November 1, 2010

WS5: Giants 3, Rangers 1

Giants  - 000 000 300 - 3  7  0
Rangers - 000 000 100 - 1 3 1
WS MVP Edgar Renteria hit a three-run home run off Lee with two outs in the seventh and Lincecum (8-3-1-2-10, 101) was dominant.
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Tim Lincecum / Cliff Lee

November baseball!

The Giants lead the series 3-1 and can clinch their first World Series title since moving to San Francisco for the 1958 season with a victory tonight. Neither starter pitched very well in Game 1, though Lincecum did get into a bit of a groove, retiring 13 of 14 batters at one point.

Edgar Renteria (!) leads the Giants in AVG, OBP and runs scored, while Texas' Mitch Moreland is 5-for-11, with a 1.318 OPS.

Rangers reliever Darren O'Day has pitched in all four games. No other pitcher has worked more than twice.

So far:
Game 1 / Wednesday, October 27

Rangers - 110 002 003 - 7 11 4
Giants - 002 060 03x - 11 14 2

Game 2 / Thursday, October 28

Rangers - 000 000 000 - 0 4 0
Giants - 000 010 07x - 9 8 0

Game 3 / Saturday, October 30

Giants - 000 000 110 - 2 5 1
Rangers - 030 010 00x - 4 8 0

Game 4 / Sunday, October 31

Giants - 002 000 110 - 4 8 1
Rangers - 000 000 000 - 0 3 0
Nearly half of the Giants' runs -- 12 of 26 -- have come in the eighth inning. They have yet to score a run in any of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, or 9th innings. That may be noteworthy, in a Starkian way. (Or not.)

Other WS Games in November:
2001
Game 5, November 1 - Yankees 3, Diamondbacks 2 (12)
Game 6, November 3 - Diamondbacks 15, Yankees 2
Game 7, November 4 - Diamondbacks 3, Yankees 2

2009
Game 4, November 1 - Yankees 7, Phillies 4
Game 5, November 2 - Phillies 8, Yankees 6
Game 6, November 4 - Yankees 7, Phillies 3
In this series, a possible Game 7 is scheduled for November 4.

160 comments:

Amy said...

Does this mean we will have a game thread? :) I miss you all!

redsock said...

Sure!

Might be the last game until April.

Amy said...

I will try and be there for at least a part of the game! Go, Giants!

redsock said...

GIANTS
Torres, RF
Sanchez, 2B
Posey, C
Ross, LF
Uribe, 3B
Huff, 1B
Burrell, DH
Renteria, SS
Rowand, CF

RANGERS
Andrus, SS
Young, 3B
Hamilton, CF
Guerrero, DH
Cruz, RF
Kinsler, 2B
Murphy, LF
Molina, C
Moreland, 1B

7:57 first pitch

tim said...

Hooray! Happy 01.11.10 all!

westcoastsox said...

Uuuuuuuu-ribe! Go Giants!

I was there for WS Game 2, the 9-0 masterpiece by Cain. Javier Lopez pitched a great inning in relief, and I remember thinking, why can't the Red Sox ever have any relief pitchers like that? I might try to tune in to the thread tonight while watching. Yikes, it's 4:45 already, need to rush home for the game in 15 minutes.

redsock said...

play ball

Amy said...

Yay! Baseball! And a game thread in November!

Amy said...

This guy's hair looks like the guys I went to high school/college with (Lincecum). I didn't know that anyone wore it that long any more.

redsock said...

tex batters on deck - i hope we don't have to see shitforbrains and his wife the joker too many times.

Amy said...

Please.... That's the key reason I am rooting for SF. I can't stomach the thought of being in favor of any thing that George Bush favors....

Amy said...

And that fact that WCS and Zen are out there in Giants territory.

redsock said...

why does fox call lincecum's delivery violent all the time? i got the impression it is just the opposite.

in that SI cover story a few years back, didn't he say that he doesn't even ice his arm?

redsock said...

i want the result that makes ME happy, i cannot worry about some other person. therefore, tex over mfy = good.

Amy said...

I don't remember any SI story. Sorry. I barely read anything other than Red Sox stuff.

redsock said...

cover story - if i recall, his father came up with this delivery because it would not cause arm/shoulder problems.

Amy said...

The result that makes me happy is anything that makes W unhappy.

I don't feel like I owe the Rangers anything for beating the Yankees. Though I am glad that they did.

Amy said...

It's feeling like a pitchers' duel so far.

Guess it's just you and me here. I posted on FB that there would be a game thread, so maybe others will chime in later.

Benjamin said...

I prefer to think that I could root against the Yankees without rooting for the team that was beating them.

Amy said...

As if reading my mind, Benjamin appears!

Amy said...

Sometimes it is easier to root for a NL team since all the AL teams are our rivals during the season.

redsock said...

go edgar!

Amy said...

Too bad Renteria wasn't Renteria when he played for the Sox. He must have really hated playing in Boston.

redsock said...

damn - quick work of murphy

Amy said...

It's hard to believe this is the same team that shut down the Yankees. Either the Giants have much better pitching than the Yankees, or the Rangers exhausted all their power in the ALCS.

redsock said...

fuckin' dealing this inning...

redsock said...

balls 2 and 3 there looked as good or better than the strike called to molina.

Amy said...

A bow tie with that long hair! What a strange dude.

Amy said...

Too bad about the baserunner. But still no hits.

westcoastsox said...

Finally home. Morgan was hilarious on radio: "man, these guys are all swinging at the first pitch like they have a plane to catch.". Then, after Rowand's first-pitch hit, "great first pitch hit - I never said not to swing at the first pitch, just only swing at good pitches."

Happy to be turning off that crap. Licecum!

Amy said...

Hey, WCS! You must be happy with this series so far.

westcoastsox said...

Yes, Amy. Nice to have the hometown team winning.

Amy said...

What would you do if it were Sox-Giants? (Be careful what you say here!)

redsock said...

i am hoping for a line drive to nail shithead flush in the head...

westcoastsox said...

Sox...

Funny, my 7-yr old has asked me a similar group of questions, and we established that I would root for the RS against everyone, the Giants against everyone other than the RS, and never root for the Yankees, unless they were playing "the Nazis."

Amy said...

Buster Posey is a great name for a ballplayer. He could be on the flower team and on the body part team.

The other name I liked was that pitcher, Bumgarner. Also could be on the body part team.

redsock said...

never root for the Yankees, unless they were playing "the Nazis."

That is known as an intrasquad game.

redsock said...

Giants 3 & 4 hitters:

Buster and Cody!

Amy said...

That is sort of like me with the Mets. Red Sox over anyone, Mets over anyone else but the Red Sox, and everyone over the Yankees.

Amy said...

Buster and Cody! Maybe we need an all dog names' team, using everyone's dogs. But I have never seen a ball player with any of my pets' names. We did have a cat named Louie once, but otherwise, just looking at male names...not much.

Benjamin said...

Boo, a hit.

westcoastsox said...

never root for the Yankees, unless they were playing "the Nazis."

That is known as an intrasquad game


Ha.

Amy said...

Well, we can't have too many no hitters in the post-season.

redsock said...

no go, jesusboy.

westcoastsox said...

This would be the pitcher's duel we all thought we'd see in Game 1. Lee with 51 pitches through 4, Lincecum with 53 and 5 K's.

redsock said...

theo has to trade dice + something for lincecum. get 'er done!

westcoastsox said...

1 hour in, and we're in the 5th already. Yankees-Phillies would be entering the 3rd, maybe.

Burrell looks bad.

Amy said...

Won't everyone want Lincecum? Would he cut that hair for enough money from the Steinbrenners?

westcoastsox said...

If Prop 19 passes, Lincecum's not going anywhere!

westcoastsox said...

Is everyone else getting the Meg Whitman-plagiarizing Arnold Schwarzenegger commercial, or just us lucky CA folk?

Amy said...

OK, excuse my ignorance, but how does Prop 19 relate to Lincecum?

redsock said...

I assume it is pot-related.

I am watching Fox from Buffalo.

Amy said...

No Whitman commercials here, thank you. Bad enough I had to hear her years ago at my daughter's college graduation. What a pompous, self-absorbed duo she and her husband make.

redsock said...

nice shot of fans back in SF

Amy said...

At this rate they could finish this game in two hours. But someone has to score, so unlikely.

westcoastsox said...

Prop 19 will legalize marijuana in California.

Benjamin said...

Ouch.

westcoastsox said...

Truped!

redsock said...

dang.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hey Guys,

Just stopping by to say hi. I'm visiting my brother(s) in the Atlanta area. We just got back from dinner. Enjoy the game.

Amy said...

So you are suggesting that because Lincecum has long hair, he's a pothead? LOL! Sorry to be so slow about this. I am out of threading shape!

Amy said...

Hi, MrsG! Hope all is well.

Benjamin said...

Amy: that and his 2009 arrest for possession.

westcoastsox said...

Oh, that's right. Ron Washington is the pothead.

Benjamin said...

No, he's the cokehead.

redsock said...

a pot of cocaine, maybe.

Amy said...

Guess I missed that story or forgot it. I don't follow much non-Sox player news generally.... Hard enough for me to keep track of the players I care about most.

redsock said...

pasta non-diving andrus

westcoastsox said...

Uuuuuuuu-ribe!

Amy said...

Two on, no outs! Maybe time for some scoring!

redsock said...

mcmoron obsessed with bunting

Amy said...

Wow, nice bunt!

westcoastsox said...

I would have pinch-hit for Burrell here.

redsock said...

1st SAC bunt of his career?!?!?

redsock said...

fox starting to show sad texas faces?

Amy said...

Sad Texas faces...but no score yet!

redsock said...

"long wait for lincecum" (/don)

Amy said...

Full count.

Amy said...

Yeah, no longer a two hour game.

Amy said...

Big K there.

westcoastsox said...

Useless. Lee up to 91 pitches.

Amy said...

Renteria. An MVP contender?

westcoastsox said...

Just bad managing bunting Huff and having Burrell bat.

Benjamin said...

EEMER

redsock said...

EDGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DONG-A-RIA!

Amy said...

Yup, definitely an MVP contender!

Why can't we get players like that?

westcoastsox said...

Woohoo! Why can't the Red Sox ever get a shortstop like Renteria?

Amy said...

Like I said earlier, he must have really hated Boston. He couldn't do anything right that year.

redsock said...

Lincecum's meh start in G1 could mean Edgar is MVP if this holds up.

Amy said...

Uch, GBA and W. Puke.

redsock said...

his swing looked great and i got excited, but then buck did not say much. but i was right - and he was wrong!

redsock said...

i just changed the channel in one direction. seeing a tv guide station.

Amy said...

Starting to get that end of summer feeling....like baseball is just about over for another year. Even though it is NOVEMBER, I still feel like there is a bit of summer as long as someone is playing baseball.

redsock said...

1/3 the dong.

Amy said...

Uh oh, 3-1.

westcoastsox said...

Not over yet!

redsock said...

feliz up - washington now getting it.

Amy said...

Lincecum losing it?

redsock said...

dp pls

Amy said...

Allan, I thought you were rooting for Texas?

redsock said...

Amy: Seriously?

westcoastsox said...

KKKKKKKK

Benjamin said...

Amy, he lives in America's hat, not its sack.

redsock said...

sack, colon, whatever.

redsock said...

haha eff you nolan

Amy said...

Lincecum and Lee both done now?

Benjamin said...

Wouldn't surprise me too much if they're not.

Benjamin said...

But yeah, Feliz in.

Amy said...

Well, you said earlier i want the result that makes ME happy, i cannot worry about some other person. therefore, tex over mfy = good.

I read that to mean you wanted Texas to win since they beat the Yankees! It seemed quite odd to me, but who am I to question your feelings? :)

Amy said...

Now I realize you simply meant you could root for TX over the Yankees despite Bush. But that you did not mean you wanted TX over SF. Sorry for the mistake.

redsock said...

i wanted the yankees to lose. i did not care who the winning team was or what various murderers root for them.

Amy said...

Got it now. Like I said, I couldn't figure out why you would root for Texas, except, of course, against the Yankees.

I feel much better. I thought you had gone off the deep end. :)

redsock said...

i wasn't rooting for texas to win
i was rooting for nyy to lose

westcoastsox said...

6 outs away! Giants were there in 2002 and lost to the Angels

Benjamin said...

Alas, even if they lose the World Series, they're still gaining four congressmen.

westcoastsox said...

KKKKKKKKKK

redsock said...

lincecum at 101 - would like to see him finish, but i assume it'll be wilson

redsock said...

nice catch, tubby

redsock said...

if that was a 1/4-pounder, he would have grabbed it.

Benjamin said...

If it were a 1/4 pounder, he would've picked it up off the ground after it bounced and eaten it.

redsock said...

mcmoron: never seen a mgr make so many good/right moves in a post-season than bochy.

he has forgotten 2004.

Benjamin said...

Bochy kinda looks like W too, unfortunately.

Amy said...

Not many shots of Nolan Ryan tonight, or have I just missed them?

redsock said...

TEXAS getting its ASS kicked by a manager born in fuckin FRANCE!!

westcoastsox said...

Fear the beard time!

Amy said...

Bottom of 9th. Sigh. I want SF to win tonight, but also a bit sad to see the end of baseball for 2010.

redsock said...

seen nolan maybe twice

Benjamin said...

Wilson in.

redsock said...

But 2011 is gonna be good.

redsock said...

3-4-5 hitters vs duh beard

Amy said...

Yes, 2011 should be good. But it's a ways off. Lots of that winter stuff to endure til spring.

Amy said...

Can we get this guy as our closer?

Amy said...

Byebye, Hamilton.

westcoastsox said...

2

westcoastsox said...

1

Amy said...

One more, San Francisco!

Brian Wilson, on the rock star team.

Benjamin said...

No, he signed a 2-year extension in March through 2012.

Amy said...

A strike away!

westcoastsox said...

0.333333

Amy said...

It was just a fantasy, Benjamin.

Benjamin said...

San Francisco Bay Water.

Amy said...

That's it! Giants win! Giants win!

And baseball is over for the year.

redsock said...

wilson has been a bit of a rollercoatser too, i believe

NOT TONIGHT THOUGH!

Benjamin said...

Hopefully people aren't too hung over tomorrow to vote.

redsock said...

fans in SF not doing much in that shot?

Amy said...

Lincecum MVP or Renteria?

westcoastsox said...

Great series. Thanks for the threading.

Benjamin said...

At least Molina's still getting that ring.

Amy said...

Yes, Allan, thanks for hosting the thread. Always fun to watch a game with all of the JOS crowd.

westcoastsox said...

See you next year!

redsock said...

... and then Panda fell on Lincecum's shoulder in the pile ...

redsock said...

They messed with Texas.

Amy said...

Good night, everyone. See you on the offseason posts and in April, for real!

redsock said...

F U Selig.

redsock said...

EDGAR MVP!

Benjamin said...

"My friend." "My friend."

redsock said...

Heh. Had said to L, I wanted Edgar to say, "You are not my friend."

SoSock said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See everyone in April!

(I wore my City Lights Bookstore t-shirt to the show last night and got razzed mercilessly, but we see who had the last laugh) :)

Zenslinger said...

I enjoyed reading over this thread just now. Game 5 was a shocker, as was the identity of the MVP. San Francisco went insane that night, and apparently the parade today was just huge although I could not go.

I'm touched you all watched and threaded and rooted for SF. I love this team now. Not the same as the RS, of course, but it's great to have a home in the NL. And a WS trophy.

Dr. Jeff said...

This was great. Growing up in the Bay Area, the A's were closer but we still went to many games at Candlestick. McCovey was still playing during my first games there in the late '70s. Then seeing guys like Jack Clark (who ended up on the RS later), Will Clark, and the original Uribe, Jose, who was the shortstop during the 1987 NLCS series I saw against the Cardinals. But of course, they lost then, got sooo close in '02, and were dominated in '89. Nice to see the home team win. I wouldn't mind seeing the Cubs, Indians, Mariners, Rockies, even the Rangers eventually win, as long as it wasn't at the expense of the Red Sox. Looking forward to Spring already.