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  1. Bad baserunning, bottom of the lineup does in the Tigers

    Oct 25, 2012, 11:25 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder, Buster Posey

    One of the big stories of the 2006 World Series is how poor fielding from the Tigers’ pitchers did the team in. In 2012, the focus might go a similarly specific problem; bad slides led to two outs and cost Detroit at least one run in a 2-0 loss in Game 2. The Tigers lost…

  2. Madison Bumgarner delivers as Giants top Tigers in Game 2, take 2-0 lead in World Series

    Oct 25, 2012, 11:18 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner AP

    Coming into tonight, many questioned whether Madison Bumgarner was the right choice for Game 2 after his late-season struggles carried into the postseason. However, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided to roll the dice with his young left-hander after some mechanical tweaks rather than go with Ryan Vogelsong on short rest or Tim Lincecum. It was…

  3. Giants break through in seventh inning, lead 1-0 in Game 2

    Oct 25, 2012, 10:37 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence Getty

    Game 2 is scoreless no longer. The Giants finally broke through in the bottom of the seventh inning when Brandon Crawford grounded into a double play with the bases loaded to score Hunter Pence from third base. The inning was set up when Doug Fister gave up a leadoff single to Pence. He was replaced…

  4. Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister match zeros, Game 2 scoreless through five innings

    Oct 25, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner Getty

    The Giants ran away with Game 1, but pitching is the name of the game tonight. Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister have matched zeros so far as Game 2 remains scoreless through five innings. Bumgarner, who struggled over his first two starts this postseason, has allowed just two hits while striking out six and walking…

  5. Doug Fister strands the bases loaded to keep Game 2 scoreless

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    The Giants had a scoring chance go by the wayside in the bottom of the second inning. Buster Posey singled off Doug Fister to begin the inning before Hunter Pence flew out to center field and Brandon Belt struck out swinging. However, Gregor Blanco followed with a line drive up the middle which deflected off…

  6. Bryan Stow is in attendance for Game 2 of the World Series tonight

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT

    Image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Stow is shown on scoreboard before MLB National League baseball game between San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco, California

    Want to hear something awesome? According to Lori Pruitt of NBC Bay Area, Bryan Stow is in attendance tonight at AT&T Park for Game 2 of the World Series against the Tigers. This is believed to be the first game that Stow has attended since he was brutally beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot…

  7. Chad Tracy undergoes arthroscopic surgery on knee

    Oct 25, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Chad Tracy AP

    Ryan Zimmerman wasn’t the only member of the Nationals who went under the knife today. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Chad Tracy underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Like Zimmerman, he’s expected to be fine in time for spring training. Tracy functioned mostly as a pinch-hitter for the National League East champions this…

  8. Mike Trout headlines this year’s class of Fielding Bible Award winners

    Oct 25, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Mike Trout Getty

    If you have lost patience with the Gold Glove Award as a measure of defensive excellence, the Fielding Bible Awards are here to help. Voted on by a 10-person panel which includes the likes of Bill James, Peter Gammons, Rob Neyer, Joe Posnanski, Doug Glanville, John Dewan and the video scouting team at Baseball Info…

  9. Bench coach Tim Bogar won’t be back with Red Sox

    Oct 25, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Tim Bogar

    The Boston Globe reports that Tim Bogar, the assumed lead Bobby Valentine backstabber, won’t be back on Boston’s coaching staff next year, the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham reports. It’s already been reported that Torey Lovullo is set to make the move from Toronto to Boston with John Farrell and take over as bench coach. Bogar…

  10. CC Sabathia has surgery to remove bone spur from elbow

    Oct 25, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow, which qualifies as good–or at least not bad–news amid worries that the Yankees ace might have a more serious injury. Barring a setback he’ll have plenty of time to get healthy for spring training and pitchers regularly have no issues returning from…

  11. World Series Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Giants

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 1

    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the World Series between the Tigers and Giants, in San Francisco: DETROIT TIGERS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Omar Infante, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4. Buster Posey,…

  12. Drugs, illness, the pro-PED doctor and other fun things in San Francisco

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT

    Flask and credentials

    SAN FRANCISCO — Can’t believe none of you have called me out for using fancy datelines on these things yet. I started it as a bit of a put-on, but now I kind of like doing it. Too late to shame me for it. You missed out. When I get home I may start every…

  13. Mariano Rivera “having second thoughts” about playing again

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    While acknowledging it’s still “probable” that Mariano Rivera will return from knee surgery to pitch next season, Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that the future Hall of Famer “is having second thoughts about possibly retiring.” Rivera was pretty adamant about returning at the time of the injury, saying: “I’m coming back. Put it…

  14. Ryan Zimmerman undergoes shoulder surgery

    Oct 25, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    zimmerman getty

    Cortisone injections kept Ryan Zimmerman playing–and playing remarkably well–despite season-long shoulder problems and today the Nationals third baseman underwent arthroscopic surgery. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that the recovery timetable is six weeks, so barring any setbacks Zimmerman should have plenty of time to get healthy for spring training. Prior to his first injection Zimmerman…

  15. MLB-bound Shohei Otani picked in first round of Japan’s draft

    Oct 25, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    Shohei Otani

    Despite the declaration that he wants to pitch in MLB, right-hander Shohei Otani was picked in the first round in Japan’s amateur draft by the Nippon Ham Fighters on Thursday. The selection means that Otani will be unable to sign with an MLB team before the end of March, per an agreement between the two…

  16. Ozzie Guillen shockingly had “not much to say” after being fired by Marlins

    Oct 25, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    Ozzie Guillen was fired by the Marlins yesterday one season into a four-year, $10 million contract. That wasn’t a surprise given all the speculation about his job being in jeopardy for months now, but Guillen’s subdued reaction was pretty shocking. Guillen, who was going back to his home in Chicago, told reporters that he didn’t…

  17. 2012 projections review: first base

    Oct 25, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    This is the second of a position-by-position review of my 2012 projections. Along with looking at my top preseason top 10 (for fantasy purposes) from each spot, I’m highlighting some other interesting players. Any requests for players not covered can be made in the comments. 1. Albert Pujols – Angels Projection: .306/.414/.586, 43 HR, 114…

  18. Cardinals GM calls re-signing Kyle Lohse “unlikely”

    Oct 25, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Kyle Lohse Getty

    Kyle Lohse is hitting the open market coming off back-to-back career-years and today Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak admitted that re-signing the free agent right-hander is “probably unlikely.” Some of that no doubt has to do with Lohse being in line for a big contract, but even if he were somewhat affordable the Cardinals have…

  19. Will the Giants get the good or bad Madison Bumgarner in Game 2 tonight?

    Oct 25, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner Getty

    Madison Bumgarner was bumped from the Giants’ rotation in the NLCS after back-to-back poor playoff starts in which he failed to make it out of the fifth inning, but manager Bruce Bochy is putting his faith in the 23-year-old left-hander tonight. Bochy chose Bumgarner to make the Game 2 start rather than Tim Lincecum, who…

  20. Former Cardinals outfielder Chris Duncan overcoming brain tumor

    Oct 25, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

    Chris Duncan

    The baseball family that includes ex-Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan and his sons, former Cardinals outfielder Chris and the still active major leaguer Shelley, suffered a big blow last year when Dave’s wife, Jeanine, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Dave was away from the  Cardinals for much of the 2011 season, and he remained…

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