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Quick Hits for September 5, 2014

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants enter tonight’s contest just 2.0 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, the club’s smallest deficit since Aug. 6…SF hasn’t been 1.0 game back since Aug. 4…the Giants are 3.0 games ahead of the Braves and Brewers for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Was a late scratch from Wednesday’s lineup after his back had tightened.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has matched his home run total from all of last season and his 14 HRs this year are his most in a campaign since 2011 (23 HRs).

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JAKE PEAVY… Earned the win in his previous outing last Saturday vs. Milwaukee, tossing 7.2-scoreless innings with eight strikeouts…his only hit allowed in the game came with one out in the 8th, allowing a single to Mark Reynolds… it marked the deepest he’d gone into a game in his career without surrendering a hit (previous: 6.1 innings on Aug. 2, 2014 at New York-NL)… he registered his 2,000th career strikeout, fanning Aramis Ramirez in the 2nd inning, becoming the FIfth active player with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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MATT DUFFY… Is 3-for-15 (.200) in his last nine games.

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JOE PANIK… Has been the Majors’ second hottest hitter over the last month (beg. Aug. 4), batting .404 (42×104) in his last 27 games.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 28-for-57 (.491) with 16 runs scored, six home runs and 20 RBI over his past 13 contests…13 of his 28 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple).

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HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK REACHES 16… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 16 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year and the longest active streak in the Majors…Pence has hit .385 (25-for-65) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during the streak.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is now vying for the NL batting title for the second time in the last three seasons (2012).

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JAKE PEAVY… Has gone 3-4 with a 2.66 ERA in his seven starts with SF…has thrown at least 7.0 innings in four straight outings for the ” rst time since June 30-July 20, 2012.

Quick Hits for September 3, 2014

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .295 (87-for-295) against RH pitchers and is 16-for-his-last-50 (.320) against them.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .351 (79-for-225) on the road, which is the highest clip in the Majors.

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MATT DUFFY… Played college ball at Long Beach State (2010-12) and was drafted by SF in ’12 (18th round).

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GIANTS STAYING HOT… The Giants’ .547 (76-63) winning pct. this season is the third-best in the NL, behind WSH (.569, 78-59) and LAD (.561, 78-61)…SF has gone 13-6 (.684) in the last three weeks (since Aug. 13)…only the Nationals (14-5, .737) and Dodgers (14-6, .700) have been better.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, batting .333 (21-for-63).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has a hit in each of his last seven games, going 12-for-31 (.387) during the stretch.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 11-for-19 (.579) in his last four games and is 26-for-54 (.481) with 16 runs scored, six home runs and 18 RBI over his past 12 contests…13 of his 26 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple)…Posey, who is 6-for-10 in this series, has a .382 career batting average against the Rockies and a .406 mark here at Coors Field.

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HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 15 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year, the longest active streak in the NL and second-longest in the Majors, behind LAA’s Erick Aybar (17 games)…Pence has hit .393 (24-for-61) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during this streak.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed eight errors on the year and his .977 ! elding pct. is the third-highest among third baseman in NL….had career-best 73-game errorless streak May 25-Aug. 22.

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TIM LINCECUM… Has made nine relief appearances in his career (six in postseason), going 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA (4er, 20.ip) and a .174 opponents avg. against.

Quick Hits for September 2, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .469 (23×49) with 13 runs, four 2Bs, 3B, ” ve HRs and 14 RBI in his last 11 games.

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COMING IN HOT… Despite yesterday’s loss, the Giants have still won nine of their last 13 games…they enter tonight’s contest just 2.0 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, the club’s smallest deficit since Aug. 6…SF hasn’t been 1.0 game back since Aug. 4…the Giants are also 1.5 ahead of the Brewers for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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MATT DUFFY… ad his contract purchased from double-A Richmond on Aug. 1.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 11-for-31 (.355) with two homers and 11 RBI in his last eight starts.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has a hit in each of his last six games, going 11-for-27 (.407) during the stretch.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has a hit in each of his last six games and has gone 10-for-31 (.323) in his last 11 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has appeared in 130 games, the second most games he has appeared in during ML career (146 w/WSH in 2011)…has started 125 times this season (82 in LF, 39 at 1B, 4 DH).

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BUSTER POSEY… Leads the club with 24 RBI in the 7th inning or later.

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PENCE LOOKING TO JOIN BOBBY BONDS, WILLIE MAYS IN SELECT CLUB… Pence has hit 29 2Bs, 10 3Bs and 19 HRs this season and needs just one more double and one homer to join Willie Mays (1958 – 33 2Bs, 11 3Bs, 29 HRs) and Bobby Bonds (1970 – 36 2Bs, 10 3Bs, 26 HRs) as the only San Francisco Giants with at least 30+ 2Bs, 10+ 3Bs and 20+ HRs in a single season.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has matched his home run total from all of last season and his 14 HRs this year are his most in a campaign since 2011 (23 HRs).

Quick Hits for September 1, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 10-for-22 (.455) over his last five games.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Led Giants’ offense yesterday, going 3-for-4 with three runs, a triple and two-run HR.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .455 (20×44) with 11 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, five HRs and 13 RBI in his last 10 games.

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TIMHUDSON… Reached the 2,000 strikeout plateau in his last start vs. Colorado, joining CC Sabathia (2,437), A.J. Burnett (2,337) and Bartolo Colon (2,080) as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in a season-high 13-consecutive games, batting .404 (21-for-52).

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AUGUST WAS GOOD… After a 10-16 month of June and 12-14 July, the Giants posted a 16-12 (.571) record last month, the third-best in the NL behind Washington (19-10, .655) and San Diego (16-11, .593)…the Giants led the NL with a .288 batting average in August and averaged a league-high 4.86 runs per game…Giants pitchers finished the month with a 3.23 ERA (4th-best).

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VOTE PANIK… IF Joe Panik led all National League rookies in batting average (.379), on-base pct. (.416) and hits (36) last month, while tying for fourth in RBI (11)…Panik’s 36 hits in August are the most by a Giants rookie in a single month since C Buster Posey had 43 in July of 2010.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Drove in a season-high three runs yesterday while recording a season-best three hits.

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LET’S KEEP THIS WIN STREAK GOING… SF hasn’t won seven or more consecutive games since an eight-game run from Sept. 11-18, 2011, and they can match that streak if they go undefeated today.

Quick Hits for August 29, 2014

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PETIT MAKES HISTORY… RHP Yusmeiro Petit retired the first eight Rockies batters yesterday to extend his streak to 46 consecutive batters retired, setting a Major League record, one better than Mark Buehrle’s streak in 2009…Petit’s streak extended over eight games against eight different teams over 38 days and he faced 42 different batters.

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MORE ON YUSMEIRO’S STREAK… Petit struck out 21 batters during the streak and he went to a three-ball count only once, when facing Colorado’s Justin Morneau in the 1st inning yesterday…Petit still has another streak going, as he’s struck out 27 batters since last allowing a walk (to Ryan Howard on July 22), the longest current streak of that kind in the big leagues (Elias).

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JEAN MACHI… Has surrendered just three runs in his last 22 outings (21.2ip, 1.25 ERA).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 23-for-81 (.2684) with nine runs and three RBI in 18 games since coming off DL on Aug. 7.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in his last 13 outings since July 22 (6h, 12.0ip), recording 16 Ks.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in 10 consecutive games and joins NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has driven in seven runs in his past seven games, batting .333 (5-for-15).

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Left-handed batters are 5-for-their-last-40 (.125) off him.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Last win was August 16, 2014 vs. Philadelphia.

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MATT DUFFY… Has started eight games (four at 2B and four at SS).

Quick Hits for August 28, 2014

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has eight hits in his last 20 at-bats (.400) and is batting .305 (32×105) over his last 40 games.

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MATT DUFFY… Is 8-for-32 (.250) with two RBI in 13 games for San Francisco.

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STREAKING… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in nine consecutive games, which is tied with STL’s Matt Holliday for the longest active streak in the NL…with a hit today Pence will join NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Was charged with his 1st error since May 24 last Sat., snapping career-best 73-game errorless streak…has still committed just seven errors on the year and his .979 fielding pct. is second-highest among third baseman in the Majors (Johnson, .983).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .319 (15×47) with RISP and .344 (11×32) w/ RISP and two outs this season.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey, who recorded his second career walk-off home run last night, has gone 15-for-31 (.484) over his last seven games, with eight runs scored, three doubles, five homers and 10 RBI… he is hitting .330 (31-for-94) this month with six home runs and 14 RBI.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… His 1.71 ERA ranks as the eighth-lowest among NL relievers.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has driven in seven runs in his past six games, batting .385 (5-for-14).

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BRANDON CRAWOFRD… His nine triples are tied for the second-most in the bigs (Dee Gordon, 12).

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GIANTS REACH 70 WINS… Last night the Giants reached the 70-win plateau…SF didn’t earn their 70th win last season until September 17.

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