"Baseball's so hard, this game's about having luck," Blanco said. "You can hit the ball 10 times with a line drive to center field and go 0 for 10."
On Wednesday in the Series opener, Angel Pagan had a double that bounced off the bag at third and shot into left field.
In Game 5 of the NL championship series last Friday at St. Louis, Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn fielded an easy comebacker in the fourth inning and quickly turned to try to start a double play at second base. Instead, his throw caromed off the bag and the throwing error allowed a run to score in the Giants' four-run inning.
Barry Zito — the Game 1 World Series winner — wound up pitching his team to a 5-0, season-saving victory.
"We're definitely not going to complain about them," Vogelsong said. "It's been crazy, but it's good. You hate to say luck becomes present in a game, but obviously it does."
San Francisco flew home to the Bay Area trailing the defending champions 3-2 and won two more to reach its second World Series in three years — with help from another bizarre ball in Game 7, of course.
Hunter Pence broke his bat making contact in the third inning. The ball then hit the broken barrel two more times on the follow through, sending a slicing liner toward shortstop that fooled St. Louis' Pete Kozma and went through for a double. Two runs scored and a third crossed the plate when center fielder Jon Jay made an error, breaking the game open.
So, is there any question who has the best bunting skills on the Giants?
"I guess, Gregor," Scutaro said with a smile. "What do you think? See that bunt?"
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