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Quick Hits for October 29, 2014

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JOE PANIK… Rookie second baseman made his Major League debut in mid-June and established himself as one of the top NL rookies, hitting .305 (82-for-269) with 10 2Bs, two 3Bs, HR and 18 RBI in 73 games.

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ELITE CLUB… One more win and Bruce Bochy would become just the 10th manager to lead its team to three-or-more World Series titles…he would join Casey Stengel (7), Joe McCarthy (7), Connie Mack (5), Joe Torre (4), Walter Alston (4), Tony La Russa (3), Sparky Anderson (3), John McGraw (3) and Miller Huggins (3)…all nine of these managers are in the Hall of Fame.

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CE AT THE PLATE… OF Hunter Pence has a hit in all six games of this World Series, extending his hitting streak in World Series play to nine games, the longest by any Giant in the WS since Alvin Dark in 1951 and 1954 (10 games)…during this nine-game streak, Pence has hit .424 (14×33).

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YUSMEIRO PETIT… Became the first reliever to win three games in one postseason in which he pitched at least 3.0 innings and did not permit any runs.

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GIANTS IN GAME SEVEN… The Giants are 1-5 all-time when playing Game 7 of a best-of-7 series (1-3 since moving to San Francisco)…the Giants won their most recent Game 7, defeating the Cardinals, 9-0, in the the 2012 NLCS at AT&T Park…SF last played in a World Series Game 7 in 2002, when they lost to the Angels.

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WINNER TAKE ALL… The Giants are 18-17 all-time in elimination postseason games…SF has won each of their last seven elimination games, six of which came in 2012 and one this season in the Wild Card game at Pittsburgh…the Giants are 0-4 all-time in winner-take-all World Series games, with three of the four losses by one run.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Became just the fourth different Giants shortstop (fifth occurrence) to record at least three RBI in a World Series contest in Game 5, joining Al Dark (three RBI in 1951 Game 1); Rich Aurilia (three RBI in 2002 Game 5); and Edgar Renteria (three RBI in 2010 Games 2 and 5).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Homered to lead off Game 2, marking the 19th leado! homer in World Series history…his leado! HR was the third leadoff homer in Giants postseason history and the first in the World Series.

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PABLO PERFORMS ON BIG STAGE… IF Pablo Sandoval has recorded a team-high 23 hits this postseason, just one shy of his franchise record for a single postseason (24 hits in 2012 postseason)…Sandoval is also just two hits shy of the highest single-season total ever in postseason play, shared by Darin Erstad (2002), David Freese (2011) and Marquis Grissom (1995).

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JEAN MACHI… His 3.0 innings of work last night matched his career-high (also: April 27, 2013 at SD).

Quick Hits for October 25, 2014

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PABLO’S POSTSEASON ON-BASE STREAK SNAPPED AT 25… IF Pablo Sandoval failed to reach base safely in four plate appearances last night, snapping his string of reaching safely in 25 consecutive postseason games…the streak set a new Giants franchise record and finished tied for the third-longest in Major League history.

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GIANT RELIEF… Giants relievers have combined to allow just three runs in 19.0 innings (1.42 ERA) covering their last six postseason games.

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POSTSEASON SERIES WIN STREAK… Not counting the Wild Card game, the Giants have won eight straight postseason series, the longest such streak in NL history and tied with the Yankees (1927-1941) for the second-longest streak ever, trailing only the 1998-2001 Yankees, who won 11 straight (Elias).

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JOE PANIK… Was one of eight Giants to play second base, joining Brandon Hicks (59 starts), Ehire Adrianza (15), Joaquin Arias (10), Matt Duffy (5), Dan Uggla (4), Marco Scutaro (3), Tony Abreu (0)…started 66 games at second, the most starts at second by a Giants rookie in a single season since Robby Thompson started 145 games in 1986.

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HUNTER PENCE… Was one of four players to appear in all 162 games, joining KC’s Alcides Escobar, ATL’s Freddie Freeman and TB’s Evan Longoria.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Became the fourth player in Major League history and the first in NL history to hit a walk-off home run to send his team to the World Series, joining DET’s Magglio Ordonez in Game Seven of the 2006 ALCS, NYY’s Aaron Boone in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS and NYY’s Chris Chambliss in Game Five of the 1976 ALCS.

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SELLOUT STREAKING… The Giants have sold out their last 348 home games (regular + postseason), dating back to Oct. 1, 2010…the Giants’ 327 regular season home sellout streak is the longest consecutive streak in the National League and the longest active streak in the Majors.

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WILD CARD WORLD SERIES… The 110th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series pits two wild-card teams for the second time in baseball history…the Giants lost the other in seven games in 2002 to the Los Angeles Angels…the following teams have won the World Series as a Wild-Card team: Marlins (1997, 2003), Angels (2002), Red Sox (2004) and Cardinals (2011).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… On Oct. 1st at Pittsburgh, he became the first shortstop in postseason history to hit a grand slam.

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SNAP THIS TWO-GAME SLIDE… The Giants need a win tonight to avoid losing three consecutive postseason games for the first time since dropping three in a row to the Florida Marlins in the 2003 Division Series.

Quick Hits for October 21, 2014

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Hit a three-run walk-o! home run in Game Five of the NLCS o! STL’s Michael Wacha to send the Giants to the World Series.

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SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has gone 17-consecutive playoff games without allowing a run, tied for the fifth-longest streak in Major League playo! history.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… On Oct. 1st at Pittsburgh, he became the first shortstop in postseason history to hit a grand slam.

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THE GIANTS… Will be looking to become the second NL team to win three World Series in a  ve-year span (Cardinals – 1942, 1944, 1946).

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MADISON BUMGARNER… Was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 NLCS, becoming the first Giants pitcher to ever win the award, dating back to 1977 when it was first awarded… went 1-0 with a 1.72 ERA (3er, 15.2ip) in two starts against STL in the LCS.

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GIANTS IN THE FALL CLASSIC… The New York Giants were 5-9 lifetime in 14 appearances in the World Series and the San Francisco Giants have gone 2-3 in  ve trips to the Fall Classic…the franchise’s 53 World Series victories are the third-most all-time behind the Yankees (134) and Cardinals (58).

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is on his second postseason roster (2012)…has gone 7-for-44 (.159) in 10 starts (all in CF) this postseason.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… His 10 postseason doubles are the most in Giants’ franchise history.

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JOE PANIK… Became the seventh rookie in Giants franchise history to hit a HR in a postseason game when he hit a two-run blast in Game Five of the NLCS.

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HUNTER PENCE… Has reached base safely in 13-consecutive postseason games dating back to Game Two of the 2012 World Series vs. Detroit.

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