Some National League Championship Series trivia.

Adam Wainwright's bat

Los Angeles Daily News photographer Andy Holzman gets hit by a flying bat in the third base well during game action in NLCS game 3 at Dodger stadium Monday, October 14, 2013 ( Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News )

Thanks to MLB, the Elias Sports Bureau, and ESPN Stats & Info for these nuggets:

• When Yasiel Puig‘s fourth-inning triple bounced off the wall, a few feet shy of a home run, it preserved the longest stretch without a homer to begin a League Championship Series. No teams have combined for no home runs in a postseason series since the 1948 World Series between the Boston Braves and Cleveland Indians.

• The nine combined runs in this series are the fewest ever through three games of an LCS. The previous mark of 12 was set during the 1970 NLCS between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

• The Cardinals are hitting .134 in the series, which is the worst batting average for a team through the first three games of any LCS.

• Monday marked the first time the Dodgers have held an opponent scoreless with four hits or fewer in a postseason game since Game 2 of the 1988 World Series.

• The Dodgers tied a team record with their two triples by A.J. Ellis and Puig. Steve Garvey and Rick Monday hit triples on Oct. 4, 1978 in Game 1 of that year’s NLCS.

• The Dodgers’ 0.92 team ERA through three games is the best in team history through this point in an NLCS. The previous best was 1.73 in the 1985 NLCS against St. Louis, a series the Cardinals won after falling behind 0-2.

• The Dodgers fell four innings shy of tying the Atlanta Braves’ NLCS record of going 26 innings without scoring a run, set against the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1991.

• The longest scoreless streak in Dodgers postseason history was 33 innings, set during the 1966 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles (which the Orioles won).

Brian Wilson‘s scoreless eighth inning brought him closer to the record for scoreless innings to begin a postseason career, held by John Rocker (20 ⅔). Joe Niekro (20), Joe McGinnity (17) and Wilson (16 ⅔) rank second, third and fourth all-time.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.