The last time the Tigers won the Pennant they faced an 83 win team in St. Louis and basically got the snot blown out of them. That was in 2006. The last time the Tigers won the World Series Jack Morris was their Ace in the Hole. That was 28 years ago when the Tigers current ace was a year old. He toes the slab tonight against a respectful Giants lineup featuring a Panda, a Buster, and a Belt, oh, and some awkward guy named Hunter.
The last time Barry Zito faced the Tigers in a postseason game he was knocked out in the fourth inning after giving up five earned runs.