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Quick Hits for October 14, 2014

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TIM HUDSON… Is making his first career start in the National League Championship Series after tossing more than 3,000 innings in the regular season…according to Stats, Inc., only two other pitchers had amassed more regular season innings before making their first start in this round – Chuck Finley (3,197.1) and Juan Marichal (3,071.2).

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JOE PANIK… Has gone 9-for-33 (.273) in his first seven postseason games…however, is just 3-for-his-last-23 at the plate.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is 6-for-29 (.207) with a HR (grand slam in WC game at PIT) and five RBI in five postseason games in 2014…however, is just 2-for-his-last-20 at the plate.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is on his third postseason roster (2011 with Philadelphia, 2012 with San Francisco)…is 7-for-29 (.241) with four runs, two 2Bs this postseason.

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BRANDON BELT… Has been the Giants’ hottest hitter this postseason, going 9-for-25 (.360) with a homer and six RBI…has reached base safely in 15 of 32 plate appearances.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 29 games as a defensive sub were tied for the third-most in NL.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has been unscored upon in each of his last 15 postseason outings (15.1ip, 12 Ks).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… IF Pablo Sandoval has reached base safely in 20-consecutive postseason games dating back to Game 4 of the NLDS on Oct. 10, 2012…the streak is the longest active mark in the Majors.

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TIED 1-1… SF has gone just 4-10 in best-of-seven series when tied 1-1…however, they won the 2012 NLCS against the Cardinals after that series started 1-1.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Is on his second postseason roster, having been on the Washington Nationals NLDS roster in 2012. He batted .263 (5-for-19) with a home run and two RBI in five games during the 2012 NLDS.

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Quick Hits for October 4, 2014

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HUNTER PENCE…Was the most durable player on SF’s roster, starting all but one of the Giants’ 162 games… played all but 23 defensive innings.

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BUSTER POSEY… On his third postseason roster (2010, 2012)…owns a career postseason line of .250 (32×128), three 2Bs, four HRs, 16 RBI in 33 games.

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GIANTS POSTSEASON WIN STREAK… The Giants, who won the World Series in 2010 and 2012, have now won nine consecutive postseason games, the longest postseason win streak in franchise history and an all-time record for a National League team…the win streak is also tied for the  fth-longest in MLB postseason history…the Giants’ streak dates back to the  fth game of the 2012 NLCS.

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TIM HUDSON… Hudson is on his seventh postseason roster, having last appeared in postseason contests in 2010 with Atlanta.

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SERGIO ROMO… Is on his third postseason roster (2010, 2012)…is 2-0 w/2.35 ERA (4er, 15.1ip) while going 4-for-6 in SV chances in 17 postseason games…has tossed 7.1-scoreless ip in last eight ps games.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has appeared in 22 postseason games, posting no record and a 1.37 ERA (3er, 19.2ip).

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PANIK PLAYING IT COOL… Rookie IF Joe Panik has gone 5-for-10 with a triple and one RBI in his first two career postseason games…the only Giants player in franchise history to have more than five hits in his first two postseason games was Monte Irvin, who had seven from Oct. 4-5, 1951 (Stats, Inc.).

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has appeared in the postseason with the Red Sox (2007, 2008) and Giants (2010, 2012)…has three World Series rings (’07, ’10, ’12)…is 1-1 with a 3.95 ERA (6er, 13.2ip) in 23 games.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… He’s the second Giants player to hit a grand slam in a winner-take-all postseason game, joining Buster Posey (2012 NLDS @ CIN).

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PABLO’S POSTSEASON HIT STREAK… IF Pablo Sandoval’s 4th inning single yesterday extended his postseason hitting streak to 12 games, the longest current postseason hit streak in the Majors and the longest in Giants franchise postseason history, surpassing 11-game hit streaks by Marco Scutaro (2012) and Irish Meusel (1921-1922) (Elias).

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