Found October 25, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Miguel Cabrera
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
Listen, it’s not time to write the obituary for the Detroit Tigers. Yes, the San Francisco Giants looked like an unstoppable force last night against the best pitcher in baseball, but it’s just one game of four that they must win. Wednesday night was an ominous start to be sure. What Pablo Sandoval was able to do by smashing 3 homers in his first 3 at-bats was not only historic, but also dumbfounding to unsuspecting Tiger fans. But it’s time to move on. Game 2 will feature Doug Fister (10-10, 3.45 ERA) against Madison Bumgarner. Both pitchers had excellent seasons but finished out the year on different trajectories. Fister had a 2.34 ERA in 5 September starts and has a 1.35 ERA in 2 postseason appearances thus far. Bumgarner was lights out for 5 months but coughed up a 5.47 ERA in September and has been battered for 10 earned runs in 8 playoff innings, spanning 2 starts. Doug Fister has a tall task in Game 2 The Giants shut Bumgarner down after Game 1 of the NLCS to ‘fix’ him. Sound...
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