Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ai Chee Wa Wa, SF Giants Win 2nd World Series Game, 9 - 0!

I had to go to a tax class tonight so couldn't watch the second game of the World Series.  I kept sneaking peeks at my iPhone Sportacular ap to keep up with the scores.  Finally, after several scoreless innings, the Giants led by 1 - 0, then 2 - 0 going into the 8th inning.  The next time I looked at my iPhone the game was over and the score was 9 to Zip!  I couldn't believe my eyes.

Apparently, Texas's pitching really fell apart in the 8th inning.  The bases were loaded, mainly on walks, and two runners were walked home for scores.  Then a single scored another two.

The Giants scored seven runs in the 8th inning, their greatest number in Giants post-season history.  Their former record was six hits in one inning in the 1937 World Series against the Yankees, a record they tied only yesterday against the Rangers.

I am hoping for a Giants win, but I won't tie myself up in knots with anxiety.  We've been here before and watched the dream crumble at the last minute.

I imagine the atmosphere will be different back in Rangers stadium and the Texans will be charged up for a win.


Trigger said...

This is going to be a tough series. The Rangers have good fans and with the DH, I think it helps them with Vlad in the 4th spot. SI predicts the Rangers will win in 7 games, I think the Giants can win in 6. I'm not big Giants fan (though I live up the coast a couple hours away), but I like Cain and Bouchy (mainly cause I'm a Padres fan and Bouchy did awesome for that franchise), and I go to games whenever I can cause AT&T Park is one of the best I've been too.
By the way, keep up the good work on the site. Awesome.

pjm said...

AT&T Park was electric last night... the 8th inning was crazy! First 2 guys strike out, before a bloop single by Posey... then all hell broke loose.

New pitcher... 11 straight balls, then a strike, then a ball. 3 straight walks!

New pitcher... another walk, another run. Then a 3-0 count, before going full on Renteria... followed by a 2-run single.

New Pitcher... Rowand then triples driving in 2 more. Torres capped it off with a RBI double! It turned into a laugher.

7 Runs... with all of it beginning with 2 outs. A complete bullpen meltdown.

Rangers Manager Washington must of been on a cocaine high, cause he managed the eight as if it was a regular season game; a game they could afford to lose.

Amazing start, but it is a 7-game series. After being in the Anaheim stands in 2002. and experiencing "8 more outs!", I will not allow myself to begin celebrating until the final out!

Stogie said...

Trigger, thanks for your comments!

pjm, yes, I had stopped checking my iPhone when it was 2 outs int the 8th, so I missed the "all hell" breaking loose. It was truly amazing what the Giants did with that remaining out! I know what you mean about Anaheim in 2002, I remember the euphoria thinking the Giants were bound to win, and then they lost.

I too won't celebrate until the final out of the final game, nor will I assume the Giants have it in the bag. I suspect the Rangers will come to life back in Arlington.