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Quick Hits for July 29, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (8-7, 2.65) is just 1-5 with a 4.40 ERA in his last seven outings…faced the Pirates earlier this season and took the loss, despite tossing a complete game…the Pirates won in the 9th inning after a review showed that Starling Marte was safe at home after he tripled and scored on an error… LHP Francisco Liriano (2-7, 4.18) earned the win in his last outing against the Dodgers last Wednesday, as he threw 7.0 innings and allowed one earned run…Liriano is 1-1 with 7.20 ERA (8er, 10.0ip) in two career starts against the Giants.

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INSIDE THE RACE… With last night’s loss, the Giants are now 2.0 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West, which is their largest deficit of the season.

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SIX-GAME HOMESTAND CONTINUES TONIGHT… The Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight for the second game of this three-game series and the final set of this six-game home stand.

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BETTER RECORD WHEN THEY HOMER… The Giants are 41-16 this season when they hit at least one HR and 16-33 when they fail to go deep…their .719 winning pct. in games when they homer is the highest in the NL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .320 against LH pitching (14th-highest in NL).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is tied for ninth in the NL with 26 doubles and tied for 13th in extra base hits (41).

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JOE PANIK… Sprained his right ankle last Tuesday at Philadelphia and missed two games.

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 42-12 when they score the game’s first run and 15-37 when they don’t score first… their .778 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

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IN THE BULLPEN… SF relievers have combined to post a 1.60 ERA (7er, 39.1ip) in 11 games since the All-Star break.

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HUNTER PENCE… Was named the Giants’ recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award.

Quick Hits for July 28, 2014

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-27 in SV chances…his 22 saves are tied for the 10th-most in the NL.

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GOING FOR WIN #13… Madison Bumgarner’s 12 wins on the season are currently tied for the second most of any pitcher in the Majors (Adam Wainwright, 13), and with another win tonight, he will record 13+ wins for the fourth straight season (Pitching coach, Dave Righetti pictured).

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SIX-GAME HOMESTAND CONTINUES TONIGHT… The Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight for the first of this three-game series and the final set of this six-game homestand…San Francisco has lost their last four games, their longest losing streak since also dropping four in a row June 26-29…the Pirates have won six of their last nine games.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .320 against LH pitching (13th-highest in NL), but .201 against RH hurlers.

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INSIDE THE RACE… With last night’s loss, the Giants are now 1.5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West, which is their largest deficit out of first place since July 4 (also: 1.5 games behind LA)…SF has not been more than 1.5 games out of first place this season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .304 (14-for-46) in his last 14 games.

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PENCE AGAINST THE PIRATES… OF Hunter Pence is hitting .311 (104-for-334) with 11 home runs and 49 RBI in 86 career games against Pittsburgh…he’s reached base safely via hit or walk in 15 of his last 16 games and 25 of his last 27 contests.

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DOUBLE THE FUN… The Giants have turned 108 double plays over their first 106 games this season, which is the second-most in the Majors, behind the Baltimore Orioles (109).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is tied for ninth in the NL with 26 doubles and tied for 12th in extra base hits (41).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has eight hits in his last 17 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Quick Hits for July 26, 2014

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GIANTS TRANSACTIONS… Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have placed C Hector Sanchez on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion.

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MORE GIANTS TRANSACTIONS… Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have purchased the contract of C Andrew Susac (#34) from triple-A Fresno.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is only Giants player on team to start all 104 games…has played 930 of SF’s 935 innings.

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MICAHEL MORSE… Is tied for ninth in the NL with 26 doubles this season.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 18-for-46 (.391) in his last 11 games and 27-for-81 (.333) in his last 22 contests.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 7-for-his-last-12 with runners in scoring position.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has held the opposition to a .174 clip (8-for-46) with runners in scoring position.

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DAN UGGLA… Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno prior to yesterday’s game.

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TONY BREU… Was hitting .281 (64×228) with 15 doubles and six HRs in 64 games with Fresno.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-27 in SV chances…his 22 saves are the 10th-most in the NL.

Quick Hits for July 25, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 11-for-28 (.393) in his past seven games and has driven in 11 runs in his past eight contests.

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JEAN MACHI… Has thrown 5.2-scoreless innings over his last seven appearances.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum is coming o! his first career save in his second career regular season relief appearance, as he closed out the Phillies in the 14th inning on Tuesday…since May 23, Lincecum has gone 5-0 with a 1.34 ERA (7er, 47.0ip) here at home…RHP Zack Greinke (11-6, 2.90) has lost his last two starts, going 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA (7er, 12.2ip)…he’s 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA (4er, 13.0ip) in his two outings against the Giants this season.

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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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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in 14 of his last 17 games at .277 (18-for-65).

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads all NL players in multi-hit games (38), hits (125) and runs scored (73).

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TIM LINCECUM… Has gone 4-1 with a 0.95 ERA (4er, 38.0ip) in his last six outings…his 0.95 ERA beginning June 25 is the third-lowest in the Majors, trailing BOS’ Jon Lester (0.29) and TB’s David Price (0.90).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 16-for-43 (.372) in his last 10 games and 25-for-78 (.321) in his last 21 contests.

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SELLOUT STREAKING – GOING FOR 300 SELLOUTS… The Giants have sold out their last 299 regular season home games, which extends the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong owns a career mark of 4-3 with a 3.76 ERA (40er, 95.2ip) in 22 career games (13 starts) against the Dodgers.

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.

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