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Quick Hits for August 8, 2014

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.67 figure (11er, 59.1ip) in 18 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last five games, going 9-for-23 (.391) with two 2Bs, 3B and two HRs.

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BRANDON BELT… Was activated from the D.L. on Aug. 2…missed 12 games with a concussion.

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100 HOME RUNS… The Giants are just one home run shy of hitting their 100th homer this season…last year SF did not hit their 100th HR until Sept. 24 and finished with just a total of 107.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 62 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.980) .

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MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded his first multi-RBI game since June 13 vs. COL on Wednesday.

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

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BUSTER POSEY… Batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a first baseman compared to .263 clip (78×297) and .326 OBP as a catcher .

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.

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UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS & BROADCAST SCHEDULE… Saturday, August 9 at Kansas City (4:10): RHP James Shields (10-6, 3.43) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (8-8, 2.74) – CSN Bay Area… Sunday, August 10 at Kansas City (11:10): LHP Danny Duffy (6-10, 2.39) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.22) – CSN Bay Area… Please note all games broadcast on KNBR 680 AM (English radio). All home games and road games in LA, SD and OAK broadcast on 860 AM ESPN Deportes (Spanish radio).

Quick Hits for August 7, 2014

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AGAINST THE BEST… With a victory today the Giants can win a series against a team with a winning record for the first time since taking three of four games at St. Louis from May 29-June 1.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Has started three games for SF since having his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on July 26 (H. Sanchez concussion).

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MR. CLUTCH… Last night marked IF Pablo Sandoval’s third-straight game with three RBIs, the longest such streak in the Majors this season and the longest by a Giants player since Jeff Kent knocked in at least three runs in three-consecutive games from June 27-29, 2002 (Elias).

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TODAY’S GIANTS TRANSACTIONS… Prior to today’s game the Giants activated OF Angel Pagan (back inflammation) from the 15-day disabled list… Pagan missed 44 games while on the D.L., with the Giants going 18-26 during this stretch.

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THE GIANTS… Have won five of their last seven games after dropping a season-high six-straight games on their last homestand… they currently are tied with Milwaukee for the third highest winning percentage in the National League behind Los Angeles-NL (65-50, .565) and Washington (61-51, .545).

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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .379 (11-for-29) in his last eight games.

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HUNTER PENCE… 2014 All-Star has appeared in 336-consecutive games and has started 286-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 40 of SF’s last 44 games since Angel Pagan has been out.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded three RBI last night, his first multi-RBI game since June 13 vs. COL.

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UPCOMING BROADCAST SCHEDULE: • Friday, August 8 at Kansas City (5:10) • Saturday, August 9 at Kansas City (4:10) • Sunday, August 10 at Kansas City (11:10) – CSN Bay Area Please note all games broadcast on KNBR 680 AM (English radio). All home games and road games in LA, SD and OAK broadcast on 860 AM ESPN Deportes (Spanish radio).

Quick Hits for August 6, 2014

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BRANDON BELT… Appeared in RF last night for first time since 2011 (had 10.2 innings logged in RF).

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IN THE BULLPEN… The Giants bullpen had their 22.2-consecutive scoreless innings streak snapped in the 7th inning last night… however, SF relievers have still combined for the lowest ERA in the Majors since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.33 figure (8er, 54.0ip) in 16 games.

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LONG ROAD AHEAD… The Giants are in a stretch where 11 of their next 16 games are away from home and 27 of their final 48 contests this season will be on the road.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 60 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.979).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .321 against LH pitching (ninth-highest in NL).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Hit .286 with 16 2Bs, 13 HRs and 41 RBI in his first 59 games (through June 5).

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BUSTER POSEY… Has reached base safely in nine of his last 12 plate appearances (five hits and four walks).

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 45-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-40 when they don’t score first… their .789 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

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IT BEGINS WITH THE STARTERS… SF starters have combined to post a 2.50 ERA (10er, 36.0ip) in the first five games of this road trip and have held opponents to a .175 batting avg. (22-for-126).

Quick Hits for August 5, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.21) owns a 4-3 record with a 3.97 ERA (26er, 59.0ip) in 10 career starts against Milwaukee… he enters tonight’s game having thrown 12.0-consecutive scoreless frames against the Brewers… Lincecum will be opposed by RHP Jimmy Nelson (1-2, 4.30), who will make his fifth start for the Brewers this season, having gone 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA (11er, 23.0ip)… Milwaukee is 2-2 this season in his outings.

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THE GIANTS… Have won four of their last five games and enter tonight’s game 1.5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West… SF currently is tied for the second-highest winning percentage in the NL with Milwaukee (61-51, .545) and Washington (60-50, .545).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was the Giants’ second-round draft pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Leads the club with 45 walks this season.

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FULL THROTTLE… OF Hunter Pence recorded six hits in 18 at-bats in the Giants’ four-game series against the Mets in New York and all of his hits were good for extra bases (two 2Bs, two 3Bs and two HRs)… Pence is the first Giants player to register at least two 2Bs, two 3Bs and two HRs in one series since Dusty Rhodes posted three 2Bs, two 3Bs and two HRs for the New York Giants in a four-game series at St. Louis in August 1954 (Elias).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 38 of SF’s last 42 games since Angel Pagan has been out.

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MICAHEL MORSE… Hit .286 with 16 2Bs, 13 HRs and 41 RBI in his first 59 games (through June 5).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .348 (31-for-89) with two HRs and 13 RBI in his last 22 contests.

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BUSTER POSEY… Matched his career-high with four walks yesterday (also: June 4, 2012 vs. CHC).

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 45-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-39 when they don’t score first… their .789 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

Quick Hits for August 4, 2014

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THE GIANTS… Have won three of their last four games and enter today’s game 2 .5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West .

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IT BEGINS WITH THE STARTERS… SF starters have combined to post a 1.80 ERA (5er, 25.0ip) in the first three games of this series and have held the Mets to a .100 batting avg . (8-for-80) .

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ON THE ROAD… The Giants have posted the second-best road record in the NL, going 31-21 (.596), as only the Dodgers have a better record (34-23, .596) . . .SF has won 11 of their last 17 games on the road.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 37 of SF’s last 41 games since Angel Pagan has been out .

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has just one extra base hit in his last 13 games.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .429 (9-for-21) against the Mets this season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has started 77 games at catcher and 18 games at 1st base.

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JOE PANIK… Hit .321 (94×293) in 74 games for Fresno with 50 runs, 14 2Bs, five HRs and 45 RBI.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .330 (29-for-88) with two HRs and 10 RBI in his last 22 contests.

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

Quick Hits for August 3, 2014

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BEST WHEN SUN IS OUT… The Giants’ own a 25-16 (.610) record during day games, compared to a 34-35 (.493) mark at night .

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HUNTER PENCE…Is only Giants player on team to start all 111 games…has played 992 of SF’s 997 innings.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-27 in SV chances…his 22 saves are the 11th-most in the NL.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .317 (19-for-60) in his last 18 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Leads the club with 26 doubles and is second on the team in extra base hits (42).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .327 against LH pitching (eighth-highest in NL), but .197 against RH hurlers.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 7-for-his-last-15 with runners in scoring position.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .333 (28-for-84) with two HRs and nine RBI in his last 21 contests.

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JOE PANIK… Hit .321 (94×293) in 74 games for Fresno with 50 runs, 14 2Bs, five HRs and 45 RBI.

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ANDREW SUSAC.. Has started two games for SF since having his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno this past Sat . (H . Sanchez concussion) .

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