San Diego Padres (Adjusted NL West) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Adjusted NL East), Game One
SDP 2 8 0
PHI 6 6 1
WP: Lidle (1-0)
LP: Peavy (0-1)
Recap: Ryan Howard and the rest of the Phillies' sluggers dogpiled on San Diego starter Jake Peavy, and the Padres---the most maladjusted of the entrants in the Adjusted Playoffs---proved no match for Philadelphia's powerfully-adjusted attack.
Series Status: Philadelphia leads, 1-0
Boston Red Sox (AL Adjusted Wild Card) vs. Cleveland Indians (Adjusted AL Central), Game Two
BOS 3 5 2
CLE 4 9 0
WP: Sabathia (1-0)
LP: Bradford (0-1)
SV: Wickman (1)
Recap: Casey Blake's seventh inning sacrifice score pushed across what proved to be the winning run, as three Boston pitchers could not hold the Indians at bay in the inning. C.C. Sabathia pitched the first seven innings for the victory, and closer Bob Wickman induced David Ortiz---noted for his abundance of late clutch hits---to ground into a game-ending double play.
Series Status: Cleveland leads, 2-0.
Oakland Athletics (Adjusted AL West) vs. New York Yankees (Adjusted AL East), Game Two
OAK 0 2 0
NYY 4 5 1
WP: Wang (1-0)
LP: Zito (0-1)
SV: Rivera (1)
Recap: Got Wang? Chien Ming-Wang pitched into the eighth inning, allowing only two hits, and Mariano Rivera recorded the final five outs, as New York evened the series. Derek Jeter's clutch two-out hit-by-pitch brought home the Yankees' first run, as the Yankees quickly mounted a three-run lead against A's starter Barry Zito.
Series Status: Series tied, 1-1.
Tune in tomorrow for more adjusted drama!