World Series Game 3 is here on Saturday night, and it should provide the next great chapter in the San Francisco vs. Texas series. World Series Game 3 begins at 3:57 p.m. PT (6:57 p.m. ET), with the game taking place in Texas. For most of the country the game will be on Fox, but there are a few areas having trouble with those feeds.
The pressure is really on the Texas Rangers now, knowing that they have to win four of the next five games if they want to win the 2010 World Series. Their offense has been sputtering, their defense has been very sub-par, and their pitching has absolutely crumbled at this point. In just about every facet of the game, Texas has been beaten badly by the Giants. Now, Texas has to brew up some great home-cooking or the World Series could end this weekend.
The San Francisco Giants have come out on fire in the 2010 World Series, winning Game 1 11-7 and then winning Game 2 9-0. A team that didn’t look like it had the offense to compete with the Texas Rangers has scored 20 runs combined in the first two games. It might be tough for them to keep up that kind of offensive output, and it could be even more important for their pitching to stay strong. There hasn’t been much better than the shutout that Matt Cain pitched for them on Thursday night though, and now they will hope for the same in Game 3.
It’s Jonathan Sanchez vs. Colby Lewis as the two starting pitchers in Game 3. Both pitchers have found some success in the postseason already, and it could be a pretty good game for starting pitching once again. We thought that in Game 1 when it was Cliff Lee vs. Tim Lincecum as well though, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the offenses won out again on Saturday night. As for the lineups, Pablo Sandoval will be hitting as the designated hitter for San Francisco, putting his great bat in the lineup, but keeping him from playing defense. For Texas, moving Vladimir Guerrero back to DH will also improve their defense.
San Francisco has a 2-0 lead in the 2010 World Series, and many sports analysts have already written off the Texas Rangers. It will be tough to come back from this deficit, but with all of the weapons that the Rangers have on offense, this is a team that nobody should count out. 2010 World Series Game 3 begins at 3:57 p.m. PT (6:57 p.m. ET).