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SF Giants vs. CIN Reds (June 5, 2013 Game)
Photos: Al Behrman/AP & Joe Robbings/Getty
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Quick Hits for June 4, 2014 (*My Edits)
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .339 (19×56) against LHP (hit .199 vs. LH pitchers last season)…however, has just three hits in his last 20 at-bats (.150) against southpaws…hitting .192 vs. RH pitchers.
PABLO SANDOVAL… 12-game hitting streak ended last night after going hitless in three at-bats.
ANGEL PAGAN… His .322 batting average ranks ! fth in the NL.
DAVID HUFF… Has struggled since coming back from the DL, appearing in eight games and allowing 12 runs (11er) on 22 hits in just 13.0ip (7.62 ERA)…opponents are hitting .367 (22-for- 60) o! him in this span…has surrendered eight runs in his past four outings (4.2ip).
HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 22/59 games (21 at catcher, one at 1st)…made a total of 24 starts last season.
BUSTER POSEY… Has made 47 starts (38 at catcher, nine at 1st)…ranks third in NL w/nine caught stealings.
HUNTER STAYING HOT… OF Hunter Pence led the Giants’ offense last night by going 3-for-4 with a double, homer and RBI…Pence is 7-for-18 (.389) with two HRs in his last four games, and has gone 12- for-17 in his last four contests against the Reds.
JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started 15 of 59 games (seven at 2nd, three at SS, three at 3rd and two at 1B).
TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-2, 3.45) has gone 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA (4er, 20.0ip) in his past three starts…he’s coming oFF a no-decision last Thursday at St. Louis in which he allowed four runs in 6.1 innings of SF’s 6-5 win…he hasn’t faced the Reds since yielding one run and three hits in 5.0 innings of a 2-1, 10-inning victory in Game 3 of the 2012 Division Series… LHP Tony Cingrani (2-5, 4.01) has lost each of his last three starts, going 0-3 with a 5.29 ERA in that span…he went 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA in two starts against the Giants last season.
GEORGE KONTOS… Has tossed 9.0 innings, allowing just one run with 10 Ks in six appearances.
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Quick Hits for April 23, 2014
HUNTER PENCE… Has recorded back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time all season (4×8 in this series).
JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started 10 of SF’s first 21 games (six at 2nd, three at short, one at 3rd).
BRANDON BELT… His six home runs are tied for the third-most in the Majors.
ABOUT LAST NIGHT… Last night LHP Madison Bumgarner became just the second pitcher to throw a complete game, while allowing two runs or fewer and suffer a losing decision here at Coors Field… the only other pitcher to do this was Jason Jennings for the Rockies on July 25, 2006 vs. St. Louis (9.0ip, 4h, 1r, 1er).
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San Francisco Giants left fielder Michael Morse gets a pat on the back from manager Bruce Bochy as he is greeted in the dugout following his solo home run against the San Diego Padres in the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 19, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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Quick Hits for April 16, 2014
BRANDON HICKS… Is tied with Pablo Sandoval for the team lead with eight walks this season.
JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started five of SF’s first 14 games (four at 2B and one at SS).
ANOTHER WALK-OFF… For the second consecutive game, the Giants won last night in walk-off fashion as C Hector Sanchez drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th…according to ESPN Stats & Info, it’s the latest walk-off hit by a Giants player against the Dodgers in more than 10 years, and Sanchez became just the fifth Giant in the past 50 seasons with a walk-o! hit against the Dodgers in the 12th inning or later.
THAT WAS A LONG ONE… Last night’s 12-inning contest lasted four hours and 54 minutes, the second-longest game time between the Giants and Dodgers since 1987.
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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started five of SF’s first 12 games (four at 2B and one at SS).
MICHAEL MORSE… Has driven in at least one run in seven of his last 10 games…leads team with 10 RBI.
BIRTHDAY WISHES… Happy Birthday to Giants’ OF Hunter Pence who turns 31 years old today.
BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in eight of 11 games, batting .325 with three HRs and seven RBI.
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SF Giants vs. LA Dodgers (April 4, 2014 Game)
Photos: Harry How/Getty & Jae C. Hong/AP
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