The San Francisco Giants have won their second NL pennant in three years decisively defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NLCS in front of the home fans. They clinched it in the pouring rain and the Giants’ faithful could not have cared less.
And why should they? The Giants came back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the defending World Series champion Cardinals. This after coming back from a 2-0 deficit against the Cincinnati Reds in the NLDS.
Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro was named the NLCS MVP. He batted .500 (14 for 28) with 4 RBI. He also caught the final out on a pop up by Matt Holliday who slid hard into Scutaro in Game 1 of the NLCS. Not bad for a guy who was toiling with the last place Colorado Rockies in mid-season and last year was part of the Boston Red Sox collapse. This will be Scutaro’s first World Series appearance.
The Giants will face the Detroit Tigers in the World Series starting Wednesday night in San Francisco. Despite the long history of both teams, it is the first time the Tigers and Giants have matched up in the Fall Classic.
I think the Tigers have had too much rest (as was the case when they faced the Cardinals in the 2006 World Series). So I say the Giants take it in five.