanaka launched his first North American home run last night in Fresno’s 9-8 extra inning loss at Las Vegas…Tanaka is hitting .332 (106-for-319) with a .402 on-base pct. and 22 stolen bases this season with Fresno.

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ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE…The Giants are 32-35 (.478) here at AT&T Park this season.

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RUNS HARD TO COME BY…The Giants are averaging just 3.37 runs per game at home this season

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AT THE TURNSTILES…The Giants have sold out their last 231 regular season home games, dating back to Oct. 1, 2010…it’s the longest active regular season home sellout streak in the Majors.

PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES AND UPCOMING SET AT COLORADO (ALL GAME TIMES PDT): 

  • Saturday, August 24 vs. Pittsburgh (6:05): LHP Francisco Liriano (14-5, 2.53) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (6-13, 4.53) – CSN-BA 
  • Sunday, August 25 vs. Pittsburgh (1:05): RHP A.J. Burnett (6-8, 3.09) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-4, 6.29) – CSN-BA 
  • Monday, August 26 at Colorado (5:40): RHP Juan Nicasio (7-6, 4.79) vs. LHP Barry Zito (4-9, 5.63) – CSN-BA 
  • Tuesday, August 27 at Colorado (5:40): RHP Chad Bettis (0-2, 4.50) vs. RHP Yusmeiro Petit (0-0, 3.38) – CSN-BA 
  • Wednesday, August 28 at Colorado (5:40): RHP Jhoulys Chacin (12-7, 3.22) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-8, 2.84) – CSN-BA 

note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

White House Visit

Today President Obama welcomed the San Francisco Giants to the White House to honor the team and their 2012 World Series Championship…the visit will continued the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to communities.

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Quick Hits for July 22, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of this four-game series…RHP Bronson Arroyo (8-7, 3.42) is scheduled to face RHP Tim Lincecum (5-9, 4.26).

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ONE AWAY…Bruce Bochy is just one win away from reaching 1,500 in his managerial career…only 20 managers have reached that milestone and 12 are in the Hall of Fame…among current managers, only Detroit’s Jim Leyland (1,729) and Cincinnati’s Dusty Baker (1,636) have more managerial wins than Bochy (1,499).

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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BRANDON BELT… His 10 home runs this season are a career-high (had nine in 2011).

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KENSUKE TANAKA… Has appeared in nine games for SF and has gone 7-for-26 (.269).

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HEATING UP…IF Pablo Sandoval has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, hitting .333 (13-for-39) with six doubles, one HR and six RBI.

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BUSTER POSEY… Among NL leaders, the 2013 All-Star is tied for second in doubles (28), fourth in slugging (.539), fifth in OBP (.393), sixth in batting avg. (.323), eighth in extra base hits (43) and tied for ninth in RBI (59).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has started 89 of 97 games (all at SS)…his 11 errors at SS are tied for the second-most in the NL.

PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR UPCOMING SERIES VS. CINCINNATI (ALL GAME TIMES PDT): 

  • Monday, July 22 vs. Cincinnati (7:15): RHP Bronson Arroyo (8-7, 3.42) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (5-9, 4.26) – CSN-BA 
  • Tuesday, July 23 vs. Cincinnati (4:05) GM 1: LHP Tony Cingrani (3-1, 3.23) vs. LHP Barry Zito (4-7, 4.88) – CSN-BA 
  • Tuesday, July 23 vs. Cincinnati (7:15) GM 2: RHP Greg Reynolds (season debut) vs. TBA – CSN-BA 
  • Wednesday, July 24 vs. Cincinnati (7:15): RHP Mike Leake (9-4, 2.79) vs. RHP Chad Gaudin (4-1, 2.15) – CSN-BA 

note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

Quick Hits for July 20, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second game of this three-game series…LHP Wade Miley (6-7, 4.01) is scheduled to face RHP Matt Cain (5-6, 5.06).

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1ST INNING RUNS…Last night SF scored two runs in the 1st inning and did not score again in their 2-0 victory over Arizona…it marked the first time in more than seven years that the Giants won a game in which they did not score after the 1st frame…the last time SF won such a game was June 19, 2006, when the Giants defeated the Angels by a score of 2-1, as Barry Bonds and Steve Finley each drove in a 1st inning run (Elias).

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is one of three players in the Majors with a perfect stolen base pct.

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JEFF FRANCOEUR… Has appeared in two games for the Giants and is 2-for-5 with a double.

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KENSUKE TANAKA… Has started six games in left field for SF and has gone 6-for-20 with a RBI and stolen base.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has hit safely in seven of his last eight games, going 10-for-31 (.323) with five extra-base hits and five RBI.

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MATT CAIN… Has gone 13-6 (.684) with a 3.39 ERA (73er, 194.0ip) and two complete games in 30 starts against the D-backs.

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