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.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, media day, world series, BRUCE BOCHY

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

GIANTS ANNOUNCE ROSTER FOR 2012 WORLD SERIES

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

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