Thursday, October 28, 2010

Giants get zero respect, win game anyhow

You could tell that Fox broadcasters Tim McCarver and Joe Buck were convinced that Cliff Lee would dominate the Giants, even when the Giants scored two runs to tie the game in the third. The national media had decreed that Lee would win and the Giants might as well forfeit Game 1. One of the many Fox dingbats, some over-rated underachiever named John Paul Morosi, wrote this before the 11-7 Giants vic --

We've all seen the tape. It shows us that no one -- certainly not San Francisco -- is going to beat Cliff Lee this month.

At this point, video can only do so much. Lee's 2010 postseason looks like a horror flick to anyone who swings a bat for a living. The trailer looks something like this: strikeout, strikeout, groundout … strikeout, strikeout, flyout … strikeout, strikeout, jam-shot single … strikeout.

Lee's made eight career postseason starts. He's 7-0 with a 1.26 ERA. He's struck out 67. He's walked seven. In October, at least, he can be mistaken for Sandy Koufax.

There's probably a postseason loss in his future, but Wednesday's not the night. No matter how well Tim Lincecum pitches, the Rangers will have a 1-0 lead when the World Series is one day old.

MY SNARKY COMMENT -- How does that crow taste, Mr. Morosi?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a game what a game!



6:27 AM  
Anonymous campanari said...

He's morose.

9:43 AM  
Blogger aquaken said...

You should read the comments accompanying the Dallas Morning News' sportswriters UNANIMOUS prediction of Rangers victory in the World Series.

They're being flayed. It's a beaufiful thing.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey San Francisco Fans!

Have you seen this great video of Cody Ross Livin' the Dream out at the Big Series?

1:53 PM  
Blogger aquaken said...

Finally got around to reading Morosi's full column. You done him wrong! Here's what he also had to say:

"Understand that I'm a big believer in this Giants team. At the start of spring training, I picked them to win the NL. At the start of the playoffs, I picked them to win the World Series – over the Rangers. I'm not going to abandon them now. I just happen to believe they may not score Run 1 until Game 2."

He was wrong about Lee, but NOT wrong about the Giants.

1:07 PM  

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