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.
“It’s great to be back in San Francisco. There is no tomorrow,” Giants right fielder Hunter Pence said. “It’s a unique feeling. It has brought the best out of us.”
Whatever sins Barry Zito may have committed as a member of the SF Giants are forgiven now.
Carlos Beltran returned to the St. Louis Cardinals’ starting lineup Friday night for Game 5 of the NL championship series.
The Giants, meanwhile, are in the familiar position of needing three straight wins to advance after being down 2-0 in their division series against Cincinnati.