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Quick Hits for September 20, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Leads the Majors with a .353 batting average (89-for-252) on the road.

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ON THE MOUND… RHP Yusemiro Petit (5-4, 3.64 ERA) will make his 11th start/38th appearance of the year tonight in San Diego…has gone 3-3 with a 5.18 ERA (33er, 57.1ip) in his first 10 starts, with the Giants going 6-4 in those outings…suffered the loss in his previous outing, 4-2 SF defeat last Sunday vs. the Dodgers (7.0ip,8h,4r,3er,0bb,8so,1hr)…has lifetime 1-4 mark vs. the Padres with a 4.76 ERA in 11 outings/four starts…RHP Andrew Cashner (4-7, 2.20) will start for the Pads, having posted a career 1-3 record with a 3.97 ERA vs. the Giants over nine previous outings/three starts.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… His first six starts this season came in place of either Matt Cain (five times) or RHP Tim Hudson (once), both of whom have dealt with injuries.

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BRETT BOCHY… The son of Manager Bruce Bochy, Brett was selected by the Giants in the 20th round of the 2010 draft.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is tied for second in MLB w/ 153 games played…has played all but 10.0 defensive innings.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just 10 errors on the year and his .973 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 owns a career mark of 4-4 with a 5.63 ERA (17er, 54.1ip) in 16 career appearances (eight starts) against the Padres…has not faced San Diego this season.

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco enters play today 3.5 games back of LA for first place in the NL West with three head-to-head contests remaining (Monday-Wednesday at Dodger Stadium)…the Giants currently own the top overall NL Wild Card spot, +1.0 game ahead of the Pirates…SF’s magic number to clinch a Postseason berth stands at four games.

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IN CONTROL… Yusemiro Petit has faced 62-consecutive batters without going to a three-ball count, which dates back to an intentional walk to Corey Dickerson on Sept. 2. at COL…in fact, he is just the second pitcher to face 62+ consecutive batters without going to a three-ball count this season, joining Chad Qualls who went 71-straight batters from April 29-June 28…Petit is the first starting pitcher to do so since Cliff Lee went 66-straight batters from Sept. 16-27, 2013 (STATS, LLC).

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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 9 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with five on the road and four at home…all of the Giants’ 9 remaining games will come against the NL West (Padres and Dodgers), a division in which SF has gone 36-31 (.537) against.

Family Day

On June 25, the Giants enjoyed their annual Family Day, during which players and staff were able to pose for portraits with their families.

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 August 20, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Left Sunday’s game with a dislocated left pinkie finger…is day-to-day.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has started 68 games (all in CF), hitting safely in 52 of his 68 starts.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Is having one of the best seasons of his career, posting a 3.02 ERA in 52 relief appearances, the second-most outings on SF’s sta” .

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .385 (30×78) with a .435 OBP as a first baseman (20 starts) compared to .257 clip (84×327) and .316 OBP as a catcher (86 starts) this season.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Had is streak of reaching base safely (via hit or walk) in a career-high nine-straight plate appearances snapped in his first at-bat last night, as he struck out.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has allowed just four runs in 21.0 innings on the road (1.71 ERA).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 15 hits in his last 35 at-bats (.429) with RISP.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is batting .325 (13-for-40) with RISP and two outs.

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ON THE ROAD… The Giants are 33-27 (.550) on the road this season, which is the third-highest winning percentage in the NL, behind the Dodgers 40-26 (.606) and Brewers 36-27 (.571).

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AT THE HELM… Manager Bruce Bochy is just ! ve wins away from 1,600 managerial victories in his 20-year career…when he earns his 1,600th victory, he’ll pass Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda for sole possession of 19th place on the all-time list for victories.

Quick Hits for August 12, 2014

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THE GIANTS… Begin a five-game homestand tonight with the first game of a two-game series against the White Sox followed by a three-game set against the Phillies starting Friday night… SF has lost four-consecutive games and 12 of their last 17 contests… the Giants enter tonight’s contest 5.0 games behind the first place Dodgers in the NL West, their largest deficit of the season.

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A TOUGH TRIP… SF just concluded a 10-game, 11-day road trip where they went 4-6 at New York (3-1), Milwaukee (1-2) and Kansas City (0-3)… SF began the trip with a 4-2 record and then dropped their final four contests.

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ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… After going 22-9 in their first 31 home games, the Giants have gone just 7-21 (.250) in their last 28 home contests…SF’s .222 home winning pct. in this span (beginning June 9) is the worst in the Majors.

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GIANTS IN INTERLEAGUE PLAY… The Giants are 7-8 (.467) so far this season in Interleague play and have dropped eight of their last nine games against the American League.

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the second-lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.91 figure (14er, 66.0ip) in 20 games.

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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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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 46-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-44 when they don’t score first… their .793 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

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SELLOUT STREAK… The Giants have sold out their last 305 regular season home games, which extends the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League… SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

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RISPY BUSINESS… As a team, the Giants are hitting .338 (24-for-71) with runners in scoring position over their last 10 games.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (7-8, 3.77) has gone 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA (2er, 15.0ip) in his last two outings… will face the White Sox for the first time in his career, as Chicago is the only Major League team that he has never faced… Vogelsong will be opposed by LHP Chris Sale (10-2, 2.14), who is 3-0 with a 1.85 ERA (9er, 43.2ip) in six road starts this season…he will make his second career start against the Giants and first at AT&T Park…he earned the victory in his first start earlier this season against SF, allowing three runs on eight hits over 6.0 innings of work.

Quick Hits for July 25, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 11-for-28 (.393) in his past seven games and has driven in 11 runs in his past eight contests.

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JEAN MACHI… Has thrown 5.2-scoreless innings over his last seven appearances.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum is coming o! his first career save in his second career regular season relief appearance, as he closed out the Phillies in the 14th inning on Tuesday…since May 23, Lincecum has gone 5-0 with a 1.34 ERA (7er, 47.0ip) here at home…RHP Zack Greinke (11-6, 2.90) has lost his last two starts, going 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA (7er, 12.2ip)…he’s 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA (4er, 13.0ip) in his two outings against the Giants this season.

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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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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in 14 of his last 17 games at .277 (18-for-65).

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads all NL players in multi-hit games (38), hits (125) and runs scored (73).

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TIM LINCECUM… Has gone 4-1 with a 0.95 ERA (4er, 38.0ip) in his last six outings…his 0.95 ERA beginning June 25 is the third-lowest in the Majors, trailing BOS’ Jon Lester (0.29) and TB’s David Price (0.90).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 16-for-43 (.372) in his last 10 games and 25-for-78 (.321) in his last 21 contests.

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SELLOUT STREAKING – GOING FOR 300 SELLOUTS… The Giants have sold out their last 299 regular season home games, which extends the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong owns a career mark of 4-3 with a 3.76 ERA (40er, 95.2ip) in 22 career games (13 starts) against the Dodgers.

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