Why The San Francisco Giants Should Win The World Series
by Ryan Desort
The San Francisco Giants lead the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in their best-of-seven series to determine the champion of Major League Baseball. For the Tigers, they enter game three needing a victory to keep the series close. However, the Giants are clearly the favorite right now to win it all. Why is that?
They Lead The Series 2-0
The obvious reason why they should win is that they are up 2-0 in the series. This means that the Tigers have to win four of the next five games to win it all. The chances of going 4-1 during any stretch of the season is difficult for any professional team. In the entire history of the World Series, only 11 teams have ever come back from a 2-0 hole. The 1996 New York Yankees were the last team to pull off the feat.
Detroit Is Having A Hard Time Putting Together A Complete Game
The first game of the series saw ace Justin Verlander shelled for five runs in only four innings. That is not what you want to see out of your best pitcher to start a series. In the second game, Detroit pitchers gave up only two runs. The only problem is that the Detroit offense didn't put a single run in return. It is difficult to win games when your team isn't scoring any runs.
The Giants Have Good Pitching Depth This Series
In game one, the Giants sent Barry Zito to the mound to start the game. They then sent in Tim Lincecum to pitch the next two innings. While there is nothing odd
about putting a pitcher in for a couple of innings in the middle of the game, Lincecum is one of the best pitchers in the game. To be able to put him in the bullpen says a lot about the guys in the starting rotation.
They Get To Play Two More Games At Home
While the series shifts to Detroit for game three, the Giants will get to play the final two games of the series at home if they are necessary. This means that Detroit has to win all three games at home. They then have to win a game in San Francisco to finish the job. Not many teams are capable of winning three games in a row in a championship series. This most likely means that Detroit will have to win both games in San Francisco if they wish to win the World Series.
The Giants should win the World Series this year. The odds say that a team that has a 2-0 series lead is going to win more often than not. Having great pitching depth, playing an inconsistent opponent and having two more games at home surely don't hurt their cause either. As long as the Giants don't hurt themselves, you are most likely looking at the 2012 World Series champions.
Ryan hails from the state of Illinois, and currently resides in Chicago. When not yelling and rooting on his hometown teams, he takes an active role in all things sports. Being a giant sports fan, it’s no wonder he works for an online retailer that sells San Francisco Giants World Series Gear.