A review of all 37 games we just watched.
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.
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.
A flashback to that first time Madison Bumgarner pitched well in the World Series.
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.
Paul and Jason start the Sporer birthday pre-game by reviewing recent transactions, previewing the World Series, and chatting with special guest host Mike Gianella of RotoThinkTank
How do you sell a mismatch like Zito vs. Verlander? By highlighting the differences.
Justin Verlander and the Tigers figure to be too much for Barry Zito and the Giants to handle in Game One.
Ben and Sam are joined by Marc Normandin, formerly of Baseball Prospectus and currently of SB Nation, to discuss which teams will win a World Series in the next five years, the changing role of beat writers, and Joe Saunders, the Orioles’ starter in tonight’s play-in game.
Ben and Sam slum it with a bunch of bad teams from baseball’s underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins’ benching and how much running out a popup really matters.