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Marco Scutaro, the NLCS MVP, only hit .250 in the World Series. However, he had two hits and a walk in the deciding game, including the game-winning hit in the tenth inning to give the Giants the title.
The Giants struggled to get production out of second base all season, but the acquisition of Scutaro turned a weakness into a huge asset.
He hit .362 after the trade to help the Giants cover for the loss of the suspended Melky Cabrera. He then hit .328 throughout the postseason, and .500 during the NLCS.
His game-winning hit in Game 4 of the World Series was classic Scutaro. He worked the count to 3-1 before lining a single back up the middle to give the Giants the game, and the championship. His patient, relaxed approach, and short swing to the ball allows him to be same hitter no matter how important the situation is.
The acquisition of Scutaro not only helped the Giants cruise to the NL West title, but it also was vital to the postseason run.
The San Francisco Giants are World Champions of baseball for the second time in three seasons. How unbelievable is that?
It might be premature to call this a dynasty, but with Posey, Sandoval, Pence, Blanco, Cain, Bumgarner, Lincecum, Romo, Vogelsong and many others coming back next year, it wouldn't be a shock to see this team make another deep October run next season.
Whether the Giants are a dynasty or not, they're the model franchise in the game right now.
It was an incredible October run with two miraculous comebacks and then a sweep of the AL Champions. It's been an unbelievable journey to two titles in three years, and there could be more October magic in the franchise's future.
This is a San Francisco Giants world, and the rest of us are just living in it, along for the wild ride.