Wednesday, June 30, 2021

World Series Preview? Full Strength Mets vs. Red Sox

Playing Statis-Pro with teams at full strength, the Mets (NL leading .615 winning percentages) edged the Red Sox (.636).

The Mets hqd the advantage with their top two starters (deGrom and Stroman) facing the 3rd and 4th BoSox starters (Richards and Perez). However, They barely survived the Red Sox top of the lineup. Verdugo led off and went 5 of 9 including a second game grandslam to cut the Mets lead to 6-5 and 2-run homer to cut it to 8-7 in the No. 2 spot.

However  cleanup Devers' nightmare series in the field cost the Red Sox both games. He had 2 errors and failed to come up woth the ball on three clutch defensive plays.

He also struck out with bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th against a tiring Diaz (pb reduced from 2-9 to 2-7) to lose 3-2.

AL “East”

Boston                14-8

New York           13-9

Tampa Bay         12-10

Cleveland           10-12

Toronto                7-15


AL “West”

Houston             16-6

Chicago               14-8

Los Angeles        13-9

Oakland                8-14

Minnesota           6-16

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