Who knows what this Bumgarner guy is going to do? That’s what I was thinking going into this anyway. I like the guy, but he hasn’t been ridiculously dominate or anything, and this is the World Series, and the potential tie-winning game for the Rangers. So what’s he going to do? How about this?
The Giants shut down the Rangers for the second time this World Series. The fifth highest scoring team in the majors in the regular season, and they’ve been shut down twice. Yes yes Media, I know I know; their bats disappeared. Funny how that keeps happening when the Giants are in town.
I knew it was going to be a good night when it seemed like the innings where Texas was pitching took forever whereas the innings where the Giants were pitching were like one, two, three. I think Tommy Hunter averaged about twenty pitchers per batter, seemed like. Stands to reason he only lasted four innings, the dude must have been tired.
Bumgarner, on the other hand, lasted eight, and probably could have went all nine, but I guess since it’s the World Series and all, Bochy decided to play it safe and bring in Wilson for the last inning. The guy has to do something this series, right?
Considering the scores of the first two games, not a great deal of offense from the Giants last night, but in a shut out, I guess you only need one run. Top of the 3rd, Aubrey Huff takes his new job as DH seriously and knocks one out of the right field, driving in Torres and making it a 2-0 game. Freddy Sanchez was surprised:
I was too. Can’t remember the last time Huff hit a homer. He used to do it regularly. So there was the game winner. In the 7th, Torres doubles in Renteria and in the 8th Buster Posey remembers who he was and slams another one out of the park, making it a 4-0 game.
So one more to go. I am on egg shells of course. Do not want to jinx anything. Thirty-eight of the last 44 teams to have a 3-1 in the World Series went on to win, so good odds. But still, there were those eleven who thought the same thing.
I hope they win tonight, even though they’re still stuck in Texas. Seems unlikely we’ll beat Cliff Lee twice, but a lot of things have seemed unlikely this season. That’s kind of the Giants thing, to do the unlikely. It’d be great if Lincecum clinched it, being Mr. Franchise and all. Plus, I have to go out of town first thing Wednesday morning, and I want a day of celebration, which would have to be Tuesday. So yeah Giants, do it for me, would ya?