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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).

National League Wild Card Champs!

Quick Hits for September 24, 2014

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .421 (16×38) with four 2Bs, HR and seven RBI in his last 11 games.

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SERGIO ROMO… Has allowed just two runs in his last 22 appearances (0.98 ERA, 18.1ip), recording 23 strikeouts and issuing three walks in that span (.169 opponents avg. against).

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GOING HOME… The Giants host the Padres for a four-game series starting tomorrow night that will conclude the regular season…the Giants have won 10 of their last 12 home contests and have been one of the best teams at home beginning July 30, going 14-5 (.737)…only the Cardinals (.759, 22-7), Orioles (.742, 23-8) and Padres (.741, 20-7) have been better at home since that date.

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WILD RACE TO FINISH… The Giants trail the Pirates by 1.0 game for home-field advantage in the one-game wild-card round, and hold a +5.0 game edge over the Brewers for the second slot…Pittsburgh is just 1.5 games behind St. Louis for the NL Central crown and the Giants hold the tiebreaker for home-field advantage over St. Louis should the Giants and Cardinals end up in the wild card game next Wednesday.

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JOE PANIK… Is hitting .347 (61×176) since Aug. 4, which is the fourth-highest in the NL since that date.

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WHEN SCORING FOUR OR MORE… The Giants have won 37 of their last 40 contests in which they have scored at least four runs…SF is 71-13 (.845) overall in such games.

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ON THE MOUND… RHP Tim Hudson (9-12, 3.52) looks to regroup after two rough outings where he’s combined to allow 11 runs (10er) on 15 hits in just 5.1 innings…Hudson is 6-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 16 starts against the Dodgers, however has lost his last three decisions, going 0-3 with a 5.85 ERA in his past four starts…LHP Clayton Kershaw (20-3, 1.80) has gone 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA in three starts against SF this season…the Giants have defeated Kershaw three times in 13 starts here at Dodger Stadium.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .417 (50×120) with 21 runs, eight 2Bs, 3B, eight HRs and 28 RBI in his last 30 games.

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TIM HUDSON… Needs one more win for his 14th season in the big leagues with double-digit victories….is attempting to tie Mark Buehrle for the most seasons in a career with 10+ wins among active pitchers…Hudson has 13 such seasons while Buehrle has 14.

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TIM HUDSON… Hudson won at least 11 games in each of his six seasons with the A’s…the only pitchers to post double-digit wins in a season for both Bay Area teams are Vida Blue and Barry Zito, who each did it six times with Oakland and four for San Francisco.

Final Countdown

 

Quick Hits for September 12, 2014

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SERGIO ROMO… Is 23-for-28 in SV chances, with his 23 saves tied for the 13th-most in the NL.

 

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ANGEL PAGAN… Has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games, batting .341 (30-for-88).

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one of four players in baseball to hit .300+ in each of the last four months (.312 in May, .301 in June, .311 in July, .336 in Aug)…joins Jose Altuve, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano.

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TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Is 6-for-19 (.316) with three RBI as a pinch-hitter with SF.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD… Has 12 hits in his last 33 at-bats (.364) and nine RBI in his last 10 games.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games and has gone 23-for-61 (.377) in his last 20 games.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is batting .463 (37×80) with 19 runs, seven 2Bs, 3B, seven HRs and 24 RBI in his last 19 games.

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JUAN PEREZ… Was recalled from triple-A on Sept. 1 marking sixth time he’s been recalled this year.

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GARY BROWN… 25-year-old was recalled from triple-A Fresno on Sept. 2, marking his first big league callup.

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GIANTS HOME VICTORIES… The Giants look to extend their season-high home winning streak to 10 games tonight… SF last won 10 consecutive home games during an 11-game run from July 7-25, 2003, the Giants’ longest home win streak in AT&T Park history…during this nine-game home win streak, the Giants have outscored their opponents by a 58-14 margin.

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