Hope everyone survived Halloween and didn’t eat too much candy (or drink too much). The Texas Rangers are in the middle of a nightmare right now facing elimination as they fell last night to the Giants. The 21 year old rookie, Madison Bumgarner dominated the now silent Texas offense. Bumgarner controlled everything with his breaking ball and located his fastball perfectly as Buster Posey did just enough to give the Giants the 3-1 series lead.
The Giants are in complete control of this series right now. Bumgarner looks like a veteran on the mound and now the Giants can wrap up the series tonight. The Giants are sending ace Tim Lincecum to the mound against Texas ace Cliff Lee. Lincecum won game one, but gave up a few runs and is hittable. Cliff Lee was destroyed by the Giants offense in game one and will have to pitch like he has all post season long is the Rangers want to stay alive and send the series back to San Francisco.
The Giants look unstoppable right now, even with Pat “forgot his bat again” Burrell riding the bench. Cody Ross had a run saving catch in left field and the Giants offense behind rookie Buster Posey are doing enough and killing Ranger pitching as they push this series to elimination. Hamilton and company are being dominated, barely hitting the ball and when they do, right to Giant defenders. The Ranger offense will have to come out swinging tonight if they want to try to push this series back to San Fran, but it will be a very tough test against Lincecum.
I was wrong about the Giants. I thought Texas would come out and with Hamilton swinging like he did in the ALDS an ALCS, the Rangers would roll in this series against a Giant offense that was average at best. But the buzz saw that is Lincecum and Matt Cain, the Giants are going to win this series unless something incredible happens for Texas.