CINCINNATI — Buster Posey insisted all along — even after San Francisco lost the first two at home — that his team was far from done, no matter how long the odds.
Turns out, he was right. And the NL batting champion had a lot to do with this most Giant comeback.
Posey hit the third grand slam in Giants postseason history on Thursday, and San Francisco pulled off an unprecedented revival, moving into the National League Championship Series with a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
The Giants’ win over the Atlanta Braves last night mirrored their season: agony followed by despair, but ultimately ending in triumph.
Nothing comes easy for this team, and that was true through this whole series. Every game was decided by one run, and in last night’s game, neither team had more than a one-run lead at any time. Read More
Two things likely to draw San Franciscans together: The Giants reaching the playoffs, and commiserating about Muni malfunctions.
On Thursday, the two converged, after a 10-minute Muni meltdown around noon caused lengthy delays throughout the subway system just as thousands of fans were converging at AT&T Park. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom was certainly noticable at the opening game of the Giants playoff series, but where was his orange and black?
Clad in a white long-sleeve shirt and jeans, he was not even waving one of the free orange-and-black rally towels that were handed out at the beginning of game.
Where is the love … or his fashion sense? Read More
The Atlanta Braves have better hitting, and even if you’re an optimist and figure the Giants can go the next step, there’s no way they beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Unless they do, and then if it’s New York Yankees or Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series. It’s a given, top to bottom, American League teams are superior to those from the National League. Read More
By the time the baseball’s postseason arrives, intriguing story lines aren’t hard to find, but the Giants and Atlanta Braves’ National League Division Series matchup seems particularly ripe with juicy plots.
Consider the following: Read More
Long after All-Star closer Brian Wilson recorded the final out of the regular season with a typically overpowering strikeout, thousands of fans lingered outside AT&T Park waving orange towels, holding up celebratory posters, liberally giving out hugs and generally reveling in the warm embrace of their team’s triumphant win. Read More
The Giants’ white-knuckle, hair-raising, ulcer-inducing season will extend to the playoffs after the team once again tested the resolve of its followers by making things as dramatic as possible with a final-game victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Read More