(Okay, this is the last one.)
Derek Lowe (16-12, 4.00) vs. Tim Lincecum (16-10, 3.43).
COMMENTS: This is it, the final course of today's baseball meal. And while the other five dishes over the last two days were like vegetarian appetizers--stakeless--this game kicks off the most meaningful League Division Series of them all. So, we're putting this thread up just a wee bit early in order to channel all the SoSG hate that has been simmering like a crockpot stew. And speaking of crockpots, here's Giants crossed-arm pointer Brian Wilson, hanging out at home with some of his friends:
But oh yeah, the game. Admittedly, it is difficult for me to root for the Braves, the Dodgers' rival pre-realignment. But the Giants are an pusillaminous evil annoyance that simply must be eradicated. Also, this series gives Braves Rookie of the Year candidate Jason Heyward the chance to shave Oyster Pubes once and for all. So while I might not be tomahawk chopping, I'll definitely be rooting for Atlanta to noc-a-homa.