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For the last number of years, the Giants have had one of the best rotations in the majors.
A big reason for that is because of the consistency: Matt Cain, Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum have all been in San Francisco since at least 2007, Madison Bumgarner since 2009, and Ryan Vogelsong is in his second year.
Matt Cain had his typical year, posting a 2.79 ERA and both Bumgarner and Vogelsong were once again magnificent for the Giants.
The main change this season was the downfall of Tim Lincecum.
He had been dominant the last few years, but was absolutely terrible this season. His rotation status is still up in the air.
Meanwhile, the Tigers' starting pitching saw some of the most dominating performances in postseason history. It wasn't just one or two guys either, but every single starter.
Verlander, Fister, Sanchez and Scherzer literally could not have pitched much better, holding the opposition to one or no runs every single start.
They made the Yankees look absolutely helpless, and also shut down a power hitting Oakland offense. At this point, you just can't go against the Tiger starters.