DETROIT, Mich. (CBS Sports) — Some things they planned. Some they didn’t.
Up two games to none in the World Series, the San Francisco Giants know better than to deny luck has played a part. We know better than to think it’s all luck.
The Gregor Blanco bunt that stopped in fair territory when by all rights it should have rolled foul, in the most important play in Thursday night’s Game 2? Luck.
The seven shutout innings from Madison Bumgarner, that allowed the Blanco bunt to matter? Not luck.
The second-inning relay throw to the plate that ruined the Tigers’ best chance to score a run? Mostly not luck.
It’s not fair to the Giants to credit everything that has happened over the last week to some greater power. It’s not fair to the powers of truth to deny that some absolutely nutty things have helped bring the Giants to where they are now, two wins from what would be their second title in three years.
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