The Detroit Tigers came into Thursday night's World Series Game 2 looking to tie up the series, but fell short against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants, 2-0.
Bumgarner was brilliant for the first time all postseason long, as was his counterpart Doug Fister, who allowed just one run in six-plus innings. Bumgarner sat down eight Tigers by way of the K, as Detroit could only come up with two hits on the night.
The San Francisco offense didn't do much against the Tigers either, but they took advantage of Detroit's bullpen and were able to score twice with Drew Smyly and Octavio Dotel on the mound. On the contrary, the Giants' relievers, Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo, were flawless in relief of Bumgarner and locked up the victory.
The series now shifts to Comerica Park in Detroit, but before that happens, let's evaluate Game 2. Here are the grades for San Francisco's 2-0 victory over Detroit on Thursday night.