As we noted in an earlier post, no team has ever returned from a 0-3 hole in a World Series. We believe that one day, it will happen.
But not this year.
San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers, 4-3 to win the 2012 World Series, 4 games to zero. The Tigers were actually leading in this game but couldn’t hold it. The game went into extra innings. In the 10th inning, the Giants scored the tie breaker. Marco Scutaro drove in Ryan Theriot with the series-winning run with a single off Phil Coke. In the bottom of the 10th, Sergio Romo struck out the side, including freezing Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera on a called third strike to end the series.
Now the Giants have won two of the last three World Series, and as I’ve told one of my former colleagues, they are a big deal. The Giants are no longer in the group of teams that seemingly get nervous and squeeze the sawdust out of their bats when they get in tough situations. The Giants are now expected to win.