Today the San Francisco Giants made baseball history and are going to the NL Championship Series after sweeping the Reds in Cincinnati with a 6-3 game 5 win.........We Believe II!
These are not our 2012 regular season Giants. The team has taken that step that good teams must take to become great. Maybe it was the Hunter Pence Knute Rockne-esque speech in the locker room before game 3. Or was it game 4. Whenever the speech and whatever the talisman, let it be known throughout the playoff stage that the San Francisco Giants have caught fire and are scorching their way toward another championship.
And if Buster 'Freakin' Posey ain't named the NL MVP by the time this is all over, as Ricky Ricardo said to Lucy on many an occasion; Lucy, You Got Some Splainin To Do!
My Series MVP goes to manager Bruce Bochy. He managed like there was no tomorrow. And being down two games, it seemed like tomorrow might not come. But thanks to Boch and the boys, tomorrow not only will come but looks promising. So Bochy, from the bottom of all us Giants fans tortured hearts, we thank you. Now Go Get'em chief.
The Giants made all kinds of history by eliminating Cincinnati. Previously, all 21 teams winning the first two games in an NLDS since it was added to the postseason format in 1995 proceeded to capture the series. The Giants became the first club to buck this NL trend and did so with three consecutive road victories. San Francisco and Cincinnati joined Texas and Tampa Bay in 2010 by playing the only Division Series in which road teams won each game. The Giants also were the eighth team in either league to erase a 2-0 deficit and win a best-of-five postseason series. SFGiants.com