So you think the Royals have home field advantage? Think again. Trailing as they do 3 – 2 they have to sweep both home games or they are done for the season whereas the Giants are only have to win once.
Nothing has changed at all and I still think Bochy is an idiot for not pitching Bumgarner 3 times (yet).
Now shallow commentators grasping at straws and trying to spark up some of that 1985 magic (though why you would want to is beyond me) will point out that 8 of the last 10 times a team has trailed 3 – 2 with 2 at home to play they’ve gone on to win. And I say- past history is no indicator of future performance.
If you want to root Blue put your hope in the fact that Ventura is just about the hardest throwing pitcher in Baseball and Peavy is entirely ordinary. If Bochy leaves him in to get in trouble he’s just an even bigger idiot than I already think.
Sunday was another enjoyable blowout if you favor orange.
Bottom 2nd, Leadoff Single, Single, Sacrifice, RBI Sacrifice. Giants 1 – 0.
Bottom 4th, Leadoff Single, Single, RBI Single. Giants 2 – 0.
Bottom 8th, Leadoff Single, Single, 2 RBI Double, Error, Runner Advances, RBI Single. Giants 5 – 0 Final. They lead the Series 3 – 2.
Starting tonight for the Royals is Yordano Ventura (R, 14 – 10, ERA 3.20). Post Season he is without a decision with an ERA of 4.42 based on 18.1 Innings Pitched with 20 Hits, 3 Home Runs, and 9 Runs scored.
He will be matched for the Giants by Jake Peavy (R, 7 – 13, ERA 3.73) who is also without a Post Season decision with an ERA of 3.68 based on 14.2 Innings Pitched with 12 Hits, 1 Home Run and 6 Runs scored.
It looks like a pick ’em on paper but Peavy was totally outclassed in Game 2 and this is a re-match. The Royals won 7 – 2.
So we shall see if we extend to tomorrow.