World Series Game 4: The Tigers Are About to Get Swept

The Detroit Tigers have not held a lead in one single inning of the 2012 World Series, which is part of the reason no one is watching and no one cares.

Sweeps always tend to be a bit anticlimactic, but this series would certainly have a different feel had each of the first three games been a competitive back and forth battle, with the Giants coming out on top. That’s obviously not the case here. Two shutouts in a row? The Detroit bats have been more lifeless than John Clayton’s sex life.

To save the day for the Tigers will be starter Max Schuerzer. While he’s pitched well in the postseason thus far — 11 IP, 1 ER, 3 BB, 18 K — I’m not sure these are the shoulders Tiger fans want to rest the season’s hopes on. Matt Cain will be on the mound for San Francisco, and he’s given up three earned runs in three of four October starts, so there is that. But as soon as the Giants take the lead in this one, it’s already going to feel hopeless, regardless of the inning.

On that note, enjoy the football game!

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