St. Louis Cardinals
Teams don’t often trade a young pitcher like Shelby Miller, but when you’re a team like the Cardinals with a surplus of young pitching ready to break out seemingly every year, it may be a bit more common. St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak basically said after trading Miller that one reason he did so was to make room in the rotation for Martinez, a top prospect who pitched out of the bullpen in 2014.
The Giants beat the Cardinals to make the World Series. But baseball fans outside of San Francisco will be rooting for the Royals.
The Giants need one more win to return to the World Series and they send their ace to the mound Thursday night – but before you click on Craigslist hoping to find some semi-affordable seats for the World Series, keep this in mind: The Giants are favored by Las Vegas oddsmakers Thursday, and those guys have been wrong pretty much the entire MLB Postseason.
The Royals reach their first World Series since 1985 with 8 straight American League playoff wins, beating the Athletics, Angels and Orioles.
Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series.
The Giants claimed Game 3 in the NLCS with a 10th inning walk-off bunt and error.
In the NLCS, the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are evenly matched. Baseball fans should hang on and enjoy the ride.
The San Francisco Giants will take the field at AT&T Park Wednesday afternoon with a 2-1 lead in the National League Championship Series after a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in 10 innings Tuesday.
The San Francisco Giants have a 2-1 lead in the NLCS after a wild throw to first base led the winning run to score in the 10th inning at AT&T Park Tuesday.
AT&T Park and its surrounding areas were awash in a sea of orange and black as hopeful fans descended upon San Francisco in anticipation of an NLCS Game 3 win for the Giants.