The buzz from Sunday’s Game 2 of the National League

Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park:

Cody Ross spelled backward? Sorry Doc.

Actually, Ssory Doc. Close enough. The anagram turned into an

Internet rage over the weekend. “I heard about that. Freaky,” Ross

said. For the record, he’s not apologizing for his two homers off

Roy Halladay.

— Ross, left, might have assured himself a

Giants contract in 2011 with his

work in the NLDS. Considering the NLCS, it could be multiyear.

“This team is built for years to come, and I’d love to play here

longer than this run we’re having,” Ross said. “I’d like to stay

for my career.” He’ll be eligible for arbitration after making

$4.45 million this year, and general manager

Brian Sabean said it’ll be “nothing that will

break the bank” and “an affordable situation.”

— Ross has been filling

Dan Uggla‘s head with stories about how dandy

it is to play for the

Giants, who have explored trades for

the Marlins’ power-hitting infielder. In fact, Ross has tried to

persuade Uggla not to sign a long-term deal with Florida before his

final year of arbitration so he can sign with the

Giants after the 2011 season.

— How proud is Sabean of his Lads? “Other than the ’97 team,

this has been the most endearing,” he said, referring to his first

year as GM when he traded

Matt Williams for

Jeff Kent and others who participated in the

worst-to-first rise in the NL West.

Brian Wilson tied

Rod Beck‘s regular-season franchise record with

48 saves. Now Wilson has 51. But Wilson’s

Giants have a long way to go to

match Beck’s 1993

Giants in wins. In fact, the 2010

Giants must win the World Series to

reach 103 wins, 1993’s regular-season total.

Tim Lincecum was the first Giant to win a

postseason game in Philadelphia since

Christy Mathewson beat

Ed Plank of the A’s in 10 innings on Oct. 8,


Doug Greenwald tells Eavesdrops. Our question:

With a name like Christy, did Philly fans whistle at him as they

whistled at Lincecum?

— We’ve seen the last of

Jose Guillen, right, in black and orange. The

Giants wouldn’t put the injured and

absent outfielder on their roster for the NLCS as an injury

replacement or World Series, if they get there.