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Quick Hits for September 28, 2014

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THANK YOU GIANTS FANS… Today is fan appreciation day and prizes will be given away throughout the game, including the grand prize of a 2014 Toyota Rav4.

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ANDREW SUSAC… His 19 RBI are tied for the ! fth-most among all NL rookies since he was first called up to the big leagues on July 26 (has 10 RBI in his last 17 games).

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY… Happy Birthday to Giants outfielder Gary Brown, who turns 26 years old today.

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BRANDON BELT… Has started seven games since returning from the DL, going 7-for-26 with a HR and three RBI.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 19-for-65 (.292) with three homers and 17 RBI in his last 17 starts.

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MATT DUFFY… Is 5-for-14 (.357) as a pinch-hitter this season.

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IN THE POSTSEASON… The Giants clinched their third trip to the postseason in five years on Thursday, as they have clinched the second wild card spot in the National League…San Francisco has advanced to the postseason for the 25th time in franchise history (since 1900) and for the 11th time in SF-era history (since 1958).

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CRAWFORD’S RBI… IF Brandon Crawford is the fourth Giant in the last 39 seasons to drive in 69-or-more runs as a shortstop in a single season…he joins Royce Clayton (1993, 70), Rich Aurilia (1999, 80;
2000, 79; 2001, 97) and Juan Uribe (2010, 85)…Crawford has 19 RBI in his last 25 games.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 28 games as defensive sub are the third-most in the NL.

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GARY BROWN… Made his ” rst big league start yesterday and recorded his ” rst Major League hit.

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 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.

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