Thursday, November 26, 2009

World Series Tidbits

Even though the Warpigs had almost twice as many homers as the Buckeyes in the regular season, the Buckeyes outhomered the Pigs in the Series 10-6. And 3 of those 6 Pig homers came in the final game.

In another oddity, the Pigs(7) had more stolen bases than the Buckeyes(4). It's not all that odd, though; the Pigs and Buckeyes actually stole the same amount of bases in the regular season.

Rich Harden struck out 18 in 13 innings while going 2-0. He struck out 26 in 15 innings to go 2-0 in the Rhino series.

In the 6 game series, the Warpig starting pitchers threw 32 innings. The Buckeye starters threw only 11.

The Warpigs outhit the Buckeyes in all 6 games. Rafael Furcal had hits in every game, going 9/23. He only went 3/20 vs the Rhinos - and all three hits were in the first game.

Cody Ransom went 6-9 with 3 homers in the 12 playoff games. All of his homers were key, too. The first one was a 2-out, 9th inning, game tying blast against the Rhinos - sending the game to extra innings. The second one was a walk-off homer to end the 2nd round series vs the Rhinos. And his 3rd one came in the 7th inning of the final game of the World Series and gave the Pigs the lead for good. The weird thing is, despite the column of homers on his card, all three of his homers were on the pitchers' cards! He hit a 6-2 ballpark off of Cory Wade; then hit a 5-5 homer off Wade in game 6. Against the Buckeyes, Ransom hit a ballpark homer at 6-9 on Sergio Romo's card.

The Buckeyes' version of Cody Ransom was Ryan Shealy, and he had a weird end to his season. As the Buckeyes tried desperately to score a tying run in the final two innings of game 6, Shealy was on bench. But being the ONLY guy left on the bench, he could only pinch hit for DH or 1B. Plus, he only had 1 at bat remaining. The game - and series - ended with Shealy still sitting on the bench. It was reminiscent of the Fungoes' Jeff Baker not being able to get into the final game in 2007 when the Oilers clinched a first round series over the Fungi.

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