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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mitch Albom: Their bats silenced again, Tigers fall into deepest of World Series holes

Sundays with Mortician.

Miguel Cabrera slammed his bat in disgust. He had to run until the ball was caught, but it was pointless, just going through the motions, which is pretty much the Tigers’ offense in this World Series. The bases had been loaded, Cabrera could have given the Tigers a lead or a tie (or here’s an idea: How about a RUN?).

Instead he popped up harmlessly. Story of the night. And as he and three teammates circled the bases like ducks in a penny arcade, you could feel the juice dripping from this game, this series and this season.

Notown. Detroit was blanked Saturday night, losing again by a score of 2-0, the first time in 46 years a team has suffered back-to-back shutouts in the Fall Classic. The Tigers have no wins in this series, no leads in this series, no spark in this series, and, quite likely, no chance in this series. They were trampled in Game 1, handcuffed in Game 2 and unplugged in Game 3. What’s left? A beheading?

“We’ve been shutout for 18 innings,” manager Jim Leyland said after the defeat. “It’s pretty hard to win a game.”

...It’s the worst kept secret in town. By the end of this game, Comerica Park felt like a waiting room. Saturday night had been ripe for excitement, but it didn’t happen, and the Tigers could use a Sunday prayer. It’s cold and getting colder. Only perfection can save them now.

Repoz Posted: October 28, 2012 at 06:23 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq., LLC Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:05 AM (#4285789)
Leyland should probably bench A-Rod.

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