Congratulations to Stuart for picking the Giants to win Game 2 and getting the run differential exactly right.

He almost hit Barry Zito’s innings count correctly, too (Zito went 5.2 innings in Game 1). For his efforts, Stuart will win a large pizza from Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria.

Seems like everyone around me is getting free stuff that is awesome … except me, that is.

My wife found out yesterday that the CEO of her company was going to give her his two tickets to Game 2 of the World Series tonight. Only one caveat: she has to bring a client (booooo), so I’ll be hanging out alone, couch-blogging (which is like couch surfing, only in your mom’s basement and with more .GIFs) and filling your Twitter timelines with bad jokes about the game — if you follow me, that is.

Also, my sister’s husband somehow got his dad to buy and FedEx him tickets to tonight’s game. So even though I covered over half of the Giants’ home games this season along with a few Spring Training games, I’m the one who gets left out. Not that I’m not bitter or anything. Nope. Not in the least.

Here’s one more chance to win a large pizza (any toppings) from Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria…

I’m guessing that most of you reading didn’t get tickets either, so I’ll shut down my little pity party. However, you can still win something tonight. How? Comment at the end of this post with your predictions, although we’re going to change it up a little for this third and final Amici’s contest.

  1. Who wins?
  2. Which player (could be from either team) scores the game’s first run?
  3. How many strikeouts for Madison Bumgarner?
  4. How many home runs will we see from both teams (combined) in Game 2?

What does it all mean?

If you get the winning team right and correctly predict the guy who scores the game’s first run, you automatically win. That is, unless more than one person gets Nos. 1 and 2 right, then it’ll be whoever’s closest on No. 3 (Bumgarner’s strikeouts). If somehow there is still a tie after 1, 2, and 3, we’ll go to No. 4 (how many home runs.

Good luck!