Storylines: Giants jump on Shields, Royals for Game 1 win
- The San Francisco Giants gave the Kansas City Royals a taste of reality in the first game of the World Series. Many have compared the Royals to the Colorado Rockies of 2007. That team was on a hot streak and looked unbeatable until they faced the battle tested Boston Red Sox and got swept in four games that year. There could possibly be a repeat performance by San Francisco. They started out hot as they scored three runs against James Shields in the first inning. The route then continued in the fourth and seventh inning as they scored two runs apiece in each inning. Madison Bumgarner continued his solid postseason as he carried a 32-inning road shutout streak which ended in the seventh inning afterSalvador Perez hit a home run. The Giants won 7-1. Game 2 on Wednesday will feature Jake Peavy of the Giants against Yordano Ventura of the Royals.
- Chase Headley, Colby Rasmus, Kendrys Morales and Corey Hart are some of the names being thrown around as potential one-year signings for the Indians.
Other News and Notes
- Paul Molitor had a one-on-one interview with Minnesota Twins GM Terry Ryans last night.
- Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Philadelphia Phillies have extended the contract of righty Jerome Williams. The contract is for one year and worth $2.5 million.
Tomlin seems a little high and Carrasco a little low to me, but like I said, these are typically pretty accurate.