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  1. The Braves lineup is miserable, no doubt, but I don’t see them getting shut out two nights in a row. My guess is Braves, 2-1.

    Comment by Anon21 — October 8, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

  2. Lets not forget, however unimposing the giants lineup might be from a power standpoint, they did lead the league in HR’s in the month of Sept. And is it just me, or does Juan Uribe look like he is trying to take every pitch yard (and 24 homers in the regular season is evidence he has hit a few of those pitches pretty well)… im surprised pitchers would throw him anything w/o lots of movement, or anything in the zone for that matter

    Comment by Giants 162-0 — October 8, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

  3. “Still, the Giants’ strength at drawing walks was evident last night…”

    I guess you didn’t watch much of the Giant’s season. Even four walks in a night is a bit of an outlier (and one was an IBB).

    Comment by Alex — October 8, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

  4. Right, I should revise that statement, because I was looking at the Giants OBP against Lowe this season so i wanted to allude to that trend rather than talk about the Giants patience as a universal strength.

    And it was as much because of Lowe as the Giants patience when facing Lowe that counted last night.

    Comment by Albert Lyu — October 8, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

  5. Albert, the writeup and analysis is great and I appreciate the effort, but isn’t it just a matter of:

    First team to 4 total runs wins the series?
    (I’m assuming one of the games is going to be a 2-0 or 2-1 slugfest)

    Comment by hank — October 8, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

  6. The Giants have been incredibly inconsistent this season, and they’ve also been maddeningly unpredictable.

    I think that the Giants will score some runs off Hanson today, but will fail to score off the Braves bullpen. I predict the game score to be 3-1 Giants.

    Comment by Andrew — October 8, 2010 @ 5:28 pm

  7. The Giants have been maddeningly unpredictable. Thus, I will make a prediction.

    Comment by Hello — October 8, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

  8. Yes, it was supposed to be humorous.

    Comment by Andrew — October 8, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

  9. Hanson last 5 games: 31.2 IP, 7 ER, 22/6/1 K/W/HR, Cards, Fish, Phils at home, Mets, Phils road

    Cain last 5 games: 35.0 IP, 11 ER, 27/4/6 K/W/HR, Bums, Pads at home, Pads, Cubs, Rox road

    Braves work some walks, splash a couple, win 6-3.

    Comment by xdog — October 8, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

  10. Once you said “splash a couple” I stopped reading. Unfortunately it was the end of your post.

    Comment by Andrew — October 8, 2010 @ 6:21 pm

  11. Hello to you too, Andrew.

    Comment by xdog — October 8, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

  12. It’s not just you. Yes, Juan Uribe is looking to yank one out of the ballpark every time he swings…which is just about every pitch, btw. He can definitely look silly on a pitch with movement, but he can come back on the next pitch and crush that one mistake a guy throws without much break to it.

    Comment by Jason F — October 8, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

  13. 6 of Cain’s runs allowed came in his last start against SD in which he lasted just 4 innings. Prior to that he had a sub 3 ERA since the AS Break.

    Comment by DrBGiantsfan — October 8, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

  14. Splash a couple?

    The Nationals (well, Adam Dunn) hit a pair into McCovey Cove in back-to-back games this year, and the Mets hit two in the same series in ’06. But no visiting team has ever hit two into the Cove in the same game.

    There have only been 22 by visiting batters over the course of eleven seasons, a mean (this is a stats-oriented site, yes?) of two per year.

    So sure, maybe the Braves will hit two tonight. Or maybe not.

    Comment by Kevin — October 8, 2010 @ 8:13 pm

  15. Oops, wrong Adam. Make that Adam LaRoche of the Diamondbacks.

    Comment by Kevin — October 8, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

  16. PRESCIENCE.

    Comment by Anon21 — October 9, 2010 @ 1:12 am

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