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Wild Card Work Out

Madison Bumgarner – 2014 Willie Mac Award Winner

Quick Hts for September 23, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has now been absent from the lineup in six of the Giants’ seven games this road trip with back sti” ness, an ailment that he su” ered earlier in year when he missed 44 games (June-Aug.).

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TIMLINCECUM… Has made 12 relief appearances in his career (six in the postseason), going 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA (9er, 26.0ip) and a .204 opponents avg. against (19-for-93).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Delivered a go-ahead, pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th inning last night.

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ON THE MOUND TONIGHT… LHP Madison Bumgarner (18-9, 2.91) will be seeking his sixth consecutive winning decision and will attempt to win his fourth consecutive road start against the Dodgers… Bumgarner is 7-2 with a 1.90 ERA (13er, 61.2ip) in nine career starts here at Dodger Sta- dium (he’s 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA in two starts this season)…RHP Zack Greinke (15-8, 2.76) looks to improve to 5-0 against the Giants this season as he’s fashioned a 1.38 ERA while winning each of his four starts against SF.

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MADISON BUMGARNER… His 18 wins are a career-high for a season and are tied with Johnny Cueto and Jered Weaver for the third-most by any pitcher in the Majors this year (Kershaw, Wainwright with 20 wins)…his 18 wins are the most by a Giants pitcher since Shawn Estes had 19 in 1997…needs two wins over his final two starts to become the Giants’ first 20-game winner since John Burkett (22) and Bill Swift (21) in 1993…the Giants haven’t had a pitcher lead the league in wins since John Burkett in 1993 (22).

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WILD CARD – THREE TEAM RACE… The Giants and Pirates enter play today tied for the top overall NL Wild Card spot, +5.0 games ahead of the Brewers…although the Pirates have the tiebreaker for home-field advantage in a potential wild-card game between the clubs…SF’s magic number to clinch a postseason berth stands at two games (combination of SF wins and Milwaukee losses).

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

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POSEY HITTING OVER .350 ON THE ROAD… C Buster Posey leads the Majors with a .351 (93-for-265) batting average on the road this season…there have been just four Giants in SF-era history (since 1958) to hit over .350 on the road: Barry Bonds (.386 in 2002 and .359 in 1993), Melky Cabrera (.367 in 2012), Willie Mays (.367 in 1958) and Orlando Cepeda (.351 in 1963).

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MADISON BUMGARNER… urrently has a ” ve-game winning streak, going 5-0 with a 1.98 ERA (9er, 41.0ip), along with 47 strikeouts and just six walks.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson, who was named to his fourth career All-Star team this season, is slated to make his 31st and final regular season start of the year.

Quick Hits for September 17, 2014

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson is slated to make his 18th career appearance against the Padres, his 17th start… has gone 1-2 with a 2.96 ERA in four starts against them this season, tossing three quality outings…has received a total of just seven runs of support in his four starts versus SD this season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Leads the Majors with a .362 avg. (89×246) on the road.

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A LOT OF WINS… LHP Madison Bumgarner’s 18 wins are a career-high for a season and are the most by a Giants pitcher since Shawn Estes had 19 in 1997… Bumgarner needs two wins over his final three starts to become the Giants’ first 20-game winner since John Burkett (22) and Bill Swift (21) in 1993.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 16-for-47 (.340) with three homers and 17 RBI in his last 12 starts.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 24-for-his-last-61 (.393) with 30 RBI with runners in scoring position.

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MADISON BUMGARNER… The 25-year-old left-hander will make his 32nd start of the season…the two-time All-Star (2013, 2014) has gone 18-9 with a 2.91 ERA along with four complete games (two shutouts) in 31 starts, with the Giants going 19-12 in his outings (12-4 on the road and 7-8 at home).

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MADISON BUMGARNER… His 18 wins are a career-high for a season and are tied with Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright for the second-most by any pitcher in the Majors this year (Kershaw has 19 wins)…his 18 wins are the most by a Giants pitcher since Shawn Estes had 19 in 1997…needs two wins over his final three starts to become the Giants’ first 20-game winner since John Burkett (22) and Bill Swift (21) in 1993…the Giants haven’t had a pitcher lead the league in wins since John Burkett in 1993 (22).

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco enters today’s game just 3.0 games back of LA for first place in the NL West with three head-to-head contests remaining… the Giants currently own the top overall NL Wild Card spot, +2.5 games ahead of the Pirates…SF’s magic number to clinch a Postseason berth stands at eight games.

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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 11 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with seven on the road and four at home…all of the Giants’ 11 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 35-30 (.538) 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 team batting average and batting average with runners in scoring position, second in runs/game and fourth in team OPS.

Quick Hit for September 16, 2014

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INSIDE THE SERIES… The Giants have won 16 of their last 23 games here at Chase Field and have won six-consecutive series here in Arizona… SF has not lost a series here at Chase since April 6-8, 2012 when they were swept in three games to begin the 2012 season.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Madison Bumgarner last pitched on Friday night against the Dodgers and earned his 18th win of the season after blanking LA for 7.0 innings on three hits with nine strikeouts in SF’s 9-0 victory.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Jake Peavy (5-4, 2.29) has gone 5-1 with a 1.12 ERA (5er, 40.1ip) with 35 strikeouts in his last six starts…he has held the opposition to two earned runs or fewer in each of those outings… RHP Josh Collmenter (10-7, 3.67) is 2-0 with a 0.65 ERA (2er, 27.2ip) in his last four outings…tossed 6.0-scoreless innings in his last start at SF, but did not factor into the decision.

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JAKE PEAVY… 33-year-old right-hander will make his 10th start for the Giants after being acquired on July 26 from Boston along with cash considerations in exchange for minor league LHP Edwin Escobar and RHP Heath Hembree.

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JAKE PEAVY… Owns 2,016 career strikeouts and joins C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Bartolo Colon and teammate Tim Hudson as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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CHRIS DOMINGUEZ… Is first player in Grizzlies history with at least 20 2Bs, 20 HRs, 20 SBs, 80 RBI in single season.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned 13 of the Giants’ last 15 saves and is 15-for-19 overall this season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit .361 (74×205) with 10 HRs and 39 RBI following the All-Star break this season.

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HUNTER PENCE… 4 Time All-Star has appeared in 371-consecutive games and has started 321-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Left-handed batters are hitting just .162 (6-for-37) against him.

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