November 1st, 2010
02:18 PM ET

Rookies surge as Giants look to win World Series

Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey were keys to the Giants' win.

But then came Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey. The two San Francisco Giants rookies displayed a level of skill and sophisticated play that silenced the Rangers in a 4-0 loss. Bumgarner managed to pitch eight shutout innings and became the fifth youngest pitcher to ever start in a World Series game.

SI.com’s Joe Lemire explains how the duo could be the cornerstone for championship Giants teams in the future. "With the young pitching this team has and Buster behind the plate, this team has a chance to do something special for quite some time," said first baseman Aubrey Huff.

But the Rangers are most certainly not concerned with future competition from Bumgarner and Posey. The team is now frantically trying to find a way to battle back against the incredibly dominant boys from San Francisco to notch themselves a Game 5 victory to stay in the series. Will it happen tonight? Anything’s possible, but if the beginning of the series in any indication, it could be a good day in San Francisco tomorrow.

Needless to say all eyes will be watching the Rangers desperately try to hold on to their championship hopes tonight at Rangers Ballpark.

San Francisco Giants vs. Texas Rangers (7:57 p.m., ET) – This could be the end of the line for the Texas Rangers if they don’t pull out a series salvaging performance during tonight’s Game 5. Down 3-1, the Rangers are in jeopardy of losing the World Series to the San Francisco Giants.

By The Numbers

281- Number of consecutive weeks Tiger Woods held the number 1 ranking. His streak was ended by England’s Lee Westwood, who is assuming the top spot for the first time in his career.

87- Number of lead changes during the seventh race of the Sprint Cup’s Chase for the Championship at Talladega. Ultimately, Clint Bowyer rolled into Victory Lane, while Kevin Harvick took second. Four-time champ Jimmie Johnson held on to his points lead. SI.com’s Tom Bowles breaks down five things he learned from Sunday’s race

80- Rams’ wide receiver Isaac Bruce’s that was retired by the organization before Sunday’s game against Carolina. Bruce spent 14 seasons with the Rams and holds the records for most career receptions, careers yards receiving and touchdown catches.

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  1. gwen letterman-proud three time army Gmom

    Madison B. lives in my town-GO M.B. So proud! Do your "THANG" and the GIANTS got the TTIITTLLEE!

    November 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Thank you for Yesterdays Broncos 49er Game.
    People thought the world had stopped because i came out of my cave to watch a Football Game.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    However, I wanted Elway, IN The game NOT IN The Bleachers, and where was Sharp and Reeves?

    November 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    When Did They Start Letting Girls PLay foot Ball?

    November 1, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Not fair Making Broncos PLay One Man Short, (If you have to ask YOU are NOT A Bronco Fan),

    November 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    oh yea And THEY had MARISA MILLLER,,, LIke Broncos had a chance?

    November 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    and i do wish to say from the bottom of what ever,,
    Both Teams, Broncos and 49ers TottallY Sucked. I fell A Sleep During Half time I think it was. (im Old)

    November 1, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • The churchlady

      falling asleep...sounds like you need to start wearing a couple of testerone patches

      November 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    I want a rematch and Marisa has to stay under The Broncos Goal Posts. She has To Stay BEHIND Her Players.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    And MY Thanks . Who Was The Hippy On The Guitar?

    November 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    san fransico Giants? uh, I thought they were New York,

    November 1, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. gregg helgesen

    When President Bush threw out the first pitch the other night, he threw a ball instead of a strike... but it was out to the right...... so he was consistent...

    November 1, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. duke

    Kweers&steers!
    No winning there!

    November 1, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |