San Francisco Giants:Top 10 SF Giant Playoff Teams Part 2

By Gary Oversen
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1. 2012 Giants

105 wins, a World Series sweep, and starting staff who started all but two games. Matt Cain 16-6, Madison Bumgarner 16-11, Ryan Vogelsong 14-9, Barry Zito 15-8, and Tim Lincecum 10-15. They all made their starts, and with the exception of Lincecum, they all had remarkable years.

Lincecum showed his value coming out of the bullpen in the playoffs, and Pablo Sandoval became Babe Ruth for a short time.

The team had to overcome a midseason subtraction when Melky Cabrera was suspended. But they found a shining light when they brought on Marco Scutaro.

They were pushed to the brink several times in the postseason. Overcoming deficits to the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals, and while Zito was able to make his contract worth it with just a few great appearances, Vogelsong was just as effective in his first postseason. He won two games against the Cardinals, and won his only start against the Detroit Tigers.

The inspirational Hunter Pence and the steady calmness of Posey after sustaining a horrific injury the year before, were enough to help push the team to the final series.

And after Sergio Romo struck out Miguel Cabrera looking to end the season, it became the most dominant World Series title in the San Francisco era.

Next: Top 10 Teams Part 1

At least up until now, since we haven’t played baseball in 2016 yet.

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