|Miguel Cabrera contemplates the plight of his|
Detroit Tigers team during the ninth inning of
Game Three — the second straight shutout defeat
for the American League representatives.
Miguel Cabrera had a single Saturday in Game 3 of the World Series. But in what may have been the single most crucial at-bat of the series — bases loaded, two out, Cabrera against Ryan Vogelsong in the bottom of the fifth inning — Miggy popped up harmlessly.
The Triple Crown winner hasn't done much at the plate. Neither have his teammates. Through three games, the Tigers have yet to take the lead. They've scored three runs, all in the first game, and two of them in a garbage time ninth inning that they entered trailing 8-1.
But Cabrera is the big man, the figure everybody's looking to, and his response Saturday night wasn't good — he fled the stadium after the game and avoided the media.
The Giants are up 3-0 in the series, and they haven't played their ace — Matt Cain — yet. That comes tonight.