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By the Chron’s Tom Meyer.
Juan Uribe’s three run jack gives the Giants an 8-2 lead over the Texas Rangers in the opening game of the World Series, capping a six run fifth inning.
It’s not like they have a fire pit where there’s a lion that jumps out and eats the outfielders. They don’t have that.
But it would be pretty awesome if they did have that. Just sayin’.
“I hope you guys are going absolutely ballistic cause we’re gonna get on a flight tomorrow and we’re gonna join you. … FACT.”
Cody Ross may have won the NLCS MVP, but Juan Uribe was the one who had game winning hits in each of the last two Giants wins. Has that sunk in yet? Has that absolutely blown your mind? Does reality seem to be nothing more than a dream coming from a brain resting on a laboratory shelf?
The Giants may have opened the season at 30-1 odds to win the World Series, but that seems like nothing compared to the odds that Juan Uribe would have two hits to put the Giants into the Fall Classic. The only thing more surprising would be if Uribe stabbed Pablo Sandoval in the leg with a pair of scissors while he was clipping articles in the clubhouse.
With the endless stretch of days before the World Series begins, it will give fans plenty of time to come to terms with the fact that the Giants not only made it the Classic with an offense stitched together with Gorilla Glue and beard dye, but that they did it with their most expensive player, Barry Zito, and biggest midseason acquisition, Jose Guillen watching from the sidelines.
Ruben Amado’s winter will now be filled with self-loathing as he realizes that this all may have been different had he just held onto Clifton Phifer Lee.
Bring out the gimp.
Roy Halladay may not have been his most effective (6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER), but it was enough to pick up the W in the Phillies 4-2 and move the series back to Philadelphia. Halladay gutted it out despite a groin pull which saw his fastball velocity drop and his stellar command go wonky, but it was enough to beat the Giants.
Halladay was like an Old Western gunfighter that has been shot in the belly, but knows he must save the kind-hearted women at the saloon/brothel from the pillaging menace. With penicillin having not been invented yet, the gunfighter must fire his last bullets while dying a slow and painful death. Just like tonight. Here is a small sampling of other injuries that Halladay would have pitched through:
- Elbow soreness
- Strained oblique
- Kidney stones
- Swollen spleen
- Migraine headaches
- Shoulder tear
- Elbow pop
- Explosive diarrhea
- Torn ACL
- Pulled hamstring
- A bewildering sense of Deja Vu
- Gunshot wound to the face
Roy Oswalt will get the start on Saturday in Philadelphia where he is 10-0 as the defending NL champs look to force a game seven against this hodge podge band of thong wearing upstarts.