Giants Take Game 3, Lead Series 2-1

Giants Take Game 3

Tuesday October 15th– NLCS Game 3- Cardinals 4 Giants 5 F/10. Cards comeback magic was not enough in Game 3 as the Giants win in extras and take a 2-1 series lead.

W- Sergio Romo (1-1)

L- Randy Choate (0-1)

The Giants wasted no time at all, bringing the offensive show early. They scored four runs in the bottom of the 1st inning off of a Hunter Pence RBI single and an Ishikawa 3 RBI double. All four of the runs were scored with two outs. It definitely wasn’t a promising start for John Lackey and the Cardinals, but they always seem to find a way to come back. It started in the top of the 4th inning when Kolten Wong continued his hot hitting. He hit a clutch two RBI triple to deep right field to cut the lead down to just two. After the first inning struggles, Lackey finished out the day strong. He pitched 6 innings and gave up just those four 1st inning off of 5 hits. The Cardinals inched closer to the Giants lead in the top of the 6th as Jhonny Peralta knocked in Jon Jay to cut the lead down to just one. Giants lead 4-3. The Redbirds fully completed the comeback in the top of the 7th inning when rookie outfielder Randal Grichuk hit his second home run of the post season and tied the game up at four runs apiece. The game trudged on into extra innings as the Cards were still unable to produce any runs. Randy Choate came into the game in the bottom of the 10th inning, attempting to extend the game. He struggled as he allowed to runners on with just one out. With runners on first and second and just one out Gregor Blanco stepped up to the plate. He squared up to bunt and sent a two hopper into the hands of Choate. As the runners advanced to second and third, Choate threw the ball over to first to get the out. Instead of getting the easy out, Choate’s throw went wide and the Giants won the game. Giants win 5-4. Lead series 2-1.

Game four of the series is almost considered a must win for the Redbirds. The Cardinals are in need of a win to send the series back to St. Louis. First pitch for game four is set for Wednesday night at 7:07 PM.

Probable Starters: STL– Shelby Miller, SF– Ryan Vogelsong

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