Quick Hits for October 28, 2014

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BUMGARNER’S GAME FIVE SHUTOUT… LHP Madison Bumgarner tossed the World Series’ first shutout since Josh Beckett’s series-clincher for the Marlins against the Yankees in Game Six of the 2003 World Series… Bumgarner became the first Giants pitcher to throw a shutout in the Fall Classic since Jack Sanford against the Yankees in 1962…he also joined Christy Mathewson as the only Giants pitchers with multiple shutous in the same postseason.

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ABOUT GAME FIVE… The Giants’ 5-0 blanking of the Royals on Sunday was their 16th shutout in World Series history, the second-most behind the Yankees’ 19 shutouts.

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WINNING WAYS IN POSTSEASON… Beginning with the 2010 postseason, the Giants have gone 33-13 (.717) in postseason play, going 16-7 (.696) at home and 17-6 (.739) on the road…the Giants have won 18 of their last 22 postseason contests.

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BRANDON BELT… His 11 walks are the second most in a single postseason in Giants franchise history (Barry Bonds, 27 in 2002).

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BUSTER POSEY… His 46 postseason games are the most in Giants franchise history (Barry Bonds, J.T. Snow second w/28).

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GIANTS UP 3-2… This is the fifth time in franchise history (including New York seasons) that the Giants have taken a 3-2 lead in a best-of-seven series…however, the Giants have won only one of the previous four series (2010 NLCS vs. Philadelphia, 4-2).

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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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AT THE HELM… Bochy is 41-29 (.586) all-time in postseason play, including a 33-13 (.717) record with SF… he’s 11-7 all-time in the World Series…SF has never lost a postseason series in Bochy’s tenure…he’s 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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HUNTER PENCE… Is on his third postseason roster (2011 with Philadelphia, 2012 with San Francisco)…is 19-for-58 (.328) this postseason.

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BUSTER POSEY… His four postseason home runs are tied for the sixth-most in Giants history.

WS – Workout Day

WS – Game 5

Quick Hits for October 26, 2014

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has 13 postseason multi-hit games, the most in Giants’ postseason history (SF-era).

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BRANDON BELT… His 11 walks are the second most in a single postseason in Giants franchise history (Barry Bonds, 27 in 2002).

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JEAN MACHI… Has surrendered three runs (two HRs) in 2.2 innings of work this postseason.

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MATT DUFFY… Recorded his first career postseason hit with a pinch-hit single last night.

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GREOGR BLANCO… His three runs scored last night are the most by a Giant in a postseason game since Pablo Sandoval in Game 1 of the 2012 WS.

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HUNTER PENCE… Is hitting .467 (7-for-15) with four runs scored, two 2Bs, a HR and five RBI this World Series.

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BUSTER POSEY… He now has six career World Series RBI, no other Giants catcher has more than two career World Series RBI.

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GAME FIVE… The Giants are 9-1 in their last 10 postseason Game Five’s, with their only loss coming in the 2010 NLCS vs. Philadelphia…the Giants are 15-9 all-time in Game Five…according to Elias, the winner of Game Five is 27-14 in best-of-seven World Series all-time.

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BOCHY NOW WITH 40 POSTSEASON WINS… Last night’s win was the 40th postseason victory of Bruce Bochy’s managerial career…he’s now the fifth manager to win 40 career postseason games, joining Joe Torre (84), Tony LaRussa (70), Bobby Cox (67) and Jim Leyland (44).

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WINS AT HOME… The Giants’ win last night was their 30th World Series victory at home all time…the Giants joined the Yankees (67), Cardinals (31) and Dodgers (30) as the only teams to win 30 home World Series games.

WS – Game 4

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.

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