ST. LOUIS – The Giants won five of their first six postseason games. The Giants hit .177 with runners in scoring position.
Something look out of place here?
Come October, something has worked in St. Louis and San Francisco that goes beyond the black-and-whites of pitching and the occasional three-run homer.
Some teams get to the postseason and fold. Some teams get there, shake off their regular-season woes and defy expectations.
SAN FRANCISCO – There are no lab diagnostics for champion blood, as Bruce Bochy calls it. There are no telltale genetic markers. A cell count reveals nothing.
Programming note: For comprehensive Giants-Cardinals NLCS coverage, watch “October Quest” tonight at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.