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5 Reasons San Francisco Giants Will Win World Series

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5 Reasons San Francisco Giants Will Win World Series

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Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

The San Francisco Giants have clinched their second World Series berth in three years after they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. San Francisco now turns their head to face the star studded Detroit Tigers, who appear favored in this matchup.

The pummeling of the Cardinals in Game 7 proves the Giants have a chance against the Tigers. However, San Francisco’s bats must come alive to keep up with Triple Crown winner Melky Cabrera, as well as, sluggers Prince Fielder and Delmon Young. If the team has to rely on two bats to make up the majority of the offense then the Giants have no chance at defeating the Tigers.

The starting pitching will also have to step up for the Giants. Detroit’s starting rotation has been phenomenal so far this postseason and is a huge reason why they swept right through the New York Yankees. San Francisco’s starters must find a way to get the ball to the relievers with a lead if the team wants to celebrate another World Series victory.

While the Tigers have been sitting around and waiting to see whom they will be playing, the Giants have been working hard to claim a spot in the World Series. This could be seen as an advantage for San Francisco because they are currently in a groove, while Detroit has taken several days off of non-competitive baseball. There are numerous reasons why both teams contending for the World Series title could win, but this is a slideshow that explains five reasons why the Giants will win.

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Superior Bullpen

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San Francisco has a far superior bullpen then Detroit. This could be a major reason why the Giants win the World Series. Reliever Jeremy Affeldt has been sensational as he has yet to surrender an earned run in 8 1/3 innings this postseason. Santiago Casilla is another relief pitcher that has been outstanding as he has struck out eight batters and allowed only one earned run in nine games. Also, closer Sergio Romo appears to be the real deal as he has a 1.17 ERA, four strike outs, and one save in 7 2/3 innings.

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Marco Scutaro’s Consistency

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NLCS Most Valuable Player Marco Scutaro showcased one of the best performances in recent memory in a league championship series. Scutaro batted an unbelievable .500 average with four RBIs, six runs scored, three doubles, and reached 17 total bases in the NLCS alone. His consistency and overall ability to reach base has to have Detroit’s pitchers worried.

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Buster Posey’s Resurgence

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Buster Posey has been non-existent at the plate this postseason, as he has only recorded eight hits in 45 at-bats. The good news is two of those hits went for home runs and brought in six RBIs. The bad news is most of that happened in the NLDS as Posey collected only one RBI in the NLCS. That being said, I believe Posey will resurge in the World Series and be a huge factor for the Giants. Expect the NL MVP favorite to have a huge impact over the next week.

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Offense Coming Alive

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San Francisco has not been a high-powered offensive team this season but they do just enough to win ball games, which is all that matters. In order to keep pace with the Tigers, the Giants’ offense will have to come alive with everyone participating. San Francisco outscored St. Louis 20-1 in the last three games of the NLCS so clearly the team is in the right groove at the right time. As good as the pitching is on both teams I fully expect the World Series to be a high-scoring affair.

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Bruce Bochy’s Managing

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Bruce Bochy is a talented manager with plenty of Major League experience to keep his team on the right path to success. I believe the Giants will be able to defeat the Tigers due to his superior managerial skills. The fact he managed San Francisco to a World Series victory should serve the team well as they prepare to take on Detroit. Also, the fact Bochy has had to manage his team out of a few tight spots already this postseason when the Giants had their backs against the wall gives him the upper hand.