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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).

Shawn Estes

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On Thursday Madison Bumgarner became first Giants pitcher to hit a grand slam since Shawn Estes did it on May 24, 2000 vs. Montreal.

 

Giants Pitchers to hit a Grand Slam (All-Time):

 Player                                   Date                      OPP

Madison Bumgarner       4/11/2014            COL

Shawn Estes                      5/24/2000            MTL

Monte Kennedy                 7/03/1949            BRK

Roy Parmelee                    7/17/1934            CHC

Freddie Fitzsimmons      5/10/1931            CHC

Bill Walker                         5/05/1930            PIT

Mule Watson                     6/08/1924            PIT

 

Willie McCovey Golf Classic

Today, the Giants Community Fund hosted the annual Willie McCovey Golf Classic at Harding Park.  Entrance into the tournament purchased a round of golf with a Giants celebrity, a chance to meet Willie McCovey and served as a donation to the Community Fund.  For more information about the fund click here.

The Best of the Best – Pitchers (1984-2012)

Since 1970 fans have been able to vote their favorite position players and last year Giants fans accepted the challenge and as The Sporting News put it, “MLB All-Star Game 20102: Giants fans know best; their guys lead NL rout”.  Voting has started to for the 2013 game so let’s keep the tradition going!

Between John McGraw managing the first All Star Game, to Bruce Bochy managing the next one, 88 players have represented the Giants in the Mid-Summer Classic.

From 1984 to last year the Giants had 12 All-Star pitchers, including 4 starters:

  1. Mike Krukow
  2. Rick Reuschel
  3. Jeff Brantley
  4. Rod Beck
  5. John Burkett
  6. Shawn Estes
  7. Robb Nen
  8. Jason Schmidt
  9. Tim Lincecum
  10. Brian Wilson
  11. Matt Cain
  12. Ryan Vogelsong

View Level Timeline – Part 4

In 2008, to celebrate our 50th anniversary in San Francisco  we installed a timeline on the View Level at the ballpark which highlighted some of our great players and amazing moments.  We know that all of our fans are not able to come to a game at the park, or those who do may not be old enough to remember some of our alumni.  For this road trip we decided to showcase the timeline and give everyone a bit more information about the moments. Everything from 1987 to 1999 is on the banners for today.

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The 1987 team is the focus of the twelfth banner

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The next banner contains images from the 1989 team

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The fourteenth banner highlights the first years of the Peter Magowan Era

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Some of the great players from the 90s are featured on the next banner

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