AT THE HELM… Bruce Bochy is in his seventh postseason stint as a big league manager, his third in eight seasons with SF…Bochy is 34-26 (.567) all-time in postseason play, including a 26-10 (.714) record with SF…the Giants have never lost a postseason series in Bochy’s tenure.
POSTSEASON HISTORY… The Giants franchise owns seven World Championships (1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954, 2010, 2012), 20 Pennants and this is the 27th playo! appearance in the teams history…overall, the Giants have gone 88-83-2 (win-loss-tied) in the postseason since 1900 (14-15 in League Division Series, 20-14 in League Championship Series and 53-54-2 in World Series).
MAKE IT EIGHT IN A ROW… San Francisco has won eight consecutive postseason rounds since 2010, the longest such streak since the Yankees won 11 in a row from 1998-2001.
HUNTER STRICKLAND… 25-year-old rookie was recalled from triple-A Fresno Sept. 1, marking first big league call-up.
JAVIER LOPEZ… Has not allowed a hit in each of his last 12 postseason outings (6.0ip).
JOE PANIK… Has gone 7-for-24 (.292) in his first five postseason games.
JUAN PEREZ… Made six separate appearances with the Giants throughout the season, bouncing up and down between the big league club and triple-A Fresno…batted .170 (17×100) with the Giants while hitting .316 with 13 2Bs, seven HRs and 25 RBI in 48 games at triple-A Fresno.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is 6-for-22 (.273) with a homer (grand slam in WC game at PIT) and ! ve RBI in five postseason games in 2014.
HUNTER PENCE… Is on his third postseason roster (2011 with Philadelphia, 2012 with San Francisco)…is 6-for-22 (.273) with three runs, two 2Bs this postseason.
POSEY AT THE PLATE… C Buster Posey led the Giants with seven hits during the NLDS, his most in a postseason series…he’s hitting .370 (10×27) during a current six-game postseason hitting streak, tied for the longest of his career.