Krukow: What Dave Righetti & Mark Gardner have done needs loud applause
Kruk & Kuip break down Vogelsong's performance, the two huge double plays he induced early in the game, and discuss the unbelievable starting pitching for the Giants.
Let's start with -- drug logos on Shelley has I just saw a stat that. This is the most dominating pitching performance with -- at least 24 innings since Orel Hershiser answer in 1988 that's a lofty company yeah. That is great company and they do pretty much the same way or -- -- or did ninety -- it was a sinker. There was best friend. And he wrote that -- hard and with. Both song he's right the fastball hard these. Put not a -- it -- how to pitch with a fastball and changeup up a few curve balls or slips or you have one may get -- cutter to the for the most part. It was pitched to four spots in the strike zone. Darren and down and away open it up their way with two types of moving the fastball and basically Eckstein both sides of the plate. And and never giving in to a location to account -- one time you do that you walk four but he never gave it. There really I'd say half a -- no more pitches that he missed outside catchers needs. He was absolutely brilliant and and this is what the big -- is all about. It's about setting the defense. And pitching into how many hard hit balls -- hit at people that. How many hard hit balls they hit people -- series. It's frustrating the Tigers hitters but it's happened for a reason it is a lot. Is because they're setting the defense they're pitching into it and the balls in the go and they get hit hard to get hit somebody that was there for a reason it was put there. You know the only trouble really vote he got into was in the fifth inning to -- and if the Giants and I understand it's a long way to go here but if they do finish things finish this thing off. In short order we gonna go back and look at those two at bats with Quintin -- and then obviously with Cabrera with the bases loaded as as the defining navies of the series I think. That's probably true but also I think we had to acknowledge -- to double play balls tell you go out there earlier in the game that really you know. Really saved him to get to that point -- is the two at -- you're talking about very and and Miguel Cabrera. You know bases loaded one out you need to get a strikeout and then I heard both songs. This press conference afterwards and look I just wanted to have Cabrera put the ball in play because I know how good your defense has been and he gets. A pop up and you know -- we watch Cabrera. You know doing the the Jimmy Swaggart speech in the dugout right we know he wants to be the guy at the plate. With the bases loaded and he got his wish he just that you just popped it up. This run of starting pitching and the bullpen has been fantastic but we when you look at the starters. It's starting to get silly. I mean two runs in six games in the LCS in the World Series who does that. It's it's crazy what these pitchers -- right to the yard game and when when you get that type of an effort across the staff. And everybody's making contributions you have to acknowledge the guys at the Helm who. And what do -- forget he has done with the starters would mark carters don't know as relievers. Did it really needs loud applause it's. It's for -- these guys are a peek at the right time it's for a reason that Lincecum seems like he's right wing as he's been all year long at the right time. That that that that Zito has secured an amazing confidence into this into this tournament that's. Who might leave and put a bottom card out of honor guard -- serious business you know are that is to get righted and start them almost singular World Series come on I mean. These -- are happening and and the guys who were behind him they need to be applauded and it's getting in Gardner and romo's been pretty good to me. He's in that group look at all that they've all been unbelievable. They peaked at the right time and if you do that. Because -- shape because you you put in the work. And now you get the opportunity your your performance are right so we're we are doing three nothing. A chance to clinch. Tomorrow. I know these guys treat every game like it's -- -- their backs are up against the yeah it is is anything they say that's what you gotta do is anybody sleep the night really. You have to trick yourself into thinking that. And this series is even -- down one there up one. And you just have to -- yourself and just -- you play the -- -- point and that's that's -- -- -- about it just play the -- you've -- on what they -- they gotta win that it did. Two guys go six for eight with six strikeouts and a and is scooter on Oregon they don't do anything there and they won the ball.