Found October 22, 2012 on
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
By: Ken Rosenthal
With these two teams, this is the way it had to be. The Giants only stir when they face elimination. Ditto for the Cardinals, who led the National League Championship Series, three games to one, then seemed to say, "Whoa, too easy!"
Game 7 is the logical destiny for these two, has been from the start. The Giants are 5-0 in elimination games this postseason. The Cardinals are 6-0 in elimination games going back to last postseason. Both teams, finally, will be on full manic alert Monday night.
"You get those tingly feelings before the game," Giants right fielder Hunter Pence said. "When you're out in the outfield, and there's a flyball hit, you draw on something different. Your back is against the wall. It's a different animal. You can't even explain it."
Well, the Giants' 6-1 victory Sunday night in Game 6 left the playing field level, the urgency the same for both clubs. Weather permitting -- and...
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The San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NLCS to advance to the World Series, but they really broke the game open early thanks to a strange play in the third. Right fielder Hunter Pence hit a ball that twisted and turned so much it was befitting of the quirky player he is.
Pence swung at the first pitch from...
The Giants have forced a Game Seven, thanks to phenomenal starts from Barry Zito and Ryan Vogelsong.
Zito, up against one of the best offenses the National League has seen in recent years, a lineup that’s been especially tough on left-handed pitching, more than held his own. For nearly eight innings, with everything on the line, he silenced the Cardinals on their own territory...
The following sentence was buried at the bottom of Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe:
Tim Lincecum, RHP, Giants — He will be available in trade, and it will be interesting to see who bites on the two-time Cy Young winner.
Next season will be the last under Lincecum’s current contract with the Giants. Last winter, he signed a 2-year/$40.5 million deal with...
Madison Bumgarner will pitch Game 2 of the World Series for San Francisco on Thursday, giving the Giants back-to-back lefties after Barry Zito goes in the opener against the Detroit Tigers.
Righty Ryan Vogelsong will pitch Game 3 and Matt Cain will go in Game 4. Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum will remain in the bullpen, providing options.
The Giants are still finalizing...
Now that the match-up is set, fans in the Bay Area can make their World Series plans, and in many cases buy up some pricey World Series tickets.
Currently, San Francisco Giants World Series tickets are averaging $1,094 per seat, 42% more expensive than the $773 average for tickets in Detroit. This is mostly due to games 6 and 7 which are averaging a hefty $1,397 each, 67% higher...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Marco Scutaro looked up through the pouring rain, caught Matt Holliday's popup for the final out and punched his ticket to the World Series for the first time at age 36.
In an NL championship series that saw Scutaro absorb a hard and admitted late slide from Holliday that strained the second baseman's left hip, what a fitting ending.
Scutaro tied the...
Episode 92: Fat Bottomed Zeets is out!
In the ninety-second episode, Thomas and Danny celebrate Barry Zito’s amazing game against the Cardinals by singing Zitonian Rhapsody. Also baseball and stuff.
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At this point the slide may be forgotten. In Game Two of the National League Championship Series, Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals slid hard into the San Francisco Giants' Marco Scutaro. The slide caused Scutaro's body to bend at an awkward angle and looked as if it may have hurt his right leg. It turned out, Scutaro had injured his hip. He had tried to...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hunter Pence hit a bizarre, two-run double, Matt Cain pitched his second clincher of October and the San Francisco Giants won their record-tying sixth elimination game of the postseason, beating the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NL championship series Monday night.
Marco Scutaro matched an LCS record with 14 hits in...
Well, we still don't have a National League champion after the Giants beat the Cardinals 6-1 last night. San Francisco used a fantastic start from Ryan Vogelsong and some timely hitting to keep the Cardinals at bay, and the National League will come down to game seven, tonight by the bay.
-Giants 6, Cardinals 1
I'm sure that today you're going to see a lot of...
The Giants are headed to the World Series after winning a record six straight elimination games.Matt Cain had taken the role as the ace of the Giants staff so it was fitting that the team had him on the mound in a decisive Game 7 at AT&T park.Not only was Cain helping the Giants cause on the mound but he also contributed with his bat in the second inning. Cain singled in Gregor...
Noted frontrunner, Lil Wayne was on hand to sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch of Game 6 of the ALCS between the Giants and the Cardinals.
And because the game was in San Francisco and the Giants look to be serious contenders to win the whole thing, Lil Wayne has seemingly decided that he’s now a Giants fan. And he even solidified his allegiance...
The World Series is finally upon us, and the San Francisco Giants will be taking on the Detroit Tigers. So who will be the champion when all is said and done? Let’s break down both teams and see who has the advantage.
The San Francisco Giants have a strong starting rotation that has only allowed 1 run over the last 3 games, but at the beginning of the NLCS they had some...