Wow, what a mess if you are a fan of the Royals huh? Nothing like a party crasher such as sticking it to the gut of a team that hasn't seen glory in 29 years and boy was Madison Bumgarner's performance quite the party pooper.
This was Game 1 of the World Series in 2014, and it was over early. There's no need to get into details other then the fact that the Giants played their brand of baseball and they played it so well, they might as well trademark it after the first inning of this ball game.
Top of the first. A 32 pitch inning by the ace of the Royals in James Shields and a solid, grind out, 3 spot by the Giants to make it a 3-0 game before their ace, Madison Bumgarner's even touched the ball. Hunter Pence hit the decisive blow in the top of the first hitting a two run homer to make it 3-0 Giants.
Do you want me to break down the rest of this game? No I won't. MadBum: 7 innings pitched, 1 run allowed (late in the 7th on a Salvador Perez HR) and a whole bunch of K's. This game was the definition of a shell shock for a KC team riding on all momentum coming into this one and that all ended tonight as the Giants win 7-1 taking a 1-0 series lead in the World Series.
You could have turned the game off after Game 1 of the World Series when the Giants went off in the 1st inning. I do have some beef though. How come so many people picked the Royals, also, why was it so unanimous on FOX? It was just a Kansas City love fest at the beginning of the broadcast saying that the Royals would ultimately take it because of the momentum they had been riding coming in. After this game, there's no more momentum, and I'm excited to hear what the pre game crew has to say after this debacle by KC tonight, and hopefully they can show a 2 time championship ball club some freakin love. See you tomorrow night.