Not sure if anyone in San Francisco has any fingernails left after an amazing comeback by the Giants, who defeated the Reds on Thursday 6-4 to advance to the National League Championship Series.
Many left the team for dead after they lost the first two games at AT&T Park, leaving them the task of having to win three road games to advance. But clutch hitting, an excellent bullpen and several key plays have the Giants advancing to the NLCS for the second time in three years.
Many already knew it but Thursday’s win may have put catcher Buster Posey on the national map as one of the best players in the game. His grand slam in the fifth inning capped a six run frame and Sergio Romo got the final four outs to save the game.
The team will either take on the St. Louis Cardinals or Washington Nationals next. If the Cardinals win, the Giants will host the first two games on Sunday and Monday; if the Nats win, Washington will host the first two games on Sunday and Monday.
The Giants are the first team to ever come back from an 0-2 hole in the Division Series and win three straight on the road. Now San Francisco, you can breathe again… at least for a few days.
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