The Kansas City Royals won the third game of the World Series 3-2. Tim Hudson pitched a fine game for the Giants. Javier Lopez gave up what turned out to be the winning run but it was more a case of an excellent 11 pitch at-bat than anything he did wrong. The Giants were in position to tie a few times but the KC relievers are pitching extremely well.
The Giants have to take advantage of any scoring opportunities against the starter of the next game, scheduled for Saturday but with rain in the forecast for San Francisco. The more times they see the relievers, the better they should see them. But they've got nothing to hang their heads about. The Royals outplayed them and got the breaks. It could be the other way tomorrow. And then comes Bumgarner.
Whatever happens, the fifth game is going to be a great one for the folks lucky enough to be there at the park in San Francisco--the last home game of this strange season. From second Wild Card to National League champs in itself is worth celebrating, and I'm sure that's what they'll do Sunday, no matter what happens.
Because if things continue like this, they won't be bringing home a world championship. But that's the great thing about baseball. Things don't always continue the way they are. A couple of feet from foul to fair, a liner that falls instead of staying up, and they could have won this game.
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