The San Francisco Giants find themselves one game from elimination as the NLDS heads to Cincinnati, and they feel the Reds have been on the fortunate end of all the breaks in the first two games. The Reds have taken a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, with the rest of the games to be played at home.
Giants' second baseman Marco Scutaro may be most impacted by the team's apparent string of bad luck. Scutaro was oh-so-close to saving two important runs on Sunday, but couldn't quite get to a ball. He felt he was right there, according to CSN Bay Area:
"Inches," said Scutaro, asked how close he came to getting a glove on Ryan Hanigan’s ground ball, which bled through for a two-run single Sunday night.
Scutaro's worst luck has come at the plate, where he is 0-8 in the series. He feels that he should have had a few hits based off the contact he made, but knows that baseball doesn't always work out that way:
"That’s the way baseball is, man. I got eight at-bats and I have at least three or four hard-hit balls. When things are not going your way, mentally you’ve just got to turn the page and stay positive."
San Francisco will need to keep a positive attitude if they are to make an improbable comeback in the division series. Winning three games on the road will be a tall task, but the Giants must do it to avoid spending the rest of the year at home.