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Wild Card Work Out

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Madison Bumgarner – 2014 Willie Mac Award Winner

Quick Hits for September 26, 2014

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TONIGHT’S STARTER… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (8-12, 3.96) hasn’t received any run support in his last three starts and has received the sixth-lowest run support average at home this season, with the Giants’ offense giving him 2.85 runs per game…Vogelsong has gone 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4er, 19.0ip) in three starts against the Padres at AT&T Park.

september 25, 2014, sf giants, clinch playoff

PENCE, POSEY IN THE CLUTCH… OF Hunter Pence (.357) and C Buster Posey (.344) own the third and fourth highest batting average in the NL, respectively, with runners in scoring position.

september 25, 2014, sf giants, clinch playoff

TONIGHT’S GAME… The Giants clinched their third trip to the postseason in five years yesterday, but are still fighting for the opportunity to open the playoffs here at AT&T Park…the Giants are seeking home-field advantage in the one-game wild-card round against either the Pirates or Cardinals.

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GIANTS-PIRATES? OR GIANTS-CARDINALS?… The Giants, who won the World Series in each of their last two postseason trips, trail the Pirates by one game with the Pirates holding the tiebreaker in the race to host the wild-card playoff on Wednesday…Pittsburgh is just 1.0 game behind St. Louis for the NL Central crown and the Giants hold the tiebreaker for home-! eld advantage over St. Louis should both teams end in a tie.

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THE GIANTS – POSTSEASON… San Francisco has advanced to the postseason for the 25th time in franchise history (since 1900) and for the 11th time in SF-era history (since 1958).

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LET’S WIN TWO… San Francisco will try to win consecutive games for only the second time in two weeks tonight.

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A LOT OF RUNS AT HOME… The Giants are averaging 6.0 runs per game in their past 13 home contests (11-2 record), while hitting .382 (52-for-136) with runners in scoring position.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has been unscored upon in his last nine appearances, tossing 5.2 frames.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Is tied for second on the team with 64 relief appearances, including 55 scoreless efforts.

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SELLOUT STREAK JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING… The Giants have sold out their last 324 regular season home games, extending the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

Onward To Wednesday

Quick Hits for September 24, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .421 (16×38) with four 2Bs, HR and seven RBI in his last 11 games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has allowed just two runs in his last 22 appearances (0.98 ERA, 18.1ip), recording 23 strikeouts and issuing three walks in that span (.169 opponents avg. against).

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GOING HOME… The Giants host the Padres for a four-game series starting tomorrow night that will conclude the regular season…the Giants have won 10 of their last 12 home contests and have been one of the best teams at home beginning July 30, going 14-5 (.737)…only the Cardinals (.759, 22-7), Orioles (.742, 23-8) and Padres (.741, 20-7) have been better at home since that date.

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WILD RACE TO FINISH… The Giants trail the Pirates by 1.0 game for home-field advantage in the one-game wild-card round, and hold a +5.0 game edge over the Brewers for the second slot…Pittsburgh is just 1.5 games behind St. Louis for the NL Central crown and the Giants hold the tiebreaker for home-field advantage over St. Louis should the Giants and Cardinals end up in the wild card game next Wednesday.

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JOE PANIK… Is hitting .347 (61×176) since Aug. 4, which is the fourth-highest in the NL since that date.

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WHEN SCORING FOUR OR MORE… The Giants have won 37 of their last 40 contests in which they have scored at least four runs…SF is 71-13 (.845) overall in such games.

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ON THE MOUND… RHP Tim Hudson (9-12, 3.52) looks to regroup after two rough outings where he’s combined to allow 11 runs (10er) on 15 hits in just 5.1 innings…Hudson is 6-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 16 starts against the Dodgers, however has lost his last three decisions, going 0-3 with a 5.85 ERA in his past four starts…LHP Clayton Kershaw (20-3, 1.80) has gone 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA in three starts against SF this season…the Giants have defeated Kershaw three times in 13 starts here at Dodger Stadium.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .417 (50×120) with 21 runs, eight 2Bs, 3B, eight HRs and 28 RBI in his last 30 games.

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TIM HUDSON… Needs one more win for his 14th season in the big leagues with double-digit victories….is attempting to tie Mark Buehrle for the most seasons in a career with 10+ wins among active pitchers…Hudson has 13 such seasons while Buehrle has 14.

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TIM HUDSON… Hudson won at least 11 games in each of his six seasons with the A’s…the only pitchers to post double-digit wins in a season for both Bay Area teams are Vida Blue and Barry Zito, who each did it six times with Oakland and four for San Francisco.

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