Results tagged ‘ Matt Cain ’

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).

Quick Hits for June 28, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 20 of 23 games this month, hitting .364 (32×88) over span.

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SERGIO ROMO… Needs just seven more saves to match Rod Beck (29 1st half SVs in 1997) for the most saves prior to the All-Star break in SF-era history.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .82) has struggled in his last three starts, going 0-3 with an 8 .83 ERA (17er, 17 .1ip) . . .he has not faced the Reds in the regular season since June 29, 2012 when he started against them here at AT&T Park . . .RHP Alfredo Simon (10-3, 2 .92) enters tonight’s outing tied for the National League lead with 10 wins . . .he has never faced the Giants as a starting pitcher, but owns a 4 .50 ERA in 4 .0 innings of work as a reliever .

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ALL ABOUT HOMERS… SF enters tonight ranking third in the NL with 77 HRs, however have hit just eight in their past 19 games and have just seven in their last 17 games here at AT&T Park . . .the Giants are 33-14 ( .702) when they hit at least one HR and 13-20 ( .394) when they don’t go yard

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson faced the Reds once last season on July 11 at Turner Field and earned the win, allowing four runs (3er) on eight hits in 7 .0 innings .

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has started 74 of 81 games (all at 3rd base) and has committed six errors.

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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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REGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 19 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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BUSTER POSEY… as 11 extra-base hits this month after having 10 in April/May.

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

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.

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