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• The Giants have had their postseason problems at home -- as reflected by their recent 0-2 start in the NLDS -- but it's noteworthy that on the eve of the NLCS, four of their last six playoff wins in AT&T Park have been by shutout. That run dates back to 2-0 over Florida in the 2003 NLDS opener.

• AT&T Park: "Triples Alley," yes; bandbox, no. Not surprisingly, then, the Giants had nearly matching triples (29) and homers (31) totals at home. That fact contributed to the Giants being only the seventh team to make the postseason after ranking dead last in homers (with 103, they trailed the No. 29 Dodgers by 13).

• All four managers still standing in the 2012 postseason were catchers during their playing careers: Bochy, Matheny, Joe Girardi and Jim Leyland (although he never ascended above the Minors).

The closest recent precedent occurred in 1982, and with an asterisk: The Angels' Gene Mauch, the Brewers' Harvey Kuenn, the Cardinals' Whitey Herzog and the Braves' Joe Torre all played various infield positions during their careers.

• The Giants have had their postseason problems at home -- as reflected by their recent 0-2 start in the NLDS -- but it's noteworthy that on the eve of the NLCS, four of their last six playoff wins in AT&T Park have been by shutout. That run dates back to 2-0 over Florida in the 2003 NLDS opener.

• AT&T Park: "Triples Alley," yes; bandbox, no. Not surprisingly, then, the Giants had nearly matching triples (29) and homers (31) totals at home. That fact contributed to the Giants being only the seventh team to make the postseason after ranking dead last in homers (with 103, they trailed the No. 29 Dodgers by 13).

• All four managers still standing in the 2012 postseason were catchers during their playing careers: Bochy, Matheny, Joe Girardi and Jim Leyland (although he never ascended above the Minors).

The closest recent precedent occurred in 1982, and with an asterisk: The Angels' Gene Mauch, the Brewers' Harvey Kuenn, the Cardinals' Whitey Herzog and the Braves' Joe Torre all played various infield positions during their careers.