Former pitcher Nate Robertson says Tigers face uphill battle, but World Series win still possible

DETROIT (WXYZ) - If anybody can understand what the Tigers are going through right now, it's Former Tigers pitcher Nate Robertson.

Robertson was the starting pitcher in Game Three of the 2006 World Series when the series was tied 1-1. 

They never gained the lead against the Cardinals and went on to lose the World Series.

Friday morning, Robertson called into 7 Action News all the way from Ireland to talk Tigers.

"I got up at 3 a.m. to check on my boys and see how they were doing. Unfortunately, I saw the result, but I still have a lot of hope for them," said Robertson.

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Most Tiger fans will remember, Robertson was notorious for his rally efforts during the post-season.

Action News Anchor Vic Faust asked, is now the time to start chewing large chunks of gum?

"Yes, whatever works! Whatever works to get those wins. I know there's fans pulling for the boys all over the place and certainly they've got a fan all the way across the world," Robertson said.

On Taking It For Granted

Robertson still thinks about his 2006 team and the "magic" they had, but says it can all turn around so fast.

"You think that you had such a magical season that it's just going to happen again but it's so hard to get to the World Series so what this team has done so far is pretty special but you can take it for granted how close you are to a world championship... It's really really difficult to get to that point," he said.

What Now?

Do the Tigers still have a chance to win?

"They certainly haven't crawled into any kind of hole and they're not scared of anything. It's just one game at a time. You win tomorrow night, and then you're right back in the series," said Robertson.

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