2012 NLCS: Giants vs. Cardinals

Giants fans embrace "nonsense" of pennant victory

The Giants defeated the Cardinals 9-0 at home Monday night to win the NL pennant. For Grant Brisbee of McCovey Chronicles, the Giants' wonderful 2012 postseason has been all about the improbable or, as he terms it, "nonsense"

Cardinals fans reflect on "stunning" season

The Cardinals' bats were silent yet again in Game 7, failing them when they needed them most. For Tom S. of Viva El Birdos, as disappointing as Monday's loss was, it doesn't come close to spoiling a "stunning", successful season for the Cardinals.

Giants complete comeback, beat Cards 9-0 in Game 7

Down 3-1 in the National League Championship Series, the San Francisco Giants won the next three games to beat the St. Louis Cardinals and advance to the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.

The newly reliable Kyle Lohse

Twins fans might be furrowing their collective brow, but Kyle Lohse is one of the more dependable pitchers in the game now.

Cardinals fans bemoan reliance on Chris Carpenter

For blogger bgh of Viva El Birdos, while things were looking up just days ago, the tale of this NLCS has unfortunately become about how the team's insistence on putting Chris Carpenter in the postseason rotation may spell its doom.

Giants fans ecstatic at Vogelsong's Game 6 gem

he San Francisco Giants staved off elimination for at least one more night Sunday, defeating the Cardinals 6-1 on the back of a career pitching performance from Ryan Vogelsong.

Vogelsong pitches Giants to decisive Game 7

The St. Louis Cardinals have seen plenty of San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong. In Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, Vogelsong pitched seven innings, and gave up...

Giants fans stunned, ecstatic at Game 5 win

The San Francisco Giants, behind lefthander Barry Zito's pitching and hitting mastery, shut out the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night to send the NLCS back to San Francisco for Game 6 Sunday. F...

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Behind Zito, Giants stay alive with Game 5 win

With Barry Zito starting Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, one could imagine three paths to victory for the Giants. In reverse order of likelihood, they were: 3. Barry Zito...

Can the Giants do it again?

The San Francisco Giants have already come back from a seemingly insurmountable deficit to win a postseason series this October. They'll need to do it again to advance. Here are the 11 previous times that's happened in a seven-game series.

Giants/Cards Game 5: Time, TV schedule and more

The San Francisco Giants look to stave off elimination against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

Giants fans hoping for another miracle

Following a rough 8-3 loss to the Cardinals in Game 4 Thursday night, the Giants sit one game from elimination. For Grant Brisbee of McCovey Chronicles, the story of the NLCS has been timely hitting, specifically the Giants' lack-there-of.

Cardinals fans hopeful, but wary after Game 4 win

With an 8-3 win in Game 4, the St. Louis Cardinals now stand just one game from the World Series. For Dan Moore of Viva El Birdos, even with Barry Zito on the mound for the Giants in Game 5, a World Series berth for St. Louis is hardly in the cards.

Wainwright pitches Cards to 8-1 win, big NLCS lead

Adam Wainwright pitched seven solid innings, while Tim Lincecum got knocked out in the fifth. The Cardinals just kept on scoring, and finished with an 8-3 victory that pushes the Giants to the brink in the NLCS.

Cards fans optimistic as Giants' rotation thins

With a Game 3 victory, the St. Louis Cardinals now have 2-1 NLCS lead. For Tom S. of Viva El BIrdos, things are looking pretty good for the Cardinals now that the Giants have to put their fate in the unsteady hands of Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito.

Cardinals beat Giants 3-1 in rain-soaked Game 3

Thanks a long rain delay, it took a long time for the Cardinals to beat the Giants in Game 3 of the NLCS, but they finally completed their 3-1 victory. Fill-in Matt Carpenter hit a big home run, and Jason Motte pitched two perfect innings for the sav

The World Series matchup we've never seen

The four clubs in the league championship series account for more than 40 percent of all World Series appearances. But they haven't all played each other in the Fall Classic -- yet.

Revisiting the rules on takeout slides

What's acceptable when a runner is trying to break up a double play? Matt Holliday used a sharpened toothbrush handle to shank Marco Scutaro in Game 2, so let's take a look.

Giants fans react: Vogelsong a "one-man cavalry"

After three unsuccessful attempts, the San Francisco Giants finally logged their first home victory of the 2012 postseason Monday night, handily defeating the Cardinals 7-1 in Game 2 of the NLCS to knot the series at one game apiece.

Point/Counterpoint: The 2012 postseason

Here are two different perspectives on the 2012 postseason. With which one do you identify?

STL fans react: "The Cards were SUCK yesterday."

The St. Louis Cardinals lost Game 2 of the NLCS 7-1 Monday night, and didn't look very good doing it. For blogger Dan Moore at Viva El Birdos, the Cardinals' Game 2 performance Monday night was poor all the way around.

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