3yDespite Xavier Nady's career success against Johnny Cueto, Gregor Blanco will get the start left field in Game 1 of the NLDS vs. the Reds.
3yAlex Smith will wear his Giants hat tonight when he throws out the Game 1 first pitch before the NLDS begins in San Francisco.
3yRyan Theriot isn't in the Game 1 lineup, but he could be the Giants' biggest asset against Reds' ace Johnny Cueto.
3ySan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory have made their wagers, and will putting their city's culinary skills to the test in the traditional mayoral bets.
3yBill Russell shared with Dusty Baker the secret to winning consistency, and it's a trait Baker has seen -- in San Francisco and Cincinnati.More: Game 1 lineup Giants' NLDS roster Giants video
3yIn the 2010 playoffs Aubrey Huff started all 15 games en route to the Giants' World Series title. He will be coming off the bench in 2012, but has a chance to make his presence felt at the plate.
3yThe Giants remain a pitching-and-defense team at its essence, and despite a solid final road trip that included a couple surprising defensive plays, Xavier Nady will come off the bench in Game 1.
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