Embrace the even-year magic with this Giants postseason preview
It's almost time for the postseason! As teams punch their tickets to the October party, we're taking a look back at their season -- giving away some Season Superlatives and also offering you a chance to learn which member of the team you actually are.
It's been an up-and-down year for the Giants -- the best record in baseball at the All-Star break was promptly followed by a late-summer swoon that put the season in jeopardy. But San Francisco righted the ship, finishing a sweep of the Dodgers with a 7-1 win on Sunday to clinch the second Wild Card spot.
Now, armed with the power of Buster,
And let's hand out some superlatives in honor of the season that was.
Most memorable home run
For most of the night, it seemed like the Dodgers-Giants showdown on April 9 would be memorable for L.A. -- unheralded rookie
There was just one problem: Stripling's pitch count was getting up there, and after issuing his fourth walk of the night, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts went to the bullpen.
That blast sent the game into extras, where a
Most impressive individual game performance
It's commonly said that failure is simply an unavoidable part of baseball. Getting one hit is hard enough -- even the best players have plenty of hitless nights over the course of a long season. Two hits? Well, now you've had a game to feel good about. Three? That's truly impressive.
Unless you're Crawford, that is, who sees your puny offensive efforts and raises you seven hits in one game.
Yes, really: Crawford went 7-for-8 (!) in a game against the Marlins back in August -- one double, one triple, five singles and ten total bases. The Giants needed every one of them, too, edging Miami 8-7 in 14 innings ... with Crawford delivering the game-winning RBI.
Most joyous celebration
Given that nothing in the history of mankind has ever been as joyous as
Once you've peeled your eyes away from that GIF, though, there's still one more thing to do before you're ready for San Francisco's postseason -- you need to find out just which Giant you truly are. Just take the quiz below and let science do its thing.