So on October 19, Barry Zito went out to pitch for the Giants. Barry's had a complicated relationship with Giants fans, mostly because he makes more money than God and had pretty much sucked since he got here. But on this night, he pitched what was probably the best game he's ever pitched as a Giant, and they won, 5-0. That did not just happen. You are fucking kidding me. So the series comes back to SF.
Last night, Ryan Vogelsong was pitching for the Giants. He was a career journeyman Minor Leaguer/Guy Who Plays in Japan Like Tom Selleck in Mr. Baseball until he signed with the Giants and magically turned into Greg Maddux II. Last night he set his own career record for strikeouts and the Giants won 6-1.
The crappy defense of the Cardinals helped, in all honesty. Here's Daniel Descalso trying to field with his molars, courtesy of SB Nation:
And tonight the Giants' best pitcher this year, Matt Cain, is up. He's looked suspiciously human so far in the playoffs, but that's just him luring the Cardinals into a false sense of security so he can go all Matt Cain on them, I bet. We'll see.
I'll tell you one thing, though. This whole thing is pretty fucking unbelievable.