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Quick Hits for July 18, 2014

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GIANTS AGAINST MIAMI… OF Michael Morse is a career .321 hitter (50-for-156) against the Marlins and has hit safely in his last eight games against them, batting .419 (13-for-31)…IF Pablo Sandoval owns a career mark of .330 (33-for-100) versus the Fish, including a .464 mark (13-for-28) since last season…no active player has a higher career batting avg. against the Marlins than OF Gregor Blanco (min. 125 plate appearances), who owns a .375 clip (42-for-112).

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… LHP Madison Bumgarner (10-7, 3.47) is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA in four career starts against Miami, but has posted a 1.98 ERA on the road this season, which ranks as the second-lowest figure in the NL behind St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright (1.42)…RHP Nathan Eovaldi (5-4, 3.61) has posted a 12.27 ERA in four career starts against the Giants…he allowed six runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings in his last start against them on May 15.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 6-for-12 in his last three games and 15-for-47 (.319) in his last 14 contests.

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JOE PANIK… Is 11-for-51 (.216) in 17 games in his young big league career.

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BUSTER POSEY… Hit his third career grand slam (including postseason) last Sunday vs. Arizona.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .322 (28×87) against lefties this season…hit just .199 against them last year.

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TOUGH SCHEDULE FOR GIANTS IN SECOND HALF… The Giants have a lot of traveling to do in the second half, with four separate trips into the Eastern time zone between now and Sept. 7…most of their games in the second half will come on the road as they play 39 games on the road and only 28 at home…27 of their ! nal 67 games will be against teams with records of .500 or better…the Giants also face only NL West teams in the final three weeks of the season.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… RHP Tim Hudson, the four-time All-Star is scheduled to make his 19th start of the season… 39-year-old has gone 7-6 with a 2.87 ERA and one complete game in 18 starts…

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MARCO SCUTARO… Returned from his rehab assignment and was reinstated from the 60-day DL July 11.

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Quick Hits for July 11, 2014

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LET’S SCORE MORE THAN SEVEN… The Giants have scored seven or fewer runs in their past 35 games, the longest active streak in the big leagues and the longest streak by the Giants since 2008 (52-game streak) (STATS, LLC).

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BRANDON HICKS… Started yesterday for the first time since July 1…has started just three of SF’s last 20 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Among NL leaders in multi-hit games (1st- 34), runs scored (3rd – 65) and hits (T1st – 112).

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 31-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-38 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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BUSTER POSEY… His 12 catcher caught stealings are the fifth-most among NL catchers.

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MICHAEL MORSE… The Giants are 23-5 this season when he drives in at least one run.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in his last seven games, hitting .296 during this stretch (8×27).

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BUSTERS POSEY… Has 13 extra-base hits since June 1 after having just 10 in April/May.

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BRANDON BELT… Missed 50 games with a broken left thumb from May 10-July 4.

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 37-11 when they score the game’s first run and 13-31 when they don’t score first.

Quick Hits for July 10, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Is hitting .290 (9×31) over his last nine games.

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GIANTS GETTING ALL A’S AT AT&T… The Giants have won 13 of their last 15 games against the A’s here at AT&T Park.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in his last six games, hitting .304 during this stretch (7×23).

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JOE PANIK… Has started 14 of 18 games at 2nd base since being called up from Fresno on June 21.

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BRANDON BELT… Missed 50 games with a broken left thumb from May 10-July 4.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 28 of his last 33 games, hitting .323 (40×124) over the span.

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HUNTER PENCE… Was named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his ! rst as a member of the Giants.

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 31-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-37 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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BACK ON TOP… With last night’s win, the Giants (50-41, .549) moved back into first place in the NL West by a winning percentage margin of .001 over the Dodgers (51-42, .548).

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SERGIO ROMO… Threw a perfect 8th inning with two strikeouts last night.

Quick Hits for July 9, 2014

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JEAN MACHI… Leads team with 39 relief appearances.

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FIVE-GAME HOMESTAND STARTS TONIGHT… The Giants will begin a ! ve-game homestand tonight, with two games against the A’s and then a three-game series against the D-Backs that will conclude the first half…after going 22-9 in their ! rst 31 home games, the Giants have really struggled at AT&T Park as of late, winning just three of their past 17 games.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-7, 4.27) has gone 0-4 with a 4.65 ERA over his last seven starts and will be seeking his first win since May 15…Cain has gone 3-5 with a 2.11 ERA in 10 career starts against the A’s…RHP Jason Hammel (0-0, -.–) will be making his A’s debut after being traded by the Cubs last Friday…Hammel is 0-2 with a 3.14 ERA in eight career starts against the Giants and will be facing them for the first time since 2011.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 19 of SF’s last 21 games since Angel Pagan has been out.

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GIANTS GETTING A’S AT AT&T… The Giants have won 12 of their last 14 games against the A’s here at AT&T Park.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .325 batting average beginning June 1 is the eighth-highest in the NL.

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HUNTER PENCE… Among NL leaders in multi-hit games (T1st- 32), runs scored (3rd – 64), hits (3rd – 108).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios for the second-most triples in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 9).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 37 games).

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THE BRIGHT SIDE… Despite the Giants’ recent struggles the past four weeks, they enter tonight’s game just 0.5 game back of the ! rst-place Dodgers, who lost to the Tigers today in Detroit.

Quick Hits for July 8, 2014

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned a save in each of the Giants’ last two wins.

HUNTER PENCE… Was named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his first as a member of the Giants

HUNTER PENCE… Was named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his first as a member of the Giants

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 30-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-36 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is 18-for-52 (.346) with €five home runs in 16 career games here at O.co Coliseum.

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BRANDON BELT… Is hitting .283 (26×92) on the road this season, compared to .192 (10×52) at home.

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TYLER COLVIN… Is hitless in his last 11 at-bats and has gone just 4-for-36 (.111) in his past 14 games.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Will feature 2014 All-Star Madison Bumgarner (9-6, 3.09) against RHP Sonny Gray (8-3, 3.08)…Bumgarner has lost each of his last two starts, allowing 10 runs (9er) on 15 hits in 11.0 innings…however, he enters tonight’s outing with a five-game road winning streak, going 5-0 with a 1.05 ERA (5er, 43.0ip) in his past six road outings…Gray, who will face the Giants for the first time in his career, has gone 2-0 with a 3.79 ERA in his past three starts.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios for the second-most triples in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 9).

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 27 of his last 31 games, hitting .333 (39×117) over the span.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Left Saturday’s game at SD in the 1st with a left elbow contusion…has not played since.

 

Quick Hits for July 7, 2014

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has worked a total of just 17.1 innings over 32 relief appearances this season.

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JEAN MACHI… Left-handed batters are just 8-for-41 (.195) against him.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last 11 games, his third double digit hit streak this season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 74 of 89 games (36 starts; 25 in CF, 11 in LF).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is 5-for-his-last-39 at the dish (.128).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Hit his second career game-tying HR in the 9th inning or later on Saturday in SD…marked his first HR in 24 games and his first RBI in 22 contests

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PABALO SANDOVAL… Left Saturday’s game in the 1st inning with a left elbow contusion and is day-to-day.

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BUSTER POSEY… His .362 average in June ranked as the third-highest in the NL.

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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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TONIGHT’S GAME… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-5, 3.86) enters tonight’s game having tossed 14.2-consecutive scoreless innings in In- terleague play dating back to last season…Vogelsong will be opposed by RHP Jesse Chavez (6-5, 3.23), who has struggled in his last two outings, surrendering nine runs in 10.0 innings of work.

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