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WS Game 4: Giants at Rangers

Oct 31, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

Photo courtesy Texas Rangers
The Rangers try to even up the series tonight in Arlington.

Colby Lewis and Mitch Moreland did their part last night to get the Rangers back into this World Series. Now it's up to Tommy Hunter and others to sustain the momentum Texas generated last night and knot the Fall Classic at two games a piece.

The Giants, though, have their own opportunity to seize control right back and take a commanding 3-1 series lead behind rookie left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who has pitched well so far during his first postseason. San Francisco is going with a different lineup tonight. Pat Burrell, who looked awful at the plate in Game 3, is out. Cody Ross moves to left field, with Nate Schierholtz taking over in right field. Aubrey Huff, meanwhile, will serve as DH tonight, leaving Travis Ishikawa at first base.

I'll try to share some comments between passing out candy and keeping an eye on the Steelers/Saints game. Should be a busy night. Enjoy the game and Happy Halloween!…

        THE 106th WORLD SERIES — GAME 4
        SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at TEXAS RANGERS
         Where: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

      Gametime: 8:20 p.m.

     TV: Fox Radio: WTNT-570 AM
     Weather: Clear, 76 degrees

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

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  1. JaneB - Oct 31, 2010 at 11:54 PM

    Had a day at the movies and saw a trailer for a movie where Owen Wilson plays a National! Looked like he was in the bull pen. It was fun to see, anyway. Go Giants!

  2. BQ - Nov 1, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    OMG I really hope Giants win. I can't have anything remotely connected to "Georgie" win. Sorry about the political comment but that's what I truly about the Rangers at the moment.Bochy should've listened to me. Anyways, Good luck Giants.

  3. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_for_Me - Nov 1, 2010 at 1:10 AM

    I see where Dumb and Dumber threw out the ceremonial first pitches.Go, Giants!

  4. Sec3MyHummBaby - Nov 1, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    I know, I know … small sample size.But I am really liking Huff lately.

  5. BQ - Nov 1, 2010 at 1:35 AM

    you mean as a replacement for Dunn? To be honest, I also liked his defense so far, especially the agility he has shown such as against Sanchez's couple of errant throws, the tag to Kinsler. Offense is a dip compared to Dunn but his numbers with RISP aren't so bad. Age is the only downside of Huff because he will be looking for a multi year deal coming off his career year I believe.

  6. Joe Sommer - Nov 1, 2010 at 1:46 AM

    I'm of the flaming pinko political persuasion myself, but I'm not too crazy about the Bush-bashing. (At least not here, heh, heh.) HW was a fine amateur player in his days, and W is a true fan. If you want to hate the Rangers, there's always Bob Short to demonize.

  7. Sec3MyHummBaby - Nov 1, 2010 at 2:27 AM

    I'll just stick to the umps, thank you.A bang-bang play, but Andrus definitely beat the throw on that DP.

  8. Sec3MyHummBaby - Nov 1, 2010 at 3:00 AM

    Posey!And you'll notice they don't kick people out for being on the grass THERE!!

  9. BQ - Nov 1, 2010 at 3:04 AM

    first by the rookie in this postseason I guess. Good job Mr Posey.

  10. BQ - Nov 1, 2010 at 3:36 AM

    that last strike call sure looked like the umpire was eager to leave the field. Not sure Hamilton went far in that third swing. Madison was definitely good tonight and made me look like a fool for not trusting him enough after game 3. Great overall job by Giants.

  11. Big Cat - Nov 1, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    NatsJack……what year you get out of FCHS? Are you kiddin about the Mets GM?

  12. NatsJack in Florida - Nov 1, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    No, not at all. We graduated in 1965. Sandy Alderson was our back up second baseman. Married his senior year sweetheart (Linda) and who also graduated in '65. They are still happily married.

  13. Tcostant - Nov 1, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Any Harper update?

  14. natsfan1a - Nov 1, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Yeah, the kid was looking good on the mound last night. Such poise, too. Would that the Nats will have such a good, young, homegrown rotation some day.sec3, when I saw the kids scrambling after the ball on the green, I said to myself, nobody gets 86'd *there.* heh.I'm not crazy about bashing, either, no matter which side of the aisle is involved. (I don't claim either party, myself; not that it should matter, particularly in this forum.) We've all sworn our allegiance to the Nats, eh? ;-) As a scorekeeping nerd, I do think it's pretty cool that Barbara Bush keeps score, and evidently in pen. Looked like she was using the card in the program. (I don't tend to like the in-program cards, myself, but rather the customized variety.)Last but not least, there were some awesome costumes last night, both at my front door and in the ballpark. Special props to the couple who'd made their own antlers out of cardboard. I always like the homemade costumes, and, as my husband noted, anyone can go out and buy a pair of antlers. :-D

  15. NatsJack in Florida - Nov 1, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Just the 3 for 5 on Saturday afternoon with his first homerun. He's now hitting .353 for his 4 games.

  16. Knoxville Nat - Nov 1, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Two nice things about watching President George Bush throw out the firt pitch last night, 1) no White Sox cap on his head and 2) unlike some recent Presidential first pitches "W" doesn't throw like a girl. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Oh and I loved that Lyle Lovett rendition of the National Anthem!

  17. Anonymous - Nov 1, 2010 at 7:36 PM

    This is why politics should be left out of sports blogs. Suffice it to say that, although I like their story (and the ginger ale celebration was a great touch), as of 8:00 pm Sunday I knew I was rooting for the Giants.That said, when I was at RFK and then-VP Dick Cheney threw out the first pitch (rather poorly, too) unlike many in the crowd I did NOT boo him. As the saying goes in the military, you salute the rank, not the person. That's something that people on any side of the fence could learn from.John C.

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