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The 2012 World Series gets underway tonight in San Francisco with Justin Verlander and Barry Zito taking the mound for the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.
The Tigers have taken the American League by storm after being out of the playoff picture with two weeks remaining in the season. The Giants have played much of the Postseason with their backs to the wall, rallying from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits in the NLDS and NLCS.
Yesterday, I asked for our readers to give their pick for the 2012 World Series in a poll conducted via Facebook and Twitter. Out of 150 responses, here is what the results showed.
Tigers in 4 - 4%
Tigers in 5 - 32%
Tigers in 6 - 47.3%
Tigers in 7 - 3.3%
Giants in 4 - 0.0%
Giants in 5 - 4.0%
Giants in 6 - 7.3%
Giants in 7 - 2.0%
Here's what some of our writers voted:
Frank Klose - Tigers in 6
Christina Angelos - Tigers in 6
Kevin Durso - Tigers in 6
Rich Wilkins - Tigers in 5
Greg Vince - Giants in 5
Adam Gonsiewski - Tigers in 4
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The San Fransisco Giants will likely start Barry Zito in Game 1 of the World Series when they host the Detroit Tigers. Zito last pitched in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series where he threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals.While no official word has come from the team the Game 2 starter will likely be Tim Lincecum or Madison Bumgarner.Matt Cain...
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Yesterday’s game was all sorts of crazy, and I think that’s best illustrated by the fact that the following sentence is a perfectly valid, accurate arrangement of words: Barry Zito singled off Justin Verlander in the fourth inning to give the Giants a 1-0 lead in Game One of the World Series. Let’s see here…
Barry Zito started Game One of the World Series for the Giants...
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From postseason bystander to starting the World Series opener.
That's how far Barry Zito has come in two years to resurrect his
The highlight of the night came before any of the players took the field. A triple amputee Marine, Nick Kimmel, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Thursday’s Game Two. Per MLB.com,
In 2008, Kimmel decided to forego a partial scholarship offer to play baseball at Arizona State University, and instead enlisted in the Marines. Today, he’s piecing his life back together...
Baseball has apparently been taken over, "conquered" if you will, by a master race of giant space pandas. And I, for one, welcome our new panda overlords. Frankly, I've been asking for it with all the fat jokes/Thai Cashew Chicken Breast references. I don't know what Justin Verlander did though.Pablo Sandoval hit home runs in each of his first three at bats against...
The Detroit Tigers used Delmon Young during the regular season as their designated hitter. Unfortunately for Detroit, the NL doesn’t allow a DH so in order for Young to stay in the lineup, he had to play left field.Young attempted to throw out Brandon Belt at the plate after Giants’ starting pitcher Barry Zito hit a single to him in left field. Young’s throw wen’t straight...
Pablo Sandoval got the Giants off to a quick World Series start, homering against Justin Verlander in the first and third innings as San Francisco took a 4-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers in Wednesday night's opener.
Sandoval hit the first bases-loaded triple in All-Star game history off Verlander in July, and kept on going against the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner...
Here we are, down to the final series. The Detroit Tigers. The San Francisco Giants. Who’s going to win?
George Bowles: First off, I feel I need to say I don’t know what the hell happened to the Cardinals but the wheels fell off really quickly as they couldn’t win one of three games vs a team that was not real good. I wouldn’t go so far to say that they “choked”, but...
At the outset of the San Francisco Giants' postseason, their starting pitchers were no better than mediocre. In fact, they were somewhat bad. A far cry from the 2010 postseason in which the rotation carried the team to the championship. But, suddenly, the rotation has fixed itself. As October rolled along, starters began finding their groove. The Giants carry a five-game...