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Quick Hits for August 27, 2014

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BUMGARNER’S NEAR PERFECT NIGHT… LHP Madison Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and matched his career-high of 13 strikeouts last night…he retired his first 21 batters before Justin Morneau doubled down the right-field line to start the 8th, ending his perfect game bid through 7.0 innings, the longest such bid of his career…Bumgarner threw 103 pitches, never more than 15 in one inning.

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DOUBLE-DIGIT STRIKEOUT LEADER… Bumgarner’s 13 strikeouts last night marked his NL-best sixth double-digit strikeout game this season (Kershaw, Greinke and Strasburg each have five).

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ELITE COMPANY… Bumgarner became the fourth left-handed pitcher in the last 50 years to throw a shutout with 0/1 hits allowed while recording 13-plus strikeouts and no walks…the others to accomplish this are Sandy Koufax (Sept. 9, 1965 vs. CHC), Randy Johnson (May 18, 2004 at ATL) and Clayton Kershaw (June 18, 2014 vs. COL) (ESPN Stats & Info).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 17-for-his-last-41 (.415) with six 2Bs, three HRs and 22 RBI with RISP.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .352 (19-for-54) with one HR and nine RBI in his past 17 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in runs (89) and in hits (154), tied for fourth in multi-hit games (44).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has seven hits in his last 16 at-bats (.438) and is batting .307 (31×101) over his last 39 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Recorded his second career multi-homer game last night.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, going 18×53 (.340) w/ eight RBI and eight XBHs.

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants, who are just 7.0 games over .500, are 5.0 games behind the ! rst-place Dodgers in the NL West and hold 1.5 game lead over the Braves and Pirates for the second Wild Card spot in the National League.

Quick Hits for July 22, 2014

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 13-for-30 (.433) in his last seven games and 22-for-65 (.338) in his last 18 contests.

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INSIDE THE SERIES… The Giants have won eight of the last 12 meetings with
the Phillies, and have won seven of the last nine here at
Citizens Bank

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Yusmeiro Petit (3-3, 3.86) will make his sixth start of
the season and ! rst since May 31 after RHP Matt Cain was placed on the DL for the third
time this season…

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios for the second-most triples in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 9).

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PENCE THE FORMER PHILLIE… OF Hunter Pence is a career .351 hitter (46-for-131) against
the Phillies, the second best of any active player (minimum
125 ABs).

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, batting .360 (9×25).

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GIANTS ON THE ROAD… The Giants’ record of 27-19 (.587) on the road ranks as the second-best mark in the NL
behind the Dodgers (31-21, .596).

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INSIDE THE SERIES… The Giants have won eight of the last 12 meetings with
the Phillies, and have won seven of the last nine here at
Citizens Bank Park.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has held the opposition to a .146 clip (6-for-41) with runners in scoring position.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has driven in 10 runs in his last ! ve games and now leads team w/52 RBI (T20th in NL).

Quick Hits for July 18, 2014

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GIANTS AGAINST MIAMI… OF Michael Morse is a career .321 hitter (50-for-156) against the Marlins and has hit safely in his last eight games against them, batting .419 (13-for-31)…IF Pablo Sandoval owns a career mark of .330 (33-for-100) versus the Fish, including a .464 mark (13-for-28) since last season…no active player has a higher career batting avg. against the Marlins than OF Gregor Blanco (min. 125 plate appearances), who owns a .375 clip (42-for-112).

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… LHP Madison Bumgarner (10-7, 3.47) is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA in four career starts against Miami, but has posted a 1.98 ERA on the road this season, which ranks as the second-lowest figure in the NL behind St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright (1.42)…RHP Nathan Eovaldi (5-4, 3.61) has posted a 12.27 ERA in four career starts against the Giants…he allowed six runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings in his last start against them on May 15.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 6-for-12 in his last three games and 15-for-47 (.319) in his last 14 contests.

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JOE PANIK… Is 11-for-51 (.216) in 17 games in his young big league career.

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BUSTER POSEY… Hit his third career grand slam (including postseason) last Sunday vs. Arizona.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .322 (28×87) against lefties this season…hit just .199 against them last year.

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TOUGH SCHEDULE FOR GIANTS IN SECOND HALF… The Giants have a lot of traveling to do in the second half, with four separate trips into the Eastern time zone between now and Sept. 7…most of their games in the second half will come on the road as they play 39 games on the road and only 28 at home…27 of their ! nal 67 games will be against teams with records of .500 or better…the Giants also face only NL West teams in the final three weeks of the season.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… RHP Tim Hudson, the four-time All-Star is scheduled to make his 19th start of the season… 39-year-old has gone 7-6 with a 2.87 ERA and one complete game in 18 starts…

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MARCO SCUTARO… Returned from his rehab assignment and was reinstated from the 60-day DL July 11.

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Quick Hits for July 11, 2014

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LET’S SCORE MORE THAN SEVEN… The Giants have scored seven or fewer runs in their past 35 games, the longest active streak in the big leagues and the longest streak by the Giants since 2008 (52-game streak) (STATS, LLC).

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BRANDON HICKS… Started yesterday for the first time since July 1…has started just three of SF’s last 20 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Among NL leaders in multi-hit games (1st- 34), runs scored (3rd – 65) and hits (T1st – 112).

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 31-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-38 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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BUSTER POSEY… His 12 catcher caught stealings are the fifth-most among NL catchers.

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MICHAEL MORSE… The Giants are 23-5 this season when he drives in at least one run.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in his last seven games, hitting .296 during this stretch (8×27).

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BUSTERS POSEY… Has 13 extra-base hits since June 1 after having just 10 in April/May.

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BRANDON BELT… Missed 50 games with a broken left thumb from May 10-July 4.

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 37-11 when they score the game’s first run and 13-31 when they don’t score first.

Quick Hits for July 8, 2014

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned a save in each of the Giants’ last two wins.

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

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

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 30-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-36 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is 18-for-52 (.346) with €five home runs in 16 career games here at O.co Coliseum.

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BRANDON BELT… Is hitting .283 (26×92) on the road this season, compared to .192 (10×52) at home.

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TYLER COLVIN… Is hitless in his last 11 at-bats and has gone just 4-for-36 (.111) in his past 14 games.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Will feature 2014 All-Star Madison Bumgarner (9-6, 3.09) against RHP Sonny Gray (8-3, 3.08)…Bumgarner has lost each of his last two starts, allowing 10 runs (9er) on 15 hits in 11.0 innings…however, he enters tonight’s outing with a five-game road winning streak, going 5-0 with a 1.05 ERA (5er, 43.0ip) in his past six road outings…Gray, who will face the Giants for the first time in his career, has gone 2-0 with a 3.79 ERA in his past three starts.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios for the second-most triples in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 9).

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 27 of his last 31 games, hitting .333 (39×117) over the span.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Left Saturday’s game at SD in the 1st with a left elbow contusion…has not played since.

 

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