There is no rhyme or reason to this game. Jonathan Sanchez pitched one of the worst games he’s ever pitched in a Giants uniform. The Giants advanced to the World Series.
Carlos Ruiz, with two runners on, hit a line drive in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Giants advanced to the World Series.
At some point, there was a 21-year-old kid pitching with the bases loaded and a sluggish fastball. The Giants advanced to the World Series.
Both teams had base runners all over the place. Both teams were wretched with runners in scoring position. The only reason the game was tied up until Juan Uribe’s home run was because the Phillies made an error with two outs. The Giants advanced to the World Series.
The Giants are melted chocolate scraped off the side of a bus stop, covering a creamy nougat center of first-round picks. They were picked to finish anywhere but first. They weren’t supposed to win against the Phillies. The Giants advanced to the World Series.
The San Francisco Giants, that weird bunch of miscreants and ne’r-do-wells, are going to the World Series. They are four wins away from something that San Francisco has never seen. They’ve taken advantage of errors, they’ve timed their hits well, they’ve made their own luck, and they’ve graciously accepted the flaming bags of luck that were left on their doorstep -- just like every single National League championship team before them. The Giants advanced to the World Series.
Juan Uribe hit a home run to the opposite field -- read that again after the nausea subsides -- and the Giants advanced to the World Series.
Jeremy Affeldt inherited a two-on, no-out situation after Jonathan Sanchez melted into a puddle of goo, and he had to face Ryan Howard, Jayson Werth, and Shane Victorino. The Giants advanced to the World Series.
The Giants advanced to the World Series, where they’ll face the Texas Rangers, an AL West team that has never been to the World Series and has Bengie Molina catching. Something about that doesn’t sit right. Something about that gives me the heebies and/or the jeebies. Best not to worry about that tonight, though. Tonight, the Giants advanced to the World Series. On Wednesday, the Giants will play in the World Series.
This is insane. This is beautiful. Four more wins, please.
Four more wins.