Saturday, September 06, 2014

Cabrera wins the battle, Giants win the war

Miguel Cabrera dissipated a little bit of the memory of him taking a strike 3 called from Sergio Romo to end the 2012 World Series today. Hit a homer off Romo today to cut the lead from 5-3 to 5-4 in the 8th.

The Giants still won and are now 14 over .500.

The Fox guys were far less obnoxious than normal. One of them pointed out the 2012 team went 19-8 in September and the 2010 team was 18-8. These guys are 9-2 over the last 11 games.

Here's part of the recap from Henry Schulman of the SF Chron --

Detroit – On the final pitch of the 2012 World Series, Miguel Cabrera expected a slider. Sergio Romo threw a fastball. History was made.
On the first pitch of the eighth inning Saturday it was Romo vs. Cabrera again. Cabrera got his slider, a hanger, and he did not miss it, slamming his second homer of the game over the left-field fence.
The personal battle ended differently, but the game outcome was the same. Despite Cabrera’s second homer of the game, the Giants held on to beat the Tigers 5-4.
Romo had inherited a 5-3 lead from Jean Machi when Cabrera took him deep. The reliever recovered to retire the next three hitters and walked off the mound after freezing a different hitter with a strike-three fastball, Nick Castellanos.
Santiago Casilla saved it.
The Giants won for the ninth time in 11 games and clinched the series ahead of Sunday night’s ESPN game.
They also won their first series in an American League park since taking two of three in Oakland in 2012.


Anonymous campanari said...

They have 20 games to go, with 12 more wins needed to get to 90. That means going at a pace like the ones you mention from 2010 and 2012, plus apportioning the wins so that they take 4 of 6 from LAD, to win the division, in all likelihood.

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