After just four days of the 2012 MLB playoffs, we have already seen performances that were both enlightening and disappointing.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo and his seven-inning, one-hit performance on Sunday night against the San Francisco has his Reds on the brink of advancing to the NLCS. Madison Bumgarner, on the other hand, continued his late-season swoon, unable to work out of the fifth inning.
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia nearly worked a complete game in dominating the Baltimore Orioles, while O's closer Jim Johnson gave up five runs in one-third of an inning to give the Yankees a 7-2 victory.
Two of the bats the Giants are counting on this postseason have both been silent thus far. Marco Scutaro and Hunter Pence are a combined 0-for-playoffs.
As we patiently await the start of games later on today and for the rest of the week, we'll take a look at possible goats/heroes, who could surprise and who could disappoint.