2014 National League Wild Card Game
San Francisco Giants @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 8:07 ET
I am aware that many Tribe fans fans have a problem with Pittsburgh. Given that the Indians and Pirates have never played especially meaningful games against one another, I must assume this is a spillover from the Browns/Steelers rivalry, which is all well and good, I suppose. I don't like the Steelers either, but that doesn't affect my view of the Pirates, just like I don't hate all Canadians just because Nickelback is from Canada.
I don't really have any problems with the Giants either, but they have won two of the last four World Series, and I'd just as soon see someone new get a crack at it. So, I'll be cheering for Pittsburgh, but not tearing my hair out if I don't get my wish. A lively game like we saw last night would be fine by me, regardless of the winner.
|SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS||PITTSBURGH PIRATES|
|Gregor Blanco - CF||Josh Harrison - 3B|
|Joe Panik - 2B||Jordy Mercer - SS|
|Buster Posey - C||Andrew McCutchen - CF|
|Pablo Sandoval - 3B||Russell Martin - C|
|Hunter Pence - RF||Starling Marte - LF|
|Brandon Belt - 1B||Neil Walker - 2B|
|Brandon Crawford - SS||Gaby Sanchez - 1B|
|Travis Ishikawa - LF||Travis Snider - RF|
|Madison Bumgarner - LHP||Edinson Volquez - RHP|