The favorite to win the 2010 World Series at the start of the playoffs is on the verge of being bounced before they even make it to the Fall Classic.
Entering the postseason, oddsmakers from online sports book BroburySports.com made the Phillies a 5/4 favorite to win the 2010 World Series.
The Giants? Well, they were the biggest long-shot at 11/2.
Coming into the NLCS, the Phillies were heavily favored on the moneyline at –250 to beat the Giants and were still favored to win the World Series at 27/20. A rematchup between the Phillies and Yankees was also favored at 11/10.
The Giants? Well, they were still considered long shots at 5/1.
But with four games in the books in their best-of-seven-game series, the Giants are the ones that are dominating – not the Phillies. Juan Uribe’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth off Roy Oswalt Wednesday night scored Aubrey Huff to give the Giants a 6-5 win in Game 4 and a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Thanks to guys like Huff, rookie Buster Posey and unsung hero Cody Ross, San Fran is now one win away from the World Series. Of course, those guys couldn’t have won a game if not for the outstanding pitching of Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and rock-solid efforts by closer Brian Wilson and lefty reliever Javier Lopez.
The Giants seem to have all the ingredients to win this thing: Great pitching, timely defense and a little bit of luck. They also have the attention of oddsmakers, who now have them as 3/2 favorites to win the 2010 World Series, which ties them with the Rangers, who are also 3/2.
The Phillies? Well, they’re long shots along with the Yankees at 11/2.
How the tables of turned.