Wow, we're in the seventh-inning stretch already?
Sure, this game's going to go long past three hours. But we're used to that by now. With the arguments and the pitching changes and the longer commercial breaks, postseason baseball games give regular-season football games a run for their money, time-wise. And that's not even counting extra innings.
But now we're in their bottom of the seventh, and since that explosive fourth inning the Cardinals and Giants have combined for exactly one hit, thanks to sterling relief pitching (most notably, by likely Game 4 starter Tim Lincecum).
You have to figure somebody's going to break through -- either the Cardinals will add to their lead, or the Giants will catch up -- but then, if we've learned anything this month already it's that your figuring won't be good for much.