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Gamethread: 2014 World Series Game 2

Jake Peavy vs. Yordano Ventura.

World Series - San Francisco Giants v Kansas City Royals - Game Six Photo by Pool/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 San Francisco Giants opened the 2014 World Series with a bang, beating the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Game 1. Hunter Pence kicked things off with a two-run home run in the first inning, and with Madison Bumgarner dealing on the mound, the Giants never looked back.

Now the Giants will look to take a 2-0 series lead. It won’t be easy, as Game 1 was the first loss of the postseason for the Royals, and the teams are staying at Kauffman Stadium for Game 2.

San Francisco is sending right-hander Jake Peavy to the mound. Peavy came to the Giants in a midseason trade from the Boston Red Sox, and finished the year with a 7-13 record, a 3.73 ERA, a 4.11 FIP, and 158 strikeouts in 202.2 innings. In 12 starts with the Giants he had a 6-4 record, a 2.17 ERA, a 3.03 FIP, and 58 strikeouts in 78.2 innings.

Kansas City is looking to even things up behind 23-year old Yordano Ventura. A right-hander, Ventura finished the season with a 14-10 record, a 3.20 ERA, a 3.60 FIP, and 159 strikeouts in 183 innings.

We’re starting this rewatch at the same time as all the other ones: 6 p.m. PT. The video is embedded at the bottom of the article, or you can find it at this link, or you can YouTube search “2014 World Series Game 2” and click the first link.

Here’s Ned Yost’s lineup:

  1. Alcides Escobar — SS
  2. Nori Aoki — RF
  3. Lorenzo Cain — CF
  4. Eric Hosmer — 1B
  5. Billy Butler — DH
  6. Alex Gordon — LF
  7. Salvador Perez — C
  8. Omar Infante — 2B
  9. Mike Moustakas — 3B
    Yordano Ventura — P

And Bruce Bochy’s squad:

  1. Gregor Blanco — CF
  2. Joe Panik — 2B
  3. Buster Posey — C
  4. Pablo Sandoval — 3B
  5. Hunter Pence — RF
  6. Brandon Belt — 1B
  7. Michael Morse — DH
  8. Travis Ishikawa — LF
  9. Brandon Crawford — SS
    Jake Peavy — P