The San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals in four games to advance to the NLCS again. They won the World Series in 2010 and 2012 so if that streak continues they will win it again in 2014. They are in the NLCS to face the only other team that has represented the NL in the World Series since 2009. It is amazing how dominant the Giants and Cardinals have been. The Giants continued to rely on their pitching especially ace Madison Bumgarner. They were close games, the Giants never have the best hitting but they have enough of it to win.
There was a marathon 18 inning game that the Giants were able to win. The Giants have a winning pedigree and have been in this position so much that they don't get rattled and they know how to win. The Giants have a winning pedigree. They have to continue to rely on their pitching in the next series. Bumgarner, Peavy, Tim Hudson and their bullpen. They do have Hunter Pence, Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey to carry the offense. Brandon Belt has provided some good offensive moments and Brandon Crawford had some postseason success as well. It should be a very good series with the Cardinals as they have a similar winning pedigree and anything can happen in October. It is pretty much two evenly matched teams and it should be a lot of fun in the NLDS.