BLOG RECAP: Detroit Tigers fall to San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of World Series

(WXYZ) - The Tigers couldn't establish any string of hitting success and ultimately leave San Francisco empty-handed.

The Giants held on for a 2-0 win to take a two-game series lead. Brad Galli blogged the game from inside the park.


11:16 p.m. The Detroit Tigers fall to the San Francisco Giants, 2-0, in Game 2 of the World Series

11:06 p.m. Tigers get their last shot at bat as we head into the top of the ninth inning. 

10:59 p.m. Bases loaded for San Francisco, and with a fly ball to centerfield, the Giants knock another run in. Giants now lead, 2-0. 

10:51 p.m. Octavio Dotel is now on the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning. 

10:41 p.m. Heading down to the clubhouse to get ready for postgame interviews. Web team taking over from here. I'll be tweeting @BradGalli.

10:40 p.m. The Tigers offense has been missing the entire night. Another inning of flawless pitching from Bumgarner. Who had that in the "things we'll say" department before tonight?

10:31 p.m. Homefield bounces aren't such a big deal if you're hitting the ball yourself. The Tigers lineup has been lethally underachieving. The result? A walk, bunt, and run-scoring double play are all magnified as "major" plays.

10:18 p.m. Fister exits one batter into the seventh inning. His pitch was 114. Friendly reminder: He took a ball off the head. Physical wear and tear not a problem.

9:58 p.m. Doug Fister had every excuse tonight. All he did after getting hit in the head was walk one batter, then retire 12 consecutive Giants he faced. Pablo Sandoval ends the streak, but four innings of crowd-silencing work by Fister.

9:31 p.m. Bumgarner keeps posting zeroes. Third inning of three-up, three-down baseball out of the Giants starter.

9:12 p.m. Just when it looks like the Tigers are getting some sort of offensive charge gathered, the Giants take it all away. Cabrera lines out to Sandoval and Fielder flies out to left field. Add that to another slide from the Tigers where the front foot fails to hit the target, and the Bumgarner leaves another inning unscathed.

8:54 p.m. Madison Bumgarner is having a really, really bad postseason. Of course that story ends tonight. Austin Jackson sits down on strikes. The fifth strikeout for Bumgarner tonight.

8:44 p.m. Raise your hand if you've ever seen a pitcher wear one on the head and stay in the game. Anyone? Bueller? Wow. They showed the replay of Fister taking it off the head in San Francisco and there was a loud, loud, loud collective gasp.

8:32 p.m. The recipe for Tigers disaster: runners stranded. Delmon Young left lonely on second base as Gene Lamont, Jhonny Peralta, and Avisail Garcia combine for three outs.

8:27 p.m. At first glance, it seemed like Prince Fielder was in the clear. He was. His front foot just didn't hit the plate in time.

8:14 p.m. Three up, three down for the Tigers. Two strikeouts and a groundout for Bumgarner. Slow starts have been Detroit's Achilles heel in the postseason. The last thing they need is to fall behind early.

8:06 p.m. It is absolutely blissful in San Francisco. A perfect night by the bay.

7:45 p.m. Only one change in Jim Leyland's lineup for Game 2. Gerald Laird replaces Alex Avila behind the plate. 1. Jackson CF, 2. Infante 2B, 3. Cabrera 3B, 4. Fielder 1B, 5. Young LF, 6. Peralta SS, 7. Garcia RF, 8. Laird C, 9. Fister P

7:31 p.m. Interesting contrast in the postseason success of Doug Fiser and Madison Bumgarner. The Tigers have won both of Fister's playoff starts this year, with the starter only allowing two runs total. Bumgarner, meanwhile, has been atrocious, carrying an ERA over 11 and two losses into the game.

7:08 p.m. Talked with Game 2 National anthem singer Matthew Morrison. The actor/singer of Glee fame said he's got a new CD coming out in February. We talked for a minute, then Erin Andrews came over to talk with him. Our conversation quickly ended.

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