Thursday, October 16, 2014

ALCS Royal sweep; Giants not far behind

On the same night the Kansas City Royals won the ALCS in a non interesting fashion in a 2-1 ball game, ultimately sweeping the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 to head to the World Series where Lorenzo Cain won the ALCS MVP, the San Francisco Giants walk into Thursday with a 3-1 lead in the NLCS after an interesting Game 4 in San Francisco.

The Kansas City Royals, before I move on, have won 8 straight games in this postseason and are undefeated heading into the World Series. This is the first time in postseason history any team has ever won 8 straight games. Truly, again, proving that it is Royaltober in the land of postseason baseball.

But in San Francisco, the Cardinals got off to a quick start knocking Ryan Voglesong out of the game relatively early. The Cardinals took an early 4-1 lead heading into the bottom half of the 3rd inning. But once Voglesong left the game, the Giants awoke again. The 2 out magic struck in the bottom of the 3rd where the giants put together two more runs making it 4-3 Cardinals heading into the 4th.

The game scooted along, but we ask you to define the term scoot as this game took 4 hours to complete, and trust me, if you watched Game 4, there was quite a bit of action that I am leaving out, this was quite the game tonight in the world of baseball. The game scooted to the bottom of the 6th where the Giants ultimately stuck it to the Cardinals ultimately putting the must-win-card in the Cardinals heading into Thursday night!

The Giants scored 3 runs in the 6th inning in only another Giant fashion by scrapping out the runs using every out available to them and Buster Posey even put the cherry on top as he got another 2 out RBI single to ultimately make the score 6-4 and hand the Giants their 3rd win in the NLCS as they now take a commanding 3-1 lead heading into Thursday night.

I promise, more analysis tomorrow night, but lets just say it was another magical night in the world of baseball!

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