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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 – Getting Ready For Tomorrow

 

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.

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