First-year manager Mike Matheny and the wild-card Cardinals will open the NL championship series at San Francisco on Sunday.
Against all odds, the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds to advance to the NLCS. When asked what got them to this point, the answer is always the same: playing for the guy beside them.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum got an unexpected surprise in the Giants clubhouse Thursday while celebrating the team’s comeback NLDS win – and so did millions of TV watchers nationwide.
Buster Posey’s grand slam capped San Francisco’s six-run burst against Latos, propelling the San Francisco past the Reds 6-4 Thursday in the clinching Game 5 of their best-of-five NL division series.
Both the Giants and A’s have come back from a two game deficit to tie the best of five division series. The A’s were down two runs in the bottom of the ninth before they scored three runs to shock the Tigers Wednesday night.
Angel Pagan led off the game with a home run, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval connected later and Tim Lincecum came out of the bullpen to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Wednesday.
Third baseman Scott Rolen’s error with two outs in the 10th inning gave San Francisco the go-ahead run, and the Giants edged the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Tuesday night to cut their NL playoff deficit to 2-1.
If the San Francisco Giants want to get past the NLDS, the offense and pitching can’t have a repeat performance of Game 2.
With Cain on the mound and the opponent’s starter out after one batter, the San Francisco Giants were still unable to squeak out a win.
While they’re not the 2010 Giants, the 2012 team has its own magic to get far in the postseason.