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Quick Hits for August 26, 2014

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BETTER AGAINST OPPONENTS UNDER .500… San Francisco is 36-28 (.563) against opponents under .500 this season and 32-34 (.485) against opponents above .500…20 of SF’s ! nal 32 games will come against opponents under .500.

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ANDREW SUSAC…Hit his second career HR last night and his # rst at AT&T Park.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 9-for-his-last-28 (.321) at the plate.

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AT THE HELM… Manager Bruce Bochy is just two wins away from 1,600 managerial victories in his 20-year career…when he earns his 1,600th victory, he’ll pass Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda for sole possession of 19th place on the all-time list for victories.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 12 hits in his last 24 at-bats.

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT… The Giants have followed three straight wins with three consecutive losses, dropping last night’s contest 3-2…SF committed a season-high four errors and grounded into a season-high four double-plays…the Rockies won away from Coors Field for only the fourth time in 27 games since sweeping the Giants at AT&T Park in mid-June.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Is 7-for-his-last-12 and his batting .350 (14×40) over his last 29 games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in his last 12 outings since July 22 (6h, 11.0ip), recording 16 Ks.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .373 (19-for-51) with one HR and nine RBI in his past 16 games.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Opps are hitting .325 (13×40) o! him w/RISP and .389 (7×18) o! him w/RISP and two outs.

Quick Hits for August 23, 2014

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MATT DUFFY… Has started five games (three at 2B and two at SS).

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THE GIANTS… Have won six of their last eight games and enter tonight’s contest here in Washington 3.5-games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West.

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JOE PANIK… His .429 average (27×63) in August leads all ML hitters.

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HUNTER PENCE… 2014 All-Star has appeared in 349-consecutive games and has started 299-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 17 hits in his last 38 at-bats (.447) with RISP.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .400 (16-for-40) with one HR and eight RBI in his past 13 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… is 4-for-6 over his last six games, with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the second-lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 2.00 figure (21er, 94.2ip) in 29 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .385 (30×78) with a .435 OBP as a first baseman (20 starts) compared to .267 clip (90×337) and .325 OBP as a catcher (88 starts) this season.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 23-for-28 in SV chances, with his 23 saves ranking as the 11th-most in the NL.

Quick Hits for August 22, 2014

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ADAM DUVLL… Has been one of the best hitters in the PCL this season, hitting .296 (101×341) with 62 runs scored, 19 doubles, 26 home runs and 84 RBI in 86 games.

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco currently owns the fifth-highest winning percentage in the NL behind Washington (73-53, .579), Milwaukee (71-56, .559), Los Angeles (72-57, .558) and St. Louis (69-57, .548).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Nine triples are tied with Puig and Pence for the second-most in bigs (Dee Gordon, 10).

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has given up just one run in his last 20 appearances (14.2ip).

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JOE PANIK… His .397 average (23×58) so far this month ranks as the third-highest figure in the NL.

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BUSTER POSEY… Matched his season-high with four hits last night…reached base safely in all five plate appearances.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .405 (15-for-37) with one HR and eight RBI in his past 12 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in runs scored (85), is tied for second in hits (147) and tied for fourth in multi-hit games (42).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 72 games) and owns the second- highest fielding pct. among third baseman in the Majors (.982) (Chris Johnson, 982).

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has appeared in 19 games for the Giants, making three starts…is 3×10 as a starter.

Quick Hits for August 20, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Left Sunday’s game with a dislocated left pinkie finger…is day-to-day.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has started 68 games (all in CF), hitting safely in 52 of his 68 starts.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Is having one of the best seasons of his career, posting a 3.02 ERA in 52 relief appearances, the second-most outings on SF’s sta” .

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .385 (30×78) with a .435 OBP as a first baseman (20 starts) compared to .257 clip (84×327) and .316 OBP as a catcher (86 starts) this season.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Had is streak of reaching base safely (via hit or walk) in a career-high nine-straight plate appearances snapped in his first at-bat last night, as he struck out.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has allowed just four runs in 21.0 innings on the road (1.71 ERA).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 15 hits in his last 35 at-bats (.429) with RISP.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is batting .325 (13-for-40) with RISP and two outs.

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ON THE ROAD… The Giants are 33-27 (.550) on the road this season, which is the third-highest winning percentage in the NL, behind the Dodgers 40-26 (.606) and Brewers 36-27 (.571).

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AT THE HELM… Manager Bruce Bochy is just ! ve wins away from 1,600 managerial victories in his 20-year career…when he earns his 1,600th victory, he’ll pass Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda for sole possession of 19th place on the all-time list for victories.

Quick Hits for August 19, 2014

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ON THE ROAD… The Giants are 33-26 (.559) on the road this season, which is the third-highest winning percentage in the National League, behind the Dodgers 40-26 (.606) and Brewers 36-27 (.571).

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Hit .271 w/11 HRs, 45 RBI in 71 games w/ Fresno…was Pirates Opening Day starter at 1B March 31, going 2-for-3…however was DFA’d by Pittsburgh on April 19 after hitting .206.

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ANGEL PAGAN… The Giants own a 39-27 record (.591) in games that he starts this year.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His nine triples are tied with Yasiel Puig and Hunter Pence for the second-most in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 10).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 5-for-11 with four RBI in his last three starts.

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MORSE HEATING UP… OF Michael Morse has reached base safely (via hit or walk) in a career-high nine-straight plate appearances…the last Giants’ player with a streak of nine-or-more plate appearances reaching base (via hit, walk, or HBP) was Bengie Molina from April 11-13, 2010…the last Giant to go more than nine-straight was Barry Bonds, who reached base in 11-consecutive plate appearances from June 23-27, 2006 (STATS LLC).

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in 12 of his last 13 contests (2er, 13.0ip), while recording 20 Ks

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 108 games this season and started 61 contests.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Is a perfect 10-for-10 in his last 10 save opportunities.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has five hits in his last 21 at-bats (.238).

Quick Hits for August 17, 2014

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in hits (143) and runs scored (82) and third in multi-hit games (41).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .333 (45-for-135) with four HRs and 19 RBI in his last 33 contests.

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BUSTER POSEY… His catchers ERA of 3.24 ranks second best in NL (SD’s Yasmani Grandal leads at 3.18).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in nine of his last 10 MLB games, going 13-for-45 (.289) during this stretch.

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MORSE STARTING TO HEAT UP… OF Michael Morse has reached base in seven of his last eight plate appearances and has gone 6-for-11 (.545) with two doubles, a triple, home run and four RBI in four games on this homestand.

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MATT DUFFY… Has started five games (three at 2B and two at SS).

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JOE PANIK… Went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI and recorded his ! rst career triple yesterday.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Went 2-for-2 with two RBI yesterday.

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GIANTS MIDDLE RELIEF IS SHINING… Five Giants relievers pitched a total of 5.0-scoreless innings yesterday, giving SF a chance to rally from a 5-1 deficit to defeat the Phillies, 6-5…San Francisco’s middle relievers, which Elias defines as those who enter the game before the 8th inning, have posted a 2.33 ERA this season, the lowest such mark in the National League (Elias).

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants gained a game on the Dodgers last night and now stand 4.5 games behind first place Los Angeles in the NL West…SF currently holds the second NL wild card spot, 0.5 game ahead of the Pirates.

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