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Quick Hits for September 19, 2014

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INSIDE THE SERIES… San Francisco and San Diego have split the season series 6-6 entering tonight’s game…seven of the Giants’ last 10 games this season will be played against the Padres.

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JEAN MACHI… Right-handed hitters are just 5-for-their-last-54 (.092) against him.

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HEATING UP… IF Brandon Crawford matched his career-high with four hits on Wednesday in Arizona…Crawford ranks second in the NL with a .452 batting average (19-for-42) and is tied for the sixth with 12 RBI this month.

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ONE MORE WIN NEEDED… RHP Tim Hudson needs one more win for his 14th season in the big leagues with double-digit victories…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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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .440 (44×100) with 21 runs, eight 2Bs, 3B, eight HRs and 28 RBI in his last 25 games.

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BRETT BOCHY… Spent most of the 2014 season with triple-A Fresno, appearing in 35 games and posting a 3.83 ERA (23er, 54.0ip) along with 47 strikeouts and 27 walks.

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TIM HUDSON… Has allowed the fourth-fewest walks per 9.0 innings in the NL (1.55).

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TIM HUDSON… Has induced 321 groundballs (second-most in NL) and 17 double-plays.

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THE GIANTS… Have won eight of their last 12 contests and have gone 15-6 in their last 21 games – tied for the best in the NL and the third best of any MLB team since Aug. 26.

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco enters play today just 2.5 games back of LA for first place in the NL West with three head-to-head contests remaining (Monday-Wednesday at Dodger Stadium)…the Giants currently own the top overall NL Wild Card spot, +2.0 games ahead of the Pirates…SF’s magic number to clinch a Postseason berth stands at five games.

Quick Hits for September 17, 2014

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson is slated to make his 18th career appearance against the Padres, his 17th start… has gone 1-2 with a 2.96 ERA in four starts against them this season, tossing three quality outings…has received a total of just seven runs of support in his four starts versus SD this season.

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BUSTER POSEY… Leads the Majors with a .362 avg. (89×246) on the road.

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A LOT OF WINS… LHP Madison Bumgarner’s 18 wins are a career-high for a season and are the most by a Giants pitcher since Shawn Estes had 19 in 1997… Bumgarner needs two wins over his final three starts to become the Giants’ first 20-game winner since John Burkett (22) and Bill Swift (21) in 1993.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 16-for-47 (.340) with three homers and 17 RBI in his last 12 starts.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 24-for-his-last-61 (.393) with 30 RBI with runners in scoring position.

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MADISON BUMGARNER… The 25-year-old left-hander will make his 32nd start of the season…the two-time All-Star (2013, 2014) has gone 18-9 with a 2.91 ERA along with four complete games (two shutouts) in 31 starts, with the Giants going 19-12 in his outings (12-4 on the road and 7-8 at home).

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MADISON BUMGARNER… His 18 wins are a career-high for a season and are tied with Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright for the second-most by any pitcher in the Majors this year (Kershaw has 19 wins)…his 18 wins are the most by a Giants pitcher since Shawn Estes had 19 in 1997…needs two wins over his final three starts to become the Giants’ first 20-game winner since John Burkett (22) and Bill Swift (21) in 1993…the Giants haven’t had a pitcher lead the league in wins since John Burkett in 1993 (22).

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco enters today’s game just 3.0 games back of LA for first place in the NL West with three head-to-head contests remaining… the Giants currently own the top overall NL Wild Card spot, +2.5 games ahead of the Pirates…SF’s magic number to clinch a Postseason berth stands at eight games.

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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 11 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with seven on the road and four at home…all of the Giants’ 11 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 35-30 (.538) against.

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GIANT OFFENSE – ONE OF THE BEST SINCE THE BREAK… The Giants’ offense has been one of the best in baseball since the All-Star break, ranking first in team batting average and batting average with runners in scoring position, second in runs/game and fourth in team OPS.

Milestone Recognition

The Giants celebrated a few milestones before the game tonight: Bruce Bochy’s 1600th win, Yusmeiro Petit’s 46 consecutive retired batters, and Tim Hudson and Jake Peavy’s 2000th strike out.

Family Day

On June 25, the Giants enjoyed their annual Family Day, during which players and staff were able to pose for portraits with their families.

Quick Hits for September 7, 2014

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TONIGHT’S STARTER – TIM HUDSON… After a 7-2 start with a 1.81 ERA (18er, 89.1ip) through June 12, RHP Tim Hudson has gone 2-7 with a 4.43 ERA (41er, 83.1ip) in his last 14 starts…he’s gone just 1-3 with a 6.65 ERA (17er, 23.0ip) against the AL…Hudson hasn’t faced Detroit since 2004, but is 9-2 with a 3.07 ERA (34er, 99.2ip) in 14 starts against them.

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TIM HUDSON… Has allowed the fourth-fewest walks per 9.0 innings in the NL (1.56).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Was a late scratch from Wednesday’s lineup after his back had tightened and played only 3.0 innings Friday night after his back tightened again during the rain delay.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .508 (33×65) with 19 runs, six 2Bs, 3B, seven HRs and 21 RBI in his last 15 games.

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SAN FRANCISCO’S WINNING WAYS… The Giants, who are 14 games over .500, have won nine of their last 11 games and 12 of their last 17.

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IN THE STANDINGS… The Giants enter play today just 2.0 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, the club’s smallest de! cit since Aug. 6…SF hasn’t been 1.0 game back of the Dodgers since Aug. 4…the Giants are a season-high 4.0 games ahead of the Brewers for the top NL Wild Card spot.

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JOE PANIK… Has been the Majors’ second hottest hitter over the last month (beg. Aug. 4), batting .386 (44×114) in his last 29 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads NL in hits (172), is tied for first in runs (101), is second in total bases (278), tied for second in triples (10), third in multi-hit games (49), and ninth in extra base hits (58).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .369 (24×65) with six extra base hits (3 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 12 RBI in last 16 games.

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JUST 20 GAMES LEFT… The Giants have 20 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with 10 on the road and 10 at home…beginning Tuesday, all of the Giants’ 20 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 30-27 against…the average winning percentage of the Giants’ opponents is .491.

Quick Hits for September 1, 2014

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 10-for-22 (.455) over his last five games.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Led Giants’ offense yesterday, going 3-for-4 with three runs, a triple and two-run HR.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .455 (20×44) with 11 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, five HRs and 13 RBI in his last 10 games.

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TIMHUDSON… Reached the 2,000 strikeout plateau in his last start vs. Colorado, joining CC Sabathia (2,437), A.J. Burnett (2,337) and Bartolo Colon (2,080) as the only active players with 2,000 or more career strikeouts.

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

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in a season-high 13-consecutive games, batting .404 (21-for-52).

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AUGUST WAS GOOD… After a 10-16 month of June and 12-14 July, the Giants posted a 16-12 (.571) record last month, the third-best in the NL behind Washington (19-10, .655) and San Diego (16-11, .593)…the Giants led the NL with a .288 batting average in August and averaged a league-high 4.86 runs per game…Giants pitchers finished the month with a 3.23 ERA (4th-best).

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VOTE PANIK… IF Joe Panik led all National League rookies in batting average (.379), on-base pct. (.416) and hits (36) last month, while tying for fourth in RBI (11)…Panik’s 36 hits in August are the most by a Giants rookie in a single month since C Buster Posey had 43 in July of 2010.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Drove in a season-high three runs yesterday while recording a season-best three hits.

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LET’S KEEP THIS WIN STREAK GOING… SF hasn’t won seven or more consecutive games since an eight-game run from Sept. 11-18, 2011, and they can match that streak if they go undefeated today.

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