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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

Familiar faces trying to find success, health with Giants' Triple-A affiliate

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Familiar faces trying to find success, health with Giants' Triple-A affiliate

SACRAMENTO -- A young man named Clayton Blackburn walked into the home clubhouse at Raley Field on Tuesday decked out in Round Rock gear. 

"You're here for my start?" he said, smiling.

Sorry, Clayton, I was on Panda Watch for two days. But it was fun watching Blackburn, DFA’d in a weird move earlier this year, face former teammates. Blackburn hasn't had a great season with Texas, but he is still just 24 and he has gotten into terrific shape. Given what happened during his call-up last year, you should root for him to get a second chance. 

Blackburn gave up three runs over six innings against his former team. The River Cats won on Jarrett Parker’s walk-off homer to dead center with two outs in the ninth. Parker was one of many familiar faces in the lineup Tuesday. Here are some thoughts on guys you know, and guys you will: 

--- Trevor Brown is the backup catcher in Sacramento, which is certainly a fall from his run as Buster Posey's backup. Brown is batting .168 in what has been a very frustrating season for him. The groin injury that slowed him early lingered, he had a concussion, and he hasn't been able to find any BABIP luck. This year seems a lost one for a guy who was a big part of 2016. I’m still intrigued by his versatility.

--- Chris Shaw is the latest podcast guest. You can stream it here. We talked about his power, his move to left, thinking he was a Ray, and more. I didn't see many at-bats, but I saw enough in left field to be confident he'll be fine out there. 

--- Parker started in center field and made a nice running catch at the wall. He wouldn't hold up as a big league center fielder, but perhaps the Giants should throw him out there a few times down the stretch to see if he can be a backup option next season. Parker said he finally found his swing over the past few games. His rehab assignment ends in about a week, and he’s expected back in San Francisco. 

--- Reyes Moronta, who spent a day in the majors in May, was promoted to Triple-A. In his first inning, Drew Stubbs took him deep. I found that quirky. It's been a long season with far too many transactions. 

--- If Steven Duggar would stay healthy, he would probably make it up to SF in September. Unfortunately, his hamstring was tight again this week, keeping him out of San Jose’s lineup for a few days. Speaking of health: Tyler Beede’s groin injury will keep him out longer than just the standard DL time … Melvin Upton Jr. is still in Sacramento rehabbing a shoulder injury, but he’s not throwing yet so it’s hard to picture him making any noise before September call-up time …Christian Arroyo is in Arizona rehabbing from hand surgery. 

--- Derek Law was smiling because Derek Law is always smiling. He has a 4.32 ERA but said he feels much better than those results. “My slider is back,” Law said. He should be, too, when the Giants expand their roster. There are some other interesting relievers in Sacramento. A first baseman told me opposing hitters grumble about facing D.J. Snelten (1.84 ERA) and Tyler Rogers has a 1.94 ERA as a dirt-scraping right-hander. 

--- A teammate predicted Carlos Moncrief would hit .270 in the big leagues if called up, and he ended up getting that call Wednesday morning. Moncrief is a fun clubhouse addition. He gave Sandoval some good-natured heckling for talking to reporters after going 1 for 4. 

--- The Giants have had a lot of veterans visit San Jose this season. They all bought the postgame spread, but word around the block is that Madison Bumgarner provided the best meal. He had steak and lobster delivered to San Jose Muni. 

Eduardo Nunez 'forever grateful' for his time spent with the Giants

Eduardo Nunez 'forever grateful' for his time spent with the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Eduardo Nuñez left San Francisco in a strange way. The third baseman was traded in the middle of Tuesday night’s game and mostly said his goodbyes in a stairwell behind the home dugout at AT&T Park. Before joining the Red Sox, Nuñez took to his social media pages to send a message to the Giants and their fans. 

On Twitter, Nuñez thanked the organization for “the great opportunity and experiences learned” and wished the team the best of luck. His Instagram message was a bit longer. 

“I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this amazing team,” Nuñez wrote. “I value the experiences learned during my time here and I will miss my teammates, the fans, and the beautiful city of San Francisco very much. Best wishes to the Giants organization during the rest of this season. God Bless.”

Nuñez is expected to join the Red Sox on Friday. Boston’s manager, John Farrell, told reporters that his new infielder will get “a high number of at-bats” despite the presence of top prospect Rafael Devers. 

"This is someone who's swinging the bat very well right now,” Farrell said, according to MassLive.com. "A high energy player that can run the bases well. He’s got really good line drive power so his .300-plus batting average to mix into this lineup is a good addition."