The stakes are high as the San Francisco Giants prepare for Saturday’s opening game of the National League Championship Series versus the Philadelphia Phillies.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay and San Francisco Giants counterpart Tim Lincecum have little in common except performance on the mound.
It’s World Series or bust in Philadelphia. Nothing less is acceptable in a city that’s become spoiled by its baseball team’s success.
When the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants meet in the NL championship series, runs could be awfully scarce.
In four games with the Atlanta Braves, the San Francisco Giants hit .212 as a team. They scored 11 runs. They struck out 43 times.