Wednesday, October 29, 2014

giants world series champions

for the third time in five years, the san francisco giants are world series champions, winning game seven 3-2, capping quite a world series. tim hudson started, gave up two runs, jeremy affeldt came in relief for two and two thirds innings. turning point was in the third inning with joe panik starting a teriffic douple play ball (and busting his belt in the process).madison bumgartner came in the fifth and slammed the door - with two days rest. official scoring has him as winner instead of a five inning save. bumgarter ended up winning three games in the series. bumgartner is also world series mvp and picked up a 2015 chevy colorado truck. jeremy guthrie took the loss. so there is another baseball season. next pitch will be in march.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

royal blowout to force game seven

the royals put a licking on the giants as they win game six 10-0 in the second largest world series shutout (largest was by the royals in 1985 winning 11-0 in game seven of that series) seven runs in the second was the difference. the seven runs is a royals playoff record. yorlando ventura got the win, jake peavy took the loss. game time 3h 21m. starters for the final game of the series has jeremy guthrie for the royals and tim hudson for the giants.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

giants shute them out in game five

the giants win game five 5-0 as madison bumgartner threw a complete game four hit shut out. first somplete game shutout since game six of the 2003 world series when josh beckett won the clincher. he also threw 117 pitches tonight and had the royals chasing after the first pitch. the giants lead the series three games to two and can win the series in kansas city tuesday night. yorlando ventura starts for kansas city and jake peavy starts for san francisco.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

giants even it up going away

the giants blew out the royals 11-4 in game four to tie the series at two. 16 hits, i think 11 or 12 were singles. scored two in teh 4th to tie it, three to go up 7-4 in the 5th and 4 in the 6th to break it out. yusmeiro petit gets the win and brandon finnegan takes the loss. game went exactly 4h. game five is tomorrow in san francisco. james shields starts for kansas city, while madison bumgartner starts for san francisco.

Friday, October 24, 2014

royals take game three

the kansas city royals are up two games to one after winning game three 3-2 k.c. got one in the first. both teams scored two in the sixth. this was a well pitched and well defended jeremy guthrie got the win, kelvin herrera stopped the giants rally in the sixth (after two runs scored), tim hudson took the loss and greg holland earned the save. game took 3h 15m. game four is tomorrow in san francisco. jason vargas starts for kansas city and ryan vogelsong starts for san francisco.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

royals even it up

the kansas city royals even up the series with a 7-2 win in game two of the world series. kelvin herrera got the royals out of a jam in the top of the 6th, allowing the royals to score 5 runs in a 32 minute bottom of 6th. hererra picked up the win while jake peavy took the loss. game time was 3h 25m. game three is friday in san francisco.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

giants win game one

madison bumgartner pitched seven innings, hunter pence hit a two run homer, and san francisco scored often as they win 7-1 in game one of the world series over kansas city. james shields pitched 3+ innings and gave up five runs in the loss. game time 3:32. game two tomorrow has yordano ventura starting for kansas city while jake peavy pitches for san francisco.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

giants clip cardinals wings on way to world series

travis ishikawa's three run homer in the bottom of the ninth has just put the san francisco giants into the world series with a 6-3 win in game 5 and the series four games to one over the st. louis cardinals. it is the first time an n.l.c.s. has ended on a home run (the a.l.c.s had it in 1976 when chris chambliss put the yankees into the world series over the royals). it is san francisco's third trip to the series in five years. this after the giants tied it in the 8th with michael morse hitting a solo homer. the giants will face the kansas city royals in the world series starting tuesday in kansas city.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

royals sweep into world series

the kansas city royals are heading for the world series after a 2-1 win in game 4 and swept the baltimore orioles in four games. the bull pen has shut the door in all four games. the royals are also the first team to win the first eight post season games. this has beem a remarkable run. it is thier first american league pennant since 1985, winning the world series that year. (side note, if you add the last three wins from that 1985 world series, it is an 11 game post season winning streak) congrats to the kansas city royals.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

royals in rare company

the kansas city royals are in rare company. after beating the baltimore orioles 8-6, the royals became the fourth team to start the postseason with six straight wins, joining the 2007 colorado rockies, the 1976 cincinnati reds and the 1970 baltimore orioles. the rockies and reds had seven straight, with the reds seventh being the world series clincher. so rare company indeed.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

giants go national on errand pitch

it took one errand pitch, but it was enough as the san franciso giants are heading to the national league championship series with a 3-2 win over the washingion nationals and the series three games to one. still a fairly tight series otherwise. the giants will now face the st. louis cardinals in the n.l.c.s starting saturday in st. louis.

cardinals dodge los angeles

the st.louis cardinals just knocked out the l.a. dodgers in four games after winning game 4 3-2 and the series three games to one. a three run homer was the difference. the cardinals will face either the san francisco giants or the washington nationals. that game should be on, if not starting shortly.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

royals crown angels

the kansas city royals put a no doubter into game three as they win it 8-3 and the series in three straight games over the los angeles angels. a three run double and two homers, plus a couple of great catches in the outfield. the perfect capper after winning two thrilling extra inning games to start the series. the royals will now face the baltimore orioles in the a.l.c.s starting friday in baltimore.

o's tame tigers

the baltimore orioles just eliminated the detroit tigers in three straight games after a 2-1 win today. last two games were pretty close. only game one was a blow out 12-3 and game two 7-6. the orioles will face either the angels or royals in the a.l.c.s starting october 10th.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

a lengthy one makes post 2000

on this 2000th post, the san francisco giants won a 18 inning marathon 2-1 over the washington nationals. the game started after 3:30 pm mountain time. this ended up being the longest post season game in mlb history, beating the old record by two innings (houston vs ny mets went 16 in the 1986 nlcs). wow. game three is monday in san fran. wow 2000 posts. note: game took 6h 23m.

Friday, October 03, 2014

a cfl record 'touch'ing down

trailing 24-0, the saskatchewan roughriders scored three touchdowns and three two point converts to tie it at 24. calgary ended up scoring one late to win 31-24. but there is your record. three consecutive td's and three consecutive two pointers.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

a giant buc-kicking

the san francisco giant won a no doubter, beating the pittsburgh pirates 8-0 to advance to the n.l.d.s against the washington nationals. brandon crawford began the game with a grand slam - the first post season grand slam by a shortstop. the gians vs nationals series begins friday, as does st.louis vs los angeles dodgers.