The San Francisco Giants will take on the Detroit Tigers in the World Series this year, and Times Dodgers writer Dylan Hernandez and Angels writer Mike DiGiovanna discussed the upcoming Fall Classic today in a Google+ hangout.
The long layoff may hurt Detroit, and "it could take a game or two for them to find their game legs," DiGiovanna said, but the Tigers have an answer to that.
"Justin Verlander is the great equalizer," DiGiovanna said. "He will give the Tigers hitters a chance to get their legs back under them, knowing they won't have to score six or seven runs right now. Verlander is the best pitcher in the game right now."