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Quick Hit for September 16, 2014

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INSIDE THE SERIES… The Giants have won 16 of their last 23 games here at Chase Field and have won six-consecutive series here in Arizona… SF has not lost a series here at Chase since April 6-8, 2012 when they were swept in three games to begin the 2012 season.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Madison Bumgarner last pitched on Friday night against the Dodgers and earned his 18th win of the season after blanking LA for 7.0 innings on three hits with nine strikeouts in SF’s 9-0 victory.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Jake Peavy (5-4, 2.29) has gone 5-1 with a 1.12 ERA (5er, 40.1ip) with 35 strikeouts in his last six starts…he has held the opposition to two earned runs or fewer in each of those outings… RHP Josh Collmenter (10-7, 3.67) is 2-0 with a 0.65 ERA (2er, 27.2ip) in his last four outings…tossed 6.0-scoreless innings in his last start at SF, but did not factor into the decision.

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JAKE PEAVY… 33-year-old right-hander will make his 10th start for the Giants after being acquired on July 26 from Boston along with cash considerations in exchange for minor league LHP Edwin Escobar and RHP Heath Hembree.

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JAKE PEAVY… Owns 2,016 career strikeouts and joins C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Bartolo Colon and teammate Tim Hudson as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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CHRIS DOMINGUEZ… Is first player in Grizzlies history with at least 20 2Bs, 20 HRs, 20 SBs, 80 RBI in single season.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned 13 of the Giants’ last 15 saves and is 15-for-19 overall this season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit .361 (74×205) with 10 HRs and 39 RBI following the All-Star break this season.

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HUNTER PENCE… 4 Time All-Star has appeared in 371-consecutive games and has started 321-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Left-handed batters are hitting just .162 (6-for-37) against him.

Quick Hits for September 14, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .461 (41×89) with 20 runs, eight 2Bs, 3B, seven HRs and 26 RBI in his last 22 games.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 27 games as defensive sub are the third-most in the NL.

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JOE PANIK… Has started 55/75 games at 2nd base since being called up from triple-A Fresno June 21.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (176), is second in runs (103) and total bases (282), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (50), and is 11th in extra base hits (58).

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BUSTER POSEY… Is vying for the NL batting title for the second time in the last three seasons (2012).

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ANDREW SUSAC… His 18 RBI are the most among all NL rookies since he was first called up to the big leagues on July 26 (has 9 RBI in his last six games).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .310 (27×87) with seven extra base hits (4 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 14 RBI in last 23 games.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Leads the Majors with a .462 avg. (18×39) vs. LH pitching since the break.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Recorded his last win on August 16, 2014 vs. Philadelphia.

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HUNTER STRICKLAND… Has appeared in five big league games, tossing 4.1-scoreless innings. w/ five Ks.

Quick Hits for September 12, 2014

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 23-for-28 in SV chances, with his 23 saves tied for the 13th-most in the NL.

 

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games, batting .341 (30-for-88).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one of four players in baseball to hit .300+ in each of the last four months (.312 in May, .301 in June, .311 in July, .336 in Aug)…joins Jose Altuve, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Is 6-for-19 (.316) with three RBI as a pinch-hitter with SF.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 12 hits in his last 33 at-bats (.364) and nine RBI in his last 10 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games and has gone 23-for-61 (.377) in his last 20 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .463 (37×80) with 19 runs, seven 2Bs, 3B, seven HRs and 24 RBI in his last 19 games.

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled from triple-A on Sept. 1 marking sixth time he’s been recalled this year.

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GARY BROWN… 25-year-old was recalled from triple-A Fresno on Sept. 2, marking his first big league callup.

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GIANTS HOME VICTORIES… The Giants look to extend their season-high home winning streak to 10 games tonight… SF last won 10 consecutive home games during an 11-game run from July 7-25, 2003, the Giants’ longest home win streak in AT&T Park history…during this nine-game home win streak, the Giants have outscored their opponents by a 58-14 margin.

Quick Hits for September 9, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has nine hits in his last 25 at-bats (.360) and eight RBI in his last eight games.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .353 (24×68) with six extra base hits (3 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 12 RBI in last 17 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… His 101 runs scored is a career-high and he’s just the third Giants player in the last 10 seasons with 100+ runs scored (also: Barry Bonds, 129 in 2004, Aubrey Hu! , 100 in 2010).

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 33 for-67 (.493) with 19 runs scored, seven home runs and 21 RBI over his past 16 contests…14 of his 33 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple)… beginning Aug. 21, Posey leads baseball in hits (33), runs (19), extra base hits (14), RBI (21), on-base pct. (.514) and slugging pct. (.925).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has missed the last six games with a left oblique strain.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsgon owns a career mark of 3-5 with a 4.67
ERA (45er, 86.2ip) in 19 career appearances (13 starts) against the D-Backs.

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SAN FRANCISCO’S WINNING WAYS… The Giants, who are 13 games over .500, have won nine of their last 12 games and 12 of their last 18.

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STARTING STRONG AT HOME… Giants starting pitchers have fashioned a 1.07 ERA (6er, 50.2ip) and .151 opponents average against (25-for-166) in the past seven home games (all quality starts).

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SAVE DUO… RHP Sergio Romo has recorded 23 saves and RHP Santiago Casilla has 15…the Giants are the only team that’s had two different pitchers save at least 15 games this season.

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TIM LINCECUM… Made his fourth career regular season relief appearance last Friday night (1.0ip, 1so).

Quick Hits for September 6, 2014

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BUMGARNER NAMED NL PITCHER OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST… Today’s starting LHP Madison Bumgarner was named NL Pitcher of the Month for August, winning the award now twice in four months (also won it in May)…Bumgarner went the distance in three of his six August starts and finished the month 4-1 with a league-best 1.57 ERA (8er, 46.0ip), along with a league-high 56 strikeouts and just three walks.

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HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK REACHES 17… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 17 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year and the longest active streak in the Majors…Pence has hit .377(26-for-69) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during the streak.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 30-for-62 (.484) with 17 runs scored, six home runs and 20 RBI over his past 14 contests…13 of his 30 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple)… beginning Aug. 21, Posey leads baseball in hits (30), runs (17), home runs (6 – T1st), extra base hits (13) and RBI (20).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Went 1-for-3 last night in 3.0 innings and did not return after the 2:42 rain delay.

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ANDREW SUSAC…Already has 15 RBI in just 21 games this season (has 6 RBI in his last three games).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one of four players in baseball to hit .300+ in each of the last four months (.312 in May, .301 in June, .311 in July, .336 in Aug)…joins Jose Altuve, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has a hit in each of his last eight games, going 13-for-34 (.382) during the stretch.

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MADISON BUMGARNER… Needs just one more strikeout to reach the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time in his career…would become just the ” fth Giants left-handed pitcher to register 200+ K’s in a season, joining Cy Seymour (239, 1898), Rube Marquard (237, 1911), Ray Sadecki (206, 1968) and Jonathan Sanchez (205, 2010).

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MADISON BUMGARNER…Has 19 career games of 10-plus strikeouts (six this season), the ” fth-most in Giants franchise history and the most by any Giants left-handed pitcher.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .377 (23×61) with six extra base hits (3 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 11 RBI in last 15 games.

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.

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