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.
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.
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.
BRANDON BELT… His 11 walks are the second most in a single postseason in Giants franchise history (Barry Bonds, 27 in 2002).
BUSTER POSEY… His 46 postseason games are the most in Giants franchise history (Barry Bonds, J.T. Snow second w/28).
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).
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.
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.
HUNTER PENCE… Is on his third postseason roster (2011 with Philadelphia, 2012 with San Francisco)…is 19-for-58 (.328) this postseason.
BUSTER POSEY… His four postseason home runs are tied for the sixth-most in Giants history.