Thursday, October 21, 2010

Giants, Rangers One Win Away

-- Well, Madison Bumgarner and Joe Blanton didn't exactly light them up tonight; both were in the shower before the fifth inning was done, leaving a 3-3 game to the bullpens.

The Giants won that battle and the game 6-5 behind two doubles and 2 RBI from Buster Posey plus a walk-off sac fly by Juan Uribe to claim a 3-1 lead in the NLCS over the Phillies.

San Francisco can take the series at home tomorrow when they send Tim Lincecum against Roy Halladay. The G-Men haven't won a World Series since 1954, when they were in New York (they have won three pennants by the Bay).

-- CC Sabathia pitched good enough ball, and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 today. The Evil Empire is behind in the series 3-2.

Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano, and Curtis Granderson smacked NYY homers, and Sabathia made the lead stand up although he gave up eleven hits in six innings, but just two runs.

The series resumes Friday night in Arlington, with Phil Hughes taking on Colby Lewis. If a game #7 is needed, the starters would be Cliff Lee and Andy Pettitte.

This is Texas' 50th anniversary as a MLB franchise, and they have yet to reach the World Series. Now they have two shots at home to break that streak.


WilliamJPellas said...

The Rangers are asking a lot of Colby Lewis to keep it up after all the innings he's thrown this season. He had very serious arm injuries early in his career and only just made it back to the big leagues this season after having to rebuild his career in Japan. I suspect the ALCS might go to a Game 7. I hope not, 'cuz I'd love to see somebody besides the Yankees get to the Series.

Ron Ieraci said...

Rangers and Giants in the Series, Wil. Nice to see different teams sharpening the spikes in October.