MLB World Series

Season 63 Episode 4

Game 4 - San Francisco at Texas (2010)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 31, 2010 on FOX
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Game 4 - San Francisco at Texas (2010)

Game 4 of the 2010 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas.
Final Score: San Francisco 4 Texas 0
San Francisco leads series 3-1

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  • Good Pitching Beats Good Hitting and Defense Wins Championships

    This game proves that those old clichés are really true. The Giants put their best defensive lineup on the field and with the exception of a Juan Uribe error, this was an outstanding defensive effort behind a superb pitching effort by Madison Baumgharner. I was reading that he is the fifth youngest pitcher to start a World Series game and the fourth to win the game. That's pretty good stuff.

    This was one of those games where it felt like it was over when Aubrey Huff hit that moonshot in the third to make it 2-0. The Rangers never got a runner past second base managing only three singles and becoming the first team in 44 years to be shut out more than once in a single Series.

    The outcome seems inevitable, but I hope that Cliff Lee can win Game 5 like he did last year and force the Series back to the Coast. The Giants have clinched the NLDS and NLCS on the road and it would be nice to win one in front of the fans, who have never had a World Champion to call their own.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Final Score
      San Francisco 4 Texas 0
      San Francisco leads series 3-1

    • San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner and catcher Buster Posey became the first rookie battery to start a World Series game since Spec Shea and Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees started Game 1 of the 1947 Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    • By being shut out in this game, the Texas Rangers became the first team since the 1966 Los Angeles Dodgers to be shut out more than once in a Series. The Baltimore Orioles shut the Dodgers out three consecutive times (Games 2, 3 and 4) on their way to a four-game sweep.

    • Texas reliever Alexi Ogando left the game in the seventh inning with a strained left oblique muscle.

    • The ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by former President George W. Bush. He was accompanied on the field by his father, former President George H. W. Bush. The catcher was Hall of Famer and current Rangers President Nolan Ryan.
      The National Anthem was sung by Lyle Lovett.
      God Bless America was sung by 4 Troops. They are made up of four veterans: Capt. Meredith Melcher, Sgt. Daniel Jens, Staff Sgt. Ron Henry and Sgt. David Clemo.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (on his shortstop Edgar Renteria)
      San Francisco Manager Bruce Bochy: Well, Edgar has been through it. Guys look up to him. He's got that leadership you like from a veteran. He's excited about playing right now. He wants to be out there, and he's really been a calming influence, I think, on everybody else in the way he plays and how he plays to win. He's really lifted this club. He's had a tough year with the injuries, but it's probably benefited him a little bit because he's fresh. I don't know what he's going to do next year, but I will say he's playing like he wants to keep going.
      (on his starter Madison Bumgarner)
      San Francisco Manager Bruce Bochy: This kid we brought up last year had a spot start for Johnson. He had great poise, composure, sense of belonging. He's a man. A 21-year-old guy to go out there and do what he did tonight. But I'll go back to last year, you know, he had to go back to Fresno. Worked on some things. You give him credit how hard he worked to get back here. As soon as he came up, the way he's handled everything has been so impressive. He's a special talent, and we're grateful we have him. You know, he does a lot of good things, holds runners, he can swing the bat. He's a good athlete.

    • (on hitting a home run so close to Mineral Wells, Texas, where he grew up)
      San Francisco Designated Hitter Aubrey Huff: It's certainly special. Haven't played these guys, normally we would play these guys before the Series started. It's in the back of your mind you'd like to hit a big homer to put you ahead. It's pretty surreal right now. Again, we've got a lot of work to do tomorrow. But definitely that was a big turning point of the game with (Game 3 starter) Colby Lewis the way he threw yesterday just getting ahead, and (starter Tommy) Hunter is the same type of pitcher. To be able to get the lead, we can be a little bit more aggressive. Certainly special for me no doubt.

    • (on whether Aubrey Huff's two-run homer in third allowed him to relax)
      San Francisco Starter Madison Bumgarner: I tried not to. I tried just to keep - I tried not to pay any attention at all to the score. I think that helps the pitcher keep the pressure on and keep making pitches. But it definitely helped the team out and a momentum shifter there, got it going our way, so it was a big hit.
      (on his relationship with catcher Buster Posey)
      San Francisco Starter Madison Bumgarner: Yeah, I mean, ever since we met in Instructional League, I think we hit it off, pretty good friends. We're always on the same page out there in the game. I trust him 100 percent; whatever he puts down I want to throw. Besides that, he's a great catcher.
      (on the toughest batter he had to face in the game)
      San Francisco Starter Madison Bumgarner: Whoever was up at the time, I guess. It's a great team. They're unbelievable. You don't want to take anything away from them. They've got a lot of great hitters on this team. I just felt like we were able to make pitches. Our defense behind me was incredible tonight, and if it wasn't for them I don't think it would have been the same result.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Chris Rose - Pregame Host, Eric Karros - Pregame Analyst, Ozzie Guillén - Pregame Analyst

    • Starting Lineups
      San Francisco Giants
      Andres Torres CF
      Freddy Sanchez 2B
      Aubrey Huff DH
      Buster Posey C
      Cody Ross LF
      Juan Uribe 3B
      Travis Ishikawa 1B
      Edgar Renteria SS
      Nate Schierholtz RF
      Madison Bumgarner P
      Texas Rangers
      Elvis Andrus SS
      Mike Young 3B
      Josh Hamilton CF
      Vladimir Guerrero DH
      Nelson Cruz LF
      Ian Kinsler 2B
      Jeff Francoeur RF
      Bengie Molina C
      Mitch Moreland 1B
      Tommy Hunter P

    • Reserves
      San Francisco Giants
      Jeremy Affeldt
      Pat Burrell
      Matt Cain
      Santiago Casilla
      Mike Fontenot
      Tim Lincecum
      Javier Lopez
      Guillermo Mota
      Ramon Ramirez
      Sergio Romo
      Aaron Rowand
      Jonathan Sanchez
      Pablo Sandoval
      Eli Whiteside
      Brian Wilson
      Texas Rangers
      Andres Blanco
      Julio Borbon
      Jorge Cantu
      Derek Holland
      Michael Kirkman
      Cliff Lee
      Colby Lewis
      Mark Lowe
      David Murphy
      Darren O'Day
      Alexi Ogando
      Darren Oliver
      Neftali Perez
      Matt Treanor
      C.J. Wilson


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