Saturday, September 13, 2014

Baseball Rivalry: SF Giants vs. LA Dodgers

Giants' Orange Crushes Within One Game of Dodgers' Blue in NL West

(Excerpt) "Travis Ishikawa hit a soaring blast that landed in McCovey Cove... Ishikawa’s home run was the Giants’ 67th splash hit, and Ishikawa’s first. 'It took me eight years to finally do it,' he said."

Impressively, the baseball's high-arching trajectory off the bat had it going higher than the foul pole -- judged to be fair by the long calculating stare of an umpire -- before splashing into cold saltwater beyond the stadium's cheapest standing-room-only viewing area, for the 67th time by a SF Giants' hitter.

This Bum is a Record-Holding Left-Handed Person

(Excerpt) “It’s probably as close as you can get to a playoff atmosphere without actually being in the playoffs,' said Madison Bumgarner, who pitched seven strong innings and picked up a milestone along the way.
... 'We’ve turned it on at the right time and things are starting to go our way. We’ve got a lot of guys that have been here and done this before. They know what to expect, they know what it’s like coming up to finish off September and hopefully in the postseason... [Bumgarner reflected.]"

SF Giants Record for a Left-Handed Pitcher

"Bumgarner struck out his 200th batter of the year in the second inning, becoming the fifth left-handed pitcher in Giants history to reach that mark. Then he went ahead and struck out eight more to beat Ray Sadecki’s San Francisco Giants record (207) for a lefty."


Consider: At the end of the day...
SF Giants def. LA Dodgers, 9 - 0.
Ding, ding, ding, ding, went the cable car.
One of these two teams could be --
for the third time in the last five baseball seasons (3 out of 5) --
World Series Champions



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