Playoff Pinch Hits: NLCS Could Go Seven Games This Year

CBS Philly

By Sam McPherson

The San Francisco Giants won the battle that was Game Three on Tuesday, but all parties involved know the war ? a.k.a the National League Championship Series ? is far from over. What else could we expect from the two teams that have won the last four NL pennants and also played a seven-game NLCS just two Octobers ago?

Game Three featured a fast start by the Giants, a comeback by the St. Louis Cardinals and a 10th-inning surge by the home team to take the victory at AT&T Park: another roller coaster ride, similar to Game Two. Every game left on the slate could be just as bumpy.

San Francisco has won four one-run games this postseason already, while losing only one. The team was 18-22 in the regular season when the score was that close. That’s the kind of fortune you need in the playoffs…

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