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06-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 233: Munenori Kawasaki and Clubhouse Chemistry/The Tigers, Strikeouts, and Defense
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-01

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BP Unfiltered: A Homer Announcer's Guide to Calling a Plunking
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Zachary Levine

05-22

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Raising Aces: This Justin
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Doug Thorburn

04-25

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Overthinking It: Why Jose Valverde is Still Getting Saves for Detroit
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Ben Lindbergh

04-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Tigers Make Justin Verlander Baseball's Highest-Paid Pitcher
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Ben Lindbergh

03-28

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BP Unfiltered: Jim Leyland, Joaquin Benoit, and Bouncing Back
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Ben Lindbergh

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Favorites
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R.J. Anderson and Nick J. Faleris

03-21

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The BP Wayback Machine: Q&A: Rick Porcello
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David Laurila

02-06

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Pebble Hunting: How Bad Can Clogging the Bases Be?
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Sam Miller

02-05

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 132: 2013 Season Preview Series: Detroit Tigers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-18

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Remembering the 2003 Tigers
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Matt Sussman

10-31

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Sobsequy: The Freaks and Geeks Go All the Way
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Adam Sobsey

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Recap: Giants 2, Tigers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Preview: Giants at Tigers
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Daniel Rathman

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Preview: Giants at Tigers
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Daniel Rathman

10-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 70: World Series Game Two/Protective Gear for Pitchers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-26

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap: Giants 2, Tigers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 69: The Weirdness of World Series Game One/Delmon Young's Surprising Career
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap: Giants 8, Tigers 3
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Sam Miller

10-24

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BP Announcements: Wednesday World Series Game One Roundtable HERE
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Ben Lindbergh

10-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 68: The Obligatory World Series Preview Episode
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Preview: Tigers at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 66: Performing a Post-Mortem on the Yankees
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-19

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Head Games: Two ALCS-Altering At-Bats
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Will Woods

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 65: The Impact of the ALCS Rainout/The Strange Appearance of Hunter Pence/Do We Dislike Any Players or Teams?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 64: Should Joe Girardi Have Pinch-Hit in Game Three?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three Recap: Tigers 2, Yankee 1
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Ben Lindbergh

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Preview: Yankees at Tigers
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Matthew Kory

10-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 62: Yankees-Tigers ALCS Update/How Hard is Pitching on Short Rest?/October Bullpen Strategy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game One Recap: Tigers 6, Yankees 4
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Ben Lindbergh

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Two Preview: Tigers at Yankees
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Daniel Rathman

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Recap: Athletics 2, Tigers 0
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Derek Carty

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Preview: Tigers at A's
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Jason Wojciechowski

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Preview: Tigers at Athletics
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Daniel Rathman

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Preview: Athletics at Tigers
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Daniel Rathman

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Athletics-Tigers Division Series Preview
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Derek Carty

10-05

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The BP Wayback Machine: Who Can Say No to Twins?
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Joe Sheehan

09-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 41: The Brewers Are Back in Contention, Technically/Max Scherzer and the Tigers' 2009 Trade Revisited
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, September 12
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Daniel Rathman

09-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 37: The Tigers' Defense is What We Thought it Was/Brandon Wood and the Quad-A Player
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-06

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Prospect Profile: Brian Flynn
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Hudson Belinsky

08-23

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Prospect Profile: Bruce Rondon
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Hudson Belinsky

08-14

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, August 14
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Daniel Rathman

07-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 5: Foghorn
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-09

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What You Need to Know: Monday, July 9
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Daniel Rathman

07-03

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BP Unfiltered: Check Your Facts, or Twitter Will Check Them for You
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Ben Lindbergh

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus Visits the Oakland Coliseum - May 12, 2012
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Joe Hamrahi

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part Two
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Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

10-18

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Detroit Tigers
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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

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October 31, 2012 5:00 am

Sobsequy: The Freaks and Geeks Go All the Way

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Adam Sobsey

The Giants were a club fit for Halloween, but their colorful costumes couldn't obscure their competent play.

Well, and what did you expect? It’s Halloween, and the Giants wear black and orange.

Yes, I know, those are not stats. But to push on this a bit harder: it’s costume week, and the time of the dead, and the Giants dressed the part. Look at them. Brian Wilson, who is spending a year-plus dead, has the fake-looking beard, and Sergio Romo went trick-or-treating in the closer costume (beard included) Wilson used to wear. Pablo Sandoval went as the power hitter he used to be (his ISO dropped 70 points this season and he hit 12 home runs). In Game One he went as Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, and/or Albert Pujols.

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For one night, the Giants' pitching wasn't dominant, but it didn't change a thing, and Detroit dropped its third in a row.

Have you ever had déjà, déjà, déjà, déjà vu? Because it sorta seems as if I've written this recap before. The Tigers’ latest 2-0 loss came against a new starter in a new setting, but the outcome was SSDD—same score, different day—for Detroit. The Tigers, who were shut out just two times during the regular season, have now been shut out two times in their past two games, becoming the first team to fail to score in consecutive World Series games since the 1966 Dodgers (and the first AL team to do it since the 1919 White Sox, who didn’t want to win).

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The Giants try to clinch their second championship in three years, while the Tigers hope to live to play another day.

Before San Francisco’s 2-0 victory in Game Three, no team had logged back-to-back shutout victories in the World Series since the 1966 Orioles. The 2012 Tigers were held scoreless only twice during the regular season. So, naturally, the Giants blanked the Tigers in Games Two and Three to take a commanding, 3-0 lead in the Fall Classic. Can Detroit bounce back and avoid a sweep, or will the 2012 season end tonight, with San Francisco celebrating for the second time in three years? To answer those questions, here is a closer look at Game Four:

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Down 2-0 but back at home, the Tigers need a win to avoid an elimination game.

The Giants held serve at AT&T Park, winning the first two games of the series by thrashing Justin Verlander behind Barry Zito in the opener and riding Madison Bumgarner in a duel with Doug Fister on Thursday night. Now, it’s up to the Tigers to take at least two of three in Detroit to send the series back to San Francisco. Step one is winning tonight’s Game Three, which may hinge on one offering by each starter that is crucial to his success.

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Ben and Sam discuss all the notable events from World Series Game Two, including Madison Bumgarner's impressive outing, the line drive off of Doug Fister's head, and Jim Leyland's decision to play the infield back in the seventh, then assess the odds of a comeback by the Tigers.

Ben and Sam discuss all the notable events from World Series Game Two, including Madison Bumgarner's impressive outing, the line drive off of Doug Fister's head, and Jim Leyland's decision to play the infield back in the seventh, then assess the odds of a comeback by the Tigers.

Episode 70: "World Series Game Two/Protective Gear for Pitchers"

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Madison Bumgarner reprises his memorable 2010 World Series start, killing Detroit softly to take a 2-0 series lead.

In Game One, we got a blowout, which is another way of saying we got one half of a pitcher’s duel. In Game Two, we got the whole duel. Both starters got through their first six innings unscathed. Both starters' lines showed fewer baserunners allowed than innings pitched. Both starters watched Andy Pettitte when they were younger and decided to steal that thing he does with his glove before each pitch.

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Ben and Sam discuss the unpredictable outcome of World Series Game One and observe that Delmon Young is starting to look a lot like Stanley from The Office.

Ben and Sam discuss the unpredictable outcome of World Series Game One and observe that Delmon Young is starting to look a lot like Stanley from The Office.

Episode 69: "The Weirdness of World Series Game One/Delmon Young's Surprising Career"

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Barry Zito and Pablo Sandoval get the Giants off to an unexpected start.

Guess the MLB.com headline!

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Join the BP staff for a roundtable chat from the first pitch to the last out of Game One.

We'll be chatting with you and each other from the first pitch to the last out of World Series Game One between the Giants and Tigers, starting at 8:00 PM ET tonight. Head back here then to follow along or participate while we watch to see whether Justin Verlander, who allowed an entire run in his last start, can possibly keep pace with NLCS stud Barry Zito.
 


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Ben and Sam discuss the most interesting angles heading into the series and succumb to the pressure to make their picks.

Ben and Sam discuss the most interesting angles heading into the series and succumb to the pressure to make their picks.

Episode 68: "The Obligatory World Series Preview Episode"

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Justin Verlander and the Tigers figure to be too much for Barry Zito and the Giants to handle in Game One.

The Tigers roared past the Yankees and spent the past five days working to stay fresh. The Giants needed seven games to oust the Cardinals and spent the past five days outscoring them 20-1. Which team will continue its winning streak in Game One of the World Series?

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Ben and Sam discuss the deeper significance, if any, of the Yankees getting swept.

Ben and Sam discuss the deeper significance, if any, of the Yankees getting swept.

Episode 66: "Performing a Post-Mortem on the Yankees"

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