October 6th, 2012

NLDS Game 1 – Reds 5-Giants 2

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Brandon Belt makes the grab of the game


  • Sunday, Oct. 7 vs. Cincinnati (6:37): RHP Bronson Arroyo (12-10, 3.74) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (16-11, 3.37) – TBS
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Cincinnati (2:37): RHP Mat Latos (14-4, 3.48) vs. TBA -TBS
  • *Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Cincinnati (Time – TBA): RHP Homer Bailey (13-10, 3.68) vs. TBA – TBS
  • *Thursday, Oct. 11 at Cincinnati (Time – TBA): TBA vs. TBA – TBS*if necessarynote: all postseason games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/home games and World Series contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes

NLDS Game 1 – Pre-Game

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The team lines up

Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds is officially underway.  Before the game, the teams were introduced and Alex Smith of the 49ers threw the ceremonial first pitch.  Check back later for photos from the game.

NLDS Game 1 – Quick Hits

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st game of this best-of-5 Division Series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (16-5, 2.79) will face Reds’ right-hander Johnny Cueto (19-9, 2.78).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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POSTSEASON HISTORY…The Giants franchise owns 6 World Championships (1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954, 2010), 21 Pennants and this is the 24 playoff appearance in the teams history…overall, the Giants have gone 73-77-2 (win-loss-tied) in the postseason since 1900 (8-12 in League Division Series, 16-11 in League Championship Series and 49-54-2 in World Series).

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than fans at the park.

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MARCO SCUTARO… Is on his 2nd career postseason roster having appeared with Oakland during 2006 playoffs… During ‘06 Division Series and LCS, combined to bat .185 (5-for-27) with 4 2Bs and 6 RBI.

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AT THE HELM…Bruce Bochy, in his 6th season as the Giants skipper, has led San Francisco to its 2nd NL West crown during his tenure…this is the 4th time in the last 8 seasons that he’s guided his team to the playoffs.

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MATT CAIN… Has not allowed an earned run in 21.1 postseason innings, the 6th-longest streak in ML history and the 2nd- longest in Giants franchise history, traling Christy Mathewson (28.0ip).

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ANGEL PAGAN… Is on his 2nd career postseason roster, but will be seeking his 1st-ever postseason action as he never played an inning with the Cubs during their 2007 Division Series vs. Arizona.

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BUSTER POSEY… Became the 1st rookie catcher in Major League history to bat cleanup in a postseason game… Hit safely in all 5 games of the World Series vs. Texas, going 6-for-20 (.300)… Is the youngest Giants catcher to hit a HR in a World Series game at 23 years and 219 days old.


                Pitchers (12)

41            Jeremy Affeldt                     LHP
40            Madison Bumgarner             LHP
18            Matt Cain                            RHP
46            Santiago Casilla                   RHP
70            George Kontos                    RHP
55            Tim Lincecum                      RHP
49            Javier Lopez                        LHP
50            Jose Mijares                        LHP
59            Guillermo Mota                    RHP
54            Sergio Romo                       RHP
32            Ryan Vogelsong                  RHP
75            Barry Zito                            LHP

                 Catchers (2)
28            Buster Posey                      C
29            Hector Sanchez                   C

                  Infielders (7)
13           Joaquin Arias                      IF
9            Brandon Belt                       IF
35           Brandon Crawford                IF
17           Aubrey Huff                         IF
48         Pablo Sandoval                   IF
19          Marco Scutaro                     IF
5            Ryan Theriot                        IF

                Outfielders (4)
7            Gregor Blanco                     OF
12          Xavier Nady                        OF
16          Angel Pagan                        OF
8            Hunter Pence                      OF

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