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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 21, 2014

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has made 18 starts this season (13 at 2nd base and five at shortstop).

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 14-for-his-last-34 (.412) against left-handed pitchers.

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TOUGH ROAD AHEAD… 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 36 more games on the road and only 28 at home…27 of their final 64 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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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in 18 of his last 21 games, batting .307 (27-for-88).

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IN THE BULLPEN… San Francisco’s relief corps has fashioned a 2.83 ERA, the third-lowest figure in the NL behind the Padres (2.53) and Nationals (2.67)…Giants relievers have combined to allow just two runs on 14 hits in 20.2 innings (0.87 ERA) over their last nine games.

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POWER RANKINGS… At 54-44 (.551), the Giants are tied with the Braves for the second-best record in the NL behind the Nationals (53-43, .552)…SF’s record is tied for fifth-best overall in the Majors behind Oakland (61-37, .622), Los Angeles-AL (59-38, .608), Detroit (54-41, .568) and Washington.

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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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NEW STARTER FOR TOMORROW… Please note that RHP Yusmeiro Petit (3-3, 3.86) will now start tomorrow’s game in place of RHP Matt Cain.

 

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TONIGHT’S TRANSACTIONS… Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have placed IF Brandon Belt on the 7-day disabled list (retro to July 20) with a concussion and have recalled IF Adam Duvall (#37) from triple-A Fresno…also, RHP Matt Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation (retro to July 11)…RHP George Kontos (#70) has been recalled from triple-A.

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RYAN VOGELSOG… Became the first Giants’ starting pitcher to receive no runs of support in four-straight outings during a single season since Lynn McGlothen from April 16, 1977 to May 1, 1977 (STATS LLC).

Quick Hits for July 9, 2014

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JEAN MACHI… Leads team with 39 relief appearances.

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FIVE-GAME HOMESTAND STARTS TONIGHT… The Giants will begin a ! ve-game homestand tonight, with two games against the A’s and then a three-game series against the D-Backs that will conclude the first half…after going 22-9 in their ! rst 31 home games, the Giants have really struggled at AT&T Park as of late, winning just three of their past 17 games.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-7, 4.27) has gone 0-4 with a 4.65 ERA over his last seven starts and will be seeking his first win since May 15…Cain has gone 3-5 with a 2.11 ERA in 10 career starts against the A’s…RHP Jason Hammel (0-0, -.–) will be making his A’s debut after being traded by the Cubs last Friday…Hammel is 0-2 with a 3.14 ERA in eight career starts against the Giants and will be facing them for the first time since 2011.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 19 of SF’s last 21 games since Angel Pagan has been out.

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GIANTS GETTING A’S AT AT&T… The Giants have won 12 of their last 14 games against the A’s here at AT&T Park.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .325 batting average beginning June 1 is the eighth-highest in the NL.

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HUNTER PENCE… Among NL leaders in multi-hit games (T1st- 32), runs scored (3rd – 64), hits (3rd – 108).

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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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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 37 games).

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THE BRIGHT SIDE… Despite the Giants’ recent struggles the past four weeks, they enter tonight’s game just 0.5 game back of the ! rst-place Dodgers, who lost to the Tigers today in Detroit.

Quick Hits for July 4, 2014

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… IF Brandon Belt has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list . . .he went 13-for-25 ( .520) with three doubles, three homers and six RBI in seven rehab games between Fresno and Class A Advanced San Jose . . .IF Adam Duvall was optioned to triple-A Fresno after yesterday’s game to make room on the roster .

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THE GIANTS… Enter today’s game having lost 17 of their past 22 games…beginning June 9, the Giants’ 5-17 ( .227) record is the worst in the Majors and they’ve lost 10 .0 games in the standings to the Dodgers, who are now a 0 .5 game ahead of SF in the NL West .

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught Lincecum’s no hitter on June 25, becoming the third Venezuelan born player to catch a no hitter (Miguel Montero – 2010, Jesus Montero – 2012 – courtesy Bill Arnold) .

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THE FIRST ONE… The Giants are 15-12 in the first game of a series this season, however have dropped six of their last seven contests .

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied for second in the Majors with eight triples (had eight in career prior to this season).

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JEAN MACHI… Had a 25.1-inning scoreless streak from April 16-June 21.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last eight games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 23 of the last 24 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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TODAY’S GAME… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .38) has gone 2-2 with a 1 .03 ERA (4er, 35 .0ip) in his last five starts here at Petco Park . . .Cain will be opposed by LHP Eric Stults (2-11, 5 .36).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 78 games (45 in LF, 32 at 1st base, one at DH, just one error total).

Quick Hits for July 3, 2014

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Had pinch single last night vs. STL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has started 77/85 games at short.

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BRANDON HICKS… 15 of his 33 hits this season have gone for extra bases (six 2Bs, 3B, and eight HRs).

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-27 in SV chances…his 22 saves are tied for the fifth-most in the NL.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .325 (25×77) with three homers and eight RBI in his past 18 games.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… LHP Madison Bumgarner (9-5, 2.90) was touched for a season-high five runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings of a 6-2 loss to the Reds last Friday…in his start against the Cardinals earlier this season on May 30, he struck out 10 batters through 7.0-scoreless innings in SF’s 9-4 win…RHP Carlos Martinez (1-3, 4.13), pitching in the rotation with Michael Wacha still on the disabled list because of a shoulder injury, will make his fourth start of the season…he hasn’t pitched beyond the 5th inning and is coming off a no decision last Friday at LA (4.1ip, 1er).

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ADAM DUVALL… Made his ML debut Thursday and his €first big league hit was a solo HR off Mike Leake.

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JOE PANIK… Has started eight of 11 games at 2nd base since being called up, hitting safely in three contests (all two-hit efforts including last night vs. STL; 2-for-3).

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled on June 23 taking the place of Ehire Adrianza who was placed on the 15-day DL…it marks his fourth stint on SF’s roster this season.

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ON DECK… Following this series the Giants will embark on a two-city, five-game road trip to San Diego (three games this weekend) and Oakland (two games)…the Giants have the third-best road record in the NL at 22-15 (.595).

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