Kruk and Kuip: 'It was one of the best starts you'll ever see'
Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper recap the Giants' World Series Game 2 victory on location in Willie Mays Plaza.
That's ultimately the Hartford like through October was presented by insurance -- glad to see you guys. They'd -- talking about. Getting Madison. Six is what that it's -- -- I'd like to me through it because the last couple of starts of the post season. So and so the last couple of starts of the regular season. Eleven days off they tweaked his mechanics what they do because it looked like sixteen game winner tonight in game two World Series is. On out for nine starts so this is of a problem that's that it has really. Alone in the longer a problem mechanically goes the harder it is to find. And if you look at him in the look at the big upper body turning it seems got his. His upper body. Facing. You could see the letters on his chest -- second base and that was a huge turn. Because of that he was not able to get his release point out front. Now today they took some good turnout this isn't there's an assist. Are -- a little putting a little more towards second baseman so they closed its overturning the it's shorten his. His his stride -- shorten his ability to get. His hand out front. You can see on the right this is the picks on the left. The -- was -- -- -- it was only about eight inches of turn but it was a not so that would describe what went down his hand was in position. To -- off a pitch. And board. For -- he had a similar situation go into the Cincinnati start. Feel pretty good about the mechanics. But he was not able to to transition into the stretch. But he could maintain what you got into the stretch of the of the governor he was done. I think he really brought about Saint Louis win. It was you have a mechanical problems but he was not thinking. He was not -- -- holding runners on. Laughs. So what they are getting. -- short period of time is they have rebuilt that. And tonight he had three. Tell us that he had the past number one pretty ticked mechanics that he had in the sidelines between starts into the game he did. Number two pretty transition from. The wind up into the stretch he could number two could be -- you -- at the whole game and that as the game wore on he got better with. With the mechanics he had in the first inning I thought they were better in the seventh inning he was fantastic. And to do it the World Series appointed John Miller made -- around. Absolutely incredible. He says a lot about club garter and about the birds and he has it was it was renewal of the best starts you'll ever see this yet. We've we've seen and that's pretty well and the -- is sixteen game winner but maybe two of the best starts we have seen from him -- Have come in the World Series Halloween night -- wanted to at an early today goes shot out in the garden goes seven shutout against from fifteen to the World Series. Opponents have not scored a run on this veterans how to run well so. -- -- Maybe a nice regular season. Coach -- Seven into the -- And then let zero point 00 fall classic you'll take that. And a big reason why I thought was the most interest to play of the night was the real -- played -- for a -- Prince Fielder. But let -- go through the -- like -- over first place after one yarder hit a good start the second Delmon Young. We'll double down the line and the ball hit the side wall here which probably makes him a month at third base coach unnecessarily. -- and and his -- descent Prince Fielder home doing. Want to do what did you display was is Marcos literal. Doing that you're supposed to do be in the back cut off men did the throws to ride Crawford lets it go and it's a perfect go to the second guy. Good early in the right spot. He makes a good relay throw home and and replays. Network. Perfectly. Are absolutely beautiful and what you're seeing right there is the absolute. Perfect. Relay -- in the outfield than to Buster Posey and you know like at first I thought this well at home but he did. I thought he was the only guy -- out and he's up before he got there might have nights like tonight this is what they taught Buster Posey don't have to block the plate like that he makes the swipe tag very. It gets -- -- prince thought he was -- but he was. Clearly out -- as they did backward miscue it was a Milwaukee brewer and he went on the base I didn't have tied three. Catcher with the Giants he was never the same after that and six in the same thing about him coming down there looking for contact composing. Posey. Another big play. Everybody ball that was perfect as it turned out it was the play the game. Gene Lamont is a terrific baseball does the former manager of the White Sox who. Big mistake you can make the first out at home plate but I think the ball like hitting the side wall before blog about it just got a mind a little fancy there. It you know like prince -- never -- About that it once I believe you're right once he saw that yeah. That ball might care immediately you're the only 10. But luckily it got to -- quickly got rid of the quickly. And even though the -- of throw it over the Brewers cutoff men scooter into the right spot to make the play. Keep this club off the scoreboard and then you end up shut them yeah. How would you won a lot of points of the country that needs to sit here and it has to -- club or were regressing in this conversation you know with Pia kind of bypass one really important thing to -- things one. You have to give kudos to Dave for getting in and mark -- and importing. -- -- -- -- -- And in a conversation with Mark Gardner -- -- -- -- -- -- not going to be -- game. The number two of the starter for game two -- to get close since -- you got back together and so they think they can have a back together right yet because there's always at risk when you when you go back into the game. Even Bob Anderson himself I don't know how it's gonna play out when I get between the lines. But on the recommendation. Of the two pitching coaches on the staff. -- -- she went -- And he made the call. To none of the football harder and number two. But they made the call -- to recall listening to his coaches to put Zito. In the number five game in Saint Louis and -- went -- to say when -- first took this job. He got those coaches together he says nobody in this world is smarter than all of us together. And -- applauded his papers saying that he always listens. Whether it's about a player or -- about a play whether it's about a hotel we ought to stay that he always listens to what are and who. Or what is it he's abandoned that lets his coaches coach he's a man who's not afraid to delegate and give command beneath him. What he has done between the lines and Ernie hasn't been set a lot of in the hills NLCS and tonight game two he should be pointed out it needs to be applauded. He had everything to do this win tonight this to -- was coaches had said their pitcher was fixed and he he was that he had the guts to put him. And the way to describe mark I Mark Gardner he has the whole pitching coach. On this team -- -- -- got into the ladies referred to was the bullpen coach but he's much more than that he had. On this -- that. Look at the two headed monster they sit together. The blame museum after. The ballgame whether it's in the clubhouse. Or in the hotel lobby they're always together they're always talking about. Helping somebody and that the teams so it isn't just one guy technical. And let me ask you about a huge play we got here from Randy Crawford of the moment. Crawford will not get an idea guys off to make the point that double play ball he hit it should be an RB activated. I wonder about the game did the Tigers -- this correctly plans for the opening inning with a base at. That they bring in the lefty smiling and -- to get the walk Rocco tremendous bunt on the line who those that regularly get. The groundskeeper here to keep that welfare but the question I have. It is 00 game of the situation you've lost game one of the World Series is game two is not a game July. Should the Tigers becoming home -- to choke off the block the plate a typical for a 463. And get the Giants are. Well I think it's American league baseball what they did and that's camaraderie lie on the six outs that I have left. To try to get back into the game and we'll give them a run on the double play. That actually don't play that they play the infield and try to -- the run hospital especially with Brandon Crawford. What Roberts had a good year. And he's -- elected to -- but is it today. So I think you got to pick your kids over the field and see if you could get a ground ball and it got all the you know that you get -- -- -- at first -- Florida so they never scored and it was an American League play it in this league game and drew this. The Tigers only got shut out twice so you're.