Shohei Ohtani dominated for 6 scoreless innings and blast a 2-run homer, leaving the mound with a 5-0 lead that would have given the Angels credit for a 3 games to none Statis-Pro sweep.
However the ChiSox destroyed the weak Angels bullpen. Tim Anderson capped 4 doubles in the first 7 batters against Angels relieving to tie the game 5-5, and the Angels won 9-5. Anderson went 4 of 9 in the series.
In the 2nd game the ChiSox new pitching depth described in the previous blog was the difference as Kopech pitched the last 3 innings in a 3-1 win. For the series the ChiSox relievers pitched 7.1 scoreless innings while the Angels relievers gave up 9 runs in 5 innings.
Each team has now played five 2-game series in Statis-Pro this season. Keep in mind our Statis-Pro teams do not get to rack up wins against the worst five teams in the league so the records should be a little worse in Statis-Pro then in real games. The two teams that are much better in real life then in our early Statis-Pro games are the NY Yankees (2nd in our Statis-Pro League but nowhere near the amazing clip the team is playing at this year) and the Houston Astros (only .433 in the early Statis-Pro by .659 in real life. The only team that is much better in Statis-Pro then in real life is the Toronto Blue Jays, who are barely above .500 in real life but are first place in Statis-Pro at 19-11. The other 7 teams in our league are close to what you would expect.
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