The Tigers went to the World Series last season and are expected to compete for a playoff spot in 2013 season. A decade ago, that seemed like a dream.
The Giants were a club fit for Halloween, but their colorful costumes couldn’t obscure their competent play.
For one night, the Giants’ pitching wasn’t dominant, but it didn’t change a thing, and Detroit dropped its third in a row.
The Giants try to clinch their second championship in three years, while the Tigers hope to live to play another day.
Down 2-0 but back at home, the Tigers need a win to avoid an elimination game.
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.
Madison Bumgarner reprises his memorable 2010 World Series start, killing Detroit softly to take a 2-0 series lead.
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.
Barry Zito and Pablo Sandoval get the Giants off to an unexpected start.
Join the BP staff for a roundtable chat from the first pitch to the last out of Game One.
Ben and Sam discuss the most interesting angles heading into the series and succumb to the pressure to make their picks.
Justin Verlander and the Tigers figure to be too much for Barry Zito and the Giants to handle in Game One.
Ben and Sam discuss the deeper significance, if any, of the Yankees getting swept.
Detroit’s pitchers toyed with Yankees batters in all four games of the ALCS. Here’s a closer look at two striking Tiger sequences.
Ben and Sam discuss how the postponement of Game Four hurt the Yankees, talk about how terrible at baseball Hunter Pence appears to be and whether he’s always looked like that, and conclude by revisiting the widespread anti-Cardinals sentiment among baseball fans and examining their own emotional allegiances.
Ben and Sam discuss Joe Girardi’s decision(s) not to pinch-hit for any of his left-handed hitters late in Game Three of the ALCS.