The San Francisco Giants had Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner squared up to give the black and orange fanbase hope of a mirror-2010 run as they would be part of the opening set of days for the Division Series. Instead, neither starter went longer than 5.0 IP and the Giants find themselves with their backs to the wall staring straight at a 2-0 deficit in a best-of-five series.
The Reds lost three in a row four times this season. They wouldn’t be a playoff team if they lost a lot, anyway. The have the bats connecting, the pitches moving and being executed in the perfect manner, and the balls are being hit exactly to where the scouting reports said they would be.
The Giants have won three in a row fifteen times this season, and will need to make it a sweet sixteenth time of three in a row if they want to keep their October watching video, playing catch, and swinging bats, instead of recovering from a long season in the comforts of home.
Their path will not be easy, and my guess is if they even get to Games 4 and 5, it’ll go Vogelsong, Lincecum, Cain. Yes, Timmy I believe earned a start and changed some hearts. Zito will be said to be available in the pen in Game 3. My predictions only. Tomorrow will be a grueling but necessary day off to clear the minds until the pivotal Game 3, which will get going at 2:30PM PST, on TBS.