Stanton’s home run was his 21st in the last 32 games. Marlins starter Vance Worley helped his own cause by driving in two runs that would be the difference in Miami’s win…
As the Pirates lose on Friday, many baseball “experts” argue they could use another starting pitcher. Then in the third segment, Dave debates whether the San Francisco Giants or the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have a better chance of playing in October…
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Led by the arms of Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain and a suddenly scorching hot lineup – San Francisco has scored 20 runs in the two games. Each game has brought a different star. In Game 1, it was Freddy Sanchez and Aubrey Huff leading the charge. In Game 2 – it was Edgar Renteria. The Giants looking to put this series almost out of reach – send Jonathan Sanchez to the mound. Sanchez last pitched in Game 6 of the NLCS and didn’t look comfortable.
For those that have been hiding under a rock it is David vs. David. One team is in the World Series for the first time ( Texas) and the other hasn’t won a World Series Championship in 56 years ( San Francisco). Either way after this series, the drought is over for one city.
Almost as certain as Brent Musberger using the phrase, “Folks, we are watching the freshman grow up before our very eyes”, the MLB baseball playoffs is almost certain to introduce us to a new face in the game. This year it is Madison Bumgarner.
As we are in the first days of October, I have this vision of Vin Scully out walking his dog, describing the beginning of fall. ” As the leaves turn, so does the chapter in this novel we call the 2010 Major League Baseball season.” I am sure his dog would be to busy trying to figure which tree to mark his/her territory to listen, but for me – it is poetry that I could listen to all day. Now this vision didn’t really happen, but October is here – so are the Divisional series.
Kelly Johnson gets my POTW. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ second baseman did everything he could to help his team win Friday night by hitting for the cycle. It was the fourth cycle in Diamondbacks history and the third this season.
If you had a fifteen-year contract for more money than you could possibly know how to spend, would you be in a rush to suit up and have opposing players drill you with a hard rubber object?
Sanchez’s no-hitter was the first no-no by a Giant since John ‘The Count’ Montefusco turned the trick against the Braves, September 29 1976. The no-hitter also was the first in the Giants’ 10-year old home by the Bay. What is the name of that place now?