Found October 15, 2012 on The Giants Cove:
Just like the Major League Baseball season is long, a seven game playoff series is also long. There is time to lose, time to regroup, and time to recover and win. But... all the evidence suggests the National League Championship Series just got shorter for the San Francisco Giants with their 6-4 loss to St. Louis in the opening game.You can point to the Giants' NL Division Series come-back as evidence of what can happen when a team is down. Only that had never happened before. And as Yogi Berra may have put it, "there's only so many never-happened-befores you get before it stops happening".The positive spin is that the Giants need only to take the next four of the six remaining games against the St. Louis Cardinals, and you don't need a miracle to have that happen. What you do need is to have your starting pitching to go 6 or 7 damage-free innings each start. To that end, San Franciso Manager Bruce Bochy has his starting pitching lined up perfectly and it shoul...

Ozzie Smith selling memorabilia

St. Louis Cardinals legend Ozzie Smith will be selling many of his awards and baseball possessions in an upcoming auction.

Giants 2B Scutaro takes hard hit, goes for X-rays

San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro left Game 2 of the NL championship series after five innings because of an injured left hip, the result of an earlier hard slide by Matt Holliday. The Giants said Scutaro was undergoing X-rays Tuesday night. Holliday singled in the first inning for the St. Louis Cardinals and then barreled into Scutaro while breaking up a double...

Bochy optimistic Scutaro will play in NLCS Game 3

San Francisco second baseman Marco Scutaro has a strained left hip and a sore left knee, but manager Giants manager Bruce Bochy hopes that Scutaro will be able to play Wednesday in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at St. Louis. Scutaro was hurt in Game 2 when the Cardinals' Matt Holliday took him out with a controversial slide while breaking up a double play...

Giants Injury News: Roberto Kelly to Make Full Recovery

San Francisco Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly is expected to make a full recover after being struck in the back of the head by a line drive during batting practice Saturday. It was confirmed that Kelly suffered a concussion Saturday. While he’s expected to eventually return for San Francisco, he’s been advised to stay off the field for the first two games of the...

Cardinals vs Giants NLCS Preview

The National League Championship series features a pair of teams that within the last few days were both on the brink of elimination and were fighting for their postseason lives. This round only ones teams magical season will continue. The odds slightly favor the Giants (primarily because of home field advantage if this goes seven games) but I am expecting just about anything...

Giants bounce back, beat Cardinals

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. The...

Giants Reliever Sergio Romo “Romobomb’s” Erin Andrews

Giants reliever Sergio Romo is a huge fan of photobombs, and he had one of his best pieces of work on Erin Andrews who was making her first appearance on FOX’s baseball coverage on Sunday night. Erin Andrews vows revenge, and we will let you know if she follows through. via MLB and Hot Clicks Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Photo: Sergio Romo photobombs Erin Andrews

San Francisco Giants reliever Sergio Romo dropped an epic photobomb on Erin Andrews during last night's NLCS Game One. It's not the first time the heavily-bearded closer has made his presence felt on camera in the playoffs either. Yes, the fun-loving right-hander appears to be a photobombing master.Romo also crashed the scene on Tom Verducci during the NLDS back on October...

Lohse eager to prove himself against Cain

ST. LOUIS Kyle Lohse has made the most of these moments. They come like gold nuggets in a season-long dig: An efficient start here, a clutch postseason showing there, more signs of growth from the seasoned 34-year-old, more proof that he has placed himself in prime position for whatever comes after this contract year. The moments occur in a vacuum for the St. Louis Cardinals&...

Carlos Beltran is a God

14. Carlos Beltran hit his 14th career postseason home run yesterday. St. Louis held on to a 6-4 win over the Giants. Your browser does not support iframes. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe,... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Joe Buck will have busy day in San Francisco

Joe Buck is going to have a very busy day in San Francisco on Sunday. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It is a busy day of sports on Sunday as the NFL has a full slate of games and the Major League Baseball playoffs continue. It will not only be a busy day for fans slumping on their couches, pounding adult beverages and bags of potato chips, it will be a busy day for announcers too...

Cards lose Game 2, NLCS even at 1-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Chris Carpenter had to figure there might be a hitch at some point along the way in his remarkable return. The St. Louis Cardinals' longtime postseason ace came back from a complicated operation that removed a rib and two neck muscles just to get on the mound again this October for the reigning World Series champions. His recent run of spectacular playoff...

Wizards rookie Bradley Beal gets ripped on Twitter after cheering for St. Louis Cardinals

After the Washington Nationals epic collapse against the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Division Series, many fans in the D.C. area weren't exactly happy.However, Wizards rookie Bradley Beal who grew up in St. Louis decided to celebrate on Twitter with the below tweet:As you would figure many Washington sports fans weren't exactly kind to Beal after...

Game Picks - Tuesday: October 16, 2012

There was only one pick yesterday and since it included the St. Louis Cardinals, of course it was wrong. Chris Carpenter still looked mean, but he couldn't get the job done as the Giants scored four runs against him (yes, two were unearned) and the Giants won easily. This is a series where the unlikeliest World Series champ of 2010 meets the unlikeliest WS champ of 2011. So...
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