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Off The Bench:
The 2012 World Series has, to this point, been dominated by the San Francisco Giants. They’ve made their own breaks and capitalized on mistakes. They’ve thrown guys out at the plate and had bunts stay foul/fair. They’ve even gotten two RBI from pitchers. And as all championship teams do, they’ve played great defense. But the biggest factor has been absolutely dominant starting pitching. In AT&T park, that’s’ a magic formula and it transformed the Tigers into the Kitty Kats right before our eyes. Still, it’s a best of seven series and now things are heading to Detroit. Most “experts” had the Tigers in six But if it’s to get that far, and if the Tigers want any shot at capturing their first World Series title since 1984, Game 3 is imperative.
Tantamount to the match-up is the starting pitching on either side. It should be a good duel for the big time baseball fans amongst us. Anibal Sanchez and Ryan Vogelsong are far from household names, but both pos
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Despite struggling in the regular season, the two-time Cy Young winner has done well coming out of the bullpen in the playoffs, and the Giants might be best suited keeping him there.
MONKEY > KUNG FU PANDA?
The Giants have not lost since a monkey sporting the team's colors was born at the San Francisco Zoo and now the François’s langur is viewed as a good luck charm.
Last night, Madison Bumgarner finally found a groove, tossing seven scoreless innings en route to a 2-0 Giants victory. You’ll hear a lot — or, scratch that, have probably already heard a lot — about how Bumgarner didn’t have his best stuff last night, and I think that’s pretty fair to say. Despite the mechanical adjustments he made prior to the outing, his fastball didn’t...
Anyone who attends sporting events are already well aware that the cost of parking one’s vehicle nearby the stadium is borderline ludicrous and oftentimes highway robbery. Still, as the photo above abundantly illustrates, combining a big-time event like the World Series with limited parking space in an urban area along with an early local start [...]
PERILS OF LIVE TV
It may somehow mean good luck to the San Francisco Giants, but Paul Robins is the one who took it for the team after a bird pooped on the local TV anchor while he and Bethany Crouch were doing a live pre-World Series broadcast outside AT&T Park Thursday. Yes — and Robins is his real name. The Sacramento-based KTXL morning show anchor took a direct hit to his shoulder from...
Nothing says "Fall Classic" like a Xavier Nady sighting prior to World Series Game 2. Pic above via @JohnJDevine.
Seems like only yesterday Nady was a member of the Goon Squad and inspiration for ridiculous photoshops. Not that he didn't have his moments of personal glory with the Nationals, like that shaving cream pie to the face from Mike Morse after his 100th career...
Pablo Sandoval won a World Series ring in 2010, but not the way he wanted to. That was the year his weight ballooned while his playing time shrank. He appeared in only one game of that Fall Classic against the Texas Rangers -- and went 0-for-3.
After Tuesday, he's no longer looking for his first World Series hit.
An overweight afterthought in 2010, Sandoval needed only one...
Good luck charms and the World Series seems to be connected. Last season the Cardinals had a squirrel that randomly ran across the field, the San Francisco Giants seem to have a acquired a baby monkey. The Giants were behind to the Cardinals 3-1 in the NLCS, when the monkey, a François’s langur was born at [...]
After hitting only 12 home runs during the regular season, San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval belted out three round-trippers — in his first three at-bats (with the first two coming off Justin Verlander) — Wednesday night in Game 1 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers, finishing the game 4-4. Saying, “Man, [...]
The bunt just wouldn't go foul, despite the best efforts of the Detroit players who gathered around it and tried to will it across the chalk down the third base line. It couldn't go foul, because that might have ruined the whole aura the San Francisco Giants spent two games creating on their way toward taking command of this World Series.
Gregor Blanco thought he had pulled...
San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner was looking for a turn- around performance after getting lit up for six runs against the St. Louis Cardinals 12 days ago. He got that, and he came up big. Bumgarner went seven strong innings of 2- hit ball, while striking out eight Tigers batters and holding them scoreless.
Detroit Tigers’ starting pitcher Doug Fister continued his postseason...
Detroit, MI - FOX' New Girl, Zooey Deschanel, will sing the Star-Spangled Banner before game 3 of the World Series tonight at Detroit's Comerica Park.
Zooey is a San Francisco Giants fan...When...
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The 2012 World Series is one game in, and it was not the start that the Detroit Tigers were expecting against the San Francisco Giants. Sending Justin Verlander to the mound is almost always a must win scenario for the Tigers, especially in a postseason series. Having him go up against Barry Zito seemed to make things even more attractive, as Zito hasn’t really been all that playoff...
Tiger Hitters, Not Looking Spry
10) If you are not a Tiger or Giant fan, and are still watching this series, you are, well, me9) This game has 2 runs and 12 hits, and since both of them happened in the second inning, so if didn't tune in early, you really didn't need to tune in at all8) As the Tigers are the first AL team since 1919 to suffer back to back World Series shutouts...