The San Francisco Giants and their fans find themselves in an unaccustomed position entering today’s Game 4 of the World Series at AT&T Park.
For the first time since Bruce Bochy became manager, the Giants are trailing in a World Series after losing to the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 3 on Friday night. Teams that trail 2-1 have come back to win just one-third of the time.
And despite reports that ace Madison Bumgarner told teammates “my pitching ... is not an issue. I am. I will not take no for an answer,” Bochy said after Friday’s loss that he’s sticking with Ryan Vogelson as starting in Game 4 today.
“There is a confidence we have in Vogey,” Bochy told The Sacramento Bee’s Matt Kawahara. “He has experience, he’s pitched great in the postseason. ... We’re not going to change things because we lost.”
Vogelsong had a rocky outing in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, allowing four rusn in three innings, but it was the first timein six career postseason starts that he had allowed more than one run.
Despite morning showers, the forecast for the 5:07 p.m. first pitch is 65 degrees and partly cloudy with west southwest winds at 13 m.p.h.
Here’s a rundown of some viewing and listening options:
▪ 5:07 p.m., Fox television (Fox40 in the Sacramento region). Coverage team: play-by-play Joe Buck; color analysis Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci; and field reporting Erin Andrews and Ken Rosenthal
Fox pregame coverage, 4:30-5 p.m.
▪ Other baseball pregame coverage: 3-5 p.m. on the MLB network; and 4-5 p.m. on ESPN2.
▪ KNBR, 680 AM. Coverage team: play-by-play Duane Kuiper, Jon Miller and Dave Flemming; color analysis Mike Krukow .
▪ ESPN 1320 AM. Coverage team: play-by-play Dan Shulman; color analysis Aaron Boone; pregame hosting Marc Kestecher.
The game can be followed on a live blog at sacbee.com beginning at 4 p.m. Coverage will come from live Tweets sent by The Bee’s coverage team, as well as reporters from The Kansas City Star and other sources.
Other updates will be in The Bee’s World Series package from The Sports Network. In addition to scores and statistics, it features photos and other updated information.
Stories, photos, galleries, videos and comment will be provided throughout the series on the Major League Baseball page at sacbee.com.
Follow The Bee’s baseball beat writer, Matt Kawahara, on Twitter: @matthewkawahara
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