Things were looking up for the Tigers in the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night.
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, he of the 11.25 ERA in previous 2012 postseason games, had just hit leadoff batter Prince Fielder.
Delmon Young then smoked a double down the line that bounced off a wall and jetted out in foul territory before left fielder Gregor Blanco finally picked it up. Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont saw an opportunity in the making and sent Fielder home with the windmill action of his left arm.
Fielder, faster than almost anybody his size, rounded third and began picking up and laying down his feet as quickly as he could.
Second baseman Marco Scutaro, the second cutoff man -- positioned on the outfield grass in front of shortstop Brandon Crawford -- took Blancos throw and fired a strike to catcher Buster Posey, whose sweeping tag nailed Fielder.
Gene just got a little over-aggressive, Tigers manager Jim Leyland said of Lamont's decision to sen...