October 18th, 2012

NLCS Game 4 – Giants 3-Cardinals 8

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PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES (ALL TIMES PDT) (*if necessary):

Friday, Oct. 19 at St. Louis (5:07): TBA vs. LHP Barry Zito (0-0, 6.75) – FOX, ESPN Radio

• *Sunday, Oct. 21 vs. St. Louis (1:45): TBA vs. Ryan Vogelsong  – FOX, ESPN Radio
• *Monday, Oct. 22 vs. St. Louis (5:07): TBA vs. Matt Cain – FOX, ESPN Radio

note: all postseason games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/home games and World Series contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes

NLCS Game 4 – San Francisco

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Pier 39

Walking around the city of San Francisco this postseason there’s no doubt that the Giants have the most supportive fans in baseball.

NLCS Game 4 – Quick Hits

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th game of this best-of-7 National League Championship Series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (1-0, 1.08) will face Cardinals’ right-hander Adam Wainwright (0-0, 7.88).

Today’s Starting Lineup

ssf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 10/17/2012, nlcs game 3, BRUCE BOCHY

BRUCE BOCHY… This marks the 6th time in Bochy’s career to manage in the post- season, having done so with San Diego in 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006 and with San Francisco in 2010 and now in 2012…his 6 postseason appearances as a manager are tied for the 2nd-most among active managers (Jim Leyland has 7).

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than wind gusts  at Bush Stadium.

ssf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 10/17/2012, nlcs game 3, BRANDON BELT

BRANDON BELT… Started 4 of 5 games in the NLDS at 1st base, but went 1-for-13 (.077) at the plate with 2 BBs and 7 strikeouts…however, has gone 3-for-11 with a 2B and 1 RBI in the 1st 3 games of the National League Championship Series.

ssf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 10/17/2012, nlcs game 3, BRANDON CRAWFORD

BRANDON CRAWFORD... In Game 1 of the Divsion Series, he became the the 5th-youngest Giants player to start at shortstop in a postseason game since Matt Williams in 1989 (23 years old)… Is 5-for-15 in his last 4 starts.

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JOSE MIJARES… Is on his 3rd career postseason roster having also appeared with the Twins in 2009-10.

ssf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 10/17/2012, nlcs game 3, JAVIER LOPEZ

JAVIER LOPEZ… Made 2 relief appearances in the NLDS vs. Cincinnati, tossing 0.1 inning in each game.

ssf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 10/17/2012, nlcs game 3, PABLO SANDOVAL

PABLO SANDOVAL… Has been one of the Giants’ offensive leaders this postseason, going 10-for-34 (.294) with 2 2Bs, 1 HR and 4 RBI in 8 games.

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