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Quick Hits for May 22, 2014

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UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS & BROADCAST SCHEDULE: • Friday, May 23 vs. Minnesota (7:15): RHP Tim Lincecum (3-3, 4.74) vs. RHP Kyle Gibson (4-3, 4.20) –NBC Bay Area • Saturday, May 24 vs. Minnesota (7:05): RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-2, 3.62) vs. RHP Ricky Nolasco (2-4, 5.50) –CSN Bay Area • Sunday, May 25 vs. Minnesota (1:05): LHP Madison Bumgarner (5-3, 3.38) vs. RHP Samuel Deduno (1-2, 3.53) –CSN Bay Area

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IN THE TRAINERS ROOM… C Buster Posey has missed the last two games because of nerve irritation in his lower back, which he hurt on an awkward swing on Sunday…RHP Matt Cain and RHP Santiago Casilla (both injured last night with strained right hamstrings) will undergo MRIs today to determine the severity of their injuries.

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TODAY’S ROSTER MOVE… Prior to today’s game the Giants have placed RHP Santiago Casilla (right hamstring strain) on the 15-day disabled list and have recalled RHP George Kontos (#70) from triple-A. 

 

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ON DECK… Following today’s game, the Giants return home for a six-game homestand against the Twins (this weekend) and Cubs (Monday-Wednesday)…the Giants are 5-4 all-time against Minnesota, going 3-3 at AT&T Park…it will be the  rst time the Giants-Twins will have met since 2011.

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TIM HUDSON… Three-time All-Star is scheduled to make his ninth start this season…has been the Giants’ best and most consistent starter so far, logging 7.0+ innings in seven of his eight starts while also allowing two earned runs or fewer in seven of eight.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has allowed just the three home runs while in a Giants uniform (638 batters faced).

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF has posted a record of 21-4 (.840) when scoring the game’s  rst run…they are 8-14 when their opponent scores first.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Hit a career-high nine HRs last season and has six already this year in just 45 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Owns a career .408 avg. (24-for-59) with four HRs and 16 RBI in 14 games at Coors Field.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 35 of 47 games (nine starts; six in CF, three in LF).

Quick Hits for May 20, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Will be a rematch of the April 22 contest here at Coors, where LHP Madison Bumgarner (5-3, 3.25) matched up with LHP Franklin Morales (3-3, 5.40)…Bumgarner suffered the defeat in that game despite going the distance in SF’s 2-1 loss…he became the second pitcher in Coors Field history to throw a complete game, allow two runs or fewer and su! er the loss, joining Jason Jennings in 2006…Morales meanwhile earned the win, logging 7.0 innings while allowing just a solo homer to OF Hunter Pence.

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CLUTCH HITTING WITH TWO OUTS… 13 of SF’s last 24 RBI have come two outs and they continue to lead the Majors in this category, driving in 86 runs with two outs.

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GIANTS BEGIN THREE-GAME TRIP IN DENVER… The Giants begin a brief three-game road trip tonight in Denver against the Rockies…the Giants, who are tied with the Dodgers for the second-best road record this season at 14-9 (.609), will face a Rockies team that has the second- best home record in the Majors at 15-6 (.714)…the Giants have lost nine of their last 13 here at Coors Field the last two seasons, including two of three last month.

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JEAN MACHI… Has not allowed a run in his last 15.2 innings, which is the second-longest active scoreless streak in the National League (behind ATL’s David Hale, 18.0ip).

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TYLER COLVIN… Has started€ five of nine games since joining the club.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has thrown more than 1.0 inning in nine of his 20 outings.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 16-for-his-last-41 (.390) at the plate with two HRs and 13 RBI.

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IN THE TRAINERS ROOM… OF Angel Pagan missed Sunday’s game after being diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder following an MRI exam Sunday morning…he’s listed as day-to-day… Pagan jammed his shoulder Saturday while coming up short on a diving attempt in CF.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Owns a career .442 avg. (23×52) with four HRs in 12 games at Coors Field.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has K’d just 19 times, compared to 21 BBs…he is tied for the fourth-fewest Ks in NL (min. 125 ABs).

Quick Hits for May 17, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (3-2, 4.78) is coming o! his best start of the season last Monday versus Atlanta in SF’s 4-2 win after striking out 11 while allowing one run on two hits in 7.2 innings…he’s slated to face RHP Tom Koehler (3-3, 2.57), who will attempt to bounce back from the shortest start of his career (3.2ip) in last Monday’s 6-5 defeat to the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

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ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… The Giants are winners of 11 of their last 15 games here at AT&T Park and are 13-7 (.650) overall here at home…SF’s .650 home winning pct. is the third-best in the Majors behind Miami (.773, 17-5) and Colorado (.737, 14-5).

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF has posted a record of 19-4 (.826) when scoring the game’s  rst run.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 37 starts (32 at catcher, five at 1st)…ranks second in NL w/eight caught stealings.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has raised his batting average from .184 to his current .212 mark by hitting safely in each of his last seven games, batting .393 (11-for-28) during the stretch.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has eight hits with RISP this season.

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SEVEN-GAME HOMESTAND CONTINUES… The Giants are looking to get back into the win column tonight as they host the Marlins in the third game of this four game series…despite a loss last night, the Giants have still won four of their last six games, six of their last nine and 16 of their last 22…the Giants need wins tonight and tomorrow to win their  rst home series against Miami since taking two of three from them, July 6-8, 2009.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Leads Giants with 28 RBI, which also rank as the sixth-most in the NL.

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WE PLAY THEM CLOSE… 28 of the Giants’ first 43 games (65.1%) this season have been decided by just two runs or fewer, tied with the Padres for the most such games in the big leagues…SF has gone 17-11 (.607) in these contests, which is the fourth-best winning pct., behind the Brewers (.727, 16-6), Orioles (.667, 14-7) and Twins (.611, 11-7).

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JEAN MACHI… His 0.42 ERA is the lowest figure among NL relievers.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has recorded 13 strikeouts and allowed just three walks.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has allowed just one of nine (11.1%) inherited runners to score.

Quick Hits for April 30, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .440 (11-for-25) against LHP…struggled with lefties last season hitting .199.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 6-for-his-last-14 with two HRs…had just three hits in his previous 36 at-bats.

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IN THE ‘PEN… This series features the top two bullpens in the Majors, as the Padres rank first with a 1.81 ERA and the Giants are second with a 2.06 figure…the Giants’ nine bullpen wins lead the Majors and their .203 opponents avg. against is the third-lowest.

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JUST SCORE FIRST… The Giants are 11-1 this season when they score the game’s first run and 5-10 when they don’t score first.

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Quick Hits for April 12, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is 6-for-his-last-14 with four RBI and two extra base hits.

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THE GIANTS… Improved to 7-4 on the season after defeating Colorado 6-5 last night…SF is 2-2 on this nine-game, 10-day homestand against Arizona (1-2), Colorado (1-0) and then Los Angeles (Tues-Thurs).

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IN THE BULLPEN… The Giants’ bullpen has given up just five runs (three earned) in 28.0 innings pitched (0.96 ERA), covering their last nine games…the ‘pen has combined for 27 strikeouts in this span while issuing just six walks.

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BUMGARNER’S SLAM… Last night, LHP Madison Bumgarner became just the second Giants pitcher to hit a grand slam since the team moved to SF in 1958, joining Shawn Estes, who accomplished the feat on May 24, 2000 vs. Montreal (off Mike Johnson)…Bumgarner also matched Estes, Dave Koslo, Hal Schumacher and Jack Scott for the most RBI (5) in a game by a Giants pitcher since 1914.

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