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St. Louis Cardinals
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A pair of teams familiar with making historic comebacks will meet Sunday night in San Francisco when the Cardinals and Giants play Game 1 of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park.
The Cardinals reached the NLCS by overcoming a 6-0 deficit in Friday's Game 5 in Washington, scoring four runs in the ninth inning to complete the biggest comeback in a winner-take-all game in baseball history.
The Giants made history themselves, becoming the first National League team to overcome an 0-2 deficit and win the Division Series. And their comeback was even more impressive because they lost the first two games in San Francisco before winning three straight games in Cincinnati to stun the Reds.
The series features the last two World Series winners and figures to be pretty evenly matched. Both teams rely on strong starting pitching and solid bullpens while the Cardinals have the edge offensively.
Here's a recap of the six regular season meetings between the two team...
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Hunter Pence could have a future as a pastor. Since Game 3 of the National League Division Series, the Giants outfielder has delivered inspirational pregame messages to teammates in a group huddle. The team credits Pence's sermons to rallying back from a 0-2 hole against the Reds. Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery lauded Pence's speeches and documented some of the emotional...
Tim Lincecum is set to start Game 4 of the NL championship series for the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, as long as he's not needed in relief for Monday night's Game 2.
Manager Bruce Bochy said before the game that Lincecum told him he felt fine to pitch again Monday after throwing two hitless innings in Sunday night's 6-4 Game 1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. But...
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...
Apparently the five stages of grief come in the following order: 1.
Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining, 4. Depression. 5. Acceptance.
Seems we've been cycling through all five stages in no particular order since the final out of NLDS Game 5.
Up above, a screen cap (via FOX) of the first pitch of Game 1 of the 2012 NLCS. Madison Bumgarner pitching to Jon Jay. Wait, there&...
The boos rained down as loud as any heard in this postseason, and that includes those heaved in Alex Rodriguez's direction. These boos were reserved for Matt Holliday, though. The St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder slid hard into second baseman Marco Scutaro of the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of last night's game. He was making a baseball play - trying...
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...
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...
1. CF Angel Pagan
2. 2B Marco Scutaro
3. 3B Pablo Sandoval
4. C Buster Posey
5. RF Hunter Pence
6. 1B Brandon Belt
7. LF Gregor Blanco
8. SS Brandon Crawford
9. SP Madison Bumgarner
1. CF Jon Jay
2. RF Carlos Beltran
3. LF Matt Holliday
4. 1B Allen Craig
5. C Yadier Molina
6. 3B David Freese
7. 2B Daniel Descalso
8. SS Pete Kozma
9. SP Lance Lynn
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.
There is nothing that I like more than a good photobomb and during game one of the National League Championship Series, Fox reporter Erin Andrews was the latest victim.As she was reporting from the Giants dugout, San Francisco pitcher Sergio Romo caught sight of the camera and decided to show off a funny face.Thanks to the folks at Holdout Sports for finding it:
SAN FRANCISCO -- Carlos Beltran is used to having success in the postseason. Just don't expect him to know why. Beltran's 14th home run in 29 career playoff games was the key to the St. Louis Cardinals beating the San Francisco Giants 6-4 in Sunday's Game 1 of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. "It's hard for me to explain," said...
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...
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...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Home, sweet home. Finally. The San Francisco Giants walked off the field at AT&T Park victorious for the first time this postseason on Monday, and just in the nick of time. A tie-breaking four-run fourth inning and Ryan Vogelsong's quality start enabled the Giants to beat in the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 in Game 2. "He gave us what we needed,"...
Neither the Giants nor the Cardinals made anything look easy in the NLDS. After losing the first two games at home, the Giants handed the Reds...