October 22nd, 2012

NLCS – Clubhouse Celebration

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Champagne Shower

It was almost as wet inside the clubhouse as it was in the rain!

NLCS – On Field Celebration

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National League Champions!

We’re going to the World Series!

NLCS Game 7 – Cardinals 0-Giants 9

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NLCS MVP – Marco Scutaro

2012 WORLD SERIES BROADCAST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED (all games are listed with the EASTERN time):

NLCS Game 7 – Pre-Game

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Kenny Lofton

The seventh and final game of the National League Championship Series has begun, and to kick if off the Giants held another entertaining pregame ceremony.  The 129th Rescue Wing Honor Guard from California Air National Guard presented the colors while Susan Tedeschi sang the National Anthem as a fly over was performed by the VFA 137 “Kestrels” from Lemoore Naval Air Station.  Kenny Lofton from the 2002 NLCS Champion Giants threw the first pitch and Rob Schneider said “Play Ball.”

NLCS Game 7 – Quick Hits

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals in the 7th game of this best-of-7 National League Championship Series…Giants’ right-hander Matt Cain (1-2, 4.67) will face Cardinals’ right-hander Kyle Lohse (2-0, 1.96).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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HANDLING THE PRESSURE…Last night’s win was the Giants’ 5th straight in a game in which they faced possible elimination during this years postseason…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Giants are the 3rd team ever to win 5 elimination games in one postseason…the other two are the 1985 Royals (6) and the 1981 Dodgers (5), both of whom won the World Series in those seasons.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than a #RallyHorse.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Was hitless in his 1st 4 postseason games, going 0-for-7, but is 6-for-23 in his last 7 starts.

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BRANDON BELT… 24-year-old is making his postseason debut in 2012… Has gone 5-for-18 with a 2B, 3B and 1 RBI in the 5 games this series.

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ANGEL PAGAN… Led off Game 4 of NLDS with a HR, the 1st leadoff HR in Giants postseason history (including NY)… Is on his 1st career postseason roster.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started all 11 postseason games, going 7-for-33 (.212) with 7 runs, 2 2Bs, 1 3B, 1 HR and 4 RBI.

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MARCO SCUTARO… Is batting .458 (11-for-24) with 4 RBI in this series… Has recorded a multi-hit game in 5 of 6 games in the NLCS.

Happy Birthday – Eli Whiteside

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Here are some Giants Gems for Eli Whiteside’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Eli!

  • He and his sister grew up on 80 acres of land owned by his grandfather, who raised cattle and grew corn though had a full-time job with Master-Bilt, which manufactures walk-in coolers. Eli helped bale hay and crush corn for feed.
  • Has prematurely gray hair. Says it started turning gray when he was a high school sophomore.  It went all gray when he started playing professional ball.
  • Eli wrote a paper for school in 8th grade about wanting to be a Major-League player when he grows up. “It’s in his blood to play ball,’’ his mother, Cindy, says. “He and his sister lived and breathed baseball and softball.’’
  • His nickname as a child was Scratch, for the scar on the left side of his face. He cut his face when he fell off his bicycle and landed on a broken tree limb.
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