It’s over, folks. The San Francisco Giants are your 2012 World Series champions after a 94-68 regular season and then a postseason which saw them fight back from a 2-0 deficit in the NLDS and a 3-1 deficit in the NLCS. However, they commanded the World Series, sweeping the Tigers in dominant fashion and outscoring them 16-6 in the series to take their 7th championship, tying our own Red Sox for fourth all time.
Tonight’s game went down to the wire, with excellent pitching performances from both Max Scherzer and Matt Cain. Both offenses showed some pop as well, with the Tigers scoring on a two-run homer by Miguel Cabrera and a solo shot by Delmon Young and the Giants scored a couple on a Buster Posey home run. However, the deciding blow would be a bloop single by former Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro, scoring Ryan Theriot from second base in the top of the 10th inning.
Although this season wasn’t the best for the Red Sox, as they finished a miserable 69-93, it was a great year for baseball. Unexpected performances by teams like the Orioles, A’s, and Nationals highlighted an incredibly exciting season which also included Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown– the first since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. I’d like to congratulate the 2012 Giants, especially Marco Scutaro, and let’s hope for an exciting offseason.