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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 20, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (5-4, 4.81), will be seeking his sixth win this season… the Giants are 9-5 in his starts and 3-2 in his road assignments… RHP Josh Collmenter (4-4, 4.05) has lost each of his last two starts, allowing 10 runs (nine earned runs) combined during those outings.

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DON’T RUN ON THESE GUYS… San Francisco catchers lead the NL having caught 23 would-be base stealers (Buster Posey 12 and Hector Sanchez 11).

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… At Chase Field Ryan Vogelsong is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA (12er, 25.1ip) in six career games (four starts).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has reached base safely via hit or walk in 20 of his last 45 plate appearances.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Is hitting .350 (7-for-20) is his last 10 games.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held opponents scoreless in 24 of his 27 appearances, allowing four runs in 23.1ip.

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SERGIO ROMO… Needs just nine more saves to match Rod Beck (29 SVs in 1997) for the most saves prior to the All-Star break in SF-era history.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .341 (73×214) in his last 53 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is tied for ninth in the NL with 13 HRs… his career-high is 31 with WAS in 2011.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has not played the Giants’ last three games because of back inflammation.

Quick Hits for June 18, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His 35 RBI this season rank as the second most on the club… is already just 10 RBI shy of matching his career-best for a season (45 in 2012).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… By hitting safely in 29/36 games, has raised his batting average 91 points from .171-.262.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has been unscored upon in each of his last 13 outings (7.0ip).

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IN THE TRAINERS ROOM… OF Angel Pagan, who has missed the last two games with a stiff back, underwent an MRI that revealed inflammation…Pagan also missed games June 8-9 with a leg ailment.

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FRIDAY’S STARTER… Tim Lincecum at Chase Field is 4-3 with a 4.61 ERA here at Chase Field, but is just 1-2 with a 6.26 ERA in his last five starts here.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… Two of the Majors’ top pitchers square o! today, as RHP Tim Hudson (7-2, 1.81), who leads the Majors with the lowest ERA, faces LHP Chris Sale (5-1, 1.97), who would lead the AL in that category had he not missed more than a month with an injury.

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Tossed 3.0-perfect innings with three strikeouts last night.

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BUSTER POSEY… Has made 59 starts (48 at catcher, 10 at 1st and one at DH).

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AGAINST SALE… IF/OF Michael Morse and OF Gregor Blanco are the only Giants players to have ever faced Sale, as Morse is 1-for-4 with a homer and Blanco is 1-for-2 against him.

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 25/72 games (24 at catcher, one at 1st)…made a total of 24 starts last season.

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 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.

Quick Hits for June 1, 2014

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has made 10 starts (seven – 2B, three – SS).

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TIM HUDSON… Since the Giants moved to California in 1958, Hudson is just the fifth pitcher to post an ERA under 2.00 in his first 10 starts with the team…the others are Mike Caldwell (1.45 in 1974), Doyle Alexander (1.84 in 1981), Dave LaPoint (1.88 in 1985), and Kirk Rueter (1.78 in 1996- 1997) (Elias).

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BUSTER POSEY… Has missed the past three games with tightness in his lower back…also missed two games last week with the same injury (nerve irritation in his lower back, May 20-21).

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SERIES WINS… A win today and the Giants can kick o€ this seven-game road trip with a series victory.. the Giants have not lost a series since dropping two of three to the Pirates, May 5-7 in Pittsburgh…since then, the Giants have gone 4-0-2 (win-lost-split) in their last six sets.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in 14 of his last 18 games, batting .368 (25×68) with five HRs during span.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim LIncecum has made only one career start in Cincinnati and took the loss, as Homer Bailey tossed a no-hitter against the Giants in that game.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .421 (8-for-19) with runners in scoring position and two outs.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has held the opposition to a .167 average against (3-for-18) with RISP.

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BEST WHEN SUN IS OUT… The Giants’ 15-6 (.714) record during day games this season is the second-best figure among all Major League teams behind the Yankees’ 14-5 mark (.737)…the Giants average 5.00 runs per game (110 runs) during the day, compared to 3.80 runs per game (133 runs) at night.

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SANDOVAL HIT STREAKING… IF Pablo Sandoval has hit safely in each of his last 11 games, batting .400 (16-for-40) with  five home runs and 14 RBI…since May 10, he’s hit safely in 20 of his past 21 games, batting .375 (30-for-80) with six home runs and 19 RBI.

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