Originally posted on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 10/8/12
To say that the two opening NLDS games between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds were "disastrous" isn't a truly accurate description of what occurred at AT&T Park last weekend. I'm thinking that "catastrophic" comes a lot closer to what I saw in person and on TV the last two days.The Giants didn't hit, they didn't pitch and they didn't win. Reds lead-off man Brandon Phillips and #5 hitter Jay Bruce combined to go 8 for 18 with 7 RBI and 3 runs scored in the two games. Throw in the fact that San Francisco was outscored 14-2 overall and Reds starter Bronson Arroyo and two relievers shut them out Sunday. Now you begin to see why the Giants' performance just wasn't good enough to be called "disastrous".The curse of the five game series now looms in that mid-America wonderland known as Ohio. The Cincinnati Reds went 50-31 at home his season; only the New York Yankees won more home games (and they won exactly one more). The Reds pitching staff knows how to pitch in the...
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