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Quick Hits for September 13, 2014

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STARTING STRONG AT HOME… Giants’ starting pitchers have gone 8-0 with a 0.88 ERA (7er, 72.0ip) in their last 10 home games…the last team in the Majors whose starters had at least eight wins and an ERA that low over a single-season span of 10 home games was the 1980 Astros (8-0, 0.82), with a starting staff featuring Nolan Ryan and Joe Niekro (Elias).

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FINAL COUNTDOWN… The Giants have 15 games remaining on their regular season schedule, with nine on the road and six at home…all of the Giants’ 15 remaining games will come against the NL West (D-Backs, Dodgers and Padres), a division in which SF has gone 34-27 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 runs/game, team batting average and team batting average with runners in scoring position, while ranking second in team OPS.

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ANGEL PAGAN… His .341 avg. (14×41) with RISP and two outs ranks as the eighth-highest in the NL.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 27 games as defensive sub are the third-most in the NL.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 14 hits in his last 36 at-bats (.389) and 12 RBI in his last 11 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 60 of the Giants’ last 78 games.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Slugged his second career pinch hit HR and his first career “splash” hit last night.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Threw 2.0-scoreless innings with two strikeouts last night.

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THE GIANTS… Have won six of their last seven contests and have gone 13-3 in their last 16 games – best in the NL and the second best of any MLB team since Aug. 26.

Quick Hits for September 12, 2014

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 23-for-28 in SV chances, with his 23 saves tied for the 13th-most in the NL.

 

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games, batting .341 (30-for-88).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one of four players in baseball to hit .300+ in each of the last four months (.312 in May, .301 in June, .311 in July, .336 in Aug)…joins Jose Altuve, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Is 6-for-19 (.316) with three RBI as a pinch-hitter with SF.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 12 hits in his last 33 at-bats (.364) and nine RBI in his last 10 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games and has gone 23-for-61 (.377) in his last 20 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .463 (37×80) with 19 runs, seven 2Bs, 3B, seven HRs and 24 RBI in his last 19 games.

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled from triple-A on Sept. 1 marking sixth time he’s been recalled this year.

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GARY BROWN… 25-year-old was recalled from triple-A Fresno on Sept. 2, marking his first big league callup.

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GIANTS HOME VICTORIES… The Giants look to extend their season-high home winning streak to 10 games tonight… SF last won 10 consecutive home games during an 11-game run from July 7-25, 2003, the Giants’ longest home win streak in AT&T Park history…during this nine-game home win streak, the Giants have outscored their opponents by a 58-14 margin.

Quick Hits for September 6, 2014

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BUMGARNER NAMED NL PITCHER OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST… Today’s starting LHP Madison Bumgarner was named NL Pitcher of the Month for August, winning the award now twice in four months (also won it in May)…Bumgarner went the distance in three of his six August starts and finished the month 4-1 with a league-best 1.57 ERA (8er, 46.0ip), along with a league-high 56 strikeouts and just three walks.

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HUNTER PENCE’S HIT STREAK REACHES 17… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in a season-high 17 consecutive games, the longest by a Giants player this year and the longest active streak in the Majors…Pence has hit .377(26-for-69) with 17 runs, three 2Bs, 3B, three HRs and 15 RBI during the streak.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey has gone 30-for-62 (.484) with 17 runs scored, six home runs and 20 RBI over his past 14 contests…13 of his 30 hits have gone for extra bases (6 doubles, triple)… beginning Aug. 21, Posey leads baseball in hits (30), runs (17), home runs (6 – T1st), extra base hits (13) and RBI (20).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Went 1-for-3 last night in 3.0 innings and did not return after the 2:42 rain delay.

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ANDREW SUSAC…Already has 15 RBI in just 21 games this season (has 6 RBI in his last three games).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one of four players in baseball to hit .300+ in each of the last four months (.312 in May, .301 in June, .311 in July, .336 in Aug)…joins Jose Altuve, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has a hit in each of his last eight games, going 13-for-34 (.382) during the stretch.

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MADISON BUMGARNER… Needs just one more strikeout to reach the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time in his career…would become just the ” fth Giants left-handed pitcher to register 200+ K’s in a season, joining Cy Seymour (239, 1898), Rube Marquard (237, 1911), Ray Sadecki (206, 1968) and Jonathan Sanchez (205, 2010).

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MADISON BUMGARNER…Has 19 career games of 10-plus strikeouts (six this season), the ” fth-most in Giants franchise history and the most by any Giants left-handed pitcher.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is hitting .377 (23×61) with six extra base hits (3 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs), 11 RBI in last 15 games.

Quick Hits for August 29, 2014

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PETIT MAKES HISTORY… RHP Yusmeiro Petit retired the first eight Rockies batters yesterday to extend his streak to 46 consecutive batters retired, setting a Major League record, one better than Mark Buehrle’s streak in 2009…Petit’s streak extended over eight games against eight different teams over 38 days and he faced 42 different batters.

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MORE ON YUSMEIRO’S STREAK… Petit struck out 21 batters during the streak and he went to a three-ball count only once, when facing Colorado’s Justin Morneau in the 1st inning yesterday…Petit still has another streak going, as he’s struck out 27 batters since last allowing a walk (to Ryan Howard on July 22), the longest current streak of that kind in the big leagues (Elias).

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JEAN MACHI… Has surrendered just three runs in his last 22 outings (21.2ip, 1.25 ERA).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is 23-for-81 (.2684) with nine runs and three RBI in 18 games since coming off DL on Aug. 7.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in his last 13 outings since July 22 (6h, 12.0ip), recording 16 Ks.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in 10 consecutive games and joins NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has driven in seven runs in his past seven games, batting .333 (5-for-15).

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Left-handed batters are 5-for-their-last-40 (.125) off him.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Last win was August 16, 2014 vs. Philadelphia.

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

Quick Hits for August 28, 2014

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has eight hits in his last 20 at-bats (.400) and is batting .305 (32×105) over his last 40 games.

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MATT DUFFY… Is 8-for-32 (.250) with two RBI in 13 games for San Francisco.

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STREAKING… OF Hunter Pence has hit safely in nine consecutive games, which is tied with STL’s Matt Holliday for the longest active streak in the NL…with a hit today Pence will join NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Was charged with his 1st error since May 24 last Sat., snapping career-best 73-game errorless streak…has still committed just seven errors on the year and his .979 fielding pct. is second-highest among third baseman in the Majors (Johnson, .983).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is hitting .319 (15×47) with RISP and .344 (11×32) w/ RISP and two outs this season.

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POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey, who recorded his second career walk-off home run last night, has gone 15-for-31 (.484) over his last seven games, with eight runs scored, three doubles, five homers and 10 RBI… he is hitting .330 (31-for-94) this month with six home runs and 14 RBI.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… His 1.71 ERA ranks as the eighth-lowest among NL relievers.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has driven in seven runs in his past six games, batting .385 (5-for-14).

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BRANDON CRAWOFRD… His nine triples are tied for the second-most in the bigs (Dee Gordon, 12).

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GIANTS REACH 70 WINS… Last night the Giants reached the 70-win plateau…SF didn’t earn their 70th win last season until September 17.

Quick Hits for August 22, 2014

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ADAM DUVLL… Has been one of the best hitters in the PCL this season, hitting .296 (101×341) with 62 runs scored, 19 doubles, 26 home runs and 84 RBI in 86 games.

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IN THE STANDINGS… San Francisco currently owns the fifth-highest winning percentage in the NL behind Washington (73-53, .579), Milwaukee (71-56, .559), Los Angeles (72-57, .558) and St. Louis (69-57, .548).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Nine triples are tied with Puig and Pence for the second-most in bigs (Dee Gordon, 10).

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has given up just one run in his last 20 appearances (14.2ip).

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JOE PANIK… His .397 average (23×58) so far this month ranks as the third-highest figure in the NL.

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BUSTER POSEY… Matched his season-high with four hits last night…reached base safely in all five plate appearances.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is hitting .405 (15-for-37) with one HR and eight RBI in his past 12 games.

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HUNTER PENCE… Ranks second in NL in runs scored (85), is tied for second in hits (147) and tied for fourth in multi-hit games (42).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has committed just six errors (none over last 72 games) and owns the second- highest fielding pct. among third baseman in the Majors (.982) (Chris Johnson, 982).

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has appeared in 19 games for the Giants, making three starts…is 3×10 as a starter.

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