Double Switching

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Entering Game 4, only one postseason game in the previous 15 days had experienced a lead change. And that was a paltry 1-0 early-inning lead. After the final inning of the Nats-Cards division series, nothing mind-searing has happened. Of fine games, there were plenty. But the kind of screaming hair-pulling madness that consumes many postseasons was absent. It wasn’t until this final game that we saw a game sway to and fro — the Giants leading 1-0, trailing 2-1, leading, 3-2, then being tied at 3 before finally winning. In doing so, they ended one of the most remarkable, and perhaps least appreciated, October title runs in baseball history. After escaping elimination six times, they swept the sweepers.

Case, and season closed.

Thomas Boswell, Washington Post (via sheeshapie)

The San Francisco Giants are winners of six postseason elimination games in a row. Six days with our hearts in our throats, imagining the season ending—and six mornings after, waking up with the incredulous realization that the team was still alive.

Tonight the Giants face the Detroit Tigers at home in Game 1 of the 108th World Series.

Your matchups:

Justin Verlander vs. Barry Zito
Doug Fister vs. Madison Bumgarner
Anibal Sanchez vs. Ryan Vogelsong
Max Scherzer vs. Matt Cain

Buckle up.