Giants vs. Tigers -- World Series Game 3 stat pack

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Giants vs. Tigers -- World Series Game 3 stat pack

The Giants have a 2-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series. As the series shifts east to Comerica Park in Detroit, take a look at the in-depth statistics:

Giants History When Taking a 2-0 Lead in World Series
1922 vs Yankees Won Series 4-0
1933 vs Senators Won Series 4-1
1954 vs Indians Won Series 4-0
2010 vs Rangers Won Series 4-1

Longest Scoreless Streak to Start World Series Career
Christy Mathewson NYG 1905-11 28.0
Jim Lonborg BOS 1967 17.0
Duster Mails CLE 1920 15.2
Bruce Hurst BOS 1986 15.0
Madison Bumgarner SF 2010-12 15.0

Giants Starters Last 5 Games
Record 5-0
ERA 0.55
Opp Avg .195
HR 0
IP 33.0
Walks 6
Strikeouts 30

Giants best streak of starting pitching came from June 24-28
Starts 5
Rec 4-0
ERA 0.24
Opp Avg .148
HR 0
IPER 371

Giants History
Most Hits in a Single Postseason
J.T. Snow 2002 22
Kenny Lofton 2002 21
Pablo Sandoval 2012 21
Marco Scutaro 2012 19

Tigers Trailing 0-2 in World Series
1907 vs Cubs Lost Series 0-4
1908 vs Cubs Lost Series 1-4

This Postseason -- Record with 1st Run
Scoring First Allowing 1st
Giants 8-1 1-4
Tigers 5-1 2-3
This Postseason: Teams scoring first are 25-10

This Postseason -- After 4 Innings
Leading Tied
Giants 6-0 3-0
Opponents 5-0 0-3

Former Cy Young Winners as Starters to Relieve in World Series Since 1970
Year Game
Vida Blue 1972 1,3,4
Catfish Hunter 1977 5
Jim Palmer 1983 3
David Cone 2000 4
Randy Johnson 2002 7
Tim Lincecum 2012 1

Detroit Tigers This Season (Reg & Post)
Home Road
Record 54-31 41-47

Detroit Tigers This Season (Reg & Post)
vs LHP vs RHP
Record 29-28 66-50
When opposing team starts a lefty or righty

Jim Leyland Career in Postseason
Games Record: 39-32
Series Record: 8-7
Career in World Series: 1-1
Series Record:
1997 with Marlins -- Won 4-3
2006 with Tigers -- Lost 1-4
2012 with Tigers -- 0-2

Bruce Bochy
Career Record vs Jim Leyland: 42-24

Manager Comparison
Bruce Bochy Jim Leyland
Seasons 18 21
Wins 1,456 1,676
Win .502 .503
WS Won 1 1
Pennants Won 3 3

The Giants and Tigers meetings in Detroit
Wins SF DET
2005 in DET 1 2
2011 in DET 2 1

The Giants played only one game this season with a gametime temp below 50 degrees:
April 23 at New York (2nd Game)
49 Degrees
Giants won 7-2
Hector Sanchez and Pablo Sandoval hit home runs
WP: Bumgarner (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER)

Giants DHs This Season
Starts AVG HR RBIs
Posey 3 .273 (3-11) 0 1
Sandoval 2 .125 (1-8) 0 0
Sanchez 1 1-3 0 0
Pagan 1 1-3 0 0
Christian 1 0-3 0 0
Blanco 1 0-3 0 0

Longest Giants Postseason Win Streaks
2012 5
1905-11 4
1921-22 4
1922-23 4
1954 4
2002 4

Giants 5-Game Postseason Winning Streak
Longest in Franchise History
Record 5-0
AVG .269
RGM 6.0
HR 5
Team ERA 0.80

Giants in Eastern Time Zone (Reg & Post)
at Atlanta 2-1
at Cincinnati 4-2
at Miami 2-2
at New York 3-1
at Philadelphia 2-1
at Pittsburgh 1-2
at Washington 0-3
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Overall 14-12

Giants Offense This Postseason
Hitters 1 through 4 -- .286 Avg 10 HR 35 RBIs
Hitters 5 through 9 -- .191 Avg 3 HR 21 RBIs

Detroit Tigers Last 8 Home Games (Reg & Post)
Record 8-0
AVG .303
RGM 4.5
HR 9
ERA 2.00
Opp Avg .185
4-0 in Postseason

Giants Pitching in the First Five Innings
Last 5 Games
25 IP
0 Runs
15 Hits
4 Walks
1 HBP

Evans: Giants want to give Parker, Williamson chance to play, but...

Evans: Giants want to give Parker, Williamson chance to play, but...

While the Giants aggressively pursue a new closer, they haven't been aggressive for a new left fielder.

Angel Pagan is a free agent and isn't likely to come back. That leaves talented, but unproven youngsters Mac Williams and Jarrett Parker.

And for GM Bobby Evans, who is always looking for ways to improve the roster, it appears he is content going into the 2017 with Williamson and Parker filling the void in left field.

"Our mindset has been to keep an open mind in any way we can improve the club offensively. But that said, I feel like we've got a starting lineup today that we don't have to adjust or improve upon. I'd always like to find ways to improve it. I think there are some big market options, but we've got two young guys that we want to get a good evaluation on, and you can't really do that until they get major league at-bats. That's Mac Williamson and Jarrett Parker and both of them are really in-waiting for an opportunity to get everyday playing time and show what they can do," Evans told ESPN's Buster Olney on Friday.

But Evans is keeping an open mind regarding acquiring a left fielder.

"That said, I also have to make sure that if we have an opportunity to improve or solidify our lineup in some way, I want to take advantage of it. But I can't lose sight of the benefit of developing our own guys and giving them a chance and not locking ourselves into keeping them from playing time in the next two to three years" Evans said.

Evans: Giants still in 'search mode' for closer, but 'it's progressing'

Evans: Giants still in 'search mode' for closer, but 'it's progressing'

As the Winter Meetings get set to begin in Washington, D.C. on Monday, the Giants still haven't crossed off the top item on their offseason wish list.

The closer role remains vacant.

Names like Mark Melancon and Greg Holland have been linked to the Giants over the last few weeks, but nothing has materialized.

On Friday, GM Bobby Evans provided an update while speaking with ESPN's Buster Olney.

"There's been a lot of signings and a number of trades. In many ways, more done prior to the winter meetings than in the last couple of years. We still are in process, relative to trade options, relative to free agent options, to be clear who's pitching the ninth inning for us. So we feel we have the makings of a good bullpen, we just need to be clear who's pitching the ninth. And we'd like to solidify that through the trade market or free agent market. It's progressing. We're a month into this process, so we have a lot more information. But ultimately, until we have a closer, we're still in the search mode.

There's a nice balance between both. It's just that, they both have costs. Relative to a trade, sometimes you're giving up, in some cases, one or more of your top prospects and other prospects below that. In the way of free agency, it's obviously an expenditure for a certain number of years that is elavated more on the supply and demand side. That said, there are some middle tier late inning options as well that may not be as demanding as some of the bigger names. Again, it's a balance of options trying to measure all three."