We have ourselves quite a National League Championship Series this season. While the Yankees faded faster an NBC sitcom, the NLCS has gone the distance. The last two games have not been drama-filled. But just the fact that the Giants were down three games to one and have rallied back to tie the series is quite amazing. And what about that Ryan Vogelsong!? Maligned for much of the second half, the guy has been huge. Barry Zito saved the series. But Vogelsong has owned it.
So we come down to a single game. Who will win it? Both teams have their top starters going in Kyle Lohse and Matt Cain. Cain is going on short rest. Both teams will yank their pitchers at the first sign of trouble. So who will win?
- The Giants over the Cardinals: This will go down as an epic comeback similar to the Red Sox of 2004. The home crowd will help propel the Giants and Matt Cain will have a very good night to frustrate the Cardinal batters. Kyle Lohse will not have his best stuff and will yield a few runs and then the Giants will get several innings of Cardinal relievers. The Cardinals have rewritten several books on post season pluck. But the Giants, who had that 2010 experience, have matched them and will ultimately win out. Of course, this pick could be the stupidest pick in history. Who knows.
Post season: 13-19