They took the ball, took an immediate lead and then took themselves and their distressed fans back to last winter.
They were in a 14-0 hole quickly — which Shanahan said was as much the responsibility of the offense as the defense.
If they had one more great arm, would they have beaten the Astros?
The Niners went to the Super Bowl last season. They got the breaks. Now they’re getting disappointment.
Playing like the team some suggested would get to the World Series, they came through.
So the series goes once more in the sunshine and haze of the Coliseum, bereft of fans but suddenly packed with drama.
Pitching wins, and in a short schedule, such as the playoffs, pitching invariably is the difference.
The longer the game went, the more one-sided it became, an indication of San Francisco’s strength and attitude.
They won a game, which was important, and also lost players, which was no less important.
“I don’t know what to say,” sighed Mickelson. “It was a disappointing day.”
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