Results tagged ‘ Tim Lincecum ’

Quick Hits for June 26, 2014

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TWO NO-NO’S – SAME CALENDAR YEAR… According to Elias, Lincecum joins Homer Bailey, Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax as the only players in the Expansion Era (since 1961) to throw two no-hitters within the span of a calendar year.

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ELITE COMPANY… Lincecum is now one of four pitchers all-time with multiple Cy Young Awards and multiple no-hitters, joining Roy Halladay, Randy Johnson and Sandy Koufax… Lincecum and Koufax are the only two with multiple no-hitters, multiple Cy Young Awards and multiple World Series rings.

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TWICE AS FUN… Lincecum became the 32nd pitcher with multiple no-hitters and became the fourth active pitcher to achieve the feat, joining Homer Bailey, Mark Buerhle and Justin Verlander.

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THREE STRAIGHT SEASONS WITH A NO-HITTER… Giants pitchers (Cain in 2012, Lincecum in 2013, Lincecum in 2014) have recorded a no-hitter in each of the last three seasons… the last time a team had a no-hitter in three-straight seasons was when Nolan Ryan of the California Angels had two in 1973 and one each in 1974 and 1975 (Elias).

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DID YOU KNOW?… Yesterday was the second time that the Padres’ Chase Headley cost a Giants pitcher a perfect game as he was the only baserunner allowed by Jonathan Sanchez in his no-hitter on July 10, 2009 and then was the only runner allowed by Lincecum yesterday.

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BUSTER POSEY… Had a season-high four hits with a2B and two RBI in support of Lincecum no-no, playing 1B.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is only Giants player on the team to start all 79 games…has played 702 of SF’s 707 innings.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has started 71 of 79 games at shortstop (11 errors).

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HECTOR SANCHEZ… Caught Lincecum no-no yesterday, becoming just third Venezuelan born player to catch a no hitter (Miguel Montero 2010, Jesus Montero 2012 – courtesy Bill Arnold).

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SERIES NOTES… The Giants took two of three from Cincinnati earlier this month at Great American Ball Park, winning its first series versus the Reds since August of 2010… dating back to the beginning of the 2011 season, the Reds have won seven of the last 12 meetings here at AT&T Park.

 

Quick Hits for June 25, 2014

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BUSTER POSEY… Is tied for third in the NL with 11 caught stealings.

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TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (5-5, 4.90) is coming o” a 4-1 loss Friday at Arizona, allowing four runs in 6.0 innings while striking out a season-low one batter…he has won each of his last three starts versus the Padres, including a 4-3 win this season on April 20 at Petco Park… RHP Ian Kennedy (5-8, 3.90) has gone 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA over his last three starts…he’s 7-3 with a 2.49 ERA in 17 career starts against the Giants.

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JOE PANIK… Was SF’s first round selection (29th overall pick) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Ranks third in the Majors with seven triples (had eight in his career prior to this season).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Buster Posey

HOME WOES… Despite having the second-best home record in the National League at 23-17 (.575), the Giants have lost each of their last five home contests while also losing eight of their last nine…SF hasn’t lost more than five consecutive home games since a seven-game losing streak from May 14-31, 2008.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 16 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has already allowed two HRs this year (68 batters faced)…prior to this season he had faced 605 batters while in a Giants uniform and allowed just two home runs.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Tyler Colvin

TYLER COLVIN… Has started 23 of 41 games since joining the club, hitting safely in 16 of 23 starts.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Leads the club in doubles (18), home runs (13), RBI (44) and slugging pct. (.518).

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

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.

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