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Quick Hits for June 28, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 20 of 23 games this month, hitting .364 (32×88) over span.

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SERGIO ROMO… Needs just seven more saves to match Rod Beck (29 1st half SVs in 1997) for the most saves prior to the All-Star break in SF-era history.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .82) has struggled in his last three starts, going 0-3 with an 8 .83 ERA (17er, 17 .1ip) . . .he has not faced the Reds in the regular season since June 29, 2012 when he started against them here at AT&T Park . . .RHP Alfredo Simon (10-3, 2 .92) enters tonight’s outing tied for the National League lead with 10 wins . . .he has never faced the Giants as a starting pitcher, but owns a 4 .50 ERA in 4 .0 innings of work as a reliever .

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ALL ABOUT HOMERS… SF enters tonight ranking third in the NL with 77 HRs, however have hit just eight in their past 19 games and have just seven in their last 17 games here at AT&T Park . . .the Giants are 33-14 ( .702) when they hit at least one HR and 13-20 ( .394) when they don’t go yard

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson faced the Reds once last season on July 11 at Turner Field and earned the win, allowing four runs (3er) on eight hits in 7 .0 innings .

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has started 74 of 81 games (all at 3rd base) and has committed six errors.

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ADAM DUVALL… Made his ML debut Thursday and his first big league hit was a solo HR off Mike Leake.

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REGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 19 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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BUSTER POSEY… as 11 extra-base hits this month after having 10 in April/May.

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JUAN PEREZ… Hit .333 (25-for-75) with seven doubles and eight RBI in 20 games with triple-A.

Quick Hits for June 27, 2014

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GIANTS STILL SEEKING TO TURN THINGS AROUND… Two and a half weeks ago, the Giants had a season-best 9.5 game lead over the second-place Dodgers in the NL West…18 days later, the Giants have lost 12 of their past 16 games and have lost 7.5 games to the Dodgers in the standings…they enter tonight just 2.0 games up on LA, their smallest lead since May 20.

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ALL ABOUT HOMERS.. SF enters tonight ranking third in the NL with 77 HRs, however have hit just eight in their past 18 games and have just seven in their last 16 games here at AT&T Park…the Giants are 33-14 (.702) when they hit at least one HR and 13-19 (.406) when they don’t go yard.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-26 in SV chances…his 22 saves are tied for the fourth-most in the Majors.

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INKED… The Giants have signed 11 of their 40 draft selections so far from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, including seven of the first top 15 picks and three from the top 10: RHP Samuel Coonrod (5th round), IF Skyler Ewing (6th) and LHP Matthew Gage (10th).

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

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PENCE AND THE REDS… OF Hunter Pence is hitting .485 (16-for-33) with four extra base hits (two doubles, triple, homer) and three RBI in his past eight games against the Reds.

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DUVALL’S DEBUT… IF Adam Duvall became the third player this season – joining St. Louis’ Oscar Taveras and Houston’s Jon Singleton to homer in a Major League debut…Duvall became the 13th Giants player to record his first big league hit as a home run in his first game (since 1919) and the 16th Giant since 1914 to homer in a debut.

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BUSTIN’ OUT… C Buster Posey has hit safely in 20 of his 22 games this month, batting .376 (32-for-85) with 11 extra base hits (nine doubles, two homers) and 14 RBI…Posey had a total of just 10 extra base hits in the first two months of the season (49 games)… he’s raised his batting average by 41 points this month from .254 to his current mark of .295, which is the second-highest on the team behind Angel Pagan (.307).

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has retired all 12 batters faced (four Ks) over three outings (4.0ip) since coming off the DL.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 18 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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 13, 2014

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HEATING UP… IF Brandon Crawford has hit safely in a season-high eight-straight games, batting .444 (12-for-27) with six runs, two doubles, two triples, HR, nine RBI and three walks.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Had his best game on April 17 vs. LA, coming o bench and going 3-for-3 with 2B and RBI.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has hit safely in 26 of his last 32 games, batting .347 (41×118) with six HRs during this span.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is 5-for-17 with four RBI as a pinch hitter this season.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Went 3-for-4 yesterday against the Nationals and is 6-for-12 in his past three games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .355 (39×110) in his past 28 games.

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MACHI STREAKING IN THE ‘PEN… RHP Jean Machi threw 1.0-scoreless inning yesterday, extending his scoreless streak to a Major League-best 23.0 innings…it’s the longest scoreless streak by a Giants reliever since Jeremy Affeldt tossed 28.0 scoreless innings in 2009…Affedt’s streak is the longest scoreless streak by a Giants reliever since 1974…Machi’s only run allowed this season came on April 15 against the Dodgers.

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BRANDON HICKS… 15 of his 33 hits this season have gone for extra bases (six 2Bs, 3B, and eight HRs).

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TYLER COLVIN… Has started 18 of 32 games since joining the club, hitting safely in 13 of 18 starts.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 20-for-22 in SV chances…his 20 saves are tied w/ MIL’s Rodriguez for the most in the Majors.

Quick hits for June 9, 2014

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 10-for-30 (.333) with RISP and 5-for-13 (.385) with RISP and two outs.

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COMEBACK KIDS… The Giants are tied with the Detroit Tigers with a Major League-best 18 come-from-behind victories…each of the Giants’ last five wins have been in comeback fashion.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .339 (21×62) against LHP (hit .199 vs. LH pitchers last year).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has hit safely in 23 of his last 28 games, batting .333 (36×108) with six HRs during this span.

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ROMO THE MAJOR LEAGUE SAVES LEADER… RHP Sergio Romo converted his ML-leading 20th save yesterday…Romo is 20-for-22 in save chances this season, including a perfect 10-for-10 here at AT&T Park.

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POWER RANKINGS… The Giants are a season-best 21 games over .500 and enter tonight’s action with the Majors’ best record at 42-21 (.667), matching the 1962 pennant-winning club for the franchise’s best record through a 63-game record in the San Francisco era (since 1958).

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ON A ROLL… The Giants enter tonight’s game having won five-straight, 10 of their last 12 and 14 of their last 17 games…with a win tonight the Giants can match their longest win streak of the season (also won six games from April 29-May 5).

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HOME SWEET HOME… The Giants are in the midst of a stretch where they are playing 20 of 25 games here at AT&T Park and 25 of 35 leading up to the All-Star break…so far SF is 3-0 in this stretch that began Friday night…SF enters today’s game with the best home record in the Majors at 22-9 (.710)…they’ve won nine of their last 10 home games and 20 of their past 29.

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GIANTS AGAINST THE EAST… San Francisco has gone 10-3 against NL East opponents this season (7-3 at home).

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WINNING SERIES… SF has won five-straight series and have gone 7-0-2 in their last nine sets, having not lost a series since dropping two of three games to the Pirates, May 5-7 in Pittsburgh.

Stan Lee & Michael Rooker

Prior to tonight’s game Stan Lee, the creator of Marvel Commics and Michael Rooker from The Walking Dead (and many other great films) stopped by to chat with Giants players and fans.

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