Well, that may be the last time I’ll ever try blogging in the middle of a World Series game. As most of you know by now, the single run pitcher’s duel exploded in the bottom of the 8th as Texas relievers Holland, Lowe, and Kirkland walked in not one, not two, but three runs, then gave up a single, triple, and double. You could’ve taken a nice nap with only one remaining out in the 8th, it lasted that long. Instead of coasting with Cain’s flawless work, instead of sticking to the foolhardy plan of only getting one or two runs, we triumphed with a 9-0 blowout–mostly thanks to the shoddy work of our rivals. Incredible.
Not only was this game completely entertaining (not to mention torture-free), it set a few records as well:
San Francisco has not scored 7 runs in an inning of the World Series since they earned 8 runs against the Yankees in 1921.
The last Giants’ shutout in the World Series was in 1962, when Jack Sanford enjoyed a complete Game 2, with only three allowed hits and a final score of 2-0.
And, as a few articles are fond of pointing out, 40 of the last 51 teams to gather a 2-0 lead in the WS went on to win the championship (among others, thank you MLB
For my part, I’m doing my best to deck out in true Giants fashion for Saturday’s Game 3. While my Wilson beard replica is still in the making, I do have a Giants cap and rally towel (courtesy of my color printer, Sharpies, and good strong packing tape). As it turns out, even my dog is pulling for the Giants to win this year.
So bring on the torture in Arlington! Make your predictions now: can we keep strong for a 3-0 lead? Will the magic follow us from California to Texas? Will the Rangers concede defeat or prepare to put up a fight?
Whatever happens… GO GIANTS!!!