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2010 World Series SIMULATION (Game 1)
I know for many of you, it will be a long winter without baseball. With over 100 days remaining until pitchers and catchers report to Florida and Arizona, the mere thought just eats away at you inside. The allure of football and basketball just doesn’t cut it for you, and it’s (somewhat) understandable.
Well for at least this week, I’ve got the remedy. Courtesy of the fine folks at WhatIf Sports, I bring to you … THE 2010 WORLD SERIES — only with the Yankees instead of the Rangers. The premise is simple: how would this year’s Series have gone if the Bombers had outlasted the Rangers in the ALCS and faced the Giants? Here’s how Game 1 went:
What better way to kick off the Series than with two of the game’s best hurlers? Past Cy Young Award winners CC Sabathia and Tim Lincecum took to the AT&T Park mound in what was sure to be a classic pitcher’s duel. Unfortunately for the Giants fans in attendance, it wasn’t even close.
The Yankees offense exploded for five runs in the second inning, featuring an RBI single from Sabathia himself and back-to-back HRs from Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira. The five-run outburst was more than enough for Sabathia, who simply dominated the Giants offense. He rarely found himself in serious trouble until the last two innings in tossing a complete game 9-hitter. Granderson drove in 4 runs and ended up a double shy of the cycle. Derek Jeter added a solo homer in the 9th to cap off the scoring. Not much went right for the team that once played across the 155th St. Bridge from Yankee Stadium. Lincecum gave up seven hits and seven earned runs in only 3 2/3 IP and the offense scattered those nine hits, only scoring on Andres Torres’ sac fly in the 8th.
With CC on his ‘A’ game, the Yankees take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Can New York keep the momentum going in Game 2? Will the Giants pull even against Andy Pettitte to earn a split heading back to the Bronx? Find out tomorrow!