Giant Storm hits the Tigers in the 2012 World Series

San Francisco shuts out Detroit 2-0 to take a 3 game lead in World Series

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

28th October, 2012     0

The 2012 World Series finally moved to Detroit and Comerica Park for game #3 of the 2012 World Series.  The San Francisco Giants stormed out to a 2-0 lead in the Series after taking two games in San Francisco's A.T.T. Park.  The Tigers lost game #1 to the Giants 8-3 being basically shut down until the 9th inning when they got two more runs on a home run by Johnny Peralta.   Then the Tigers were shut out 2-0 by the Giants Madison Bumgarner.  The Tigers got a solid pitching performance from Doug Fister in Game #2.

The international community now turned its focus to downtown Detroit, Michigan.   Having been to both the ALDS and ALCS seeing the Tigers take care of the Oakland Athletics and sweeping the New York Yankees I expected to see a good performance from the Tigers in their first World Series in 6 years.  They would be facing the San Francisco Giants who were performing some magic of their own in both the NLDS and NLCS Series.

Tiger manager Jim Leyland talked inthe pre-game interview about his feelings about being a Tiger manager and all of the excitement that surrounds the World Series.   He mentioned  how "Anibal Sanchez has pitched well for us in the playoffs to this point.  Your concerned when the weather is a little colder."   Leyland then talked about respecting the uniform that he wears. 

Detroit would send out the same line-up against San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong who has been very good during the 2012 MLB playoffs.  Sanchez and Vogelsong would again lock up in a rather good pitching duel between them for the next six innings.   Both teams would manage just 5 hits each to this point in the game with the Giants getting a couple of runs in the 2 innings.  The Giants would capitalize on a couple of walks and stolen bases to help them jump out to the lead.  The Tigers would get runners on base through out the game but couldn't come up with a key hit to drive in a run.  Their were a couple of inning ending double plays to get the Giants out of some trouble.

No team in MLB history has ever come back from being down 3-0 in World Series history to end up winning the Series.  The evening started out at 47 degrees and got a little cooler through out the evening with the wind picking up in the middle of the game.   The big Tiger bats haven't produced to this point with Cabrera, Fielder and Young going 1 for 11 in game #3.   I have some thoughts about playing baseball in Michigan this late in the year and at night.   Not always the best results.

Well the Tigers will have their work cut out
for themselves if they want to make the 2012 season successful.  They will have to make W.S. history.   As far as I remember a team has to score runs in order to win games.   This team has gone ice cold so far in the 2012 World Series.  I'm drawing blank on what the manager can do to get this team going.   The only positive about Game #4 is the Tigers have Max Scherzer going for them.    But in order for the Tigers to take advantage of the sold out crowd they will have to score early.   I have spoken to some fans that have spent a considerable amount of money to attend the 2012 World Series so I hope that the Tigers can at least salvage a victory.  


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