So, the World Series is now set. Following some brilliant bullpen work, the Giants vanquished the Phillies to advance. Jonathan Sanchez fizzled as the Game 6 starter, but the bullpen shut the door. Of course, the bearded one was there in the end.
Sure, he provided San Francisco fans and the FOX viewing audience some thrills by putting a pair of runners on base. As usual, Wilson then shut the door. This time, he did so in grand fashion.
Ryan Howard, who finished his playoff run without an RBI (38 at-bats), struck out looking to end the game.
And, it wasn’t just a called third strike. No, the Tom Hallion call is one you’re going to see frequently. The punch-out immediately brought to mind the Enrico Palazzo (Leslie Neilsen) scene in “The Naked Gun.” He did a full torso-twist move to call Howard out on a pitch at the knees.
It was the proverbial exclamation point to a great series that sets up a Giants-Rangers World Series.
There will be no ring counts in this series. Both franchises work for their first rings. (I know. The Giants have a history that predates their tenure in San Francisco, with the last title coming in 1954.)
Lincecum and Lee on Wednesday.
Must-see TV on FOX.