Shame my Orioles lost to the Yankees. They actually should've swept them. They were absolutely horrible with RISP. Gotta give the Yankees a lot of credit, though. They did what they had to do and found a way to win. The Orioles playoff inexperience shined through at the end. Hell of a series ulitmately, though. Also, serve the Nats right for shutting down Straus. Just maybe if Straus was out there as a reliever the cards don't chip away at the lead and finally take the series.
And I need Jim Leyland to not do what he did again tonight. You're winning 4-0 against the Yankees in their house. You gotta take hold of that series and let them know their won't be any miracles on 34th street this time around. I hate the Yankees, but kinda sucks that Jeter is now out for the season because of his ankle. Might be karma for C.C taking out Markakis back in the regular season, though, heh!
Hate seeing Jeter go down. That, combined with losing that improbably tied game, might've put the nail in the Yankees' collective coffin.
The worst part is that the Yanks feel a more beatable team and, should the Giants take care of business against the Cards, I'd rather play them. The Verlander/Cabrera combo is staggeringly good.
Though I guess that weakness in Detroit's relievers is a positive.
Getting ahead of myself, anyway. Our great starting rotation wasn't quite itself against Cincinatti. In the 2010 World Series run, Cain didn't give up an earned run the entire post season; in the NLDS, he's already given up a few. Might see Lincecum making a start after some lockdown long relief in the NLDS.
Verlander's 4 ER halfway through game one of the World Series are more earned runs than he's given up the entirety of the post season. Has given up two home runs in a pitcher's park, no less.
Reminds me of how the Giants beat up on Cliff Lee in the 2010 World Series after he was riding so high.
Also, Giants pitchers have given up ONE run in the last 32 innings of work. Holy crap.
EDIT: The starters are also HITTING .300 with 4 RBIs in the last 4 games.
Also, Sandoval has 3 home runs, haha.
My Dodgers will spend the next decade underachieving with a $200 million payroll of sucky players after having two postseason victories in the past 25 years while the Giants have will have won World Series in three years.
There's zero justice in this world. None. Just scrap the sport and start over.
They've been shut out 2 times in 3 World Series games.
Ryan Vogelsong's 1.09 ERA in 24.2 IP this postseason is lowest since Orel Hersheiser had 1.05 in 42.2 IP in 1988.
Only 10 pitchers have ever posted a lower ERA in a single postseason (min. 13 IP) than Tim Lincecum's 0.69.
Two consecutive shutouts in the World Series for the first time since 1966 (Orioles shut out Dodgers in Games 2, 3 & 4).
The Giants have not trailed for 54 straight innings, 6 full postseason games since NLCS Game 4 loss.