Chase Utley MVP In Phillies Over Yanks in MLB ’09 The Show

Chase Utley

Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phiilies is wrapped up.  Winner of the first game goes to the Philadelphia Phillies in a 6 – 1 effort backed by a complete game from Cliff Lee and a stellar hitting performance by Chase Utley hitting 2 HR’s.  Even more impressive was the World Series simulation prediction by MLB ’09 The Show.

Cliff Lee had a very strong performance in Game 1 striking with 10 K’s over 9 innings. The actual score of 6-1 was a tad lower than the prediction but the dominant performance was there by Lee showing the utmost confidence on the mound. In the Yankees losing effort, C.C. Sabathia also had a strong outing giving up 2 solo shots to Chase Utley. So looking ahead to Game 2, Pedro Martinez will make one of his biggest starts of his career in Yankee Stadium. Simulation has the Yanks up top in Games 2 5-4 in 10 innings so let’s see how those predictions go.

Here are some of the final stats…

Final Scores:

* Game 1: Phillies, 12-3
* Game 2: Yankees, 5-4 (10 innings)
* Game 3: Phillies, 6-1
* Game 4: Phillies, 6-3
* Game 5: Yankees, 9-1
* Game 6: Yankees, 6-1
* Game 7: Phillies, 8-2

Key Performers:

* Cliff Lee, pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies – 2-0, 12 K
* Chase Utley, second baseman, Philadelphia Phillies – 11/28, 4 HR, 8 RBI [MVP]
* Ryan Howard, first baseman, Philadelphia Phillies – 7/25, 2 HR
* Jimmy Rollins, shortstop, Philadelphia Phillies – 8/26, 3 SB

* A.J. Burnett, pitcher, NY Yankees – 2-0, 10 K
* Mark Teixeira, first baseman, NY Yankees – 7/23, 5 RBI, 1 HR
* Alex Rodriguez, third baseman, NY Yankees – 9/24, 8 RBI, 2 HR
* Derek Jeter, shortstop, NY Yankees – 8/26, 4 RBI, 1 HR

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