MADISON BUMGARNER… On his third postseason roster (2010, 2012), Bumgarner has gone 3-2 with a 3.79 ERA (15er, 35.2ip) in seven postseason games (6 starts).
HUNTER PENCE… Is on his third postseason roster (2011 with Philadelphia, 2012 with San Francisco)…is 17-for-81 (.210) w/HR, eight RBI in 21 games.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Overall, hit .364 (24-for-66) in the 2012 postseason with six HRs, 13 RBI…his 24 hits were one shy of the all-time postseason record.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… At 25 years old he became the ! fth-youngest Giants player to start at SS in a postseason game since Matt Williams in 1989 (23).
GIANTS IN ELIMINATION GAMES – KEEP THE WIN STREAK GOING… The Giants are 17-17 all-time in elimination postseason games…SF has won each of their last six elimination games, all of which came in 2012…the Giants became just the second team to win six straight elimination games in a single postseason in 2012, joining the 1985 Royals.
BUSTER POSEY… His 31 postseason games are already the most in Giants franchise history (Barry Bonds, J.T. Snow are second with 28).
POSTSEASON WIN STREAK… The Giants have won each of their last seven postseason games, the club’s longest postseason win streak in franchise history.
PAST POSTSEASON HISTORY BETWEEN GIANTS-PIRATES… SF and PIT are meeting in the postseason for just the second time…they also met in the 1971 NLCS, with the Pirates winning the best-of-seven series, 3-games-to-1.
JOE PANIK… Went 31-for-83 (.373) versus left-handed pitchers…since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958, only two Giants rookie left-handed batters hit at least .300 against southpaws in at least 50 at-bats: Willie McCovey in 1959 (.340) and Will Clark in 1986 (.308) (Elias).
BRANDON BELT… Is on his second career postseason roster (2012)…started 15 games in the 2012 postseason, batting .184 (9×49) with a HR, three RBI.