It was exactly a year ago that the Cardinals finished their World Series comeback, won Game 7, and gave my friends back home a championship. Tonight the Giants will try to do basically the same (without the comeback, of course).
If the Giants can finish off a World Series sweep tonight in Detroit, the baseball offseason will get started — for the second year in a row — on October 29. Free agency was delayed a day last winter because of the CBA negotiations, but for the most part, we’re on pace for a nearly identical winter schedule.
Of course, that all depends on tonight’s Game 4, which starts at 8:15 p.m. ET on FOX. Tigers starter Max Scherzer will try to keep Detroit alive against arguably the best pitcher in the National League, Matt Cain.
“You try to trick yourself into thinking it’s another game, but you know what’s going on,” Cain said. “It’s like your mind and your body, they know what’s going on.”
Said Scherzer: “I’ve already gotten to pinch myself and say I’m in the World Series. (Tonight) when I go out there it’ll be business as usual for me competing and trying to beat the Giants.”
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