Things not bouncing Tigers' way

The Giants have a five-run lead after four innings. That is not insurmountable. That is not a sure thing. It's way, way too early to draw any incontrovertible opinions about how this World Series will go. It's way too early to say how this game will go.

But if you're in the market for omens, it's a buyer's market.

With two outs and no one one, Angel Pagan hit a ground ball that bounced off third base, which started a three-run rally. Okay. After the three-contact double from Hunter Pence, that's a little weird, a little ominous. But let's not make a big deal out of it.

Then, after a leadoff single to Prince Fielder, this happened:


That's a double play the hard way. Or, to be fair, a double play the incredibly easy way. Delmon Young didn't run, and it wasn't exactly Mike Trout running from first. And the nascent rally was over as quickly as it started.

Okay, okay. So there was a funny double play. There can't be any other omens and weirdness, right?


That's Zito with an RBI single against Justin Verlander and Delmon Young throwing a lawn dart.

F'n Mayans, man. How did they know?

On the other side, Justin Verlander has thrown 98 pitches through four innings. This isn't going as planned.

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