Results tagged ‘ Matt Cain ’

Quick Hits for June 24, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His 36 RBI this season are tied with Buster Posey for the second most on the club… is already just nine RBI shy of matching his career-best for a season (45 in 2012).

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POWER RANKINGS… The Giants enter tonight’s contest with a 4.0 game lead in the NL West, having posted the third best record in the Majors at 45-31 (.592)… only Oakland (47-29, .618) and Milwaukee (47-31, .603) have logged better marks.

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HOME WOES… Despite having the best home record in the National League at 23-16 (.590), the Giants have lost each of their last four home contests while also losing seven of their last eight… the only Giants pitcher to earn a win in this stretch of eight games was Hudson on June 12 versus Washington.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .339 (78×230) in his last 58 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is hitting .325 (25×77) with nine RBI in his past 25 games, despite just two hits in his last 15 ABs.

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HUDDY AT HOME… The Giants have yet to lose a home game started by RHP Tim Hudson, as the team is 7-0 this season in his home starts… Hudson has personally gone 5-0 with a 2.16 ERA here at AT&T Park this season… his five home wins are tied for the most in the NL while his ERA is the seventh best.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 64 starts (52 at catcher, 11 at 1st and one at DH).

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JOE PANIK… Hit .321 (94×293) in 74 games for Fresno with 50 runs scored, 14 2Bs, five HRs and 45 RBI.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .310 (13×42) with RISP and two outs… 25 of his 44 RBI have come with two outs.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Is holding left-handed batters at a .194 clip (7-for-36).

Quick Hits for June 23, 2014

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has appeared in 28 games and allowed just two runs in 15.0 innings.

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MATT CAIN… Owns a 3.71 ERA (11er, 26.2ip) in four starts this season at AT&T Park, compared to a 5.11 ERA (21er, 37.0ip) on the road…has held opponents to three runs or fewer in 10 of his last 12 home starts dating back to last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is hitting .329 (24-for-73) with nine RBI in his past 24 games.

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GIANTS’ 10-GAME HOMESTAND BEGINS TONIGHT… Begin a 10-game, 11-day homestand tonight against the Padres (three games), Reds (four games) and Cardinals (three games)…the Giants enter tonight’s game with the best home record in the National League at 23-15 (.605)…15 of the Giants’ next 20 games will be played here at AT&T Park.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Is 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA (8er, 25.2ip) in 14 relief outings.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games (starting June 1), hitting .352 (25×71) over span.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson is a perfect 5-0 with a 2.16 ERA in seven starts, with the Giants going 7-0 in his home outings

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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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PABLO SANDOVAL… By hitting safely in 32/40 games, has raised his batting avg. 97 points from .171-.268.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, going 13-for-37 (.351).

Quick Hits for June 22, 2014

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Matt Cain will make his 12th start of the season… has been hit with the injury bug this season, missing two starts (13 days) from April 24-May 10 with a cut on his right index finger and then another two starts (15 days) from May 22-June 5 with the right hamstring strain… last started on June 17 at Chicago-AL and took the loss, as he allowed eight runs (seven earned runs) in 5 .0 in- nings of work.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has retired all 9 batters faced (3 so) in 2 outings since coming off DL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .324 (23×71) vs. lefties this year… hit just. 199 (29×146) against left-handers in 2013.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 25 multi-hit games are tied for the sixth-most in the NL… his .307 avg. ranks 10th .

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HUNTER PENCE… Hammered his 11th homer of year last night here in ARI, solo blast that reached Friday’s Front Row (estimated 441 feet) .

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has started 70 of 75 games (all at 3rd base) and has committed six errors.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has started seven of last eight games, while making 17 starts on year (12 at 2nd, 5 at SS).

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JEAN MACHI… His 0 .29 ERA is the lowest figure among all relievers in bigs .

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MADISON BUMGARNER… Was named NL Player of the Month for May after going 5-0 with a 2 .08 ERA, and 48 strikeouts in 39 .0 innings… marked his first career POM award and became the first Giants pitcher to win the award since Lincecum in June 2009.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 11-for-36 (.306) with RISP and 5-for-16 (.313) with RISP and two outs.

Quick Hits for June 17, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 25 multi-hit games are tied for the fifth-most in the NL…his .307 avg. ranks ninth.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-4, 3.84), who will be seeking his first win since May 15, is coming off a 6-2 loss to the Nationals last Wednesday after allowing four runs in 5.0 innings…dating back to last season, Cain has gone winless in his last eight road starts, despite a 2.89 ERA in this span…LHP John Danks (5-5, 4.17) has won each of his last two starts, allowing a total of three runs in 14.1ip…he’s fashioned a 1.53 ” gure (5er, 29.1ip) in his last four starts.

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… RHP Santiago Casilla has returned from his rehab assignment and has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list…Casilla made two rehab starts with Class A Advanced San Jose and pitched 3.0-scoreless innings with three strikeouts…he missed the Giants’ last 24 games with a strained right hamstring.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .338 (69×204) in his last 51 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 58 starts (48 at catcher, 10 at 1st)…is tied for second in NL w/11 caught stealings.

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MEAN JEAN MACHI… RHP Jean Machi, who currently has the longest active scoreless streak in the Majors at 25.0 innings, has been one of the best relief pitchers in the big leagues this season, fashioning a 5-0 record with a 0.29 ERA (1er, 31.0ip) in 32 appearances.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is 5-for-17 with four RBI as a pinch hitter this season.

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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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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one HR short of reaching the 100 career home run milestone.

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JUAN PEREZ… Has hit .333 (25-for-75) with seven doubles and eight RBI in 20 games with triple-A.

Quick Hits for June 15, 2014

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STOP THIS SKID… Bumgarner is 29-20 with a 3.30 ERA in his starts following a Giants loss in his career (STATS, LLC)…he’s gone 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA in four starts this season.

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CRAWFORD’S JUNE… IF Brandon Crawford is batting .341 (14-for-41) with seven extra base hits (4 2Bs, 2 3Bs, HR) and 11 RBI in 12 games this month.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in each of last 5 games, going 9-for-19 with 2 2Bs, 2 runs and 2 RBI.

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HUNTER PENCE… Went 2-for-4 with HR yesterday vs. Rox and is batting .361 (43×119) in his past 30 games.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Went 2-for-5 with run scored yesterday vs. Rox, snapping 2×19 spell in previous 5 games.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has seen limited action on year, appearing in 42 of 70 games…is 3-for-17 as pinch hitter.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Is 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA (8er, 22.2ip) in 13 relief outings.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 24 of his 27 appearances, allowing four runs in 23.1ip.

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BUSTER POSEY… Drilled his 9th homer of year yesterday vs. Rox, 2-run shot in 5th inning to tie contest.

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JEAN MACHI… Has not allowed a run in his last 24.0 innings, which is the longest active scoreless streak in the Majors.

Quick Hits for June 7, 2014

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MATT CAIN… Had his no-hitter broken up last night with no outs in the 6th inning by Ruben Tejada, who singled to shortstop Brandon Crawford…finished with 7.0 innings and allowing two runs, just his third quality start of the season.

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BRANDON HICKS… Recorded the first triple of his career in the 5th inning last night.

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FIRST INNING RUNS… SF has scored a ML-best 47 runs in the 1st inning, three more than Toronto, who ranks second with 44.

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CLUTCH BACKSTOPS… C Buster Posey‘s go-ahead home run in the 8th inning last night was his second HR this season in the 8th or later (he also had one on Opening day) and it was the fourth by a Giants catcher, as Hector Sanchez had two go-ahead homers in one game in the 8th inning or later at Coors Field on April 23…no other ML team has more than two such homers from its catchers this season (Elias).

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .345 (31×90) in his past 22 games.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 23 multi-hit games are tied w/ Goldschmidt, Puig and Tulowitzki for the most in the NL.

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HOME SWEET HOME… The Giants are 5-0 this season in Tim Hudson’s starts at AT&T Park and dating back to his time with the Braves, his team has won their last 14 home games he’s started…Hudson’s team has not lost one of his home outings since Sept. 28, 2012 when he was with Atlanta…the last pitcher to post 14-consecutive team wins in his home starts was Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann from Sept. 6, 2012 to July 6, 2013. (STATS, LLC).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has seven RBI in his last five games…his 31 RBI rank as the second most on the club.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER VS. NEW YORK-NL… Tim Lincecum is scheduled to make his 11th start against the Mets, having gone 5-1 with a 2.73 ERA (20er, 66.0ip)…has won five of his last six starts against the Mets, going 5-0 with a 1.32 ERA (6er, 41.0ip) and 49 strikeouts…is a perfect 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA (10er, 35.0ip) and one complete game in five starts against the Mets here at AT&T Park.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Earned the win last night on his birthday, his first win on his birthday.

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