October 24th, 2012

WS Game 1 – Tigers 3-Giants 8

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The Giants, The Tigers & Major League Baseball Stand Up To Cancer


  • Thursday, Oct. 25 vs. Detroit (5:07): RHP Doug Fister (0-0, 1.35) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (0-2, 11.25) – FOX, ESPN Radio
  • Saturday, Oct. 27 at Detroit (5:07): RHP Anibal Sanchez (1-1, 1.35) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-0, 1.42) – FOX, ESPN Radio
  • Sunday, Oct. 28 at Detroit (5:07): RHP Max Scherzer (1-0, 0.82) vs. RHP Matt Cain (2-2, 3.52) – FOX, ESPN Radio
  • *Monday, Oct. 29 at Detroit (5:07): RHP Justin Verlander vs. TBA – FOX, ESPN Radio
  • *Wednesday, Oct. 31 vs. Detroit (5:07): RHP Doug Fister vs. TBA – FOX, ESPN Radio
  • *Thursday, Nov. 1 vs. Detroit (5:07): RHP Anibal Sanchez vs. TBA – FOX, ESPN Radionote: all postseason games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/home games and World Series contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes

WS Game 1 – Pre-Game

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Fly Over

An exciting pregame ceremony kicked off Game 1 of the 2012 Fall Classic today.

  • MasterCard donated $4.1 million to Standup 2 Cancer
  • The teams were introduced and  lined up
  • Phillip Phillips sang the National Anthem followed by a ceremonial fly over
  • Orlando Cepeda, Willie McCovey, Willie Mays and Gaylord Perry threw the first pitch
  • Robb Nen and a member of the Boys and Girls Club presented the game ball
  • Omar Vizquel said “play ball”

WS Game 1 – Quick Hits

TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Detroit Tigers in the opener of the 108th World Series…Giants’ left-hander Barry Zito (1-0, 1.74) will face Tigers’ right-hander Justin Verlander (3-0, 0.74).

Today’s Starting Lineup

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KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE…The Giants have won each of LHP Barry Zito’s last 13 starts, including his 2 starts in this postseason…during this stretch, Zito has gone 8-0 with a 3.61 ERA (29er, 72.1ip), allowing 2 runs-or-fewer in 8 of those 13 outings…the Giants last lost a Zito start on Aug. 2 vs. New York-NL.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than wet socks 2 nights ago.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has blanked opponents in each of his last 8 games.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… In 8 appearances this postseason has tossed 8.1-scoreless innings with 6 strikeouts.

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BRANDON BELT… Went 7-for-23 with a 2B, 3B, HR and 2 RBI in 6 games during the NLCS.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Overall, has gone 3-for-8 (.375) in 5 postseason games.

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BRUCE BOCHY… The Giants have won all 5 of their postseason series since Bochy became manager.


The San Francisco Giants set their 25-man roster for the 2012 World Series vs. the Detroit Tigers, club Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean announced today. The Giants will enter the World Series with 12 pitchers, two catchers, seven infielders and four outfielders.  The roster includes:

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

Happy Birthday – Bill Hayes

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Here are some Giants Gems for Bill Hayes’ birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Billy!

  • Veteran baseball man returns for 13th season in Giants organization, and 36th campaign overall in professional baseball.
  • Will mark 10th-straight year serving as SF’s bullpen catcher…has also assisted pitching coach Dave Righetti and bullpen coach Mark Gardner with pitching aspects.
  • Prior to joining San Francisco chain, former big league catcher spent 6 years in Cubs organization and 6 seasons with Rockies.
  • Was originally slated to manage Class A Advanced San Jose in 2003, but was elevated to big league club prior to Opening Day.
  • Was member of coaching staff that traveled to Taiwan with MLB All-Stars in 2011.
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