SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants bats against Doug Fister of the Detroit Tigers during Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Things couldn't have gone much better for Detroit Tigers starter Doug Fister, statistically speaking, during Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night.
Fister exited Thursday's game in a scoreless game in the sixth inning, well after being drilled in the head by a line drive off the bat of Gregor Blanco. He ended up being charged a run in that inning and was on the hook for the loss as the San Francisco Giants won 2-0 to take a 2-0 series lead as the teams head to Detroit for three games.
Fister was given concussion tests after the game and passed them all and decided to fly back to Detroit with the team after being medically cleared to do so, sparking Oakland A's starter Brandon McCarthy to question the decision on Twitter after he was drilled in the head by a line drive during the regular season and didn't pitch again after having to undergo a surgical procedure to relieve pressure on his brain.
After all of that — the guts and drama — Fister was hit with a loss as his team fell in quite the hole against a team that is just two years removed from winning it all against your Texas Rangers.
Now the Tigers are down 0-2 after throwing their two best pitchers out on the mound. That has to be a concern going back home with Anibal Sanchez, Max Scherzer and possibly a second Justin Verlander start awaiting.
With the roll the Giants are on, the question is will we still have a World Series going on when we talk again on Monday? Time will tell.