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Auick Hts for August 9, 2014

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.67 figure (11er, 59 .1ip) in 18 games .

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BUSTER POSEY… Has started 80 games at catcher and 19 games at 1st base.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Has started four games for SF since having his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on July 26 (H . Sanchez concussion).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His nine triples are tied with Yasiel Puig for the second-most in the Majors (Gordon, 10)

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .356 (37-for-104) with four HRs and 19 RBI in his last 26 contests.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Owns a career .444 avg. (12-for-27) with two HRs against the Royals.

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100 HOME RUNS… The Giants are just one home run shy of hitting their 100th homer this season…last year SF did not hit their 100th HR until Sept. 24 and finished with just a total of 107.

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JOE PANIK… Has gone 9-for-19 with a double in his last five games.

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GIANTS IN INTERLEAGUE PLAY… The Giants are 7-6 (.538) so far this season in Interleague play, but have dropped six of their last seven games against the American League .

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TONY PEREZ… Has gone 11×63 (.175) in 44 games with the Giants this season (14 starts; 7 in CF, 7 in LF).

Quick Hits for August 8, 2014

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IN THE ‘PEN… The Giants bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.67 figure (11er, 59.1ip) in 18 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last five games, going 9-for-23 (.391) with two 2Bs, 3B and two HRs.

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BRANDON BELT… Was activated from the D.L. on Aug. 2…missed 12 games with a concussion.

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100 HOME RUNS… The Giants are just one home run shy of hitting their 100th homer this season…last year SF did not hit their 100th HR until Sept. 24 and finished with just a total of 107.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 62 games) and owns the highest fielding percentage among third baseman in the Majors (.980) .

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MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded his first multi-RBI game since June 13 vs. COL on Wednesday.

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THE GIANTS… Have won five of their last eight games and enter tonight’s contest 3.5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West .

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BUSTER POSEY… Batting .392 (29×74) with a .444 OBP as a first baseman compared to .263 clip (78×297) and .326 OBP as a catcher .

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was hitting .268 (57×213) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games with Fresno.

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UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS & BROADCAST SCHEDULE… Saturday, August 9 at Kansas City (4:10): RHP James Shields (10-6, 3.43) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (8-8, 2.74) – CSN Bay Area… Sunday, August 10 at Kansas City (11:10): LHP Danny Duffy (6-10, 2.39) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.22) – CSN Bay Area… Please note all games broadcast on KNBR 680 AM (English radio). All home games and road games in LA, SD and OAK broadcast on 860 AM ESPN Deportes (Spanish radio).

Quick Hits for August 7, 2014

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AGAINST THE BEST… With a victory today the Giants can win a series against a team with a winning record for the first time since taking three of four games at St. Louis from May 29-June 1.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Has started three games for SF since having his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on July 26 (H. Sanchez concussion).

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MR. CLUTCH… Last night marked IF Pablo Sandoval’s third-straight game with three RBIs, the longest such streak in the Majors this season and the longest by a Giants player since Jeff Kent knocked in at least three runs in three-consecutive games from June 27-29, 2002 (Elias).

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TODAY’S GIANTS TRANSACTIONS… Prior to today’s game the Giants activated OF Angel Pagan (back inflammation) from the 15-day disabled list… Pagan missed 44 games while on the D.L., with the Giants going 18-26 during this stretch.

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THE GIANTS… Have won five of their last seven games after dropping a season-high six-straight games on their last homestand… they currently are tied with Milwaukee for the third highest winning percentage in the National League behind Los Angeles-NL (65-50, .565) and Washington (61-51, .545).

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BUSTER POSEY… Is hitting .379 (11-for-29) in his last eight games.

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HUNTER PENCE… 2014 All-Star has appeared in 336-consecutive games and has started 286-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 40 of SF’s last 44 games since Angel Pagan has been out.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded three RBI last night, his first multi-RBI game since June 13 vs. COL.

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UPCOMING BROADCAST SCHEDULE: • Friday, August 8 at Kansas City (5:10) • Saturday, August 9 at Kansas City (4:10) • Sunday, August 10 at Kansas City (11:10) – CSN Bay Area Please note all games broadcast on KNBR 680 AM (English radio). All home games and road games in LA, SD and OAK broadcast on 860 AM ESPN Deportes (Spanish radio).

Quick Hits for August 1, 2014

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THE GIANTS… Kickoff a 10-game road trip against New York-NL (tonight-Monday), Milwaukee (Aug. 5-7) and Kansas City (Aug. 8-10)… SF has dropped six of their last seven games and enter tonight’s game 3.5 games behind the NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers, their largest deficit of the season.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Recorded his first career hit and RBI on Wednesday off RHP Charlie Morton.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His eight triples are tied with Alex Rios for the third- most in the Majors (Gordon, 10; Puig 9)

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .342 (26-for-76) with two HRs and nine RBI in his last 19 contests.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Hit .271 w/11 HRs, 45 RBI in 71 games w/ Fresno…was DFA by the Pirates on April 19.

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BUSTER POSEY… Ranks 12th in the NL hitting .316 vs. lefties.

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled from triple-A Fresno Tuesday, the fourth time he’s been called up to bigs this year.

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IN THE BULLPEN… SF relievers have combined to not allow a run in their last 17.1-consecutive innings…in fact, the Giants’ bullpen has combined for the lowest ERA in the NL since the All-Star break, fashioning a 1.34 figure (7er, 47.0ip) in 13 games.

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TODAY’S GIANTS TRANSACTIONS… The Giants made the following roster moves prior to tonight’s game: IF Dan Uggla and OF Tyler Colvin were both designated for assignment… the Giants have purchased the contracts of IF Matt Duffy (#50) and OF Jarrett Parker (#47) from double-A Richmond.

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FROM DOUBLE-A TO THE BIGS… Matt Duffy and Jarrett Parker are the third and fourth players promoted directly from double-A Richmond to San Francisco, joining OF Darren Ford – August, 2010 and LHP Eric Surkamp – August, 2011.

Quick Hits for July 30, 2014

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ON THE SHORES OF McCOVEY COVE… After going 22-9 in their first 31 home games, the Giants have gone just 6-21 (.222) in their last 27 home contest

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants enter today’s contest 7.0 games over .500 and in second-place in the NL West, a season-high 3.0 games behind the first-place Dodgers.

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TRADE DEADLINE TOMORROW… MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline is tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. PT.

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DID YOU KNOW?… Since the Giants moved to AT&T Park, they have only seven six-plus game homestands with only one win…since moving to San Francisco in 1958, they have 10 six-plus game homestands with only one win (STATS, Inc.).

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HUNTER PENCE… 2014 All-Star has appeared in 329-consecutive games and has started 279-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 54 games) and is tied for the highest fielding percentage among NL third baseman (.978).

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BUSTER POSEY… Went 3-for-4 last night, marking his first multi-hit game at home since June 26 vs. CIN.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Recorded his € rst HR at home since May 15 last night…also marked his €first RBI at home since June 13.

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DAN UGGLA… Signed a minor league contract with SF on July 21 after he was released by Atlanta on July 18.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Made his first Major League start last night at catcher.

Quick Hits for July 29, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (8-7, 2.65) is just 1-5 with a 4.40 ERA in his last seven outings…faced the Pirates earlier this season and took the loss, despite tossing a complete game…the Pirates won in the 9th inning after a review showed that Starling Marte was safe at home after he tripled and scored on an error… LHP Francisco Liriano (2-7, 4.18) earned the win in his last outing against the Dodgers last Wednesday, as he threw 7.0 innings and allowed one earned run…Liriano is 1-1 with 7.20 ERA (8er, 10.0ip) in two career starts against the Giants.

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INSIDE THE RACE… With last night’s loss, the Giants are now 2.0 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West, which is their largest deficit of the season.

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SIX-GAME HOMESTAND CONTINUES TONIGHT… The Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight for the second game of this three-game series and the final set of this six-game home stand.

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BETTER RECORD WHEN THEY HOMER… The Giants are 41-16 this season when they hit at least one HR and 16-33 when they fail to go deep…their .719 winning pct. in games when they homer is the highest in the NL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .320 against LH pitching (14th-highest in NL).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is tied for ninth in the NL with 26 doubles and tied for 13th in extra base hits (41).

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JOE PANIK… Sprained his right ankle last Tuesday at Philadelphia and missed two games.

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 42-12 when they score the game’s first run and 15-37 when they don’t score first… their .778 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

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IN THE BULLPEN… SF relievers have combined to post a 1.60 ERA (7er, 39.1ip) in 11 games since the All-Star break.

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HUNTER PENCE… Was named the Giants’ recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award.

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