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.
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.
Justin Verlander and the Tigers figure to be too much for Barry Zito and the Giants to handle in Game One.
The Tigers’ ALCS sweep of the Yankees offered a reminder of why the sweep is one of the most satisfying series outcomes.
Ben and Sam discuss whether the NLCS performances of several players affected how they think about them or changed the narratives that followed them into the series.
Does walking, striking out, and homering more often help or hurt a hitter in the postseason?
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.
Tim Lincecum returns to the rotation opposing Adam Wainwright in a matchup that’s too close for PECOTA to call.
The Yankees put up a good fight but became Justin Verlander’s latest victim, forcing them to face elimination tonight.
Are narratives bad for baseball analysis?