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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    Tense Game 2 of the World Series, scoreless, bottom seven.

    Giants with a single and a walk. No outs.

    Blanco to bunt, but patient. 3-1 count. Bunt stays fair, bases loaded.

    Giants are lucky, but they are fundamentally very sound. Big threat now.

    Double play ball, but Giants score to take the lead.

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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    The Giants have the proverbial Golden Horseshoe up their rear. It's preordained apparently. A base hit off the pitcher's head? A sacrifice bunt that kicks left and dies? Have mercy.
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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    The Giants have the proverbial Golden Horseshoe up their rear. It's preordained apparently. A base hit off the pitcher's head? A sacrifice bunt that kicks left and dies? Have mercy.
    Not to mention in Game one the ground ball that hits 3rd base and kicks into LF for a double that started a 3 run rally. Things can change in a hurry as we all found out. But the Giants do look like a team of destiny.
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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    Get to the playoffs often enough and one year the Reds will be Destiny's team.

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    I don't think the Giants have been lucky so far in the WS, I think they've had excellent pitching that has prevented the Tigers from having a real chance to win.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I don't think the Giants have been lucky so far in the WS, I think they've had excellent pitching that has prevented the Tigers from having a real chance to win.
    If Zito is throwing up zero's he's getting luck......

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    There's no question that the Giants stole the Card's lucky charms at some point in the LCS, but they are also playing near-perfect baseball.

    I mentioned the Charlie-Foxtrot that is often the 1-6-3 DP. Giants snapped one off beautifully. A 2-0 win where you score on a DP and sac-fly, with a drag bunt and a SB thrown in the mix? Textbook.

    Contrast that with Detroit's gaggle of buffet cruisers. They can rake, no question. But even the best bats go cold some times.
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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    The Giants DH is their backup catcher?
    "Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons

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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    The Giants DH is their backup catcher?
    Yeah. I would have figured Aubrey Huff for that job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    The Giants DH is their backup catcher?
    Does it matter? They've won every game Barry Zito has pitched, he'll probably be star of the game.
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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Does it matter? They've won every game Barry Zito has pitched, he'll probably be star of the game.
    Sure, it's just not something you see very often.
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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    Sure, it's just not something you see very often.
    If he were healthy this season, Victor Martinez would have been the Tigers DH.
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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    If he were healthy this season, Victor Martinez would have been the Tigers DH.
    Okay, it's not something you see very often unless the backup catcher happens to be a really good hitter like Victor Martinez.
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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    Can the Tigers out Giant the Giants and win in 7?
    Is it "next season" yet?

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    Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    Sure, it's just not something you see very often.
    The NL rarely has a bench player that is a true dh because they construct their bench with different priorities and needs. One of the exceptions was Driessen in '76, just another example of how loaded that squad was.
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