Friday, October 08, 2010
I’ve heard this song before…
The Giants finished the regular season as Division Champs and got home field advantage in the Division Series. And drew the Wild Card team from the East.
They won Game 1 with a complete game shutout from their ace and looked like they were cruising in Game 2.
Everyone had their eyes set for the League Championship Series… and maybe if luck with have it a match up against Dusty Baker’s squad.
And then before anyone knew what was happening, they lost Game 2.
Am I talking about the Giants loss to Atlanta tonight?
Or am I talking about the 2003 Division Series against the Marlins?
Remember that year?
The Giants had Jason Schmidt throw a complete game shutout (against Josh Beckett no less) and San Francisco was off to the races.
Then the Giants were up 4-1 in Game 2… and they fell apart.
Juan Encanarcion homered to tie the game and Marquis Grissom’s error opened up the flood gates.
They went back to Florida and lost game 3 in extra innings even though they had the lead with 2 outs and 2 strikes in the bottom of the 10th… and of course lost game 4 when J. T. Snow was thrown out at home trying to tie the game.
Why am I bringing this up?
Have your guard up, Giants fans… these scenarios don’t end well.
I’ve seen it before.