On Friday night, the Giants and Braves are headed to extra innings in an especially pivotal Game 2 -- if the Braves win, the series is knotted with the series moving to Atlanta. If the Giants win, the Braves are in a huge hole.
Extra innings didn't seem likely in the third inning, with the Giants leading 4-0 early and the Braves demonstrating the same ineffectiveness at the plate that they showed in Game 1. The thing about baseball, as with most things, is that sometimes things happen that we do not expect to happen! Magical! Stay tuned as we hunker down for a bullpen slugfest.