4-GAME SHOCKER: I don’t think anyone would have predicted a 4-game Mariners’ sweep….but the pitching of Carrasco, Quintana, and Iwakuma kept the mighty Giant bats quiet for for the first 3 games, limiting them to 1 run apiece….the Giants got to Gio Gonzales in the 4th game but scored 6 off of Verlander to take the series…Carlos Beltran had 3 hits in the deciding game.
I’ve burned out my superlatives for Rick Wynne at the end of last season, but let’s just say he’s never had a negative WOR, he hasn’t had a losing season since taking on a truly dismal Pirate team in 1995, is a three-time champion, and this is his 6th World Series appearance. And, he’s always the first to notice anomalies in the game and the most gracious about pointing them out. This completes his 22nd ASFBL season, and he posted a personal-best regular season record this year. Amongst his other accomplishments, that’s saying something.
It’s hard to believe this is true, but this is Adam Symonds’ first World Series ring, and in fact was his first LCS appearance….this is the 7th time he’s placed in the top-5 WOR spots since 2008, but all that pales to the fact that this year, he’s the champ. Congrats!
That’s a season wrap — thanks again to all of you for making this a really enjoyable experience…having fun watching all those Mets I traded away on route to my -14 WOR prove what a dunderhead I was…and wondering why they keep pitching to Murphy. Leo will be in touch with the prize winners, and I’ll see you all again in Spring Training!