Tigers Fall Again, Giants Take A Commanding 3 - 0 Lead In The World Series
If you’re a Tigers fan, you can’t blame this one on Anibal Sanchez. He turned in a solid performance - 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K - but, as was the case with Doug Fister’s start in Game Two, it wasn’t enough for Detroit’s offense, which couldn’t manage a run despite putting 11 men on base. That included a fifth inning bases loaded situation where Quintin Berry and Miguel Cabrera made consecutive outs to kill the rally.
San Francisco took another early lead and was up 2 - 0 after the top of the second. They didn’t need anything more than the Gregor Blanco RBI triple they got in that inning, but Brendon Crawford supplemented things with an RBI single of his own. Ryan Vogelson fell slightly short of his bid to bump himself onto the top five entries of Google Search autofill for “Ryan,” as he gave up five hits and four walks in 5.2 innings of work. But as these things go, his most important stat was the zero runs he gave up during that time. Tim Lincecum and Sergio Romo didn’t allow a hit in 3.1 innings of relief.
The good news for Tigers fans is that being down 3 - 0 isn’t all THAT awful. I mean, the Giants literally just came back from the same series deficit to win four elimination games in a row. Seriously, check Baseball Reference if you don’t believe me. And Detroit has at least one more game at home. The bad news is that the Tigers run into Matt Cain tomorrow, and with the offense as anemic has it’s been for this series, it could be quite the task to force a Game Five.