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October 29, 2010

Giants Win Game 2 in a Laugher: An eighth inning Texas Rangers bullpen collapse turned a 2-0 game into a 9-0 rout, sending the San Francisco Giants to Texas with a 2-0 World Series lead. Matt Cain preserved his 0.00 postseason ERA in 7 2/3 innings. Rangers relievers walked four batters in a row in the eighth inning, then gave up a double and triple to complete the eight-run two-out rally that sealed the win.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:11 AM - 16 comments

Time to stop talking about Cliff Lee and start talking about Matt Cain. That John C. Reilly impersonator was a beast on the mound.

posted by rcade at 08:12 AM on October 29

Horrible game as it went on. That eighth inning looked like a middle school girl's softball game, with walk after walk.

posted by dyams at 09:17 AM on October 29

I'm pretty sure that I could feel Nolan Ryan's seething rage during that inning here in Boston, it burned so intensely.

posted by Jugwine at 10:04 AM on October 29

I thought it was a terrific game until the nightmare eighth. The Rangers were an inch from scoring the first run on Ian Kinsler's shot to centerfield. They fail to score him, Edgar Renteria homers and the announcers are saying C.J. Wilson is pitching good but Cain is pitching "great." It was just one run!

posted by rcade at 10:17 AM on October 29

That 8th inning was tough to watch. Most of those walks weren't even close. Hard to believe that Major League pitchers wouldn't be able to regroup and throw strikes.

Sad way to end a game that had been enjoyable up to then.

If i grow a beard this winter, I'm most definitely dying it black, great look.

posted by dviking at 10:47 AM on October 29

Suddenly I don't feel so bad about my Phillies losing in 6 to these guys...

posted by mikemacman at 11:23 AM on October 29

That John C. Reilly impersonator was a beast on the mound.

I was wondering who Matt Cain looked like and Magic Man is pretty good. I came up with Mike Golic.

posted by BornIcon at 12:40 PM on October 29

I begged my roommate to turn that game off in the 8th. How depressing.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:03 PM on October 29

It was 2-0 (not 1-0) and a very good game until the bottom of the 8th.

Historic bullpen meltdown... I don't much care for Texas and am a Giants fan, but I felt for the Rangers then.

The Giants' blowouts do nothing but make me nervous. I'm not convinced the baseball gods are ready to give SF a championship....yet.

posted by slackerman at 03:32 PM on October 29

A nice moment at the Game.

posted by cjets at 12:28 PM on October 30

That was cool. It's hard to cultivate a proper dislike of the Giants and their fans. When in the game did it occur?

posted by rcade at 12:34 PM on October 30

I think it was the middle of the 8th.

posted by cjets at 01:02 PM on October 30

It was 2-0 (not 1-0) ...

Fixed. Thanks.

posted by rcade at 01:09 PM on October 30

It's hard to cultivate a proper dislike of the Giants and their fans.

Not sure which former mlb player it was, but one on the MLB networks was claiming last night that SF had the most vicious fans in the game, said he heard much worse from the stands in SF than either NY or Boston.

Never heard that before, not saying it's true, but he was pretty adamant.

posted by justgary at 03:15 PM on October 30

SF had the most vicious fans

They hate the Dodgers, that's for sure. As far as other teams, they don't hold a candle(stick) to the fans in the Northeast corridor.

posted by cjets at 11:38 PM on October 30

they don't hold a candle(stick) to the fans in the Northeast corridor.

I would tend to side with you.

However, players are the ones that are listening to the fans game after game after game. If he says he's heard worse in SF I would think there's something to it. I would be interested in a players poll to see if there would be any surprises (not ny, boston, phil...). They should know best.

posted by justgary at 12:59 AM on October 31

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