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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.

Quick Hits for September 3, 2014

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .295 (87-for-295) against RH pitchers and is 16-for-his-last-50 (.320) against them.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .351 (79-for-225) on the road, which is the highest clip in the Majors.

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MATT DUFFY… Played college ball at Long Beach State (2010-12) and was drafted by SF in ’12 (18th round).

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GIANTS STAYING HOT… The Giants’ .547 (76-63) winning pct. this season is the third-best in the NL, behind WSH (.569, 78-59) and LAD (.561, 78-61)…SF has gone 13-6 (.684) in the last three weeks (since Aug. 13)…only the Nationals (14-5, .737) and Dodgers (14-6, .700) have been better.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, batting .333 (21-for-63).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has a hit in each of his last seven games, going 12-for-31 (.387) during the stretch.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 11-for-19 (.579) in his last four games and is 26-for-54 (.481) with 16 runs scored, six home runs and 18 RBI over his past 12 contests…13 of his 26 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple)…Posey, who is 6-for-10 in this series, has a .382 career batting average against the Rockies and a .406 mark here at Coors Field.

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HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 15 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year, the longest active streak in the NL and second-longest in the Majors, behind LAA’s Erick Aybar (17 games)…Pence has hit .393 (24-for-61) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during this streak.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed eight errors on the year and his .977 ! elding pct. is the third-highest among third baseman in NL….had career-best 73-game errorless streak May 25-Aug. 22.

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TIM LINCECUM… Has made nine relief appearances in his career (six in postseason), going 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA (4er, 20.ip) and a .174 opponents avg. against.

Quick Hits for September 2, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .469 (23×49) with 13 runs, four 2Bs, 3B, ” ve HRs and 14 RBI in his last 11 games.

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COMING IN HOT… Despite yesterday’s loss, the Giants have still won nine of their last 13 games…they 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 also 1.5 ahead of the Brewers for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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MATT DUFFY… ad his contract purchased from double-A Richmond on Aug. 1.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 11-for-31 (.355) with two homers and 11 RBI in his last eight starts.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has a hit in each of his last six games, going 11-for-27 (.407) during the stretch.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has a hit in each of his last six games and has gone 10-for-31 (.323) in his last 11 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has appeared in 130 games, the second most games he has appeared in during ML career (146 w/WSH in 2011)…has started 125 times this season (82 in LF, 39 at 1B, 4 DH).

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BUSTER POSEY… Leads the club with 24 RBI in the 7th inning or later.

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PENCE LOOKING TO JOIN BOBBY BONDS, WILLIE MAYS IN SELECT CLUB… Pence has hit 29 2Bs, 10 3Bs and 19 HRs this season and needs just one more double and one homer to join Willie Mays (1958 – 33 2Bs, 11 3Bs, 29 HRs) and Bobby Bonds (1970 – 36 2Bs, 10 3Bs, 26 HRs) as the only San Francisco Giants with at least 30+ 2Bs, 10+ 3Bs and 20+ HRs in a single season.

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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).

Quick Hits for September 1, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 10-for-22 (.455) over his last five games.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Led Giants’ offense yesterday, going 3-for-4 with three runs, a triple and two-run HR.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .455 (20×44) with 11 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, five HRs and 13 RBI in his last 10 games.

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TIMHUDSON… Reached the 2,000 strikeout plateau in his last start vs. Colorado, joining CC Sabathia (2,437), A.J. Burnett (2,337) and Bartolo Colon (2,080) as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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MATT DUFFY… Has started eight games (four at 2B and four at SS) for the Giants.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in a season-high 13-consecutive games, batting .404 (21-for-52).

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AUGUST WAS GOOD… After a 10-16 month of June and 12-14 July, the Giants posted a 16-12 (.571) record last month, the third-best in the NL behind Washington (19-10, .655) and San Diego (16-11, .593)…the Giants led the NL with a .288 batting average in August and averaged a league-high 4.86 runs per game…Giants pitchers finished the month with a 3.23 ERA (4th-best).

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VOTE PANIK… IF Joe Panik led all National League rookies in batting average (.379), on-base pct. (.416) and hits (36) last month, while tying for fourth in RBI (11)…Panik’s 36 hits in August are the most by a Giants rookie in a single month since C Buster Posey had 43 in July of 2010.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Drove in a season-high three runs yesterday while recording a season-best three hits.

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LET’S KEEP THIS WIN STREAK GOING… SF hasn’t won seven or more consecutive games since an eight-game run from Sept. 11-18, 2011, and they can match that streak if they go undefeated today.

Quick Hits for August 31, 2014

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .344 (22-for-64) with one HR and 11 RBI in his past 20 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in a season-high 12-consecutive games and joins NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Posted 2-for-3 effort with RBI (walk and strikeout) last night, snapping 11-for-72 (.153) spell in his previous 23 games (eight walks, 27 strikeouts).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His nine triples are tied for the second-most in the bigs (Dee Gordon, 12).

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NO-HIT BIDS… RHP Jake Peavy became the seventh Giants starter this season to hold the opposition hitless through the first 5.0 innings of a game…Peavy and Tim Lincecum have done it twice, while Matt Cain, Ryan Vogelsong and Madison Bumgarner have each done it once (Lincecum is the only one of the group who completed a no-hitter)…the last ML team that did not allow a hit over the first 5.0 innings of seven games in the same season was the Tigers in 2011 (Justin Verlander did it four times, and Doug Fister, Brad Penny and Rick Porcello each did it once)… the last Giants team to have seven starts of that sort was the 1975 team (Pete Falcone did it four times, Jim Barr twice and Ed Halicki once (Halicki was the only one of the group to complete the no-no) (Elias).

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STARTING STRONG… Giants starting pitchers have combined for a 1.01 ERA (5er, 44.2ip) with 50 strikeouts and just six walks in the first six games of this homestand.

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THE GIANTS… Have won five straight games and eight of their last 11 contests… SF looks to win their sixth consecutive contest today, which would match their longest winning streak of the season (two times, last: July 24-29).

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IN THE STANDINGS… SF enters today’s game 2.5 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, their smallest deficit since August 6…SF holds a 1.0 game lead over the Cardinals for the first Wild Card spot in the NL.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .327 (16×49) with RISP and .353 (12×34) w/ RISP and two outs this season.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Left-handed batters are 5-for-their-last-41 (.122) off him.

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