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Old 10-23-2010, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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pitching and defense wins championships..
While I don't believe that that is necessarily true, I will say that having a dominant starter (or 2 or 3) is definitely a huge bonus in the playoffs.

For example, Lincecum has faced 86 batters so far this post season. Freddy Sanchez (who I think, without looking it up, has the most plate appearances for the Giants this post season) has 40 plate appearances.

A dominant starter has a chance to make more impact than any other player.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:45 PM
 
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agree with texas user they need to be more aggressive with their base running
great series, torture that last out though
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:57 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Should be fun seeing two teams not there regularly (SF) or at all before (Texas). Both played superbly through 2 rounds.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:06 AM
 
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Was Linci ready for relief?
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:33 AM
 
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Okay San Fran. I will say that this is a cute feel good story that the Giants represents but do y'all really feel that SF will win this? I think that Lee will win both of his starts and TX will kill SF in TX. I'll give the Giants one game, maybe two because today's a good day. So will it be back to life, back to reality for SF?
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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Okay San Fran. I will say that this is a cute feel good story that the Giants represents but do y'all really feel that SF will win this? I think that Lee will win both of his starts and TX will kill SF in TX. I'll give the Giants one game, maybe two because today's a good day. So will it be back to life, back to reality for SF?
Folks have been underestimating the Giants all year. Including yourself:

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I can't stress that enough. Honest to God, san Franciso is a small sheep headed to the slaughter house. I don't know if I'm being sore or not but Philly is going to murder San Francisco.
You were obviously not alone in thinking that. We all make poor predictions. Heck, I picked the Yankees to beat the Rangers. However, one needs to learn from one's mistakes. Don't sell the Giants short.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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Okay San Fran. I will say that this is a cute feel good story that the Giants represents but do y'all really feel that SF will win this? I think that Lee will win both of his starts and TX will kill SF in TX. I'll give the Giants one game, maybe two because today's a good day. So will it be back to life, back to reality for SF?
Another bold prediction. I can't and won't say either way, because these are two good teams that beat the best. Giants have the pitching edge, but I will root for the Rangers to win their first WS. Neither is my home team, but I love the game thus am looking forward to a good series.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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You were obviously not alone in thinking that. We all make poor predictions. Heck, I picked the Yankees to beat the Rangers. However, one needs to learn from one's mistakes. Don't sell the Giants short.
Predicting a playoff series has a lot more to do with luck than it does learning...

Take the Rangers and Giants

The Rangers won 55.6% of their games this year
The Giants won 56.8% of their games this year

If over the course of 162 games the Giants managed to win 2 more games than the Giants how can anyone say which team will win more games out of 7?
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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If over the course of 162 games the Giants managed to win 2 more games than the Rangers how can anyone say which team will win more games out of 7?

Ask yourself. You have already gone on record as selecting Texas on the basis of their having better players.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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Predicting a playoff series has a lot more to do with luck than it does learning...

Take the Rangers and Giants

The Rangers won 55.6% of their games this year
The Giants won 56.8% of their games this year

If over the course of 162 games the Giants managed to win 2 more games than the Giants how can anyone say which team will win more games out of 7?
Point taken. Look at this. The Giants finished 92-70...but they were terrible against one team..San Diego, against whom they went only 6-12. If you remove the Padres, the Giants were 86-58, a winning percentage of .674..

So, really, I don't understand, never did, why few were giving the Giants any chance...
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