2014 World Series: How did we get here?

Well, Game 7 of The World Series.

I thought it might amuse you to see the path we took through the Wild Cards, and Division and League Championship Series.

Details below the fold.

Wild Card Games

Junior League Wild Card: Athletics at Royals, 9/30/14

Starting Pitchers Jon Lester (L, 16 – 11, ERA 2.46), James Shields (R, 14 – 8, ERA 3.21)

  • Top 1st, Leadoff Single, 2 RBI Home Run.  Athletics 2 – 0.
  • Bottom 1st, Leadoff Single, Force, Steal, Walk, RBI Single.  Athletics 2 – 1.
  • Bottom 3rd, Leadoff Single, Sacrifice, Sacrifice, RBI Double, RBI Single.  Royals 3 – 2.
  • Top 6th, Leadoff Single, Walk, 3 RBI Home Run, Single, Wild Pitch, Sacrifice, RBI Single, RBI Single.  Athletics 7 – 3.
  • Bottom 8th, Leadoff Single, Steal, Sacrifice, RBI Single, Steal, Walk, RBI Single, Steal, RBI Wild Pitch.  Athletics 7 – 6.
  • Bottom 9th, Leadoff Single, Sacrifice, Steal, RBI Sacrifice.  Tied at 7.
  • Top 12th, Walk, Sacrifice, Wild Pitch, RBI Single.  Athletics 8 – 7.
  • Bottom 12th, Triple, RBI Single, Steal, RBI Single.  Royals 9 – 8, Final.  Royals advance to Division Championship.

Senior League Wild Card: Giants at Pirates, 10/1/14

Starting Pitchers Edinson Volquez (R, 13 – 7, ERA 3.04), Madison Bumgarner (L, 18 – 10, ERA 2.98)

  • Top 4th, Leadoff Single, Single, Walk, Grand Slam.  Giants 4 – 0.
  • Top 6th, Leadoff Walk, Wild Pitch Advance, RBI Single.  Giants 5 – 0.
  • Top 7th, Leadoff Single, Single, Walk, Force Out at Plate, 2 RBI Single, Double Play.  Giants 7 – 0.
  • Top 8th, Walk, Single, RBI Single.  Giants 8 – 0, Final.  Giants advance to Division Championship.

Division Championships

Junior League Division Championship Game 1 Afternoon: Tigers at Orioles, 10/2/14

Starting Pitchers Chris Tillman (R, 13 – 6, ERA 3.34), Max Scherzer (R, 18 – 5, ERA 3.15)

  • Bottom 1st, Leadoff Single, HBP, Double Play, Runner on 3rd, 2 RBI Home Run.  Orioles 2 – 0.
  • Top 2nd, Solo Shot, Solo Shot.  Tied at 2.
  • Bottom 2nd, Walk, Sacrifice, Single, Corners, RBI Single.  Orioles 3 – 2.
  • Bottom 7th, Solo Shot.  Orioles 4 – 2.
  • Top 8th, Leadoff Single, Double Play, Solo Shot.  Orioles 4 – 3.
  • Bottom 8th, Double, RBI Error, Safe at 1st, Steal, RBI Single, Single, Error, 2nd and 3rd, Walk, RBI Single, RBI Sacrifice, 2 RBI Double, Wild Pitch, Runner at 3rd, Walk, 2 RBI Double.  Orioles 12 – 3 Final.  Orioles lead series 1 – 0.

Junior League Division Championship Game 1 Evening: Royals at Angels, 10/2/14

Starting Pitchers Jered Weaver (R, 18 – 9, ERA 3.59), Jason Vargas (L, 11 – 10, ERA 3.71)

  • Top 3rd, Walk, RBI Double.  Royals 1 – 0.
  • Bottom 3rd, Solo Shot.  Tied at 1.
  • Top 5th, Leadoff Double, Sacrifice, RBI Sacrifice.  Royals 2 – 1.
  • Bottom 5th, Solo Shot.  Tied at 2.
  • Top 11th, Solo Shot.  Royals 3 – 2 Final.  Royals lead series 1 – 0.

Junior League Division Championship Game 2 Afternoon: Tigers at Orioles, 10/3/14

Starting Pitchers Wei-Yin Chen (L, 16 – 6, ERA 3.54), Justin Verlander (R, 15 – 12, ERA 4.54)

  • Bottom 3rd, Single, 2 RBI Home Run.  Orioles 2 – 0.
  • Top 4th, Leadoff Single, Double, RBI Single, 3 RBI Home Run, Solo Shot.  Tigers 5 – 2.
  • Bottom 4th, Leadoff Single, Sacrifice, RBI Single.  Tigers 5 – 3.
  • Top 8th, Leadoff Walk, Single, RBI Double, Out Advancing.  Tigers 6 – 4.
  • Bottom 8th, HBP, Single, RBI Single, Walk, 3 RBI Double.  Orioles 7 – 6 Final.  Orioles lead series 2 – 0.

Junior League Division Championship Game 2 Evening: Royals at Angels, 10/3/14

Starting Pitchers Matt Shoemaker (R, 16 – 4, ERA 3.04), Yordano Ventura (R, 14 – 10, ERA 3.20)

  • Top 2nd, Leadoff Double, RBI Single.  Royals 1 – 0.
  • Bottom 6th, Single, Walk, RBI Single.  Tied at 1.
  • Top 11th, Single, 2 RBI Home Run, Walk, Steal, Error, Runner Advances, RBI Single.  Royals 4 – 1 Final.  Royals Lead series 2 – 0.

Senior League Division Championship Game 1 Afternoon: Giants at Nationals, 10/3/14

Starting Pitchers Stephen Strasburg (R, 14 – 11, ERA 3.14), Jake Peavy (R, 7 – 13, ERA 3.73)

  • Top 3rd, Leadoff Single, Error, Runners 1st and 2nd, Passed Ball, Runners Advance, RBI Single, Double Play.  Giants 1 – 0.
  • Top 4th, Leadoff Single, Force, Steal, RBI Single.  Giants 2 – 0.
  • Top 7th, Leadoff Triple, RBI Single, Caught Stealing.  Giants 3 – 0.
  • Bottom 7th, Solo Shot, Solo Shot.  Giants 3 – 2 Final.  Giants lead series 1 – 0.

Senior League Division Championship Game 1 Evening: Cardinals at Dodgers, 10/3/14

Starting Pitchers Clayton Kershaw (L, 21 – 3, ERA 1.77), Adam Wainwright (R, 20 – 9, ERA 2.38)

  • Top 1st, Solo Shot.  Cardinals 1 – 0.
  • Bottom 3rd, HBP, Sacrifice, RBI Single, Steal, RBI Double.  Dodgers 2 – 1.
  • Bottom 4th, Leadoff Single, Sacrifice, Sacrifice, RBI Single, Walk, RBI Single.  Dodgers 4 – 1.
  • Bottom 5th, Leadoff Single, 5 RBI Home Run.  Dodgers 6 – 1.
  • Top 6th, Solo Shot.  Dodgers 6 – 2.
  • Top 7th, Leadoff Single, Single, Single, RBI Single, RBI Single, 3 RBI Double, 3 RBI Home Run.  Cardinals 10 – 2.
  • Bottom 8th, Walk, 2 RBI Home Run.  Cardinals 10 – 8.
  • Bottom 9th, Single, Double, RBI Sacrifice.  Cardinals 10 – 9 Final.  Cardinals lead series 1 – 0.

Senior League Division Championship Game 2 Afternoon: Giants at Nationals, 10/4/14

Starting Pitchers Jordan Zimmermann (R, 14 – 5, ERA 2.66), Tim Hudson (R, 9 – 13, ERA 3.57)

  • Bottom 3rd, Leadoff Double, Sacrifice, RBI Single.  Nationals 1 – 0.
  • Top 9th, Walk, Single, RBI Double.  Tied at 1.
  • Top 18th, Solo Shot.  Giants 2 – 1 Final.  Giants lead series 2 – 0.

Senior League Division Championship Game 2 Evening: Cardinals at Dodgers, 10/4/14

Starting Pitchers Zack Greinke (R, 17 – 8, ERA 2.71), Lance Lynn (R, 15 – 10, ERA 2.74)

  • Bottom 3rd, Leadoff Double, Single, RBI Sacrifice, RBI Single.  Dodgers 2 – 0.
  • Top 8th, Leadoff Single, 2 RBI Home Run.  Tied at 2.
  • Bottom 8th, Solo Shot.  Dodgers 3 – 2 Final.  Series tied at 1.

Junior League Division Championship Game 3 Afternoon: Orioles at Tigers, 10/5/14

Starting Pitchers David Price (L, 15 – 12, ERA 3.26), Bud Norris (R, 15 – 8, ERA 3.65)

  • Top 6th, Single, 2 RBI Home Run.  Orioles 2 – 0.
  • Bottom 9th, Leadoff Double, RBI Double.  Orioles 2 – 1 Final.  Orioles sweep series 3 – 0.

Junior League Division Championship Game 3 Evening: Angels at Royals, 10/5/14

Starting Pitchers James Shields (R, 14 – 8, ERA 3.21), C.J. Wilson (L, 13 – 10, ERA 4.51)

  • Top 1st, Solo Shot.  Angels 1 – 0.
  • Bottom 1st, Single, Single, Walk, 3 RBI Double.  Royals 3 – 1.
  • Bottom 3rd, Leadoff Walk, 2 RBI Home Run.  Royals 5 – 1
  • Top 4th, Solo Shot.  Royals 5 – 2.
  • Bottom 4th, Solo Shot, Single, Wild Pitch, Single, Runners at Corners, RBI Sacrifice.  Royals 7 – 2.
  • Bottom 6th, Leadoff Walk, Single, RBI Single.  Royals 8 – 2.
  • Top 8th, Leadoff Double, Single, Runner Advances, Steal, RBI Sacrifice.  Royals 8 – 3 Final.  Royals sweep series 3 – 0.

Senior League Division Championship Game 3 Afternoon: Nationals at Giants, 10/6/14

Starting Pitchers Madison Bumgarner (L, 18 – 10, ERA 2.98), Doug Fister (R, 16 – 6, ERA 2.41)

  • Top 7th, Leadoff Single, Walk, 2 RBI Sacrifice, Error, Runner at 2nd, RBI Single.  Nationals 3 – 0.
  • Top 9th, Solo Shot.  Nationals 4 – 0.
  • Bottom 9th, Leadoff Single, Double, RBI Sacrifice.  Nationals 3 – 1 Final.  Giants lead series 2 – 1.

Senior League Division Championship Game 3 Evening: Dodgers at Cardinals, 10/6/14

Starting Pitchers John Lackey (R, 14 – 10, ERA 3.82), Hyun-jin Ryu (L, 14 – 7, ERA 3.38)

  • Bottom 3rd, Solo Shot.  Cardinals 1 – 0.
  • Top 6th, Leadoff Triple, RBI Double.  Tied at 1.
  • Bottom 7th, Leadoff Double, Sacrifice, 2 RBI Home Run.  Cardinals 3 – 1 Final.  Cardinals lead series 2 – 1.

Senior League Division Championship Game 4 Afternoon: Dodgers at Cardinals, 10/7/14

Starting Pitchers Shelby Miller (R, 10 – 9, ERA 3.74), Clayton Kershaw (L, 21 – 3, ERA 1.77)

  • Top 6th, Leadoff Single, Single, Corners, RBI Double Play, HBP, Walk, RBI Single.  Dodgers 2 – 0.
  • Bottom 7th, Leadoff Single, Single, 3 RBI Home Run.  Cardinals 3 – 2 Final.  Cardinals take series 3 – 1.

Senior League Division Championship Game 4 Evening: Nationals at Giants, 10/7/14

Starting Pitchers Ryan Vogelsong (R, 8 – 13, ERA 4.00), Gio Gonzalez (L, 10 – 10, 3.57)

  • Bottom 2nd, Single, Error, Runners at 1st and 2nd, Single, RBI Walk, RBI Sacrifice.  Giants 2 – 0.
  • Top 5th, Leadoff Single, RBI Double.  Giants 2 – 1.
  • Top 7th, Solo Shot.  Tied at 2.
  • Bottom 7th, Single, Single, RBI Wild Pitch.  Giants 3 – 2 Final.  Giants take series 3 – 1.

League Championships

Junior League Championship Game 1: Royals at Orioles, 10/10/14

Starting Pitchers Chris Tillman (R, 13 – 6, ERA 3.34), James Shields (R, 14 – 8, ERA 3.21)

  • Top 3rd, Solo Shot, Single, Walk, Single 2 RBI Double, RBI Error.  Royals 4 – 0.
  • Bottom 3rd, Leadoff Double, Sacrifice, RBI Single.  Royals 4 – 1.
  • Top 5th, Leadoff Double, Sacrifice, RBI Sacrifice.  Royals 5 – 1.
  • Bottom 5th, Leadoff Single, Single, Force at 3rd, RBI Double, Walk, 2 RBI Single.  Royals 5 – 4.
  • Bottom 6th, Leadoff Walk, Single, Double Steal, RBI Single.  Tied at 5.
  • Top 10th, Leadoff Solo Shot, Walk, 2 RBI Home Run.  Royals 8 – 5.
  • Bottom 10th, Single, Walk, RBI Single.  Royals 8 – 6 Final.  Royals lead series 1 – 0.

Junior League Championship Game 2: Royals at Orioles, 10/11/14

Starting Pitchers Yordano Ventura (R, 14 – 10, ERA 3.20), Bud Norris (R, 15 – 8, ERA 3.85)

  • Top 1st, Single, Double, 2 RBI Single.  Royals 2 – 0.
  • Bottom 2nd, Leadoff Walk, Force, Walk, Walk, RBI Sacrifice.  Royals 2 – 1.
  • Top 3rd, Single, Single, Runners at Corners, RBI Double.  Royals 3 – 1.
  • Bottom 3rd, Double, 2 RBI Homer.  Tied at 3.
  • Top 4th, Solo Shot.  Royals 4 – 3.
  • Bottom 5th, Single, Single, Runners at Corners, RBI Force.  Tied at 4.
  • Top 9th, Leadoff Single, Sacrifice, RBI Double, Single, Error, Runners at Corners, RBI Single.  Royals 6 – 4 Final.  Royals lead series 2 – 0.

Junior League Championship Game 3: Orioles at Royals, 10/14/14

Starting Pitchers Jeremy Guthrie (R, 13 – 11, ERA 4.13), Wei-Yin Chen (L, 16 – 6, 3.54)

  • Top 2nd, Double, RBI Double.  Orioles 1 – 0.
  • Bottom 4th, Single, Single, Walk, RBI Sacrifice.  Tied at 1.
  • Bottom 6th, Leadoff Single, Single, Runners at Corners, RBI Sacrifice.  Royals 2 – 1 Final.  Royals lead series 3 – 0.

Junior League Championship Game 4: Orioles at Royals, 10/15/14

Starting Pitchers Jason Vargas (L, 11 – 10, ERA 3.71), Miguel Gonzalez (R, 10 – 9, ERA 3.23)

  • Bottom 1st, Leadoff Single, HBP, Sacrifice, RBI Single, RBI Error.  Royals 2 – 0.
  • Top 3rd, Solo Shot.  Royals 2 – 1 Final.  Royals sweep series 4 – 0.

Senior League Championship Game 1: Giants at Cardinals, 10/11/14

Starting Pitchers Adam Wainwright (R, 20 – 9, ERA 2.38), Madison Bumgarner (L, 18 – 10, ERA 2.98)

  • Top 2nd, Leadoff Double, Walk, Single, RBI Single, RBI Error.  Giants 2 – 0.
  • Top 3rd, Leadoff Single, Single, Force at 2nd, Runners at Corners, RBI Sacrifice.  Giants 3 – 0 Final.  Giants lead series 1 – 0.

Senior League Championship Game 2: Giants at Cardinals, 10/12/14

Starting Pitchers Lance Lynn (R, 15 – 10, ERA 2.74), Jake Peavy (R, 7 – 13, ERA 3.73)

  • Bottom 3rd, Solo Shot.  Cardinals 1 – 0.
  • Bottom 4th, Leadoff Walk, Single, Sacrifice, Walk, RBI Single.  Cardinals 2 – 0.
  • Top 5th, Leadoff Single, Double, RBI Sacrifice.  Cardinals 2 – 1.
  • Top 6th, Double, RBI Single.  Tied at 2.
  • Top 7th, Leadoff Walk, Passed Ball, Runner Advances, Single, Sacrifice, RBI Single.  Giants 3 – 2.
  • Bottom 7th, Solo Shot.  Tied at 3.
  • Bottom 8th, Solo Shot.  Cardinals 4 – 3.
  • Top 9th, Single, Single, Walk, RBI Wild Pitch.  Tied at 4.
  • Bottom 9th, Leadoff Solo Shot.  Cardinals 5 – 4 Final.  Series tied at 1.

Senior League Championship Game 3: Cardinals at Giants, 10/14/14

Starting Pitchers Tim Hudson (R, 9 – 13, ERA 3.57), John Lackey (R, 14 – 10, ERA 3.82)

  • Bottom 1st, Single, Single, RBI Double, Walk, 3 RBI Double.  Giants 4 – 0.
  • Top 4th, Leadoff Single, Single, 2 RBI Triple.  Giants 4 – 2.
  • Top 6th, Leadoff Single, Sacrifice, Sacrifice, RBI Single.  Giants 4 – 3.
  • Top 7th, Solo Shot.  Tied at 4.
  • Bottom 10th, Leadoff Walk, Single, RBI Sacrifice, Error.  Giants 5 – 4 Final.  Giants lead series 2 – 1.

Senior League Championship Game 4: Cardinals at Giants, 10/15/14

Starting Pitchers Ryan Vogelsong (R, 8 – 13, ERA 4.00), Shelby Miller (R, 10 – 9, ERA 3.74)

  • Top 1st, Leadoff Double, Walk, RBI Single.  Cardinals 1 – 0.
  • Bottom 1st, Leadoff Double, Single, Runners at Corners, RBI Single.  Tied at 1.
  • Top 2nd, Leadoff Double, RBI Single.  Cardinals 2 – 1.
  • Top 3rd, Leadoff Double, Single, RBI Double Play, Solo Shot.  Cardinals 4 – 1.
  • Bottom 3rd, Leadoff Single, Sacrifice, Sacrifice, RBI Single, Walk, RBI Single.  Cardinals 4 – 3.
  • Bottom 6th, Leadoff Walk, Single, Sacrifice, RBI Force Error, RBI Sacrifice, RBI Single.  Giants 6 – 4 Final.  Giants lead series 3 – 1.

Senior League Championship Game 5: Cardinals at Giants, 10/16/14

Starting Pitchers Madison Bumgarner (L, 18 – 10, ERA 2.98), Adam Wainwright (R, 20 – 9, ERA 2.38)

  • Top 3rd, Leadoff Walk, Sacrifice, Walk, RBI Double.  Cardinals 1 – 0.
  • Bottom 3rd, Single, 2 RBI Home Run.  Giants 2 – 1.
  • Top 4th, Leadoff Solo Shot, Solo Shot.  Cardinals 3 – 2.
  • Bottom 8th, Solo Shot.  Tied at 3.
  • Bottom 9th, Leadoff Single, Walk, 3 RBI Home Run.  Giants 6 – 3.  Giants win series 4 – 1.

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