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Two days after playing the longest postseason game in Major League Baseball history the Giants will send the exact same lineup – except for the pitcher’s spot – that won game two of the National League Division Series in 18 innings Saturday.
The San Francisco Giants have won the the first game of the National League Division Series against the top-seeded Washington Nationals Friday by a 3-2 score.
Friday’s matchup between Washington’s Stephen Strasburg and San Francisco’s Jake Peavy – pals who sometimes work out together in San Diego – gives one indication of the gap in experience the series represents. Strasburg, held out of the 2012 postseason to protect his surgically repaired elbow, will be making his playoff debut; Peavy will be making his sixth October start, including as a member of last season’s World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
The Giants were not considered the most talented roster entering the 2010 or 2012 divisional playoff round, but bucked the odds to capture the World Championship each time. After that, and an 8-0 thumping of the Pirates Wednesday in the Wild Card round, you would think that oddsmakers would have learned to fear the beard, but no – the Giants (along with fellow wild card winner Kansas City) face the longest odds to win it all of the remaining eight teams at 10-1.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy expected good things from Tim Hudson. He’s getting even better results than he anticipated.
Doug Fister flipped the script from his last start in San Francisco during the 2012 World Series, tossing seven scoreless innings to help the Washington Nationals beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Ian Desmond had a career-high five RBIs and Stephen Strasburg won his third straight decision for the Washington Nationals in their 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
The calendar is about to flip to June and the Giants are sporting the best record and largest divisional lead in Major League Baseball. Those of us used to taking the playoff hunt down to the wire are asking, how long can they keep this up?
Derek Norris hit a pair of three-run home runs to back Scott Kazmir’s fifth win and the Oakland Athletics beat the Washington Nationals 9-1 on Sunday to complete a series sweep.