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Gamethread: 2014 World Series Game 6

Jake Peavy vs. Yordano Ventura.

2014 World Series Game 6: San Francisco Giants v. Kansas City Royals Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos 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 San Francisco Giants cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Game 5 of the World Series, earning a 3-2 series lead. They’re now just one victory away from their third championship in five years.

It won’t be easy though, as they’ll have to do it on the road. Game 6 — and, if necessary, Game 7 — are at Kauffman Stadium.

As they search for a celebration, the Giants are 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 compiled a 6-4 record, a 2.17 ERA, a 3.03 FIP, and 58 strikeouts in 78.2 innings.

The Royals are turning to right-hander Yordano Ventura as they look to even things up and force a Game 7. Ventura finished the season with a 14-10 record, a 3.20 ERA, a 3.60 FIP, and 159 strikeouts in 183 innings.

It’s a rematch of Game 2, which the Royals won 7-2. Peavy struggled in that game, pitching 5 innings and allowing 6 hits, 2 walks, and 4 earned runs, while striking out just 1. Ventura was a bit better in 5.1 innings, giving up 8 hits, 0 walks, and 2 earned runs, while striking out 2.

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 6” 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. Mike Moustakas — 3B
  9. Omar Infante — 2B
    Yordano Ventura — P

And Bruce Bochy’s crew:

  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. Mike Morse — DH
  8. Travis Ishikawa — LF
  9. Brandon Crawford — SS
    Jake Peavy — P