2014 World Series Game 3 – Kansas City Royals @ San Francisco Giants – Friday October 24th

 

This evening is game 3 of the Best of 7 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants.

  Kansas City Royals @ San Francisco Giants – Game 3 – Tied 1-1

Game 2 summary: The Kansas City Royals tied up the best of 7 series at 1 game a piece with their 7-2 game 2 win at home versus the San Francisco Giants. The big inning was the 5th inning as the Royals scored 5 runs in the bottom half of the inning. Reliever Kelvin Herrera notched the win as he pitched 1.2 innings while not allowing an earned run nor a hit. He struck one and walked 2 batters. Relievers Wade Davis and Greg Holland pitched the last 2 innings and combined to allow no earned runs on 1 hit. They combined for 5 strikeouts. Starter Yordano Ventura got the no-decision as he pitched 5.1 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on 8 hits. He struck out 2 batters. 2nd baseman Omar Infante was 2 for 3 with a home run and 2 rbi’s. He also scored 2 runs. Designated hitter Billy Butler was 2 for 3 with 2 runs batted in. Shortstop Alcides Escobar was 2 for 4 with a run batted in. Outfielder Lorenzo Cain was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored. 1st baseman Eric Hosmer was 0 for 2 with a run scored. He also walked twice. Giants starter Jake Peavy was saddled with the loss as he pitched 5 innings while allowing 4 earned runs on 6 hits. He struck out 1 and walked 2 batters. Reliever Jean Machi didn’t record an out as he gave up 1 earned run on 1 hit. Reliever Hunter Strickland also didn’t record an out as he gave up 2 earned runs on 2 hits. Former staff ace (and CY Young winner) Tim Lincecum pitched from the bullpen. He pitched 1.2 innings and didn’t allow an earned run nor a hit. Center-fielder Gregor Blanco was 1 for 4 with a home run and a run batted in. He also walked once. 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval was 1 for 4 with a run scored. 2nd baseman Joe Panik, catcher Buster Posey, Right-fielder Hunter Pence, 1st baseman Brandon Belt, and Left-fielder Travis Ishikawa all were 1 for 4 in the game. Kansas City narrowly out-hit San Francisco 10 to 9.

Today’s starting pitchers: Right-handed Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals and right-handed Tim Hudson for the Giants. Guthrie has made 1 start this postseason, Oct 14th vs Baltimore, as he pitched 5 innings while allowing 1 earned run on 3 hits. He struck out 2 and walked 2 batters. Hudson has made 2 starts this postseason. He is 0-0 with a 3.29 era in 13.2 innings pitched. He’s allowed 5 earned runs on 14 guts. He’s struck out 13 batters.

Series stat: The Giants have scored 9 runs in this series while the Royals have scored 8 runs.

Prediction: The Giants are 4-1 at home this postseason and are averaging 4 runs in those 5 games, I think they’ll score just enough to win tonight.

Take the Giants 1.86 (Bet365)

October 24, 2014 by : Posted in Baseball No Comments
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