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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.

Quick Hits for July 28, 2014

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 22-for-27 in SV chances…his 22 saves are tied for the 10th-most in the NL.

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GOING FOR WIN #13… Madison Bumgarner’s 12 wins on the season are currently tied for the second most of any pitcher in the Majors (Adam Wainwright, 13), and with another win tonight, he will record 13+ wins for the fourth straight season (Pitching coach, Dave Righetti pictured).

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SIX-GAME HOMESTAND CONTINUES TONIGHT… The Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight for the first of this three-game series and the final set of this six-game homestand…San Francisco has lost their last four games, their longest losing streak since also dropping four in a row June 26-29…the Pirates have won six of their last nine games.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .320 against LH pitching (13th-highest in NL), but .201 against RH hurlers.

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INSIDE THE RACE… With last night’s loss, the Giants are now 1.5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West, which is their largest deficit out of first place since July 4 (also: 1.5 games behind LA)…SF has not been more than 1.5 games out of first place this season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is batting .304 (14-for-46) in his last 14 games.

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PENCE AGAINST THE PIRATES… OF Hunter Pence is hitting .311 (104-for-334) with 11 home runs and 49 RBI in 86 career games against Pittsburgh…he’s reached base safely via hit or walk in 15 of his last 16 games and 25 of his last 27 contests.

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DOUBLE THE FUN… The Giants have turned 108 double plays over their first 106 games this season, which is the second-most in the Majors, behind the Baltimore Orioles (109).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is tied for ninth in the NL with 26 doubles and tied for 12th in extra base hits (41).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has eight hits in his last 17 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Quick Hits for July 10, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Is hitting .290 (9×31) over his last nine games.

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GIANTS GETTING ALL A’S AT AT&T… The Giants have won 13 of their last 15 games against the A’s here at AT&T Park.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in his last six games, hitting .304 during this stretch (7×23).

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JOE PANIK… Has started 14 of 18 games at 2nd base since being called up from Fresno on June 21.

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BRANDON BELT… Missed 50 games with a broken left thumb from May 10-July 4.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 28 of his last 33 games, hitting .323 (40×124) over the span.

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HUNTER PENCE… Was named to his third career All-Star team on Sunday, his ! rst as a member of the Giants.

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 31-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-37 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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BACK ON TOP… With last night’s win, the Giants (50-41, .549) moved back into first place in the NL West by a winning percentage margin of .001 over the Dodgers (51-42, .548).

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SERGIO ROMO… Threw a perfect 8th inning with two strikeouts last night.

No-No? Yes-Yes!

TIM LINECUM: Tossed his second career no-hitter and the 16th in franchise history, tied for the fourth-most all-time among teams…also marked the eighth no-hitter in San Francisco-era history.

  • Stands as the third no-hitter in the Majors this season (also: LAD’s Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw).
  • Became the 32nd pitcher with multiple no-hitters and is the first pitcher to accomplish the feat since Homer Bailey did so last season…is the fourth active pitcher with multiple no-hitters, as he joins Bailey (2), Mark Buerhle (2) and Justin Verlander (2).
  • Joins Christy Mathewson as the only pitchers to throw multiple no-hitters in a Giants uniform.
  • Is only the second pitcher to throw more than one no-hitter against the same team (also no-hit Padres on July 13, 2013 at San Diego…joined RHP Addie Joss, who threw a perfect game on Oct. 2, 1908 and another no-hitter on April 20, 1910, both against the Chicago White Sox (STATS, LLC).

Tony Gwynn Tribute

In honor of the passing of Tony Gwynn, the Giants presented Padres Manager Bud Black with a base from his last major league game, played October 7, 2001 at AT&T Park.  The teams observed a moment of silence before tonight’s game in honor of the great baseball player.

 

Quick Hits for June 3, 2014

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MICHAEL MORSE… Was a late scratch from Sunday’s lineup…was removed due to a sore left foot after he fouled a ball off of it in Saturday’s game.

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SANDOVAL HIT STREAKING… IF Pablo Sandoval has hit safely in each of his last 12 games, batting .386 (17-for-44) with five home runs and 14 RBI…since May 10, he’s hit safely in 21 of his past 22 games, batting .369 (31-for-84) with six home runs and 19 RBI.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 22 multi-hit games are tied with Yasiel Puig for the most in the National League.

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HUNTER PENCE… His 43 runs scored are the second-most in the NL behind Tulowitzki (45).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has raised his batting average by 138 points from .100 to his current .238 mark by hitting .375 (15-for-40) in his past 16 games…has 11 hits in his last 24 at-bats (.458).

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 17-for-19 in SV chances, with his 17 rescues tied for the most in the Majors.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Tonight’s matchup of Tim Lincecum-Homer Bailey is the first meeting of two starters facing each other after throwing a no-hitter the prior season since July 13, 2013 when Jered Weaver (no-hitter on May 2, 2012) faced Felix Hernandez (perfect game on Aug. 15, 2012) in Seattle…the last time it happened for two starters pitching for a National League team was May 27, 1997, when Al Leiter faced Hideo Nomo in Los Angeles (courtesy of STATS, LLC).

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JEAN MACHI… Has not allowed a run in his last 21.0 innings, which ranks as the second-longest active scoreless streak in the Majors.

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BUSTER POSEY… Returned to the lineup on Sunday after missing previous three games with tightness in his lower back…also missed two games May 20-21 with the same injury.

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GIANTS WITH BEST RECORD IN THE MAJORS… The Giants enter tonight’s game with the Majors’ best record at 37-20 (.649)…they’ve won five of their last six games, nine of their last 11 and have gone 26-10 in their past 36 contests…they are a season-best 17 games over .500 and hold the largest lead of any division leader, with a 7.0 game lead over the second place Dodgers.

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