Saturday, April 3, 2010

WhatIfSports Subway World Series Game 4: Ojeda vs. El Duque

The good folks at WhatIfSports, who run SimLeague Baseball and Hardball Dynasty have run a best-of-seven scenario for us- a Subway World Series, if you will - between the 1986 Mets and the 1998 Yankees. And we're featuring the entire series at Subway Squawkers.  Here's a look back  at Game 1, Game 2, and Game 3.

We're up to Game 4 of our Subway World Series, with a pitching matchup between Bob Ojeda and Orlando Hernandez. Paul O'Neill puts the Yankees on the boards in the fourth inning with a solo home run. But Gary Carter strikes back later that inning, driving in Keith Hernandez with a double.

The Mets go ahead, 2-1, in the sixth, thanks to a Darryl Strawberry homer. Gary Carter drives in another run  in the seventh to make the score 3-1 Mets.  But the Yankees tie the score in the eighth, thanks to a Bernie Williams two-run homer.

At the top of  the ninth, Doug Sisk enters the game for the Mets, only to to hit Scott Brosius with a pitch, and then give up a single to Homer Bush. Then Randy Niemann comes into the game for the Mets in relief of Sisk. He strikes out Chuck Knoblauch, but gives up run-scoring singles to Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, and Paul O'Neill to make the game 6-3.

Rick Anderson comes in in relief of Niemann, strikes out Tino Martinez, then gives up a run-scoring single to Jorge Posada before getting Chad Curtis to pop out and end the inning.

With the score 7-3 Yankees, Keith Hernandez drives in a run in the bottom of the ninth to make the score 7-4. But Mariano Rivera comes into the game and shuts down the Mets' offense, and the Yankees win.

Here's the box score and detailed description of Game 4.
The Bombers are now up three games to one in the series. Will they be able to close the Mets out  in five games? Come back tomorrow to see!

1 comment:

MONDOAS said...

I'm sorry but this series would NEVER go longer than 4 games. The 1998 Yankees were the greatest team in my lifetime (38 years and counting) and the 86 Mets would be destroyed! Were the Mets put into this hypothetical to appease the Mets' fans on this site? Ok, I'll play but really!

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