TONIGHT’S GAME… The Giants and Cardinals face off for Game Four of this best-of-seven NLCS, with the Giants leading the series 2-1…SF has won 13 of their last 15 postseason games, including seven of their last eight here at AT&T Park.
GIANTS UP 2-1… Teams leading a best-of-seven series 2-1 in the postseason have gone on to win the series 71.1 percent of the time (91 of 128 instances) (Stats, Inc.).
GIANTS TIE NL RECORD… The Giants have won each of their last four extra-inning games in the postseason (Reds, Tigers in 2012 and Nationals, Cardinals in 2014), tying the National League record (Elias).
JOE PANIK… Rookie second baseman made his Major League debut in mid-June and established himself as one of the top NL rookies, hitting .305 (82-for-269) with 10 2Bs, two 3Bs, HR and 18 RBI in 73 games.
MR. CONSISTENT… IF Pablo Sandoval has reached base safely in 21-straight postseason games dating back to Game Four of the NLDS on Oct. 10, 2012…the streak is the longest active one in the bigs and matches Barry Bonds’ Giants franchise record set from Oct. 2, 2012-Oct. 3, 2003.
HUNTER PENCE… Has reached base safely in 11-consecutive postseason games dating back to Game 2 of the 2012 World Series vs. Detroit.
GIANTS IN THE NLCS… The Giants are playing in the League Championship Series for the third time in the last five seasons, for the fourth time in the last 13 seasons and for the seventh time in franchise history (1971, 1987, 1989, 2002, 2010, 2012, 2014) since its inception in 1969…San Francisco has logged a 4-2 series mark in their previous six trips, winning the last four series.
POSTSEASON HISTORY… The Giants franchise owns seven World Championships (1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954, 2010, 2012), 20 Pennants and this is the 27th playoff appearance in the teams history…overall, the Giants have gone 90-84-2 (win-loss-tied) in the postseason since 1900 (14-15 in League Division Series, 22-15 in League Championship Series and 53-54-2 in World Series).
CLOSE CALLS… The Giants have gone 12-1 in their last 13 postseason games decided by just one run.
TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… His bases-loaded double in the 1st inning yesterday was the first three-RBI double in Giants franchise history during postseason play.