The Giants dominated the Tigers in Game 1. Does this mean Detroit's done for the Series? Hardly.
It's not that Jose Valverde was perfect -- other than that 49-for-49 thing in 2011, anyway -- but to have such a sudden and violent downfall on baseball's biggest stage is a shock. He may have thrown his last pitch as a Tiger.
Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson was named NL Manager of the Year by the Sporting News this afternoon after leading the Nats to a 98-64 record this season.
Justin Verlander will take the mound for the Tigers tonight against NLCS Game 5 hero Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants.
With no DH in the National League, the Tigers will play Delmon Young in left field. But that's no problem, he's done it before,
Washington Nationals' '08 16th Round pick Tyler Moore put together an impressive rookie campaign that might be overshadowed by that other Nats' rookie's big year.