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Quick Hits for October 11, 2014

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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.

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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).

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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.

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HUNTER STRICKLAND… 25-year-old rookie was recalled from triple-A Fresno Sept. 1, marking first big league call-up.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has not allowed a hit in each of his last 12 postseason outings (6.0ip).

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JOE PANIK… Has gone 7-for-24 (.292) in his first five postseason games.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

NLDS – Game 2

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).

Quick Hits for September 27, 2014

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ANDREW SUSAC… His 19 RBI are tied for the fifth-most among all NL rookies since he was first called up to the big leagues on July 26 (has 10 RBI in his last 16 games).

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… His 10 home runs this season are a career-high.

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HUNTER PENCE… Pence’s consecutive games played streak is the longest by a Giants player since Hall of Famer Bill Terry played 468 games in a row, including the last 121 as a player-manager, from 1930-1933.

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BRANDON BELT… Has started six games since returning from the DL, going 6-for-23 with a HR and two RBI.

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JOE PANIK… Rookie infielder is 8-for-22 (.364) in his past five games

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is 13-for-65 (.200) with two extra base hits (2Bs) in his past 18 games.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Ranks second on the team with 65 relief appearances, including 56 scoreless efforts.

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JUAN GUTIERREZ… Owns a 1.60 ERA (6er, 33.2ip) at home.

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ANDREW SUSAC… Is 18-for-62 (.290) with three homers and 17 RBI in his last 16 starts.

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ERIC CORDIER… Spent nine seasons in the minor leagues with the Royals, Braves, Pirates and Giants.

Quick Hits for September 26, 2014

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TONIGHT’S STARTER… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (8-12, 3.96) hasn’t received any run support in his last three starts and has received the sixth-lowest run support average at home this season, with the Giants’ offense giving him 2.85 runs per game…Vogelsong has gone 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4er, 19.0ip) in three starts against the Padres at AT&T Park.

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PENCE, POSEY IN THE CLUTCH… OF Hunter Pence (.357) and C Buster Posey (.344) own the third and fourth highest batting average in the NL, respectively, with runners in scoring position.

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TONIGHT’S GAME… The Giants clinched their third trip to the postseason in five years yesterday, but are still fighting for the opportunity to open the playoffs here at AT&T Park…the Giants are seeking home-field advantage in the one-game wild-card round against either the Pirates or Cardinals.

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GIANTS-PIRATES? OR GIANTS-CARDINALS?… The Giants, who won the World Series in each of their last two postseason trips, trail the Pirates by one game with the Pirates holding the tiebreaker in the race to host the wild-card playoff on Wednesday…Pittsburgh is just 1.0 game behind St. Louis for the NL Central crown and the Giants hold the tiebreaker for home-! eld advantage over St. Louis should both teams end in a tie.

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THE GIANTS – POSTSEASON… San Francisco has advanced to the postseason for the 25th time in franchise history (since 1900) and for the 11th time in SF-era history (since 1958).

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LET’S WIN TWO… San Francisco will try to win consecutive games for only the second time in two weeks tonight.

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A LOT OF RUNS AT HOME… The Giants are averaging 6.0 runs per game in their past 13 home contests (11-2 record), while hitting .382 (52-for-136) with runners in scoring position.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has been unscored upon in his last nine appearances, tossing 5.2 frames.

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JAVIER LOPEZ… Is tied for second on the team with 64 relief appearances, including 55 scoreless efforts.

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SELLOUT STREAK JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING… The Giants have sold out their last 324 regular season home games, extending the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

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