October 27, 2011
If you’d like to follow Game 5, live from the Polo Grounds (above), just click here and then hit “View Game”. Rube Marquard will pitch for the Giants. You can read his scouting report here. Marquard pitched a gem in Game 2, allowing only 4 hits in 8 innings, but gave up the first of Baker’s two daggers. On the hill for the A’s is Jack Coombs. Coombs was victorious in Game 3, completely manhandling the Giants with a complete game 3-hitter. Most are expecting the A’s to close the Series down today, as yesterday’s loss is said to have really taken it out of the NL champs. Nonetheless, both the Polo Grounds and the Herald Square (below) are packed, as Giants fans are still hoping for a miracle. There are over 33,000 at the Polo Grounds and thousands more in the street watching the Playograph. A’s fans are watching a playograph at City Hall, hoping to celebrate a World Championship today.