S.F. Giants vanquish Verlander, beat Tigers 8-3 in game one (10.24.12)

17 Nov

The San Francisco Giants crushed the Detroit Tigers 8-3 Wednesday night, with Pablo Sandoval supplying plenty of power in the Giants’ dismantling of the Tigers.

Sandoval hit three home runs, joining Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only players to do that in a World Series game. Not bad company for the man they call Kung Fu Panda.

Yet, despite Sandoval’s historic night, San Francisco starter Barry Zito outdueling Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander in a World Series game is more surprising.

I am still trying to comprehend how that happened.

This was not the way the script was supposed to go. Tigers batters made Zito look like Verlander and Sandoval had Verlander pitching like Zito. If you can follow. Read More…

From Daily Kent Stater, October 24, 2012

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Posted by on November 17, 2012 in W. October 2012


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