PABLO’S POSTSEASON ON-BASE STREAK SNAPPED AT 25… IF Pablo Sandoval failed to reach base safely in four plate appearances last night, snapping his string of reaching safely in 25 consecutive postseason games…the streak set a new Giants franchise record and finished tied for the third-longest in Major League history.
GIANT RELIEF… Giants relievers have combined to allow just three runs in 19.0 innings (1.42 ERA) covering their last six postseason games.
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).
JOE PANIK… Was one of eight Giants to play second base, joining Brandon Hicks (59 starts), Ehire Adrianza (15), Joaquin Arias (10), Matt Duffy (5), Dan Uggla (4), Marco Scutaro (3), Tony Abreu (0)…started 66 games at second, the most starts at second by a Giants rookie in a single season since Robby Thompson started 145 games in 1986.
HUNTER PENCE… Was one of four players to appear in all 162 games, joining KC’s Alcides Escobar, ATL’s Freddie Freeman and TB’s Evan Longoria.
TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Became the fourth player in Major League history and the first in NL history to hit a walk-off home run to send his team to the World Series, joining DET’s Magglio Ordonez in Game Seven of the 2006 ALCS, NYY’s Aaron Boone in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS and NYY’s Chris Chambliss in Game Five of the 1976 ALCS.
SELLOUT STREAKING… The Giants have sold out their last 348 home games (regular + postseason), dating back to Oct. 1, 2010…the Giants’ 327 regular season home sellout streak is the longest consecutive streak in the National League and the longest active streak in the Majors.
WILD CARD WORLD SERIES… The 110th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series pits 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).
BRANDON CRAWFORD… On Oct. 1st at Pittsburgh, he became the first shortstop in postseason history to hit a grand slam.
SNAP THIS TWO-GAME SLIDE… The Giants need a win tonight to avoid losing three consecutive postseason games for the first time since dropping three in a row to the Florida Marlins in the 2003 Division Series.