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Quick Hits for June 21, 2014

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Madison Bumgarner is 8-4 with a 2 .85 ERA and one complete game in 15 starts, with the Giants going 9-6 in his outings (3-4 home, 6-2 on road.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 26/74 games (25 at catcher, one at 1st)… made a total of 24 starts last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Matched his season-high with three hits Wed. at CWS, two of which came off of LHP Chris Sale…the only other lefty to record a hit off Sale this year is LAA’s Josh Hamilton.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is only Giants player on the team to start all 74 games… has played 657 of SF’s 662 innings.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Lefties are hitting just .167 (6-for-36) against him.

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BRANDON HICKS… Has made 56 starts (all at 2nd base, five errors).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .329 (23×70) vs. lefties this year… hit just .199 (29×146) against left-handers in 2013.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one HR short of reaching the 100 career home run milestone.

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JEAN MACHI… Since the beginning of last season has fashioned a 1.61 ERA (15er, 84 .0ip) in 83 games . . .his 1 .61 ERA during this span ranks as the fourth-lowest figure among NL relievers .

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RYAN VOGELSONG… Did not factor into the decision in his last start on June 14 vs. the Rockies… threw 5 .0 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits, in the Giants 5-4 loss at AT&T Park .

Quick Hits for June 20, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (5-4, 4.81), will be seeking his sixth win this season… the Giants are 9-5 in his starts and 3-2 in his road assignments… RHP Josh Collmenter (4-4, 4.05) has lost each of his last two starts, allowing 10 runs (nine earned runs) combined during those outings.

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DON’T RUN ON THESE GUYS… San Francisco catchers lead the NL having caught 23 would-be base stealers (Buster Posey 12 and Hector Sanchez 11).

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… At Chase Field Ryan Vogelsong is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA (12er, 25.1ip) in six career games (four starts).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has reached base safely via hit or walk in 20 of his last 45 plate appearances.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Is hitting .350 (7-for-20) is his last 10 games.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 24 of his 27 appearances, allowing four runs in 23.1ip.

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SERGIO ROMO… Needs just nine more saves to match Rod Beck (29 SVs in 1997) for the most saves prior to the All-Star break in SF-era history.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .341 (73×214) in his last 53 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is tied for ninth in the NL with 13 HRs… his career-high is 31 with WAS in 2011.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has not played the Giants’ last three games because of back inflammation.

Quick Hits for June 4, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .339 (19×56) against LHP (hit .199 vs. LH pitchers last season)…however, has just three hits in his last 20 at-bats (.150) against southpaws…hitting .192 vs. RH pitchers.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… 12-game hitting streak ended last night after going hitless in three at-bats.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His .322 batting average ranks ! fth in the NL.

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DAVID HUFF… Has struggled since coming back from the DL, appearing in eight games and allowing 12 runs (11er) on 22 hits in just 13.0ip (7.62 ERA)…opponents are hitting .367 (22-for- 60) o! him in this span…has surrendered eight runs in his past four outings (4.2ip).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 22/59 games (21 at catcher, one at 1st)…made a total of 24 starts last season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 47 starts (38 at catcher, nine at 1st)…ranks third in NL w/nine caught stealings.

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HUNTER STAYING HOT… OF Hunter Pence led the Giants’ offense last night by going 3-for-4 with a double, homer and RBI…Pence is 7-for-18 (.389) with two HRs in his last four games, and has gone 12- for-17 in his last four contests against the Reds.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started 15 of 59 games (seven at 2nd, three at SS, three at 3rd and two at 1B).

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-2, 3.45) has gone 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA (4er, 20.0ip) in his past three starts…he’s coming oFF a no-decision last Thursday at St. Louis in which he allowed four runs in 6.1 innings of SF’s 6-5 win…he hasn’t faced the Reds since yielding one run and three hits in 5.0 innings of a 2-1, 10-inning victory in Game 3 of the 2012 Division Series… LHP Tony Cingrani (2-5, 4.01) has lost each of his last three starts, going 0-3 with a 5.29 ERA in that span…he went 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA in two starts against the Giants last season.

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GEORGE KONTOS… Has tossed 9.0 innings, allowing just one run with 10 Ks in six appearances.

Quick Hits for May 29, 2014

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PABLO AT THE PLATE… IF Pablo Sandoval enters tonight’s game with an eight-game hitting streak, batting .429 (12-for-28) during the stretch with four home runs and 13 RBI…he’s also driven in at least one run in each of his past eight games, the longest such streak of his career and the longest by a Giant since J.T. Snow had a RBI in eight consecutive games from April 8-18, 2003 (15 RBI).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His € five home runs this month are tied for the seventh-most in the league.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-2, 3.20), who carries a 13.2 scoreless innings streak into tonight’s game, has been one of the best pitchers in the Majors over the past month, fashioning a 3-1 record with a 1.35 ERA (6er, 40.0ip) in his past six starts…he’ll be opposed by LHP Jaime Garcia (1-0, 4.26), who earned his first win in more than a year this past Saturday at Cincinnati after allowing two runs in 5.2 innings…Garcia has been tough on the Giants in the past, going 2-1 with a 1.27 ERA (4er, 28.1ip) in four starts.

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SCORELESS STREAKING… San Francisco is coming o! back-to-back shutouts of the Cubs, as they blanked Chicago 4-0 on Tuesday night and then 5-0 yesterday…the Giants’ current 20.0-inning scoreless streak is their longest of the season.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Madison Bumgarner Enters tomorrow’s start with a four-game win streak, going 4-0 with a 2.53 ERA (9er, 32.0ip) in his last five starts…a win today and he can match the longest win streak of his career (won five games in a row twice in 2012)…

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 16-for-18 in SV chances…his 16 rescues are tied with LAD’s Kenley Jansen for the the second-most in the Majors.

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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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ANGEL PAGAN… His 20 multi-hit games are tied for the fourth-most in the NL and his .324 avg. is sixth.

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HUNTER PENCE… His 40 runs scored are tied for the second-most in the NL behind Tulowitzki (45).

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GIANTS WITH BEST RECORD IN THE MAJORS… The Giants, winners of six of their last seven games and 11 of their last 16, enter tonight’s game with the best overall winning pct. in the Majors, posting a .642  figure (34-19).

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Quick Hits for May 23, 2014

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SERGIO ROMO… Only Milwaukee’s Francisco Rodriguez has more saves (17).

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TIM LINCECUM… Is the Giants franchise record holder for number of games pitched with 10+ strikeouts (36) and is the third Giant ever to have four-straight seasons with at least 200 strikeouts (2008-11).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is hitting .347 (17-for-49) with two homers and 14 RBI in his last 15 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Returned to the lineup yesterday in Denver after sitting out the past two games with nerve irritation in his lower back.

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JEAN MACHI… Has held left-handed batters hitless in their last 21 at-bats against him.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .345 (19-for-55) in his last 15 games…had 19 hits in his ! rst 114 ABs of the season.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has not allowed an inherited runner to score (10 IR).

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong is scheduled to make his 10th start of the season…threw 7.0-shutout innings in his last start on Sunday in the Giants 4-1 victory over the Marlins at AT&T Park…five of his last seven starts have been quality outings….has allowed one run or fewer in each of his five quality starts…VS. MINNESOTA: Is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA (4er, 8.0ip) in two career appearances (one start) against the Twins…threw 7.0 innings, allowing one run on four hits and one walk with three strikeouts in his only start against Minnesota on June 22, 2011 in the Giants 5-1 victory at AT&T Park… retired each of the first 12 batters he faced…IN INTERLEAGUE: Has posted a 4-5 record with a 4.10 ERA (49er, 107.2ip) in 26 career Interleague games (15 starts).

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last nine games, going 16-for-35 (.457).

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GIANTS ATOP NL… Entering play today, the Giants’ 29 wins and .617 winning pct. are the best in the National League…SF owns the third-best record in the big leagues, behind Oakland (.638, 30-17) and Detroit (.628, 27-16)…the Giants didn’t earn their 30th win last season until June 2.

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