I made the awful mistake of choosing hitting over pitching in the World Series.
I figured Cliff Lee and three games in Texas with the DH would prove too much for San Fran. Instead, the Giants’ stellar pitching has shut down the Rangers’ potent offense, and quite easily at that.
Meanwhile, the Giants continue to do what its done all season–win close ballgames behind terrific starting pitching.
It’s not surprising, of course, good pitching tops good hitting all the time, especially in the postseason. The only surprise for me is that I actually fell for the long ball in October–not wise.
S.F. basically has the series in hand leading 3-1. And even if Cliff Lee is brilliant in Game 5, he’s doubtful to come back on short rest for a possible Game 7.
But heading back to the Bay for a decisive game seems of little possibility given the Rangers must first beat both Lincecum and Cain. And I can’t imagine that happens, either.
Good pitching beats good hitting, especially in the postseason. Lesson learned.