The Giants take the Long & Agonizing Road to the West title, but that matters not after today's tortuous 3-0 triumph over the team's nemesis, the San Diego Padres. The 2010 Giants do what I did not believe they were capable of--going to the playoffs. It's a fantastic feeling to be wrong! Nothing but zeros by the pitching staff, just enough offense by Freddy Sanchez, Aubrey Huff, and Rookie of the Year Buster Posey. The San Diego Padres go home after battling and battling and battling and ultimately NOT prevailing in San Francisco.
Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants, the 2010 NL West Champions!
WHAT A GREAT DAY!
UPDATE: Geoff Young at The Hardball Times has a blow-by-blow account of the game.
Check it out!