TIM HUDSON… Is making his first career start in the National League Championship Series after tossing more than 3,000 innings in the regular season…according to Stats, Inc., only two other pitchers had amassed more regular season innings before making their first start in this round – Chuck Finley (3,197.1) and Juan Marichal (3,071.2).
JOE PANIK… Has gone 9-for-33 (.273) in his first seven postseason games…however, is just 3-for-his-last-23 at the plate.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is 6-for-29 (.207) with a HR (grand slam in WC game at PIT) and five RBI in five postseason games in 2014…however, is just 2-for-his-last-20 at the plate.
HUNTER PENCE… Is on his third postseason roster (2011 with Philadelphia, 2012 with San Francisco)…is 7-for-29 (.241) with four runs, two 2Bs this postseason.
BRANDON BELT… Has been the Giants’ hottest hitter this postseason, going 9-for-25 (.360) with a homer and six RBI…has reached base safely in 15 of 32 plate appearances.
JOAQUIN ARIAS… His 29 games as a defensive sub were tied for the third-most in NL.
JEREMY AFFELDT… Has been unscored upon in each of his last 15 postseason outings (15.1ip, 12 Ks).
PABLO SANDOVAL… IF Pablo Sandoval has reached base safely in 20-consecutive postseason games dating back to Game 4 of the NLDS on Oct. 10, 2012…the streak is the longest active mark in the Majors.
TIED 1-1… SF has gone just 4-10 in best-of-seven series when tied 1-1…however, they won the 2012 NLCS against the Cardinals after that series started 1-1.
MICHAEL MORSE… Is on his second postseason roster, having been on the Washington Nationals NLDS roster in 2012. He batted .263 (5-for-19) with a home run and two RBI in five games during the 2012 NLDS.