Originally written on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 10/15/12
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 should be formatible: Ryan ...
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