BASEBALL WORLD SERIES 2010 ODDS -TEXAS RANGERS VS. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS PREDICTIONS
The World Series of 2010 was the 106th occurrence of Major League Baseball’s championship series, played between the National League champion San Francisco Giants and the American League champion Texas Rangers, teams met for the first time in a fall classic. The Giants went up with the title of the majors in five games, the first since they are based in San Francisco and the win is the first of the Giants in 56 years, the former dating back to 1954 when the franchise was based in New York, despite a fourth time to attend a World Series, the last in 2002. For the Rangers was the first time in playing a final.
San Francisco was defeated in four games at Atlanta Braves (3-1) for the Division Series and then won the National League pennant to Philadelphia Phillies, seeking their third consecutive World Series in six games. The Rangers in the ALDS, had beaten Tampa Bay Rays in five games (3-2), and then won the American League Championship defeating the champions of Major League Baseball 2009, the New York Yankees (4-2). Their most valuable players in the Championship Series were Cody Ross and Josh Hamilton respectively.
BASEBALL 2010 WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE BETTING ODDS
|Game 1||Wednesday, October 27th||Rangers @ Giants||FOX||7:57pm|
|Game 2||Thursday, October 28th||Rangers @ Giants||FOX||7:57pm|
|Game 3||Saturday, October 30th||Giants @ Rangers||FOX||6:57pm|
|Game 4||Sunday, October 31st||Giants @ Rangers||FOX||8:20pm|
|Game 5||Monday, November 1st||Giants @ Rangers||FOX||7:57pm|
|Game 6*||Wednesday, November 3rd||Rangers @ Giants||FOX||7:57pm|
|Game 7*||Thursday, November 4th||Rangers @ Giants||FOX||7:57pm|
BASEBALL 2010 WORLD SERIES ANALYSIS
The two star pitchers from both teams, Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum, did not have an easy opener. Primarily Lee, who remained undefeated in the playoffs, succumbed to San Francisco to accept seven runs, six of them clean.
Also, Vladimir Guerrero made two errors in the eighth inning to be located on the right, when their performance is usually designated hitter. In fact, a total of six errors in the match, the most in a World Series game since game three of the classic fall of 1997.
Renteria’s homer opened the scoring after five innings for starting pitchers dominated CJ Wilson from Texas, and Matt Cain in San Francisco. Texas failed to score the first run in the fifth inning when Ian Kinsler homer beyond the fence near the field, but the ball bounced right on the edge to return to the ground. For the seventh inning Wilson had to leave the ground due to a blister on one finger.
In the eighth, despite having won two outs, Texas relievers Derek Holland failed to provide three consecutive walks, while Mark Lowe gave another, forcing between the two races.
Texas’ offense responded in this game. For example, Michael Young, Nelson Cruz, 25-3 in the first two games, had three hits between them, while Josh Hamilton hit a homer when he hit the two previous games of 8-1.
On the other hand, this game is to have the highest attendance in the history of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Stadium and was the first World Series in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex.
The rookie pitcher for San Francisco, Madison Bumgarner (21), the fifth youngest to start a World Series game, had a remarkable game in which silenced the Texas offense for eight episodes.
He was also helped by the defensive plays tracks by second baseman Freddy Sanchez and receiver Buster Posey.
The starters for both teams, Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee, offered a pitcher’s duel until the sixth, because until then had been a runner reach second base. It was Renteria who opened the scoring with a homer, be decisive in the series, as it did in 1997.
Texas’ offense again was diminished in the meeting. Brian Wilson saved the game, relieving Lincecum who scored ten strikeouts, and the Giants won their sixth title as a franchise and first since they are based in San Francisco.
2010 WORLD SERIES MVP PICKS
Edgar Renteria, nicknamed “The Barranquilla Baby” homered to left field that allowed three runs score in the seventh inning against the Texas pitcher Cliff Lee to open the scoring and give Tim Lincecum his second win of the series, was chosen as the Most Valuable Player World Series.
Playing for the San Francisco Giants reached a record of 2,240 hits in his career. He finished with an average of .412 on offense, two homers and six RBIs. He is part of the players that have connected a critical hit in two classic autumn, alongside Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra. First South American to win an MVP in baseball.