Wednesday, October 25, 2006

St. Louis 5, Detroit 0- Tigers pick bad time for bats to go cold

If these guys don't start hitting they won't see the inside of Comerica except to clean out their lockers when they come home.

ST. LOUIS -- The only thing colder than the Tigers' bats was the temperature at Busch Stadium for Game 3 of the World Series Tuesday night.

And if they don't get hot sooner rather than later, the World Series will be over for the Tigers quicker than anyone could have expected.

And the end result won't be what most expected it would be when this thing first started.

The Tigers, best described as feeble at the plate, lost 5-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals before a sellout crowd of 46,513. They now trail this best-of-seven series, 2-1.

Coming into the game, where the game-time temperature was 43 degrees, Curtis Granderson (0-for-9), Placido Polanco (0-for-7) and Ivan Rodriguez (0-for-8) were all hitless in the World Series. None of them were able to change that in Game 3 and they are now a combined 0-for-34.

Cub-killer Pudge is breakin' my heart here. C'mon boys, snap out of it tonight!