Krukow: Fans' magic has turned Zito, Vogelsong into big game pitchers
Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow talk about the Giants' momentum heading into Game 7 and the importance of the fans at AT&T Park.
This. Is true because -- good to win. Well it would take full responsibility for this little Giants who have at least you guys do -- because Davidson -- Their perfect. Well look when you do. He laughs yeah. You do have to switch and absolutely and you do have to do some weird stuff in -- that means. That I. But I will -- this tomorrow although. I think usually that's about to partner. Jason thing superstition is a big part of baseball we all know that at liberty is sort of figured out in the Bay Area. As to what they're superstitious. That's -- this magic that we're witnessing. And whatever it is it is turned Barry Zito through a big game pitcher again but it is stirred Bryant both sides. One of the greatest stories that we've ever seen tremendous organization. And right now they've used those two. Performances. To gather up and capture the moment of the series. They're going to be tough tomorrow because of how this -- has since it's all their dugout right now. Hey if it takes -- a lot of that he chicken enchiladas you do what you gotta do it -- go go right back to you because I know you wanna address -- song that this was. Really almost a carbon copy of what he did in game two -- that he struck out a career high nine in this game. But what he did in game one was this that was inside part of play with a fastball tonight he took that knowledge. Of what he learned against this team and he applied it in spades and he goes up and down that first. Atlanta the first night strikes out six of the first nine Cardinals. To me nothing is better than a guy that can pitch with the best. And what he did tonight. Going in and out changing movement with the two -- the horse -- grit LB all four point 04 corners the strike zone even elevated up. They're too good to get strikeouts out of the strike zone to. You just do not. Get any better than that that is pure baseball guy truly understand the pitch -- -- understanding how to apply to swing -- it was just. A wonderful example would break that unions. Meanwhile the way the Giants get on the board first and this is now. Nine times in the eleven games that the Giants have played in this post season that the team scored first. As one of the ballgame you can't overstate the importance of games he's been overstated especially. At home where you can get your fans. Into the game and in this group tonight that was -- there into the game before the first pitch is thrown. But if you can get on the board. And two or one out walk -- zero cent of all it's over the said that it was at a little weak ground ball all of a sudden it's one nothing. And now the second to build on it. And that the keys. In the Giants know it is get to that started before that bullpen gets in because -- bullpen is pretty fantastic. And and that's what they've done in the last few games and hopefully it's secede formula tomorrow and they can score early and -- load in. Meanwhile Pablo Sandoval continues to rake -- and this is something that we've been waiting for. For for what seems like really three months since before the injury for Pablo to legitimately. -- scorching hot as we have seen him. Facts as I feel pretty good one too much with steroids policy and evolve back to back in the lineup and -- they -- You politically team offensive as the Cardinals their reputation run scoring. Is well it's the best nationally that -- better now and you know you have to be able to perform with a match to beat this club. Well you have your fourth and fifth hitters in the series Posey and it's really been pretty quiet. If the Giants have its scratched back to tie the series of 33 and out they've done it done with the 23 guys in this line. So you never know where your office is to come from. If it stacks up to guys not the same time your chances of having a crooked number inning. -- -- That you have a pitching staff picks that stand up. And that's how it's happened so formulas has been written about it and hopefully they can do tomorrow but will say this post he's been quiet. He was quiet for pretty much most of that series at the reds to until finally get the big hit and he expects of the big from him tomorrow. -- -- last -- yesterday at a Grand Slam so I think we'll take you to -- -- style. All right so tickets inside that clubhouse now because the way we see the video of these guys in the dugout before the game jump in. And -- can -- going crazy I mean. You don't see this from a lot of baseball teams at least in public view. These guys not -- believe in themselves but clearly the enthusiasm is infectious. Today was the fifth elimination games -- these guys incredible so they know how to handle it you know. They're not -- they don't get worked up over nothing. That's not gonna change being that they're gonna take the field tomorrow just like it did the last five games and that's -- fun. Do what you've done before and just play like it's the last game you're ever gonna play that -- -- -- -- -- like you guys how do you -- it. Things. CA AI had about a guy who hasn't pitched -- as well as his lofty standards would suggest Mike and he gets the. He's now in game seven tomorrow. -- which will emphasize the word bitch in order to do well to game seven you have to be able to have a calmer early. Your two Tampa early in the game works against you. For him tomorrow to have that same type of fastball command that we saw apples on the night this this cardinal team. It can be pitched to with a fastball and the Giants have learned that the series that's held it up tomorrow. You know what is it still gets nervous on the break we have time for chicken enchiladas for. A lot of us were all excellent broken tonight they'll deductible we'll all be back tomorrow for games that.