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.