Following Detroit's dismantling of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, few Tigers fans would have expected their team to be in a 3-0 hole against the San Francisco Giants. But that's exactly the situation unfolding in this year's World Series as the Giants took Game 3 by a final score of 2-0.
The Tigers were unable to get any sort of offensive flow going, finishing the game with just five hits. Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong went 5.2 innings, striking out three and picking up with win. Probable American League MVP Miguel Cabrera finished 1-4 and is hitting just .222 in the series.
The poor performance has blogger Al Beaton over at Bless You Boys fairly upset.
I'm really at a loss to describe the pain of watching the Tigers look so helpless the past 2 games. A team never looks worse when they aren't hitting, and the Tigers currently look horrific.
Next verse, same as the first. Deja vu all over again. Same story, different game. Game 3 was damn near a replay of game 2. The Giants do all the little things right, score just enough to win. The Tigers' pitching is great. but gets a nothing more than a loss to show for it. The Tigers' offense is historically, pitifully, miserably bad, sucking the life out of the team.
The Tigers will try to pick up the pieces and claw their way back into the series beginning on Sunday. They will send out Max Scherzer (16-7, 231 strikeouts in the regular season) against San Francisco ace Matt Cain for Game 4. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. PT.