Ryan Vogelsong knows what its like to stand with his back against his wall. And now the Giants will entrust him to extend their playoff lives against the surging Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
Lincecum retired six of seven batters over two scoreless innings, earning a standing ovation from fans who otherwise used their rally rags to dab at their eyes in a 9-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
Through two games the Giants' offense has disappeared, the starting pitching has been subpar, and the Reds are getting the luck and the breaks as well.Ratto: It's do or be done Instant Replay Postgame reaction
Madison Bumgarner couldn't escape the fifth inning, the Giants' offense mustered two hits all game, and the Reds poured it on late to take a commanding 2-0 series lead back to Cincinnati with an emphatic 9-0 win.
2010 World Series MVP Edgar Renteria made an emotional speech in his surprise visit to AT&T Sunday, before throwing out the first pitch.
Tim Lincecum was overlooked for Game 3 in favor of Ryan Vogelsong, but seems to be taking it all in stride as Insider Andrew Baggarly discovered.
Hunter Pence has some history against Reds Game 2 starter Bronson Arroyo. Insider Andrew Baggarly breaks down why that will be the matchup to watch in the final first-round playoff game in San Francisco.
Now imagine having to spend the entire evening stinking like you just got blasted with beer in a clinching clubhouse party. Brandon Belt only smelled like victory.
The Giants haven't won a postseason series after dropping the opener since 1921. Can they rally together and repeat ancient history?Ratto: Saturday sucked Instant Replay Postgame reaction
Reds starter Johnny Cueto left Game 1 after tossing eight pitches with an undisclosed injury.
Bruce Bochy said he is keeping Tim Lincecum, Ryan Vogelsong, and Barry Zito available to back up Matt Cain, if needed, in Game 1 of their NL Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner will start the first two games of the NLDS for the Giants. Insider Andrew Baggarly tees up the major storylines against Dusty Baker's Reds.
Ryan Theriot isn't in the Game 1 lineup, but he could be the Giants' biggest asset against Reds' ace Johnny Cueto.
In the 2010 playoffs Aubrey Huff started all 15 games en route to the Giants' World Series title. He will be coming off the bench in 2012, but has a chance to make his presence felt at the plate.
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