SportsNation Blog ArchivesSN Blog Archives Doug Fister

 

Doug Fister is a lucky guy. Sure, he took the loss as the Tigers dropped Game 2 in San Francisco. But the Detroit right-hander apparently escaped serious injury after Gregor Blanco's second-inning line drive hit him on the head and bounced into center field for a base hit. Observers on Twitter were relieved he wasn't hurt and surprised he stayed in the game. Does he deserve recognition for not only shaking it off, but pitching six scoreless innings before leaving the game?


Giants starter Madison Bumgarner also caught a lucky break in the second, when the Tigers' Prince Fielder was thrown out at the plate on Delmon Young's double. Major league players on Twitter didn't second-guess the Tigers for sending Fielder home. But they did critique his slide.

Join the conversation or follow us @ESPN.

Comment »