Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ten down, one to go

Happy Halloween! How can it get sweeter than Madison Bumgarner dominating? Here's a guy who's been in a TOTAL of 22 MLB games. "He has no fear out there," Aubrey Huff said on postgame telecast. He's the youngest pitcher to win a World Series game since Fernando Valenzuela won a game in the 1981 Series.

An amazingly calm Andres Torres is talking with Dan Plesac on the MLB network. "We cannot be comfortable -- the Texas Rangers are a good team," he just said. "Thank you guys, thank you so much."

Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury-News pounds out a pretty good game story on deadline --ARLINGTON, Texas — Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey were supposed to represent the future of a rebuilding Giants organization, all hope and promise for brighter days ahead.

But something happened between their season debuts at Triple-A Fresno in April and Game 4 of the World Series Sunday night. Not even H.G. Wells would dream of such a radical timeline jump.

Make no mistake: The future is now for the Giants. Boy, is it ever.

They stand nine clean innings away from the first World Series championship in the franchise's 53-year history in San Francisco after their rookie battery led them to a turbocharged, 4-0 victory over the Texas Rangers in front of a stunned and silent crowd.

Bumgarner, 21, entered his name into World Series lore while disarming a powerful lineup in their smallish park, holding the Rangers to three hits over eight innings.


Blogger aquaken said...

Check out Bruce Jenkins in the Chronicle today; like Bumgarner's performance, this column is one for the ages:

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