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Gamethread: 2010 World Series Game 4

Madison Bumgarner vs. Tommy Hunter.

San Francisco Giants Freddy Sanchez (21) makes a save against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, October 31, 2010. (Josie Lepe/Mercury News) Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images

Due to the coronavirus outbreak suspending the 2020 MLB season, we’re rewatching the three San Francisco Giants postseason runs, game-by-game, on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights at 6 p.m. PT, with a gamethread for each.

The Texas Rangers came through in Game 3, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-2. The Giants now lead the series 2-1, so Game 4 will either pull the Rangers even, or put the Giants on the doorstep of their first World Series since moving to the Bay Area.

Taking the mound for the Giants is Madison Bumgarner, who finished the year 7-6. Despite having only 10 innings of big league experience prior to the 2010 season, Bumgarner finished with a 3.00 ERA, a 3.66 FIP, and 86 strikeouts in 111 innings.

The Rangers are countering with Tommy Hunter, who finished the year 13-4, with a 3.73 ERA, a 4.99 FIP, and 68 strikeouts in 128 innings. What a bizarre statline for Hunter, who was worth just 0.9 fWAR, but led the league in winning percentage.

We’re starting this rewatch at the same time as all of the rewatches: 6 p.m. PT. I’m embedding the video at the bottom of the article, which you can watch in your browser or cast from, or you can find it on YouTube by searching “2010 World Series Game 4” and clicking the second link.

For those who want to skip the pregame show, the actual game starts shortly after 21 minutes. So you can join at 6:21 p.m. PT, and use this link to go straight to the 21-minute mark.

Here’s the lineup for Ron Washington’s Rangers, as they seek to tie the series at home:

  1. Elvis Andrus — SS
  2. Michael Young — 3B
  3. Josh Hamilton — CF
  4. Vladimir Guerrero — DH
  5. Nelson Cruz — LF
  6. Ian Kinsler — 2B
  7. Jeff Francoeur — RF
  8. Bengie Molina — C
  9. Mitch Moreland — 1B

Tommy Hunter — P

And for Bruce Bochy’s squad, which looks quite different than in previous games this postseason:

  1. Andres Torres — CF
  2. Freddy Sanchez — 2B
  3. Aubrey Huff — DH
  4. Buster Posey — C
  5. Cody Ross — LF
  6. Juan Uribe — 3B
  7. Travis Ishikawa — 1B
  8. Edgar Renteria — SS
  9. Nate Schierholtz — RF

Madison Bumgarner — P