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Giants knock Kyle Lohse out of Game 7, grab 7-0 lead

Oct 22, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT

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If the Cardinals are going to win tonight, they will have to mount a more impressive comeback than Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals. Which is to say the odds are pretty long.

The Giants plated five runs in the bottom of the third inning to chase Kyle Lohse from the game and grab a 7-0 lead.

Marco Scutaro led off the third inning with a single before Pablo Sandoval doubled to left and Buster Posey drew a walk to load the bases. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny then pulled Lohse from the game and brought in Joe Kelly to face Hunter Pence. Pence followed with a bizarre broken-bat double which had enough spin on it to completely fool shortstop Pete Kozma. Jon Jay had trouble picking the ball up in center field, so all three baserunners came around to score. But the Giants were just getting started.

Kelly then gave up a single to Brandon Belt and walked Gregor Blanco to load the bases before Brandon Crawford hit a ground ball at Kozma, who decided to throw home rather than go for the out at first base. However, the throw was too late. Kelly managed to strike out Matt Cain for the first out and induced a would-be double play ground ball from Angel Pagan, but Kozma made a high throw to Daniel Descalso which caused a late throw to first base and allowed another run to score. This was not Kozma’s finest hour.

Kelly walked Scutaro before being replaced by Edward Mujica, who finally ended the marathon 30-minute frame by getting Pablo Sandoval to line out to first base. The Giants sent 11 men to the plate in the inning and have handed a commanding lead to Cain in Game 7. The Tigers await the winner.

  1. sailcat54 - Oct 22, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    The Cards are not out of this game by a long shot, but they have dug themselves quite a hole.

    • COTorrey - Oct 22, 2012 at 10:10 PM

      Ha! And Toledo is still part of Michigan.

      • sailcat54 - Oct 22, 2012 at 10:25 PM

        Fair enough. I was just trying to be polite. The Giants are crushing the Cards.

      • sailcat54 - Oct 23, 2012 at 12:08 AM

        Yup. They were crushed, 9-0.

  2. randygnyc - Oct 22, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Giants should now coast to victory and keep their powder dry in an effort to defeat the tigers and their raging anti semitic leader, delmon young.

    • COTorrey - Oct 22, 2012 at 10:11 PM

      Whooooa Bessy……

    • COTorrey - Oct 22, 2012 at 10:12 PM

      Oh, right, your a NYC Troll.

    • aceshigh11 - Oct 22, 2012 at 10:32 PM

      Do you have any proof that Young is a “leader” of the Tigers, aside from having a very good ALCS?

      I’m not defending what he said and did, but your statement is an exaggeration. There’s no reason to smear the entire team because of his despicable actions.

  3. cameltoehoe - Oct 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Sailcat54: I shanked you with a fork cuz you & your Cards are D U N…dun. See you next spring bitch!

    • sailcat54 - Oct 22, 2012 at 10:34 PM

      Pull yourself together, Cameltoe. I am a lifelong Giants fan. I just see no need to say unnecessarily stupid things on public fora as some people seem to enjoy doing…including you, it seems.

      Go Giants!

      • historiophiliac - Oct 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM

        See his handle. Enough said.

  4. vincentbojackson - Oct 22, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    The Tigers were already on a plane to San Francisco in the fifth inning.

  5. hunterpenceseyes - Oct 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    St. Louis played a hell of a series, but laud down from game 5 on. Gonna be a great World Series!

    • hunterpenceseyes - Oct 22, 2012 at 11:37 PM

      Sorry double post….

      • sailcat54 - Oct 23, 2012 at 12:06 AM

        It was worth saying twice!

  6. hunterpenceseyes - Oct 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    St. Louis played a hell of a series, but laid down from game 5 on. Gonna be a great World Series!

  7. senatorsguy - Oct 22, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Sorry Cards fans, but history isn’t written by the Losers (C.C.)

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 23, 2012 at 9:10 AM

      Apology not necessary. You (I mean C.C.) are 100% on point.

      • historiophiliac - Oct 23, 2012 at 9:47 AM

        Sorry, Woodpecker.

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