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Quick Hits for Friday, August 10, 2012 (Game 113)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Colorado Rockies in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (6-11, 5.43) will face Rockies’ right-hander Tyler Chatwood (1-2, 6.61).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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BUSTER SINCE THE BREAK…Since the All-Star break, C Buster Posey has hit safely in 22 of 24 games, batting .446 (41-for-92) with 13 runs scored, 7 2Bs, 8 HRs, 30 RBI and 13 walks…since the break, he leads the Majors in batting average (.446), RBI (30), on- base pct. (.509) and slugging pct. (.783), while ranking tied for 5th in home runs (8).

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than new words in the Oxford dictionary.

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MARCO SCUTRO… Has hit safely in 11 of his 13 games in a Giants uniform, going 18-for-52 (.346) with 4 2Bs, 1 HR and 14 RBI… Has reached base safely via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 54 of his last 63 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Batted .271 with 17 HRs and 59 RBI in 101 games for Philadelphia this season… His 23 go-ahead RBI are tied for the 2nd-most in the NL… Is hitting just .241 with RISP and is just 6-for-his-last-25.

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MELKY CABRERA… 7 of his 12 hits this month have gone for extra-bases (4 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 1 HR)… Is 10 hits shy of reaching the 1,000 hit plateau for his career.

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BRANDON BELT…Is 15-for-44 (.341) with 3 2Bs, 1 3B and 2 RBI in his past 13 games… Is hitting RHP at a .400 clip (14-for-35) over his last 12 games.

Outtakes – COL & STL

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Here are some of the photos from this road trip that we like, but didn’t make it into the daily blogs.

Quick Hits for Thursday, August 9, 2012 (Game 112)

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the St. Louis Cardinals in the final game of this 4-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (12-6, 3.03) will face Cardinals’ right-hander Adam Wainwright (9-10, 4.03).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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SCUTARO’S SEVEN…IF Marco Scutaro established a career-high with 7 RBI last night, going 3-for-6 with a 2B and grand slam, the 3rd of his career…at 36 years and 283 days old, he became the oldest player in Giants history with 7+ RBI in a game…the previous oldest was Phil Weintraub, who had 11 RBI vs. the Dodgers on April 30, 1944 at a younger 36 (Elias).

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than Magic in the House.

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RUNS AWAY…The Giants are averaging 5.18 runs per game (290 runs in 56 games) on the road this season, the highest average in the Major Leagues…since the All-Star break, the Giants are averaging 7.67 runs per game on the road (92 runs in 12 games).

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ROAD FIRSTS…SF has scored a 1st inning run in 7-straight road contests, dating back to July 22…the last team with a longer such streak was New York-NL in 2006 (Elias)… the last time SF scored in the 1st inning of 7-straight road games was Aug. 18-24, 1987.

THE GIANTS…shut out the Cardinals 15-0 last night, setting a new franchise record for their largest shutout win vs. the Cardinals (Elias)… Are 5-1 on this 7-game road trip to Colorado (3-0) and St. Louis (2-1).

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POSEY HIT STREAK…Buster Posey has hit safely in each of his last 12 games, batting .435 (20-for- 46) with 6 runs scored, 3 2Bs, 5 HRs and 13 RBI…Has homered in 5 of his last 7 games and in 7 of his last 16.

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LAST NIGHT’S SHUTOUT…SF’s 15-0 blanking last night was the club’s 2nd-largest shut out victory in SF-era history behind an 18-0 shutout of the Expos on May 24, 2000 at AT&T Park…it also matched the Giants’ largest margin of victory in a road shutout in franchise history, with the other coming April 30, 1918 at Philadelphia (15-0) (Elias).

Double x3

Marco Scutaro hit his 3rd career Grand Slam in the 9th inning

This is the third time during this road trip the Giants have scored double digits!  Furthermore, tonight the Giants recorded the largest shutout vs. the Cardinals in our franchise history (the previous record was 11-0 on June 27, 1894, yes that was 1894).  If that isn’t enough, tonight was the largest shutout victory over a defending World Series Champion since 1926.  Oh yeah, Last time the Giants shut out a team with 15-or-more runs was a game vs. the Montreal Expos on May 24, 2000 when the Giants won 18-0.  Not to be outdone, Marco Scutaro now has the most RBIs for the Giants this season (7) and Ryan Vogelsong’s ERA is 2.27.

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Not A Bad Night’s Work

Quick Hits for Wednesday, August 8, 2012 (Game 111)

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd game of this 4-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (9-5, 2.38) will face Cardinals’ right-hander Joe Kelly (2-4, 3.14).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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TONIGHT’S STARTER…RHP Ryan Vogelsong has 20-straight games of pitching 6-or- more innings, which is the longest such streak by a Giants pitcher since Bill Swift had 24-consecutive starts of 6.0-or-more innings in 1993…the SF-era record is 29 games, set by Juan Marichal from April 10-Aug. 13, 1968.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than red in St. Louis.

JOSE MIJARES… Went 2-2 with a 2.56 ERA (11er, 38.2ip) in 51 outings for KC, the 5th-most in the AL… Fashioned 1.62 ERA (6er, 33.1ip) prior to break, but since then has 8.44 ERA (5er, 5.1ip).

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THE GIANTS… Enter tonight’s game in 1st place in the NL West, just 1.5 games ahead of 2nd-place LA and 4.0 games ahead of 3rd-place Arizona…have spent the last 25 days in 1st place.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has been on base in 14-of-his-last-26 plate appearances (10 hits, 4 walks)… Has gone 10-for-22 with 9 runs scored, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HRs and 4 BBs on this current road trip… Has hit .412 (14-for-34) vs. left-handed pitchers over his last 17 games…

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RUNS AWAY…The Giants are averaging 5.00 runs per game (275 runs in 55 games) on the road this season, the highest average in the NL and 2nd-highest in the Majors behind Los Angeles-AL (5.07)…since the All-Star break, the Giants are averaging 7.0 runs per game on the road.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has been much better with the glove as of late, with just 1 error in his last 38 games… SF’s Opening Day shortstop has started 90 of 110 games overall.

Lucky Charm

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Luckily, Woody and his family and friends made it through the first inning without getting hit

The Giants’ lucky charm, Kirk Rueter, was at the game tonight, so the night had to end with a Giants victory.  Giants 4 – Cardinals 2

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