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New York Mets - 2018 World Series Champions


The New York Mets beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4 games to 1 to win the 2018 World Series behind stellar pitching.
Series MVP Matt Harvey dominated the opening game of the series, shutting out the Rays giving up only 3 hits and striking out 10. Ike Davis drove in all 3 Mets runs hitting a 6th inning Home Run, giving Harvey the victory 3-0. In the Series, Harvey won 2 games with a 0.56 ERA, .75 WHIP striking out 22 in 16 innings.
Noah Syndergaard followed Harvey’s performance with another 10 strike out 3 hitter. The Rays managed only one run on Melvin Upton’s lead off 4th inning Homer. Juan Lagares scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the 4th, before Michael Conforto put the game out of reach with a 2 run Home Run, giving the Mets a 4-1 victory and a 2-0 series lead.
The Series moved to Tropicana Field for game 3, and the Rays needed a victory badly. Chris Archer responded with a 5 hit gem, pitching 7 innings and holding the Mets to 1 run. The Rays offense came to life exploding for 7 runs in the 6th inning. Mark Teixeira started it off with a 2 run Homer, and after 3 straight singles, Wil Myers hit a 2 run double, giving the Rays an 8-1 victory.
Seth Lugo took the mound for the Mets in game 4 and got the Mets staff back on track. Combining with Logan Verrett, they held the Rays to 1 run on 6 hits. The Mets took an early lead in the 1st on Lucas Duda’s 2 run homer, which was all the Mets needed taking the victory 5-1, one game away from a championship.
Game 5 was a pitching duel between Harvey and Jake Ordizzi. Harvey got the win, going 8 innings, giving up 1 run on 7 hits, striking out 12. Daniel Murphy drove in both of the Mets runs, with a solo Home Run in the 3rd, and a run scoring Double in the 5th. The Rays tried to break things open in the bottom of the 5th. Joey Wendle opened the inning with a triple, and Reid Brignac followed with a double to close the gap to 2-1, but Harvey buckled down and struck out the side, preserving the lead, the victory, and the 2018 World Championship.
Michael Conforto led the Mets offense with a .412 Avg, 1.941 OPS, 4 doubles, 2 Home Runs and 5 RBI.
Wil Myers led the Rays offense with a .286 Avg, .857 OPS, 3 doubles and 2 RBI.

Rule 5 Draft Results

2019

Evan Marshall - From Diamondbacks to White Sox
David Hernandez - From Orioles to Reds
David Phelps - From White Sox to Blue Jays
Jose Quintana - From White Sox to Cubs
Josh Tomlin - From Indians to Braves
Rick Porcello - From Tigers to Red Sox
Steven Cishek - From Royals to Cubs
Tyler Chatwood - From Angels to Cubs
Mike Wright - From Angels to Mariners
C.J. Cron - From Angels to Twins
Tim Federowicz - From Dodgers to Rangers
Javy Guerra - From Dodgers to Nationals
Kirby Yates - From Yankees to Padres
Tyler Clippard - From Yankees to Indians
Shawn Kelley - From Yankees to Rangers
Yangervis Solarte - From Yankees to Giants
Chasen Bradford - From Mets to Mariners
Travis d-Arnaud - From Mets to Rays
Nick Martini - From A's to Mariners
Dan Straily - From A's to Orioles
Matt Anriese - From Ray to Diamondbacks
Zach Duke - From Rangers to Reds
Kevin Pillar - From Blue Jays to Giants
Kendrys Morales - From Blue Jays to A's
Derek Holland - From Blue Jays to Giants
Craig Stammen - From Nationals to Padres

2018

Wade Miley - From Orioles to Brewers
Alex Gordon - From White Sox to Royals
Tyler Flowers - From White Sox to Braves
Drew Pomeranz - From Angels to Red Sox
Kendrys Morales - From Angels to Blue Jays
Pat Neshek - From Twins to Phillies
Cory Gearrin - From Twins to Rangers
Joe Smith - From Mets to Astros
Luke Gregerson - From Padres to Cardinals
Logan Forsythe - From Padres to Twins
Juan Nicasio - From Cardinals to Mariners
Seung-hwan Oh - From Cardinals to Rockies
Steven Souza - From Rays to Diamondbacks
Peter Bourjos - From Rays to Braves
J A Happ - From Rangers to Yankees
Jordan Zimmerman - From Nationals to Tigers

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Baltimore Orioles - 2017 World Series Champion


The Baltimore Orioles dominated the New York Mets to win the 2017 World series 4 games to 1.
Shea Stadium was the setting for Game 1. The Orioles took advantage of 2 Mets errors scoring 3 unearned runs. Manny Machado tripled and scored in the 2nd, and the Orioles took the lead 3-0 in the 5th when Pete O’Brien hit a RBI double and scored following an error by Jose Reyes. Series MVP Jake Arrieta’s got the win, going 8 1/3, allowing 4 hits and striking out 10. Arietta finished the series with 2 wins, 2.24 ERA, .993 WHIP and 12.29 K/9.
Daniel Hudson and Matt Harvey and pitched brilliantly in game 2. Harvey allowed 6 hits striking out 12 for the Mets, but Hudson got the win allowing 5 hits for the Orioles. The game was scoreless through 5, and the Orioles took the lead on WW Backman’s solo Home Run in the 6th, but the Mets tied it in the bottom half on an RBI double by Ike Davis. Backman drove in the game winning run with an 8th inning single and the Orioles took the game 2-1 and held the series lead heading back to Baltimore.
The Mets desperately needed to get into the win column if they were going to have a chance in the Series. The Mets bats came alive in game 3. Home Runs by Lucas Duda and Justin Turner put them on the board, and with the game tied at 5, Ruben Tejada hit a pinch hit Home run in the 8th inning giving the Mets the win 6-5.
The Orioles sent Ervin Santana to the mound for game 4, and he held the Mets to 1 run on 3 hits. In the first inning, a double by Backman and a RBI single by Nick Markakis gave the Orioles an early lead and a Home Run by James Wilson in the 5th inning put the game out of reach. The Orioles were now 1 game away from the Championship.
Jacob DeGrom and Arietta took the mound for game 5. The Orioles jumped on top in the 1st with a 2 run Home Run by Backman, and held a 3-2 lead through 7 innings. In the bottom of the 8th a bases loaded double by William Kunkel put the game out reach. Arietta got the win, striking out 12.
Backman was the Orioles’ leader on offense with a .333 Avg, 1.444 OPS, 2 doubles, 2 Home Runs and 4 RBI.
Josh Thole was the Mets’ leader on offense with a .286 Avg, 1.143 OPS, 1 Double, 1 Home Run and 1 RBI.

Seattle Mariners - 2016 World Series Champion


The Seattle Mariners entered the 2016 playoffs as a wild card, making it to the World Series to face the Los Angeles Dodgers who finished the season with the best record in baseball. No one expected the Mariners to dispose of the mighty Dodgers quickly, but sweep the Dodgers they did. The Mariners starters pitched phenomenal, holding the Dodgers to 5 runs on 16 hits for the series.
The World Series started in Los Angeles, with the Dodgers sending Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw to the mound to face Erasmo Martinez, who led the 2016 Mariners in ERA and WHIP. The Dodgers took held an early 1-0 lead, and Kershaw held the Mariners scoreless through 6. In the 7th, Series MVP Ruben Amaro III (.400 Avg, 1.533 OPS, 1 Double, 2 HR, 7 RBI) hit a 2 run Home Run to give the Mariners the lead, and a game 1, 4-2 victory.
Game 2 was a thriller. The Mariners took an early 2-0 lead behind the 3 hit pitching of Michael Pineda, but the Dodgers tied it in the 7th. With the game tied 2-2 in the 9th, Ruben Amaro was again the hero, with a 2 RBI bloop single giving the Mariners the victory 5-2 and a commanding 2-0 series lead heading home to Seattle.

Felix Hernandez took the mound for the Mariners in game 3. Hernandez pitched a complete game, striking out 8, holding the Dodgers scoreless on 5 hits. The Mariners dominated the game and now held a 3-0 series lead on the 4-0 game 3 victory.
The Mariners offense exploded in game 4, hitting 5 home runs. Phegley, Lemon, Miller, Saunders and Amaro each rounded the bases, giving the Mariners the 2016 World Championship with a dominating 8-3 victory.

Cincinnati Reds - 2015 World Series Champions


The Cincinnati reds owned the 2015 season. Taking their 125 win season into the playoffs, the Reds swept the Brewers and Padres in route to the World Series. Behind a dominant pitching staff, the Reds completed a near perfect post season with a 4-1 World Series title over the Oakland A’s.
The Series started with a 17 inning marathon. Series MVP and 2015 Cy Young winner Travis Wood allowed 5 hits through 10 and Gio Gonzalez allowed 3 hits through 6. The Reds won the game 2-1 in the bottom of the 17th on an RBI double by Cody Ross. The Reds dominated game 2; Tony Cingrani struck out 10, and the Reds scattered 11 hits, taking a 9-2 victory and a 2-0 Series lead.
Coming home to Oakland, the A’s took an early game 3 lead in the 2nd inning when Stephen Vogt hit a 2 run double. Rich Harden pitched 6 shutout innings, but the Reds came alive in the 8th . Devin Mesoraco and Timothy Pagliarulo hit back to back Home Runs giving the Reds the victory 5-3, and a 3-0 series lead. Avoiding the sweep, the A’s fought hard in game 4, scoring 5 runs on 5 hits, earning a 5-4 victory. The A’s took a first inning lead in the game on Daric Barton’s two run, bases loaded single.
Travis Wood returned to the mound for the Reds in game 5, and once again pitched brilliantly, holding the A’s to 2 runs on 4 hits, leading the Reds to a 5-2 victory giving the Reds their second championship in 3 seasons. Travis Wood took the Series MVP striking out 14 in 18.2 innings with a .98 ERA, .87 WHIP. Cody Ross led the Reds on offense batting .333, hitting 1 Home Run and 2 Doubles with a 1.167 OPS.

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