The Giants win Game Two, 2-0, after allowing only two hits
against the vaunted Tigers lineup. Halfway home!!!
UPDATE: Verducci :
…. Since San Francisco faced elimination against St. Louis in the NLCS, down three games to one, it has run off five consecutive wins in which it has outscored the Cardinals and Tigers 30-4 while committing only one error, never trailing at any point in 45 consecutive innings, and holding opposing hitters to a .181 batting average. Its starting pitchers in this run are 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA while allowing only six walks in 33 innings.
UPDATE: So does Tim Flannery:
…. The Giants can't explain what's happening. So they're not even going to try. They have won big, slugging their
way into history. They've won small, with bunts that come to a screeching halt just millimeters fair. They've won with exquisite baseball fundamentals, like the backup cutoff man being in perfect position. They've won with weird hops and triple-hits that even seasoned baseball players dub “magic.” They've won on the verge of elimination. And by jumping out to a commanding 2-0 World Series lead.
Who can figure it out? The best advice comes from team spiritual adviser and runner-sender Tim Flannery.
“As the great Carlos Santana – the guitar player, not the catcher – told us in 2010,” third base coach Flannery recalled, “you've got to know when to get out of the way of yourself.”
I couldn't have said it better. I love the concept of becoming invisible. That is the way to be totally committed to what you are doing. Disappear. It's harder than it sounds.