The bat shattered as Hunter Pence lined a double to clear the bases in Monday’s National League Championship Series clinching win over the St. Louis Cardinals was quickly sold by an AT&T Park vendor shortly after the now-famous play, according to published reports.
Mesmerizing, isn’t it? If there’s any way to sum up the Giants’ incredible, improbable, emotional, can’t-really-believe-it’s-true Game 7 NLCS win over the Cardinals, it’s that broken-bat hit by Hunter Pence that turned a 2-0 Giants lead into a 5-0 rout.
The San Francisco Giants advanced to the World Series after routing the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in the decisive Game 7 of the National League Championship Series Monday night.
The streets of San Francisco filled up with wet, but happy baseball fans after the San Francisco Giants clobbered the St. Louis Cardinals to clinch the National League pennant.
If the Giants win the deciding Game 7, Marco Scutaro will be a strong candidate to win the NLCS MVP.
Whether it’s in a game or in a series, no lead is safe in the MLB playoffs.
Only twice since the NLCS was expanded to seven games have teams climbed all the way from a three games to one deficit to move on to the World Series. In fact, the feat has only been accomplished six times altogether.
How a player performs in Game 7 of a playoff series—especially a league championship series—can leave lasting impressions on his career that he may never be able to shake.
The Giants are 5-0 while facing elimination this postseason and once again will have Matt Cain on the mound in a decisive contest Monday night when they host the Cardinals in Game 7 of the NL championship series.
Ryan Vogelsong will take the ball at AT&T Park late Sunday afternoon in what will be the biggest start of his major league career.