Th Detroit Tigers will get on a plane today and head for San Francisco to begin the 2012 world series. This match-up seemed improbable last Thursday when St Louis took a 3-1 lead in the NLCS. But St Louis went from looking like world series champions to looking like the playoff version of the 2012 Yankees. You have to think that the start by Barry Zito was the key turning point for the Giants.
It's good that Marco Scutaro gets to play in a world series. Scutaro came into his own here in Toronto and has played very well since.
Detroit are fully rested and have their ace lined up for game one. San Francisco just pitched their ace and it looks like Barry Zito will start game one and either Tim Lincecum or Madision Bumgarner game two. Vogelsong and Cain can start games three and four. All of that makes Detroit the favourite for the series. But baseball is a funny game. Maybe San Francisco will come into the series beat up and fall behind 3-1 again. Then they will have the Tigers exactly where they want them.
Who will win? Does anybody have the Giants?