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The Giants Cove:
Until last night I wasn't particularly going full jihad on the St. Louis Cardinals even though they stand in the way of the San Francisco Giants making the 2012 World Series. The reasons for that are several and straightforward.First, there's the lingering legacy of Tony La Russa around the Red Birds and I have always admired La Russa's respect for the game and its history. Second is the fact that the Giants did not have to go through St. Louis en route to their 2010 World Championship, which kind of took the Cardinals off my drone attack matrix over the last several years. But all that changed last night.Game 2 of the National League Championship Series saw the perfect confluence of Cards' left fielder Matt Holliday acting like a complete aperture for the evacuation of human waste, and FoxSports TV broadcastor Tim McCarver once again demonstrating why we might just need death panels in this country.The scenario has been told and reviewed in great detail the past 24 ...
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Listen, I understand why Giants manager Bruce Bochy is upset.
The Cardinals' Matt Holliday slid late into Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro, injured Scutaro's left hip, forced him to eventually leave the game. If Scutaro is unable to return for Game 3, this issue will only become bigger, and the hostilities might only grow.
That said, all those livid with Holliday should...
Matt Cain, starter for the Giants in Game 3, said he has no plans for retaliation against Matt Holliday for taking out Marco Scutaro with a hard slide, but did leave an opening for it.
The big story from last night was not the San Francisco Giants tying the series against the St Louis Cardinals, but Matt Holliday breaking up a double-play by taking our Marco Scutaro with a hard slide into second. If you missed it, take a look. I think we need to understand the difference between a [...]
Your browser does not support iframes.Matt Holliday went out of his way to wish Marco Scutaro well before the Giants and Cardinals played Game 3 of the NLCS, ending what appeared to be some bad blood over a harsh takeout slide in Game 2.Holliday slid well beyond second base on Monday in an attempt to take out the Giants second baseman and prevent a double play. Scutaro stayed in...
During the playoffs, you often see teams and players step it up a notch. Pitchers usually throw one or two miles per hour faster. Hitters usually are locked in and more patient at the plate. Base runners usually run just a little bit harder.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday was running especially hard in Game Two of the National League Championship Series against...
Jim Leyland has said he wants to return as the Detroit Tigers’ manager next year.
Tony La Russa can tell that just by watching his close friend work.
“He’s as passionate now as he was the first day he managed,” La Russa said Wednesday, before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series was postponed. “You can tell. Look at his face in the ninth inning (of Game 3)...
Retired manager Tony La Russa joins Matt this week to talk about the ongoing MLB playoffs. They also discuss his retirement from the game, Albert Pujols' up-and-down season with the Angels, the Diamondbacks future, Bobby Valentine's disastrous season with the Red Sox and his new book: "One Last Strike."
Among his observations:
-- On a new perspective since retiring...
Marco Scutaro answered Matt Holliday's hard takeout with a big hit of his own to help the San Francisco Giants end their home slide.
Scutaro hit a two-run single in San Francisco's four-run fourth inning to help the Giants get their first home win this postseason, 7-1 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night that tied the NL championship series at one game apiece.
ST. LOUIS (AP) Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects Marco Scutaro to be in his lineup card for Game 3 of the NL championship series, two days after St. Louis slugger Matt Holliday plowed into the San Francisco second baseman.
"I think so. It feels much better," Scutaro said Tuesday night after participating in a workout at Busch Stadium. "I thought it was going to be...