If you were looking for predictions or Vegas odds going into this World Series, you probably would have found that a sweep wasn’t considered to be too unlikely.
However, not too many people would have guessed that it would be the Giants sweeping the Rangers.
That’s presumptuous, of course, and it likely won’t happen. Heading back to Texas now, after two games in San Francisco’s spacious AT+T Park, the Rangers are sure to steal a game, maybe even two. But after last night’s historic drubbing — a game that was, in fairness, closer than its eventual 9-0 score — the Rangers look whipped.
And if the Giants take only one at the Ballpark at Arlington, which shouldn’t be considered unlikely, considering their magnificent pitching staff, then they’re set to head back to San Fran needing only one more, with Tim Lincecum slotted to start Game 7.
That’s a worst-case scenario for the Jints. You’ll get better odds on this series ending in Arlington, and the chances of a sweep seem a lot more likely than the chances of this going 7.
But, if it does, here’s your schedule (all times listed here are Eastern Standard):
Saturday, Oct. 30: Giants at Rangers, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 31: Giants at Rangers, 8 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 1: Giants at Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 3: Rangers at Giants, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 4: Rangers at Giants, 7:30 p.m.