This became a must win situation for the San Francisco Giants, because if they went down 3-1 with two games left to play in Kansas City, you may as well have written them off Sunday Night. Not after this destruction of a Game 4.
Ryan Vogelsong, a guy that looks eerily like Shoeless Joe Jackson of the 1989 film of Field of Dreams, had a rough start as he gave up 4 runs in the third inning as the Giants trailed early 4-1 with two outs in the top of the 3rd inning. Shoeless Joe, I mean Vogelsong, was then pulled and Buster Posey helped get the Giants back into the game by getting a 2 out RBI single off of Jason Vargas to make it 4-2 Royals heading into the 4th inning.
Yusmeiro Petit came in for the 4th inning and quite honestly, he literally shut the Royals hopes off as much as you could both with his magnificent arm and also added an off-balance single to record the first hit by a pitcher in the World Series in 21 years. the Giants didn't score in the 4th, but the moment was significant nonetheless. But, when Petit was pitching, it sure felt like the Giants had more than a chance to come back, and boy they did.
Those Gritty Gutty Giants put together another run in the bottom of the 5th as they inched ever so closer with a Hunter Pence RBI single to make it 4-3 Royals, then eventually Pence scored on a sacrifice fly on an amazing catch by Dyson in centerfield heading into the top of the 6th, where this game looked like it was going to be an instant classic ready to ensue. Boy were we all wrong.
The next two innings (6th & 7th) the Giants put up 7 runs to pull away from the Royals and ultimately win 11-4, tying up the 2014 World Series at 2 games a piece and now with MadBum pitching in Game 5, the Giants look to take this thing back to KC with a lead. Remember, I picked the Giants in 6, THEY CAN'T STOP... BELIEVING!
Boy, the excitement & nervousness will be at an all-time high for San Francisco tomorrow night for Game 5 of the World Series.