The Detroit Tigers, heavily favored went into this series thinking they had recovered from their 2006 loss to St. Louis. Justin Verlander had matured since then and had become a pitcher versus a thrower. The Tigers have a potent linueup and they had the American League’s MVP going for them tonight.
Tonight, the Giants clubbed Verlander and the Tigers on their way to an 8-3 rout. Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs, a feat only accomplished by three other players in WS history. Only one other player has hit three home runs in a game at AT$T Stadium and that was in the first game ever played in the place.
Some things we noticed:
Giants brought out the whippin sticks tonight.
Verlander’s a real douchebag. Listening to him after the game, you can tell he really wanted to be somewhere else besides answering questions. That’s a guy who knows how to get real high but doesn’t handle the lows well.
Tigers are only one game behind, and the Giants held serve at home so there’s no clear advantage. Still with Verlander getting shelled badly out of the gate, it’s not an encouraging sign for the Tigers.