I was watching PTI this afternoon and Wilborn and Kornhieser were salivating over the Phillies pitching which is justifiable because they have been pretty awesome but there was no discussion at all about the Giants equally impressive pitching.
Here is a quick comparison of the starting pitching:
Phillies: 23 innings, 3 ER, 22 K, 2 BB, 10 H
Giants: 23 innings, 2 ER, 31 K, 4 BB, 11 H
So pretty much it is exactly the same.
The Phillies have given up 3 less baserunners but the Giants have 9 more strikeouts and 1 less earned run. These two staffs have been down right dominating.
I think that the guys at ESPN need to open their eyes a little bit here the Giants staff has been just as impressive and have done it without the run support of the Phillies. The big 3 in Philadelphia but give me the guys with the chip on their shoulder any day of the week.
I wouldn't trade Tim Lincecum and his darting changeup for anything, same with Matt Cain and his high fastball and big curve and as last night showed you the sudden "big game" Jonathan Sanchez and his nasty nearly unhittable slurve.