That was fun!
The Giants beat the Cardinals to stay alive. Baseball is, as they say, a funny game; Barry Zito goes 7 2/3 scoreless, somehow or another, and in the best thing ever, drops down a bunt for a hit with two outs and knocks in the 4th run. 5-0 Giants, and back to China Basin for game six.
I don't have much to say...it's postseason. It's a lot of fun. Bruce Bochy, as usual, is doing a fine job; perhaps the key to tonight's game was walking the bases loaded in the second to get to the pitcher with only one out. GIDP, and really, that was pretty much the ballgame, as it turned out.
I've been mostly turning the sound down on the TV and listening to the excellent Giants broadcast crew (out of sync, but it's still worth it -- anyone know if there's a trick to pause the MLB audio feed so I can sync up?). The real fun of the postseason so far has been listening to Mike Krukow. I only get to hear him occasionally; he rarely does radio during the season, so unless the MLB Network picks up the Giants TV feed, I don't get to hear him. I mostly think of him as just a fun guy in the booth, plus an unusual ability to pass along what it feels like to be a player. But this week and last week he's been an outstanding guide to all things pitching. Just really terrific, in my view.
The odd part is that I have no idea what the Fox crew have been yammering about. Not that I miss it. I've watched bits and pieces of the pregame and postgame coverage on MLB, but not too much. So pretty much my point of view through the series has been through the Giants broadcast team, which tends to be pretty calm and matter-of-fact, to tell the truth.
Anyway, the season is still alive. I don't know about the rest of you, but I can use the off day.