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Quick Hits for September 26, 2014

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TONIGHT’S STARTER… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (8-12, 3.96) hasn’t received any run support in his last three starts and has received the sixth-lowest run support average at home this season, with the Giants’ offense giving him 2.85 runs per game…Vogelsong has gone 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4er, 19.0ip) in three starts against the Padres at AT&T Park.

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PENCE, POSEY IN THE CLUTCH… OF Hunter Pence (.357) and C Buster Posey (.344) own the third and fourth highest batting average in the NL, respectively, with runners in scoring position.

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TONIGHT’S GAME… The Giants clinched their third trip to the postseason in five years yesterday, but are still fighting for the opportunity to open the playoffs here at AT&T Park…the Giants are seeking home-field advantage in the one-game wild-card round against either the Pirates or Cardinals.

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GIANTS-PIRATES? OR GIANTS-CARDINALS?… The Giants, who won the World Series in each of their last two postseason trips, trail the Pirates by one game with the Pirates holding the tiebreaker in the race to host the wild-card playoff on Wednesday…Pittsburgh is just 1.0 game behind St. Louis for the NL Central crown and the Giants hold the tiebreaker for home-! eld advantage over St. Louis should both teams end in a tie.

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THE GIANTS – POSTSEASON… San Francisco has advanced to the postseason for the 25th time in franchise history (since 1900) and for the 11th time in SF-era history (since 1958).

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LET’S WIN TWO… San Francisco will try to win consecutive games for only the second time in two weeks tonight.

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A LOT OF RUNS AT HOME… The Giants are averaging 6.0 runs per game in their past 13 home contests (11-2 record), while hitting .382 (52-for-136) with runners in scoring position.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has been unscored upon in his last nine appearances, tossing 5.2 frames.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Is tied for second on the team with 64 relief appearances, including 55 scoreless efforts.

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SELLOUT STREAK JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING… The Giants have sold out their last 324 regular season home games, extending the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

Quick Hits for September 25, 2014

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PENCE, POSEY IN THE CLUTCH… OF Hunter Pence (.360) and C Buster Posey (.338) own the third and fourth highest batting average in the NL, respectively, with runners in scoring position…Pence’s .360 average is the highest by a Giants player in a single season since Barry Bonds in 2006 (.423) (min. 100 PA).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 18-for-58 (.310) with three homers and 17 RBI in his last 15 starts.

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GIANTS CLINCH WILD CARD SPOT… The Giants have clinched a wild-card berth after the Brewers lost 5-3 to the Reds earlier this afternoon in Cincinnati…SF has made the postseason for the third time in the past five seasons, having won the World Series in each of their prior two trips…the Giants have won their last seven postseason games and have won 21 of their past 29, dating back to 2010.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just 11 errors on the year and his .971 fielding pct. is the fourth-highest among NL third baseman….had career-best 73-game errorless streak May 25-Aug. 22.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong has pitched well against the Padres here, posting a 2.88 ERA (8er, 25.0ip) in six appearances…is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4er, 19.0ip) in three career starts vs. San Diego at AT&T Park.

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GIANTS-PIRATES OR GIANTS-CARDINALS… The Giants will play either the Pirates or Cardinals in the one-game wild-card round on Wednesday (site still TBD), with these last four games deciding home field advantage… SF trails the Pirates by 1.0 game for first wild-card position… however, the Pirates hold the tie-breaker for home field advantage should both teams end in a tie…Pittsburgh is just 1.5 games behind St. Louis for the NL Central crown and the Giants hold the tiebreaker for home-field advantage over St. Louis should both teams end in a tie.

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HOME COOKING… The Giants have won 10 of their last 12 home contests and have been one of the best teams at home beginning July 30, going 14-5 (.737)…only the Cardinals (.759, 22-7) and Padres (.750, 21-7) have been better at home since that date among NL teams.

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ON THE MOUND… RHP Yusmeiro Petit (5-5, 3.63) has gone 3-2 with a 3.08 ERA (13er, 38.0ip) in six starts at AT&T Park this season, compared to an 0-2 record and an 8.03 ERA (22er, 24.2ip) in five starts on the road…Petit is 1-3 with a 5.25 ERA in five starts against SD…RHP Andrew Cashner (5-7, 2.21) has won each of his last three starts, fashioning a 1.50 ERA (4er, 24.0ip)…he’s 2-1 with a 2.92 ERA in four starts against the Giants.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Has already established career-highs in wins (5), innings pitched (111.2) and strikeouts (125).

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Ranks seventh in the Majors in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (10.07) among pitchers with at least 100.0 innings pitched this season…also, ranks eighth in the Majors with a 5.95 K/BB ratio.

Quick Hits for September 21, 2014

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BRETT BOCHY… Became the eighth father/son-manager/player combo in the Majors and the first to appear as a pitcher.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has gone 16-for-48 (.333) with two homers and 12 RBI in his past 26 games.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Jake Peavy is 14-3 with a 2.28 ERA in 26 career starts vs. the Dodgers.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (179), is second in runs (105) and total bases (288), tied for second in triples (10), fourth in multi-hit games (50), and tied for 11th in extra base hits (59).

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ON THE MOUND… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (8-11, 3.98 ERA) will make his 31st start of the year in today’s series finale in San Diego…the Giants have gone 15-15 in his 30 starts this season, however have lost five of his last seven efforts…has posted 15 quality starts, however ranks 16th lowest in NL for run support average (3.82, second lowest on SF behind Tim Hudson – 3.66)… has a career 4-4 record with a 5.63 ERA in 16 appearances/eight starts lifetime vs. the Padres…in five outings/four starts at Petco Park, is 1-3 with a 9.37 ERA…RHP Ian Kennedy (11-13, 3.80) will start for the Pads, having posted a career 7-4 record with a 2.66 ERA vs. the Giants over 18 previous starts (with Arizona and San Diego).

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RYAN VOGELSONG… 2014 marks the second time in his career he has made at least 30 starts in a season (31 in 2012).

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RYAN VOGELSONG… Is holding opponents to a .194 clip (14-for-72) with RISP and two outs.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .430 (46×107) with 21 runs, eight 2Bs, 3B, eight HRs and 28 RBI in his last 27 games.

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QUALITY COUNTS… Giants starting pitchers have turned in a quality start in 16 of their last 24 outings, posting 15-9 record during this span…SF has 85 quality starts on the season.

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ON THE ROAD… San Francisco is 42-35 (.545) on the road this year, the third-best road record in the NL behind Los Angeles (48-32, .600) and Washington (44-36, .550).

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