2012 World Series: Game 2

Posted on October 26, 2012

HAND HELD CAMERA: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at home plate by Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants in the top of the second inning during Game 2 of the 2012 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

I am still a little stunned. As I sit here in my office at midnight the Giants are up two games to none on the Tigers in the World Series, and I have a flight to Detroit in seven hours for the next three games. Tonight’s 2-0 win by the Giants behind the stellar pitching of Madison Bumgarner put them in real good position to go after their second title in the past three years. How is that even possible?

Once again I was on assignment for Major League Baseball tonight and shot the game from the awesome Lexus Dugout Club spot that I wrote about last week. The play of the game tonight happened in the top of the second inning, and I was in a great spot to make a nice set of pictures. Prince Fielder was on first base with no one out for the Tigers when Delmon Young ripped a double into the left field corner. The Tiger’s third base coach Gene Lamont waved Fielder home- which is a gamble with no outs- and the Giants put together two great throws by Gregor Blanco and Marco Scutaro to nail Fielder at home as catcher Buster Posey applied a sweet swipe tag. The Giants executed this play perfectly, and the Tigers never scored the rest of the game.

REMOTE CAMERA: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at home plate by Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants in the top of the second inning during Game 2 of the 2012 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)

Home plate umpire Dan Iassogna made the correct call on the bang-bang play at the plate, and he also blocked most of the photographers in the park from making a good picture of the play. I was lucky and had a clear lane to see the play and shoot a nice frame of Fielder sliding in with my hand held camera, and my remote camera that was about 20 feet to my left made a real nice frame Posey yelling for the ump to make a call.

Needless to say I am pretty happy with these two frames, so I do not see any reason to post more pictures in this blog post. You gotta keep the fans wanting more right? I also believe in a tight edit every once in awhile.

I am off to Detroit in the morning with my fun team from MLB Photos and I can’t wait for Game 3 on Saturday.

What Others Are Saying

  1. Tony October 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Brad, I hear you about keeping them wanting more, and good solid tight edits! But this is one of those times i’d love to see the “Contact Sheet” from all the frames!

  2. Scott October 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

    You nailed it!

  3. Beck Diefenbach October 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    That second image might be my favorite of that play I’ve seen so far. I had no idea Buster could make expressions beyond a polite smile.

  4. Kurt Kessler October 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Awesome shots!!!!

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