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WS Game 3: Giants at Rangers

Oct 30, 2010, 10:30 PM EST

Photo courtesy Texas Rangers
The World Series comes to Arlington, Texas, for the first time tonight.

For the first time this postseason, the Rangers really have their backs against the wall. Down 2-0 to the Giants, they desperately need a victory tonight to keep hope alive in this World Series. Fortunately, this matchup appears to favor Texas. Colby Lewis has been an unsung hero over the last few weeks, having beaten the Yankees twice in the ALCS. San Francisco's Jonathan Sanchez, meanwhile, was terrible in his last NLCS start, getting knocked out early.

The Rangers also will have their full lineup for the first time in this Fall Classic, with Vladimir Guerrero able to serve as DH with both Nelson Cruz and Jeff Francoeur in the outfield. Bruce Bochy is going with Pablo Sandoval as his DH for this game.

This being the first World Series game ever played in Arlington, the Rangers are pulling out all the stops. Team president and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch (hopefully they'll have a radar gun reading of him this time). Catching the Ryan Express will be his old batterymate: The Nationals' own Ivan Rodriguez. Should make for a cool moment.

I'll be watching the game, but I'm not at home at the moment, so I probably won't be sharing thoughts at least during the early innings. Please don't let that stop you from commenting yourself…

Where: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

      Gametime: 6:57 p.m.

     TV:Fox Radio: WTNT-570 AM
     Weather: Clear, 73 degrees

CF Andres Torres
2B Freddy Sanchez
1B Aubrey Huff
C Buster Posey

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  1. JaneB - Oct 30, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Mitch Morley three run dinger. Rangers up three bottom of sceond

  2. BQ - Oct 31, 2010 at 2:21 AM

    If I were Bochy, I would start Lincecum tomorrow night against Tommy Hunter to give the Giants a better chance of winning than Bumgarner would. I might be underestimating Madison but ace is an ace. Why I think Lincecum? Because tomorrow is a must win game since game 5 pretty much goes to Lee and Rangers. What are the chances Cliff would mess up again, in the same series? I think pretty low. Have Bumgarner pitch game 5 so Cain can come in at full rest and finish off the series in SF.

  3. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Oct 31, 2010 at 2:25 AM

    It's really, really hard to root for the Rangers with Doofus looking on in his front row seat.

  4. BQ - Oct 31, 2010 at 2:30 AM

    I don't know if you guys noticed the difference but Rangers have a lot more older people rooting for them than the Giants. SF fans are more young people I think. Could it be the location of the stadium?

  5. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Oct 31, 2010 at 3:39 AM

    I agree, BQ. That Arlington park is in the middle of a white-bread suburb while China Basin is walkable to downtown SF, or paddle-able as well. Great location. It's what Nats Park could have been if MLB would have allowed a park to "face" west, which of course you can't have because of the setting sun.

  6. Big Cat - Oct 31, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Ok ok…..Rangers win……but here's the real news everyone wants to know…..How Harper do last night in Arizona. Someone needs to get a HARPER WATCH going. NatsJack… in Arizona?

  7. NatsJack in Florida - Oct 31, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Nope… Still in Florida,,,and I may have to split myself and become MetsJack in Florida as fellow Falls Church High alum is now GM of the Mets… of course that will only happen if cash and some sort of part time employment is involved.Just kidding… It would be impossible to root for the Mets..As for Bryce, I was giving everyone at my favorite watering hole updates on his at bats in Arizona while we watched the Gators squeak by the Bulldogs. 3 for 5 with his first homerun and raised his BA to .357.





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