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Quick Hits for August 5, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.21) owns a 4-3 record with a 3.97 ERA (26er, 59.0ip) in 10 career starts against Milwaukee… he enters tonight’s game having thrown 12.0-consecutive scoreless frames against the Brewers… Lincecum will be opposed by RHP Jimmy Nelson (1-2, 4.30), who will make his fifth start for the Brewers this season, having gone 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA (11er, 23.0ip)… Milwaukee is 2-2 this season in his outings.

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THE GIANTS… Have won four of their last five games and enter tonight’s game 1.5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West… SF currently is tied for the second-highest winning percentage in the NL with Milwaukee (61-51, .545) and Washington (60-50, .545).

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ANDREW SUSAC… Was the Giants’ second-round draft pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Leads the club with 45 walks this season.

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FULL THROTTLE… OF Hunter Pence recorded six hits in 18 at-bats in the Giants’ four-game series against the Mets in New York and all of his hits were good for extra bases (two 2Bs, two 3Bs and two HRs)… Pence is the first Giants player to register at least two 2Bs, two 3Bs and two HRs in one series since Dusty Rhodes posted three 2Bs, two 3Bs and two HRs for the New York Giants in a four-game series at St. Louis in August 1954 (Elias).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 38 of SF’s last 42 games since Angel Pagan has been out.

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MICAHEL MORSE… Hit .286 with 16 2Bs, 13 HRs and 41 RBI in his first 59 games (through June 5).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .348 (31-for-89) with two HRs and 13 RBI in his last 22 contests.

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BUSTER POSEY… Matched his career-high with four walks yesterday (also: June 4, 2012 vs. CHC).

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JUST SCORE FIRST… SF is 45-12 when they score the game’s first run and 16-39 when they don’t score first… their .789 winning pct. when scoring first is the highest in the NL.

Quick Hits for July 25, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 11-for-28 (.393) in his past seven games and has driven in 11 runs in his past eight contests.

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JEAN MACHI… Has thrown 5.2-scoreless innings over his last seven appearances.

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum is coming o! his first career save in his second career regular season relief appearance, as he closed out the Phillies in the 14th inning on Tuesday…since May 23, Lincecum has gone 5-0 with a 1.34 ERA (7er, 47.0ip) here at home…RHP Zack Greinke (11-6, 2.90) has lost his last two starts, going 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA (7er, 12.2ip)…he’s 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA (4er, 13.0ip) in his two outings against the Giants this season.

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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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MICHAEL MORSE… Has hit safely in 14 of his last 17 games at .277 (18-for-65).

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HUNTER PENCE… Leads all NL players in multi-hit games (38), hits (125) and runs scored (73).

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TIM LINCECUM… Has gone 4-1 with a 0.95 ERA (4er, 38.0ip) in his last six outings…his 0.95 ERA beginning June 25 is the third-lowest in the Majors, trailing BOS’ Jon Lester (0.29) and TB’s David Price (0.90).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 16-for-43 (.372) in his last 10 games and 25-for-78 (.321) in his last 21 contests.

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SELLOUT STREAKING – GOING FOR 300 SELLOUTS… The Giants have sold out their last 299 regular season home games, which extends the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong owns a career mark of 4-3 with a 3.76 ERA (40er, 95.2ip) in 22 career games (13 starts) against the Dodgers.

Quick Hits for July 24, 2014

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught all 14.0inn Tuesday, catching 248 pitches and did not allow a wild pitch or passed ball.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Has held the opposition to a .146 clip (6-for-41) with runners in scoring position.

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GIANTS LOOKING FOR SWEEP… The Giants have won five-straight and 10 of their last 14 games against the Phillies…SF will be seeking a four game sweep of Philadelphia for the first time since Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 1999 at Candlestick Park…the last time the Giants swept the Phillies in four games here in Philadelphia was July 31-Aug. 3, 1998.

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SWEEP PART II… The Giants haven’t swept a team in a four game series since brooming Colorado in a four- game set at AT&T Park, Sept. 17-20, 2012…the last time they did it on the road was also against Colorado, Sept. 15-18, 2011.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 16-for-39 (.410) in his last nine games and 25-for-74 (.338) in his last 20 contests.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (8-6, 2.78) is looking to win consecutive starts for the first time since May 27-June 1…he’s gone 1-4 with a 5.11 ERA in his past six starts, but is coming off a 5-3 win at Miami in his last outing on Saturday, during which he allowed one run in 7.1 innings… in his last two starts here at Citizens Bank Park, he’s 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA (1er, 14.1ip)…LHP Cole Hamels (4-5, 2.83) has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last 10 starts…he’s 5-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 13 starts (including the postseason) against the Giants.

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PENCE AT THE PLATE… OF Hunter Pence broke a scoreless tie with a 9th inning hit to help the Giants beat the Phillies 3-1 last night..the last time a Giants player got a hit to break a scoreless tie in the 9th inning or later in Philadelphia was 25 years ago-May 15, 1989, when Will Clark hit a go-ahead home run against Steve Bedrosian in the 12th inning…however, the Giants lost that game on a three-run inside-the-park home run by Bob Dernier in the bottom half of that inning (ESPN Stats & Info).

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ON DECK… Following today’s game the Giants return home for a six-game homestand against the Dodgers (this weekend) and Pirates (Monday-Wednesday)…the Giants are 28-25 (.528) at home, however have won just six of their last 22 home contests.

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BEST WHEN SUN IS OUT… The Giants have the second-highest winning percentage of any National League team in day games at 24-15 (.615), and the fourth-highest in the Majors behind the A’s (25-13, .658), Yankees (20-12, .625) and Mets (21-13, .618).

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BRANDON BELT… Is eligible to be reinstated from the 7-day Concussion DL on July 27.

Quick Hits for July 20, 2014

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has earned each of the Giants’ last four saves.

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TIM LINCECUM… Is the Giants franchise record holder for number of games pitched with 10+ strikeouts (36) and is the third Giant ever to have four-straight seasons with at least 200 strikeouts (2008-11).

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GIANTS ON THE ROAD… The Giants’ record of 26-18 (.591) on the road ranks as the second-best mark in the NL behind the Brewers (29-20, .592), and the fourth-best overall in the big leagues.

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BETTER RECORD WHEN THEY HOMER… The Giants are 39-15 this season when they hit at least one HR and 15-28 when they fail to go deep…their .722 winning pct. in games when they homer is the highest in the NL.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has hit safely in seven of his last eight games, batting .333 (8×24).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Owns a career avg. of .349 (38×109) vs. MIA, including a .486 mark (18×37) since last season.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has a hit in each of his last six games, going 7-for-19 (.368).

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BUSTER POSEY… His .331 batting avg. on the road ranks as the third-best in the NL behind MIL’s Jonathan Lucroy (.355) and Carlos Gomez (.332).

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

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Ryan Vogelsong is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (6er, 18.0ip) in five career appearances against the Phillies…has made just two career starts, with his last one coming on Sept. 29, 2004 with the Pirates…threw 5.0 innings and allowed one run on four hits.

Quick Hits for July 19, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (7-6, 2.87) has gone 0-4 with a 6.07 ERA in his last five starts…he looks to bounce back here in Miami, where he’s 10-1 with a 2.81 ERA in 14 career outings, including a 3-0 record and a 3.00 ERA in three starts here at Marlins Park…Hudson has won each of his last five starts against the Marlins…RHP Henderson Alvarez (6-4, 2.73) has fashioned the second-lowest home ERA in the Majors with a 1.56 figure and has gone 3-0 with a 0.79 ERA (4er, 45.1ip) in his last six home starts…he’s 0-1 with a 5.54 ERA (9er, 13.0ip) in two career starts against San Francisco.

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A FIRST FOR PABLO AND BUSTER… IF Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 with a HR and three RBI last night, while C BusterPosey recorded three hits and two RBI…it was the first time in their six seasons as teammates that Sandoval and Posey each had multiple hits and at least two RBI in a Giants win (Elias).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Is 5-for-22 (.227) as a pinch-hitter.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Lincecum is 2-2 with a 3.83 ERA in six career starts against the Marlins…received the loss against them earlier this season on May 17 despite allowing three runs in 6.0 innings of a 5-0 loss.

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EHIRE ADRIANZA… Had his career-high seven game hit streak snapped last night after going 0-for-1.

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JEAN MACHI… Has thrown 3.2-scoreless innings over his last four appearances.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Homered last night for the first time since June 5 and matched his season-high with three RBI.

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HUNTER PENCE… 014 All-Star has appeared in 318-consecutive games and has started 268-consecutive contests, both the longest active streak in the Majors.

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GIANTS ONE OF TOP TEAMS IN NL… San Francisco enters tonight’s game tied with the Braves for the second-best record in the National League at 53-43 (.552)…only the Brewers have a better mark at 54-43 (.557).

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GOING FOR A WIN STREAK LONGER THAN TWO… The Giants look to win three in a row tonight for the first time in more than a month, as their last win streak of three-or-more games came June 4-8, a five-game winning streak against the Reds and Mets.

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