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Quick Hits for July 8, 2014

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned a save in each of the Giants’ last two wins.

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

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

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MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE… San Francisco is 30-4 when scoring five or more runs this season (19-36 when scoring fewer than five runs).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is 18-for-52 (.346) with €five home runs in 16 career games here at O.co Coliseum.

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BRANDON BELT… Is hitting .283 (26×92) on the road this season, compared to .192 (10×52) at home.

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TYLER COLVIN… Is hitless in his last 11 at-bats and has gone just 4-for-36 (.111) in his past 14 games.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Will feature 2014 All-Star Madison Bumgarner (9-6, 3.09) against RHP Sonny Gray (8-3, 3.08)…Bumgarner has lost each of his last two starts, allowing 10 runs (9er) on 15 hits in 11.0 innings…however, he enters tonight’s outing with a five-game road winning streak, going 5-0 with a 1.05 ERA (5er, 43.0ip) in his past six road outings…Gray, who will face the Giants for the first time in his career, has gone 2-0 with a 3.79 ERA in his past three starts.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied with Alex Rios for the second-most triples in the Majors (Dee Gordon, 9).

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BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 27 of his last 31 games, hitting .333 (39×117) over the span.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Left Saturday’s game at SD in the 1st with a left elbow contusion…has not played since.

 

Quick Hits for July 4, 2014

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… IF Brandon Belt has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list . . .he went 13-for-25 ( .520) with three doubles, three homers and six RBI in seven rehab games between Fresno and Class A Advanced San Jose . . .IF Adam Duvall was optioned to triple-A Fresno after yesterday’s game to make room on the roster .

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THE GIANTS… Enter today’s game having lost 17 of their past 22 games…beginning June 9, the Giants’ 5-17 ( .227) record is the worst in the Majors and they’ve lost 10 .0 games in the standings to the Dodgers, who are now a 0 .5 game ahead of SF in the NL West .

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught Lincecum’s no hitter on June 25, becoming the third Venezuelan born player to catch a no hitter (Miguel Montero – 2010, Jesus Montero – 2012 – courtesy Bill Arnold) .

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THE FIRST ONE… The Giants are 15-12 in the first game of a series this season, however have dropped six of their last seven contests .

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is tied for second in the Majors with eight triples (had eight in career prior to this season).

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JEAN MACHI… Had a 25.1-inning scoreless streak from April 16-June 21.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in his last eight games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 23 of the last 24 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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TODAY’S GAME… RHP Matt Cain (1-6, 4 .38) has gone 2-2 with a 1 .03 ERA (4er, 35 .0ip) in his last five starts here at Petco Park . . .Cain will be opposed by LHP Eric Stults (2-11, 5 .36).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 78 games (45 in LF, 32 at 1st base, one at DH, just one error total).

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 21, 2014

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Madison Bumgarner is 8-4 with a 2 .85 ERA and one complete game in 15 starts, with the Giants going 9-6 in his outings (3-4 home, 6-2 on road.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 26/74 games (25 at catcher, one at 1st)… made a total of 24 starts last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Matched his season-high with three hits Wed. at CWS, two of which came off of LHP Chris Sale…the only other lefty to record a hit off Sale this year is LAA’s Josh Hamilton.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is only Giants player on the team to start all 74 games… has played 657 of SF’s 662 innings.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Lefties are hitting just .167 (6-for-36) against him.

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BRANDON HICKS… Has made 56 starts (all at 2nd base, five errors).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .329 (23×70) vs. lefties this year… hit just .199 (29×146) against left-handers in 2013.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one HR short of reaching the 100 career home run milestone.

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JEAN MACHI… Since the beginning of last season has fashioned a 1.61 ERA (15er, 84 .0ip) in 83 games . . .his 1 .61 ERA during this span ranks as the fourth-lowest figure among NL relievers .

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RYAN VOGELSONG… Did not factor into the decision in his last start on June 14 vs. the Rockies… threw 5 .0 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits, in the Giants 5-4 loss at AT&T Park .

Quick Hits for June 7, 2014

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MATT CAIN… Had his no-hitter broken up last night with no outs in the 6th inning by Ruben Tejada, who singled to shortstop Brandon Crawford…finished with 7.0 innings and allowing two runs, just his third quality start of the season.

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BRANDON HICKS… Recorded the first triple of his career in the 5th inning last night.

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FIRST INNING RUNS… SF has scored a ML-best 47 runs in the 1st inning, three more than Toronto, who ranks second with 44.

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CLUTCH BACKSTOPS… C Buster Posey‘s go-ahead home run in the 8th inning last night was his second HR this season in the 8th or later (he also had one on Opening day) and it was the fourth by a Giants catcher, as Hector Sanchez had two go-ahead homers in one game in the 8th inning or later at Coors Field on April 23…no other ML team has more than two such homers from its catchers this season (Elias).

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HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .345 (31×90) in his past 22 games.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 23 multi-hit games are tied w/ Goldschmidt, Puig and Tulowitzki for the most in the NL.

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HOME SWEET HOME… The Giants are 5-0 this season in Tim Hudson’s starts at AT&T Park and dating back to his time with the Braves, his team has won their last 14 home games he’s started…Hudson’s team has not lost one of his home outings since Sept. 28, 2012 when he was with Atlanta…the last pitcher to post 14-consecutive team wins in his home starts was Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann from Sept. 6, 2012 to July 6, 2013. (STATS, LLC).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has seven RBI in his last five games…his 31 RBI rank as the second most on the club.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER VS. NEW YORK-NL… Tim Lincecum is scheduled to make his 11th start against the Mets, having gone 5-1 with a 2.73 ERA (20er, 66.0ip)…has won five of his last six starts against the Mets, going 5-0 with a 1.32 ERA (6er, 41.0ip) and 49 strikeouts…is a perfect 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA (10er, 35.0ip) and one complete game in five starts against the Mets here at AT&T Park.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Earned the win last night on his birthday, his first win on his birthday.

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).

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