Posted October 26, 2012 on
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The bunt just wouldn't go foul, despite the best efforts of the Detroit players who gathered around it and tried to will it across the chalk down the third base line. It couldn't go foul, because that might have ruined the whole aura the San Francisco Giants spent two games creating on their way toward taking command of this World Series.
Gregor Blanco thought he had pulled it too much but ran anyway, as hard as he could toward first. Hunter Pence had no such doubt as he watched the ball die on the dirt from his prime vantage point heading for third.
''One of the most beautiful bunts you'll ever see,'' said Pence, who moments later would come home with the only run the Giants would need in a 2-0 win in Game 2.
Three home runs by the Panda the night before in a most improbable win against Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Small ball on this night, the way the Giants played it all year long in the National League.
And now a trip to Detroit with their two bes...
BEST OF MAXIM
RELIEF IN SIGHT
Despite struggling in the regular season, the two-time Cy Young winner has done well coming out of the bullpen in the playoffs, and the Giants might be best suited keeping him there.
MONKEY > KUNG FU PANDA?
The Giants have not lost since a monkey sporting the team's colors was born at the San Francisco Zoo and now the François’s langur is viewed as a good luck charm.
Last night, Madison Bumgarner finally found a groove, tossing seven scoreless innings en route to a 2-0 Giants victory. You’ll hear a lot — or, scratch that, have probably already heard a lot — about how Bumgarner didn’t have his best stuff last night, and I think that’s pretty fair to say. Despite the mechanical adjustments he made prior to the outing, his fastball didn’t...
Anyone who attends sporting events are already well aware that the cost of parking one’s vehicle nearby the stadium is borderline ludicrous and oftentimes highway robbery. Still, as the photo above abundantly illustrates, combining a big-time event like the World Series with limited parking space in an urban area along with an early local start [...]
Nothing says "Fall Classic" like a Xavier Nady sighting prior to World Series Game 2. Pic above via @JohnJDevine.
Seems like only yesterday Nady was a member of the Goon Squad and inspiration for ridiculous photoshops. Not that he didn't have his moments of personal glory with the Nationals, like that shaving cream pie to the face from Mike Morse after his 100th career...
San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval became the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game.
Sandoval connected twice off Detroit ace Justin Verlander and then in the fifth inning against reliever Al Alburquerque in Game 1 of the Series to join Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only players with three homers in a World Series game. Ruth did it in 1926...
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Good luck charms and the World Series seems to be connected. Last season the Cardinals had a squirrel that randomly ran across the field, the San Francisco Giants seem to have a acquired a baby monkey. The Giants were behind to the Cardinals 3-1 in the NLCS, when the monkey, a François’s langur was born at [...]
Pablo Sandoval became just the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, connecting twice against Justin Verlander and once off Al Alburquerque to boost the San Francisco Giants into a 6-1 lead over the Detroit Tigers after six innings of Wednesday night's opener.
Sandoval hit a solo home run to right-center in the first, a two-run, opposite-field drive to...
San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner was looking for a turn- around performance after getting lit up for six runs against the St. Louis Cardinals 12 days ago. He got that, and he came up big. Bumgarner went seven strong innings of 2- hit ball, while striking out eight Tigers batters and holding them scoreless.
Detroit Tigers’ starting pitcher Doug Fister continued his postseason...
Detroit, MI - FOX' New Girl, Zooey Deschanel, will sing the Star-Spangled Banner before game 3 of the World Series tonight at Detroit's Comerica Park.
Zooey is a San Francisco Giants fan...When...
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As the 2012 World Series kicks off tonight, if course there has been a lot of discussion about the two participants. Coming into this season, the Tigers would be considered the favorite. But, the Giants had more regular season wins (91-88) and they also have homefield advantage because of the National League’s victory in this year’s All Star Game. Of course, the NL got their...