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Quick Hits for August 31, 2014

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .344 (22-for-64) with one HR and 11 RBI in his past 20 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in a season-high 12-consecutive games and joins NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Posted 2-for-3 effort with RBI (walk and strikeout) last night, snapping 11-for-72 (.153) spell in his previous 23 games (eight walks, 27 strikeouts).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His nine triples are tied for the second-most in the bigs (Dee Gordon, 12).

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NO-HIT BIDS… RHP Jake Peavy became the seventh Giants starter this season to hold the opposition hitless through the first 5.0 innings of a game…Peavy and Tim Lincecum have done it twice, while Matt Cain, Ryan Vogelsong and Madison Bumgarner have each done it once (Lincecum is the only one of the group who completed a no-hitter)…the last ML team that did not allow a hit over the first 5.0 innings of seven games in the same season was the Tigers in 2011 (Justin Verlander did it four times, and Doug Fister, Brad Penny and Rick Porcello each did it once)… the last Giants team to have seven starts of that sort was the 1975 team (Pete Falcone did it four times, Jim Barr twice and Ed Halicki once (Halicki was the only one of the group to complete the no-no) (Elias).

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STARTING STRONG… Giants starting pitchers have combined for a 1.01 ERA (5er, 44.2ip) with 50 strikeouts and just six walks in the first six games of this homestand.

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THE GIANTS… Have won five straight games and eight of their last 11 contests… SF looks to win their sixth consecutive contest today, which would match their longest winning streak of the season (two times, last: July 24-29).

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IN THE STANDINGS… SF enters today’s game 2.5 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, their smallest deficit since August 6…SF holds a 1.0 game lead over the Cardinals for the first Wild Card spot in the NL.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .327 (16×49) with RISP and .353 (12×34) w/ RISP and two outs this season.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Left-handed batters are 5-for-their-last-41 (.122) off him.

Quick Hits for August 29, 2014

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PETIT MAKES HISTORY… RHP Yusmeiro Petit retired the first eight Rockies batters yesterday to extend his streak to 46 consecutive batters retired, setting a Major League record, one better than Mark Buehrle’s streak in 2009…Petit’s streak extended over eight games against eight different teams over 38 days and he faced 42 different batters.

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MORE ON YUSMEIRO’S STREAK… Petit struck out 21 batters during the streak and he went to a three-ball count only once, when facing Colorado’s Justin Morneau in the 1st inning yesterday…Petit still has another streak going, as he’s struck out 27 batters since last allowing a walk (to Ryan Howard on July 22), the longest current streak of that kind in the big leagues (Elias).

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JEAN MACHI… Has surrendered just three runs in his last 22 outings (21.2ip, 1.25 ERA).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 23-for-81 (.2684) with nine runs and three RBI in 18 games since coming off DL on Aug. 7.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in his last 13 outings since July 22 (6h, 12.0ip), recording 16 Ks.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in 10 consecutive games and joins NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has driven in seven runs in his past seven games, batting .333 (5-for-15).

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Left-handed batters are 5-for-their-last-40 (.125) off him.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Last win was August 16, 2014 vs. Philadelphia.

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MATT DUFFY… Has started eight games (four at 2B and four at SS).

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.

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