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2010 World Series SIMULATION (Game 2)
As I said yesterday, I know it’s going to be a long winter for most of you with no baseball over the winter. So as a treat, I’ve decided to post results from a simulated version of the 2010 World Series featuring the Yankees and Giants (NOTE: All simulations courtesy of WhatIf Sports). Game 1 saw the Yankees click on all cylinders in beating the Giants on the road. What will Game 2 have in store? Let’s find out:
With CC Sabathia leading the Yankees to a Game 1 victory on the strength of a complete game, Andrew Eugene Pettitte was looked upon to keep the momentum going and send the series back to New York up 2-0. The Giants would counter with another young stud in Matt Cain, looking to help the Giants earn a split in San Francisco against the vaunted Yankees offense. Like the previous game, one pitcher outperformed the other. Unfortunately, the results were reversed.
The Bombers did jump on Cain early, thanks to Curtis Granderson’s 2nd HR of the series and Jorge Posada’s 1st in the first two innings. The good times ended there for the offense, however, as Cain only let one man past second base from the third inning on. While not overly dominant, Cain pitched well enough to give the Giants a chance. Pettitte was not so lucky. He pitched himself into trouble in every inning, but managed to give up only one run in the first four frames. The fifth, however, would be his undoing. After allowing back-to-back singles to Buster Posey and Pat Burrell, Pettitte followed with a Cody Ross line-out and an Aubrey Huff fly out. It looked like he would escape yet again, but three straight RBI singles from Juan Uribe, Edgar Renteria and Cain knocked him out of the game. Andres Torres capped the scoring with a 3-run HR off of Sergio Mitre. The Yankees offense would threaten to score only once more, stranding runners on 1st and 2nd in the eighth inning.
So now we find ourselves tied at 1 with the Series heading back to the Bronx for a pivotal Game 3. Can Phil Hughes swing the momentum back to the Yankees’ side now that they’re home? Or will Jonathan Sanchez find a way to steal one at the Stadium? Make sure to come back tomorrow morning and find out!