World Series Preview: San Francisco Giants vs. Detroit Tigers
This year’s Fall Classic brings us some familiar faces to the playoff scene. The San Francisco Giants are in their 2nd World Series in 3 years. The Detroit Tigers swept through this year’s ALCS after coming up short last year against the Texas Rangers. Both of these teams caught fire at the right times and rallied through the playoffs to reach their current positions. It would seem at this point it’s anybodies series as both teams have their strong points.
The Giants pitching is definitely their advantage although Detroit’s staff has recently put up some good numbers. Both teams are putting runs on the board, but offensively Detroit has the advantage. Both teams have potential MVPs in Buster Posey and Miguel Cabrera. They both have Cy Young candidates as well. Both managers have been here before and know what it takes down the line to win the smaller battles that decide the outcomes of these games. The momentum on both ends is strong, the Giants just roared back from a 3-1 deficit and the Tigers swept the favored New York Yankees effortlessly.
I am having difficulty predicting the outcome of this series. The Giants have home field advantage, but the Tigers are due. With the momentum strong on each side it is hard to pick a clear favorite. I want to see Miguel Cabrera hoist the trophy as a Triple Crown Winner, but the White Sox fan in me wants to pick the Giants. My true gut is going to go with Detroit winning the series 4-2. Jim Leyland will finally get his trophy and Miguel Cabrera will get the double whammy. Like I said, Detroit is due.
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