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Quick Hits for July 8, 2014

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned a save in each of the Giants’ last two wins.

HUNTER PENCE… Was named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his first as a member of the Giants

HUNTER PENCE… Was named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his first as a member of the Giants

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 30-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-36 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is 18-for-52 (.346) with €five home runs in 16 career games here at O.co Coliseum.

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BRANDON BELT… Is hitting .283 (26×92) on the road this season, compared to .192 (10×52) at home.

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TYLER COLVIN… Is hitless in his last 11 at-bats and has gone just 4-for-36 (.111) in his past 14 games.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Will feature 2014 All-Star Madison Bumgarner (9-6, 3.09) against RHP Sonny Gray (8-3, 3.08)…Bumgarner has lost each of his last two starts, allowing 10 runs (9er) on 15 hits in 11.0 innings…however, he enters tonight’s outing with a five-game road winning streak, going 5-0 with a 1.05 ERA (5er, 43.0ip) in his past six road outings…Gray, who will face the Giants for the first time in his career, has gone 2-0 with a 3.79 ERA in his past three starts.

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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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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 27 of his last 31 games, hitting .333 (39×117) over the span.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Left Saturday’s game at SD in the 1st with a left elbow contusion…has not played since.

 

Quick Hits for June 5, 2014

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GIANTS VERSUS LEAKE… OF Tyler Colvin is 6-for-17 (.353) lifetime with four HRs and eight RBI against Leake…it’s the most HRs Leake has surrendered to a player in his career…IF Pablo Sandoval is 8-for-14 (.571) in his career against Leake with two HRs and three RBI… OF Hunter Pence is 10-for-22 (.455) and is 7-for-his-last-15.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in nine of his past 12 games, batting .326 (14-for-43) with 11 runs scored.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .344 (22-for-64) vs. left-handed pitchers.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has raised his batting average by 132 points from .100 to his current .232 mark by hitting .357 (15-for-42) in his past 18 games…has 11 hits in his last 26 at-bats (.423).

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Matt Cain will make his 13th career start against the Mets…is 5-5 lifetime with a 3.57 ERA in 12 starts

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 48 starts (39 at catcher, nine at 1st)…is tied for second in NL w/10 caught stealings.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 19 of his 21 appearances.

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WINNING WAYS… The Giants are a season-best 17.0 games over .500 and hold the largest lead of any division leader, with a season-high 8.0 game lead over the second place Dodgers.

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GIANTS WITH BEST RECORD IN THE MAJORS… The Giants enter today’s game with the Majors’ best record at 38-21 (.644), one game better than the Oakland A’s (37-22, .627).

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Has made five spot starts, filling in for Matt Cain four times and Tim Hudson once.

Quick Hits for May 31, 2014

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TOMORROW’S STARTER VS. ST. LOUIS: Yusmeiro Petit s scheduled to make his 13th career start against the Cardinals…has posted a 3-4 record with a 5.78 ERA (23er, 71.2ip) in 12 career starts…is 0-3 with a 7.22 ERA (31er, 38.2 ip) in his last seven starts…2013: Did not face the Cardinals last season…

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .339 (19×56) against LHP (hit .199 vs. LH pitchers last season).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .407 (11×27) with RISP and two outs.

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BRANDON HICKS… Has a career high eight HRs already…entered the year with three career home runs.

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BEST WHEN SUN IS OUT… The Giants’ 15-5 (.750) record during day games this season is the best  figure among all Major League teams…the Giants average 5.24 runs per game (110 runs) during the day, compared to 3.80 runs per game (133 runs) at night.

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BUSTER POSEY…Has made 45 starts (37 at catcher, eight at 1st)…ranks second in NL w/nine caught stealings.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Yusmeiro Petit (3-2, 5.08),  filling in for an injured Matt Cain, has gone 1-1 with a 7.08 ERA (16er, 20.1ip) in four starts this season…he’ll be facing the Cardinals for the  first time since a road loss with Arizona on July 19, 2009…the Giants will get their  first look at RHP Michael Wacha (3-3, 2.67), who has gone 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA in his six home starts this season…Wacha hasn’t allowed more than three runs in a start all year.

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TODAY’S ROSTER MOVES… Prior to today’s game the Giants have placed RHP Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 22) with a right hamstring strain…Cain will be eligible to come off the disabled list when the Giants return home to face the Mets on Friday, June 6…OF Juan Perez (#2) has been recalled from triple-A Fresno.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 18 of his 20 appearances.

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GIANT MAY… The Giants’ 19-8 (.704) record this month is the best mark in the bigs…with today being the final day in May, the Giants need a victory to secure their 20th win this month…since the Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958, they’ve won 20 games in a month just nine times, most recently in July 2010 ( won 20).

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Quick Hits for May 9, 2014

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ON THE BUMP… LHP Madison Bumgarner is 6-2 lifetime with a 1.98 ERA in eight starts (nine appearances) at Dodger Stadium…his 1.98 ERA here at Chavez Ravine is the lowest among all active pitchers (min. 50.0ip).

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DON’T COUNT US OUT… Last night marked the Giants ninth come from behind victory of the season, which is tied for the fifth-most in the Majors.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has reached base safely in 13 of his last 14 games (12 hits and seven walks).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is tied for sixth in the NL with eight HRs, ranks eighth with 24 RBI and sixth with a .571 slugging pct.

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