This is very reminiscent of Game 1 of the 2010 World Series when San Francisco beat up on Texas ace Cliff Lee. Like Verlander, Lee was seen as unstoppable and once Lee was beat, it felt like so were the Rangers. I'm not sure what to make of this, but it sure feels like the same thing.
The Giants (Pablo Sandoval) hit three home runs and they are the team that hit the fewest on the majors this year. The Giants poured it on the Rangers in 2010 as well after a rather meek regular season in which their pitching carried the day in most games. I'll guess we'll see how this Series unfolds, but unless the Tigers rebound, it will likely unfold quickly.