BUMGARNER’S STREAK SNAPPED… LHP Madison Bumgarner’s World Series scoreless innings streak ended at 21.0 innings last night…only six others had longer streaks in World Series history: Whitey Ford (33 innings), Babe Ruth (29 innings), Christy Mathewson (28 innings), Lew Burdette (24 innings), George Earnshaw (22 innings) and Sandy Koufax (22 innings) (Elias).
JAKE PEAVY… Is on his fourth career postseason roster, having also appeared in the postseason with the Padres in 2005 and 2006 and then winning a World Series ring with the Red Sox last season.
HUNTER PENCE… Is on his third postseason roster (2011 with Philadelphia, 2012 with San Francisco)…is 12-for-42 (.286) with seven runs, four 2Bs and a HR this postseason.
PABLO’S POSTSEASON ON-BASE STREAK REACHES 24… IF Pablo Sandoval has reached base safely in 24-straight postseason games (dating back to Game Four of the NLDS on Oct. 10, 2012), the longest streak in Giants franchise history…only three players in postseason history have a longer streak of reaching base: Miguel Cabrera (31, 2011-13), Chase Utley (27, 2007-09) and Boog Powell (25, 1966-71).
MICHAEL MORSE… Batted .263 (5-for-19) with a home run and two RBI in five games during the 2012 NLDS.
JOE PANIK… Recorded his second triple of the postseason last night and became the first rookie with two triples in the same postseason since Willie McGee did so with St. Louis in 1982.
GREGOR BLANCO… Is on his second postseason roster (2012)…has gone 8-for-47 (.170) in 11 starts (all in CF) this postseason.
THE GIANTS… Will be looking to become the second NL team to win three World Series in a five-year span (Cardinals – 1942, 1944, 1946).
POSTSEASON SERIES WIN STREAK… Not counting the Wild Card game, the Giants have won eight straight postseason series, the longest such streak in NL history and tied with the Yankees (1927-1941) for the second-longest streak ever, trailing only the 1998-2001 Yankees, who won 11 straight (Elias).
WILD CARD WORLD SERIES… The 110th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series will pit two wild-card teams for the second time in baseball history…the Giants lost the other in seven games in 2002 to the Los Angeles Angels…the following teams have won the World Series as a Wild-Card team: Marlins (1997, 2003), Angels (2002), Red Sox (2004) and Cardinals (2011).