Tigers manager Jim Leyland said it best, and he wasn't just being gracious.
"I don't think they're getting any breaks," Leyland said of the Giants. "I think they've earned everything they got."
Leyland exaggerated slightly, but surely it is no accident that the Giants lead the World Series, two games to none.
The Giants are playing exquisite, inspired, near-flawless baseball, and Thursday night's 2-0 victory was their most breathtaking clinic yet.
For starters, the Giants executed a brilliant cutoff and relay to nail a runner -- well, Prince Fielder -- at home plate.
Later, they produced a pickoff. A sacrifice attempt that turned into a base hit. A critical stolen base to set up the insurance run, and a sacrifice fly on an 0-2 count to bring that run home.
Oh yes, they also got seven shutout innings from left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who had an 11.25 ERA in his two previous postseason starts but was manager Bruce Bochy's choice to pitch Game 2, anyway.
When exactly was Bochy...