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Orange and Black Saturday Inside Scoop

August 30th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight game Friday night a 13-2 whooping over the Milwaukee Brewers in the series opener. The 13-runs are a season high for the Giants and they smacked 19 hits on the night.

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Buster Posey was 5-for-5 last night and is batting .487 during his recent hot stretch. He is 19-for-39 with 20 hits, 11 RBI's and scored 10 runs. Posey is the first Giants catcher since Gary Carter to go 5-for-5 in a game since he accomplished this feat on July 7, 1990 in a 10-9 Giants win over the Chicago Cubs. Posey's batting average has increased from .278 to .297 the past nine games.

It was Posey's second career five-hit game after having one last season on July 8 against the New York Mets. Posey joins a list of Giants with five-hit games that includes Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt, Deivi Cruz, Terrell Lowery, Eddie Milner, Doug Mirabelli, Steve Scaresone, Terry Whitfield and Willie Mays.

Speaking of Pence, he extended his hitting streak to 11-games and Joe Panik matched a season-high with four hits. Angel Pagan recorded his seventh three-hit game of the season. The 19 hits are the most at AT&T Park since the Giants crushed 20 on August 14, 2001 in a 13-6 win over the Florida Marlins.

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Orange and Black Wednesday Inside Scoop

August 27th, 2014 at 11:27 PM
By Michael Almonte

Buster Posey recorded his second-career walk-off home run Wednesday night, giving the San Francisco Giants a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on a night filled with milestones. Posey has 23 RBI's in the 7th inning or later this season and has been on a tear the last seven games, batting .484 with five home runs and 10 RBI's.

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Tim Hudson achieved an incredible accomplishment during the top of the sixth, striking out Franklin Morales for his 2,000th career strikeout. Hudson is the fourth active pitcher to reach this feat, joining CC Sabathia, Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett. He also joins Sabathia and Colon as the only active pitchers with 200 wins and 2,000 strikeouts.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy notched his 1,600th career managerial win and passes former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda for 19th place. Bochy's 1,600 wins are the most wins among National League West managers all-time. He is also the 12th manager in history with 1,600 wins and two World Series championships. Ten of those managers were elected to the Hall of Fame.

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Orange and Black Tuesday Inside Scoop

August 26th, 2014 at 8:18 AM
By Michael Almonte

After a 3-3 road trip, the San Francisco Giants opened up their seven-game homestand with a sloppy loss Monday night, dropping the series opener 3-2 to the Colorado Rockies. The team committed four errors, a balk and grounded into four double-plays.

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The Giants have recorded seven errors in their last four games and the Rockies have won four straight games at AT&T Park. The team is 4-8 versus the Rockies this season, 25-25 against the National League West and 10-15 at home facing their division rivals. The Giants are 15-20 in one-run games.

Before Monday's game, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the team will skip Tim Lincecum's next start and Yusmeiro Petit will replace him on Thursday. Lincecum has struggled his last six starts, going 1-3 with a 9.96 ERA. On the year, he is 10-9 with a 4.64 ERA in 27 starts and the team is 16-11 in his starts this year.

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As a starter, Petit is 1-2 with a 6.32 ERA in six starts and opponents are batting .276 against him, while going 2-1 with a 1.84 ERA in 27 games as a reliever. He is holding the opposition to a .177 batting average. The club also made a roster move by calling up George Kontos and optioning Adam Duvall back to Triple-A Fresno.

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Orange and Black Saturday Inside Scoop

August 23rd, 2014 at 10:24 AM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants snapped the Washington Nationals 10-game winning streak Friday night with a 10-3 beat down in the series opener led by a great performance from Joe Panik.

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Panik was 4-for-5 on the night and recorded his first Major League home run and is batting .563 (9-for-16) on the current six-game road trip. During the month of August, Panik is batting .429 with 27 hits in 17 games and has pretty much locked down second base.

The Giants have had their struggles with the Nationals since 2011, going 9-14 heading into the series opener and dropped three of four to them back in June. The Giants love playing the National League East this season, recording a 22-10 mark and 12-3 road record versus them.

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The Giants are 16-16 since the All-Star Break and 12-9 on the road. Angel Pagan is day-to-day with a calf cramp. Tim Hudson earned the win to even up his record at 9-9 and the Giants are 15-9 in his starts this year.

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Orange and Black Wednesday Inside Scoop

August 20th, 2014 at 12:49 PM
By Michael Almonte

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The San Francisco Giants were dealt a cruel blow Tuesday night in Chicago as the Cubs grounds crew failed to fully cover the infield during a 15-minute rain delay during the bottom of the fifth. After the four-hour, 34-minute delay, the Cubs were awarded the victory 2-0 and the Giants were livid about everything.

The 4 1/2 innings were the minimum length for a regulation game, but the Giants lost the game in this rain-shortened contest and lost ground in the standings. The team filed an official protest with Major League Baseball following the loss. The orange and black are now 4.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West.

The Giants have now been shutout 14 times this season and five of them have taken place on the road. Ryan Vogelsong took the loss to drop his record to 7-9 and the Giants are now 16-14 in two-run games. Even with the loss Tuesday, the Giants have won five of their last seven games at Wrigley Field.

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