NLCS Game 6: St. Louis Cardinals 1, San Francisco Giants 6: Well, wasn't that fun? ::crickets:: St. Louis sent returning-from-inury pitcher Chris Carpenter to the mound. He lost Game 2 of this series, also in SF, by a similar score, and with eerily similar results: 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB. I kid you not. The only difference was that tonight, he struck out six Giants. However, Ryan Vogelsong was better, and he struck out six Cardinals in his first three innings The #RallyVogey worked seven innings of work and ended up with nine strikeouts, giving up one run in the 6th inning. Game 6 was sealed when the Giants scored four off of Carpenter and the Cardinals infield in the 2nd inning, putting them up 5-0. Series Tied 3-3.
NLCS Game 7: Cardinals (Kyle Lohse) @ Giants (Matt Cain) - Oct. 22nd, 5:07pm on FOX - This is a rematch of Game 3, which the Cardinals won by a score of 3-1. It means neither of these teams' aces will be ready for Game 1 of the World Series vs Justin Verlander. Also, there's a chance this game might be pushed to Tuesday because of rain tomorrow in the Bay Area. (
I live here and this is the first I'm hearing of this rain storm... Yup, it's raining. A lot. But I heard it might clear up a bit this evening.)
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NLCS Game 5: San Francisco Giants 5, St. Louis Cardinals 0 - Raise your hand if you thought Barry Zito would be the hero for San Francisco on Friday night. Zito was what Tim Lincecum was not - a life preserver. Zito held the Cardinals to six hits in seven and two-thirds scoreless innings. Most of his offensive support came in the 4th inning, where a comedy of errors by the Cardinals (starting with pitcher Lance Lynn) allowed four unearned runs to cross the plate. Zito helped his own cause with a two-out bunt single to score run number four. Pablo Sandoval added a solo home run in the 8th, his second in as many days. There were also some solid defensive plays by the Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro. The Giants have sent this one back to the Bay. Cardinals lead series 3-2.
NLCS Game 6: Cardinals (?) @ Giants (?) - Sunday, October 21st, 4:30pm on FOX