San Francisco Giants (88-74) at Kansas City Royals (89-73)
|Date & Time||Wednesday October 22, 2014, 8:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas City Royals / San Francisco Giants --- Over/Under:
The San Francisco Giants shoot for a win in game two of the World Series with the Kansas City Royals.
The San Francisco Giants are in the World Series once again after a one year hiatus and looked as formidable as ever in Tuesday's 7-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium in game one. Some will say the Giants have an edge because they have been there before and I can't argue with that logic after one game. Madison Bumgarner was once again at his best with a solo homer allowed over seven frames to get the win. The offense was just as impressive with ten hits and six walks with Hunter Pence going deep and driving in two and scoring twice with Pablo Sandoval going 2-5 with two RBI's and a run while Gregor Blanco scored twice. San Francisco sends veteran Jake Peavy to the hill to face the Kansas City Royals in game two of the World Series. Peavy is coming in off a poor outing in a 5-4 loss to St Louis in the in the NLCS where he allowed two runs on four hits and a trio of BB over four frames.
The Kansas City Royals momentum hit a roadblock in game one of the World Series and the name of the roadblock is San Francisco. The Royals were never in this with the Giants scoring three times in the first and never looking back with their pitching and hitting at the top of their game. I will say this and that is after watching James Shields in this postseason he isn't 'Big Game' especially after allowing five runs on seven hits through just three innings. Even though Danny Duffy gave up a pair of runs over three frames the game had been decided with the Royals offense unable to do much. The Royals mustered just four hits with a base on balls with Salvador Perez the only source of scoring with a 7th inning homer. Rookie Yordano Ventura looks to even the series with the San Francisco Giants when he takes the ball in game two. Venture struggled in his ALCS start versus the Orioles where he allowed four runs on four hits and three walks through 5.2 innings pitched in a 5-4 win.
San Francisco is 11-2 in their 13 overall and 11-2 in the past 13 on grass while going 17-5 in their past 22 playoff road contests. The Giants are 7-0 in their last seven playoff games and 5-0 in the last five games versus a right hander. Kansas City isw 8-1 in their last postseason games and 7-2 in their last nine contests against the National League West. The Royals are 10-1 in the last eleven games versus a right handerand 4-1 in the last five playoff games. The trends all favor both teams and we know that can't happen. That was the same story in the World Series opener and San Francisco continued to boost their trends. I am hoping they do it once again because I do think their experience means something...