10/20/2002 00:10 am ET
MLB.com rates the performances
By Jim Molony / MLB.com
MLB.com is awarding "game balls" -- or, in this case, Trolley Cars, to represent the Giants, and Ralley Monkeys, in honor of the Anaheim's celebrity primate -- for performances in the 2002 World Series.
One cable car: Standing in a long line waiting for your turn
Two cable cars: Packed with tourists, but enjoying the ride
Three cable cars: Climbing halfway to the stars
Four cable cars: Atop Nob Hill, and you get to ring the bell
Reggie Sanders: Made tongues wag with his 1-for-16 NLCS, but Sanders will have critics talking out of the other sides of their mouths with his Game 1 performance. Not only did he add to San Francisco's lead with a second-inning homer, Sanders wound up reaching base in each of his first three times to the plate and scored two runs.
Bullpen: The Giants relievers were lights out in a one-run game. Against Felix Rodriguez, Tim Worrell and Robb Nen, the Angels were 0-for-10 with a walk.
Jason Schmidt: The right-hander wasn't as dominating as he was in his NLCS gem (7 2/3 innings, four hits, one run), but he did pitch well through five innings, holding the Angels to one run on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts. But Schmidt couldn't sustain his performance through the sixth inning, as the Angels climbed back into the game.
J.T. Snow: Only had one hit, but it was the biggest hit of the game, a two-out, two-run homer in the sixth that chased Jarrod Washburn and proved to be the game winner.
Barry Bonds: He had just one hit, but it was a big one. The future Hall of Famer further cemented his legacy by crushing a 418-foot home run in his first World Series at-bat. The second-inning blast opened the scoring, and the Giants never relinquished their lead.
Top of the order: They might as well have spent the day at Disneyland, for all they contributed to the Giant cause. Kenny Lofton, Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent were a combined 0-for-11 with two strikeouts.
One monkey: You're stuck working for a non-union organ grinder
Two monkeys: Zoo life. Plenty of bananas, not much excitement
Three monkeys: More fun than a barrel of ... well, you know
Four monkeys: Thump that chest, you're king of the jungle
Troy Glaus: Continued his October onslaught with a pair of solo home runs to tie the Major League record for postseason homers with six.
Bullpen: Brendan Donnelly slammed the door after J.T. Snow's two-run homer in the sixth, retiring all five batters he faced. After Scott Schoenweis walked Barry Bonds, Ben Weber set down the last five Giants in order, as the Giants were 0-for-10 with a walk against the Angel bullpen.
Jarrod Washburn: The Angels ace was anything but, allowing four runs on three homers in 5 2/3 innings. He ended the Anaheim staff's string of not having allowed a home run at 49 innings, when he gave up a solo shot to Barry Bonds in the second. Pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth, but put his team in a hole early.
Tim Salmon: The only Anaheim starter other than Bengie Molina to go hitless, and Salmon, the team's No. 3 hitter, was also 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position.
Jim Molony is a writer for MLB.com. He can be reached at email@example.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.