October 21st, 2012

NLCS Game 6 – Cardinals 1-Giants 6

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Ryan Vogelsong pitching his career-high 9th strikeout of the game

PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES (ALL TIMES PDT):

Monday, Oct. 22 vs. St. Louis (5:07): TBA vs. RHP Matt Cain (1-2, 4.67) – FOX, ESPN Radio
note: all postseason games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/home games and World Series contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes

NLCS Game 6 – Pre-Game

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Fly Over

The Giants have returned to AT&T Park and Game 6 is underway.  To kick things off today, the Naval Operation Support Center of San Jose presented the colors while The Kingston Trio sang the National Anthem and a fly over was performed by the VFA 25 First of the Fleet from Lemoore Naval Airforce Station.  1987 NLCS MVP Jeffery Leonard threw the first pitch and Metallica’s James Hetfield said “Play Ball.”

NLCS Game 6 – Quick Hits

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals in the 6th game of this best-of-7 National League Championship Series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (1-0, 1.50) will face Cardinals’ right-hander Chris Carpenter (1-1, 1.86).

Today’s Starting Lineup

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, nlcs, RYAN VOGELSONG

RYAN VOGELSONG… Doubled in the 6th inning of Game 2 to become the 1st Giants pitcher to get a postseason extra-base hit since Jack Bentley homered in 1924 WS.

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than rally enchiladas.

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, nlcs, BRANDON CRAWFORD

BRANDON CRAWFORD… In Game 1 of the Division Series, he became the the 5th-youngest Giants player to start at shortstop in a postseason game since Matt Williams in 1989 (23 years old).

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MARCO SCUTARO… Is batting .429 (9-for-21) with 2 RBI in this series… Has a hit in each of his last 8 games, going 12-for-33… Is 12-for-41 (.293) with 3 RBI and 2 BBs in 10 games this postseason.

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GREGOR BLANCO… Has started all 10 postseason games, going 6-for-29 (.207) with 7 runs, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR and 4 RBI.

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BUSTER POSEY… Is 7-for-37 (.189) with 3 runs, 2 HRs (grand slam), 5 RBI and 6 BBs this postseason.

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PABLO SANDOVAL… Has homered in each of his last 2 games…is 1st Giants player to homer from left side of plate in consecutive postseason games since Barry Bonds in 2002 World Series.

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