Well this is not turning out anything like I thought it would. The Rangers certainly did their part with the bats in game 1 putting up 7 runs. The only problem is the Giants put up 11. Cliff Lee wasn't the game changer he had been all season long. Then comes game 2 where the Rangers got beat down 9-0 by Matt Cain. Talk about Joboo mojo. The Giants are full of it apparently.
In Game 2, Matt Cain held the Rangers 4 hits through 7.2 innings with NO runs. The Giants then used Lopez and Mota to finish out the game leaving the Rangers and their fans wondering just what team had shown up at the World Series. The Rangers went through 6 pitchers and gave up 8 hits and 9 runs. CJ Wilson pitched 6 innings and gave up 2 runs. The bullpen, which had been so stellar in the LCS, fell apart and gave up 7 runs over 3 innings of work. The Giants obviously have plenty of bats when given the opportunity.
The Rangers were 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position and they left 7 men on base. The runners they were able to get on base were unable to get past 3rd base. The Rangers just couldn't get the bats moving at all. The top of the Rangers batting order was simply anemic managing only 1 hit in 4 appearances for Young, Hamilton, and Kinsler. The Rangers bats were just almost invisible.
This is not how these first 2 games were supposed to go. I can't find anyone who thought that Cliff Lee would perform so shaky or who thought the Rangers wouldn't be able to move the bats. The Giants obviously have way too much Joboo mojo going on. It kind of makes you wonder what a Halloween weekend in Texas is going to bring. If the Rangers don't wake up, they might find themselves with a pile of tricks and no treats.