Saturday, October 27, 2012

Game Picks - Saturday: October 27, 2012

The World Series moves to the cold confines of Comerica Park today and temperatures are supposed to be in the upper 30's by the end of the game. Of course, that would be different if Major League Baseball and their sugar daddy, Fox, would allow any of the World Series to be played during the day. But we can't have that. After all, who needs to have kids watching for the next generation and those kids are certainly less important than Fox losing their precious college football games on Saturday or their prime time revenue stream.

By the way, just out of curiosity, have any of you paid MLB extra to have a few extra camera angles on Just wondering. You're still stuck with Buck and McCarver, right? So it's not like you get a break with the announcing crew unless you are allowed to switch to the radio broadcast.

Everything has gone the Giants' way thus far in the series. Will that take them all the way to a sweep? Here's the pick:

  • The Tigers over the Giants: A little home cooking should help the Tigers, even if what's cooking will freeze in the pan. Plus, for the first time in the series, they will face a right-handed starter in Ryan Vogelsong. They are a much better team against right-handed pitching. Vogelsong has had a terrific post season run thus far, but traditionally, he's not as good on the road. The Tigers go with Anibal Sanchez, a talented pitcher with a lot of different weapons in his arsenal. Sanchez has also pitched well in the post season and has good career numbers versus the Giants. The big thing is for the Tigers to take an early lead so this does not become a bullpen game. Their bullpen is a mess and will lose the game if it comes to that. The Tigers do not want to face the back end of the Giants' bullpen if they can help it. Look for Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder to come up big in this one. The DH helps the Tigers more than the Giants.

Thursday: 1-0
World Series: 2-0
Post season: 16-19
Season: 1,349-1,036

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