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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.

WS – Game 3

Quick Hits for October 24, 2014

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AT THE HELM… Bochy is in his seventh postseason stint as a big league manager, his third in eight seasons with SF…he’s 38-28 (.576) all-time in postseason play, including a 30-12 (.714) record with SF…he’s 9-6 all-time in the World Series…the Giants have never lost a postseason series in Bochy’s tenure…Bochy has won nine straight postseason rounds since 2010, the second-longest streak ever by a manager, trailing only Joe Torre’s 11 straight with the Yankees from 1998-2001.

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BUSTER POSEY… His 19 postseason RBI are the second-highest total in franchise history, trailing only Barry Bonds (21 career postseason RBI).

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PABLO’S POSTSEASON ON-BASE STREAK REACHES 25… IF Pablo Sandoval has reached base safely in 25-straight postseason games (dating back to Game Four of the NLDS on Oct. 10, 2012), the longest streak in Giants franchise history and tied with Boog Powell (1966-71) for the third-longest in MLB postseason history…Miguel Cabrera (31, 2011-13) and Chase Utley (27, 2007-09) are the only two players in postseason history to have a longer streak of reaching base.

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HUDSON ON THE HILL… RHP Tim Hudson won 214 regular season games in his career…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he’ll be the sixth-winningest pitcher in MLB history before making his first World Series start…among pitchers who played their entire careers in the Live Ball Era (since 1920), only Jamie Moyer won more regular season games before starting his first World Series game.

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WINNING WAYS IN POSTSEASON… Despite a loss in Game Two, the Giants have still won 16 of their last 19 postseason games.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has not allowed a run in each of his last 17 postseason outings (8.0ip), tied for the sixth- longest streak in Major League postseason history in terms of games.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is 10-for-44 (.227) with a HR (grand slam in WC game at PIT) and five RBI in 12 postseason games in 2014…is just 4-for-his-last-22 (.182) at the plate.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Hit the fifth postseason, pinch-hit home run in Giants franchise history to tie the game in the 8th inning of Game 5 of the NLCS.

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JOE PANIK… Is on his first postseason roster, having gone 13-for-55 (.236) in his first 12 postseason games…however, is just 8-for-his-last-45 (.178) at the plate.

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

WS – Outtakes from games 1 & 2

WS – Game 2

Quick Hits for October 22, 2014

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BUMGARNER’S STREAK SNAPPED… LHP Madison Bumgarner’s World Series scoreless innings streak ended at 21.0 innings last night…only six others had longer streaks in World Series history: Whitey Ford (33 innings), Babe Ruth (29 innings), Christy Mathewson (28 innings), Lew Burdette (24 innings), George Earnshaw (22 innings) and Sandy Koufax (22 innings) (Elias).

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JAKE PEAVY… Is on his fourth career postseason roster, having also appeared in the postseason with the Padres in 2005 and 2006 and then winning a World Series ring with the Red Sox last season.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is on his third postseason roster (2011 with Philadelphia, 2012 with San Francisco)…is 12-for-42 (.286) with seven runs, four 2Bs and a HR this postseason.

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PABLO’S POSTSEASON ON-BASE STREAK REACHES 24… IF Pablo Sandoval has reached base safely in 24-straight postseason games (dating back to Game Four of the NLDS on Oct. 10, 2012), the longest streak in Giants franchise history…only three players in postseason history have a longer streak of reaching base: Miguel Cabrera (31, 2011-13), Chase Utley (27, 2007-09) and Boog Powell (25, 1966-71).

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MICHAEL MORSE… Batted .263 (5-for-19) with a home run and two RBI in five games during the 2012 NLDS.

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JOE PANIK… Recorded his second triple of the postseason last night and became the first rookie with two triples in the same postseason since Willie McGee did so with St. Louis in 1982.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Is on his second postseason roster (2012)…has gone 8-for-47 (.170) in 11 starts (all in CF) this postseason.

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

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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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WILD CARD WORLD SERIES… The 110th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series will pit 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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