At least it wasn’t as bad as game one.
The Tigers lost game two of the World Series, 2-0. To sum up the game, it was a pitcher’s duel. Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister both pitched five scoreless innings, but the Giants offense turned on late in the game and eventually Fister was the first pitcher to crack.
The game began with both team’s offenses not being able to crack the pitching. Prince Fielder almost scored in the second inning until being called out. It took six innings before Fister finally gave in and had a ground out double play that scored Hunter Pence. At that point, Fister was yanked from the game and was replaced by Drew Smyly, who also gave up a run via a Hunter Pence sacrifice single that scored Angel Pagan.
To sum up Fister’s day, it was not good enough. Fister gave up only four runs while Bumgarner gave up two. Fister had three strikeouts while Bumgarner had eight. Fister just wasn’t simply the dominate pitcher he was earlier in the playoffs.
The Tigers return home on August 27 with a matchup of Anibal Sanchez vs. Ryan Vogelsong at 8:00 ET.
About the Author
Written by Mark Kim
A student at the University of Missouri-Columbia looking to major in Sports Journalism.