On to Game 7
- A seesaw battle ensued in game 6. 8 HRs are hit in the game, 7 solo shots.Bonds led off the game with an HR to put Chicago ahead 1-0.Miguel Cabrera ties it with a solo HR in the 2nd.Matt Stairs puts Chicago back in front with solo shot in 3rd.Ryan Garko puts Wenham in front with 2-run HR in 4th.Greene doubles in 2 runs in the 5th - Chicago up 4-3.In the 6th Wenham tries to bunt two runners along, but ends up hitting into double play.Carlos Quentin singles in 1 run to tie gameTori Hunter greets Bobby Jenks with a solo HR in the 7th.Another run scores on a groundout, Chicago up 6-4.Jim Thome hits a solo HR in the 8th to put Chicago up 7-4.Yadier Molina hits solo HR in bottom of 8th to pull Wenham to 7-5.Ian Kinsler leads off 9th with solo HR to pull Wenham to 7-6.But that's the way the game ended - series tied at 3 - on to game 7.Wenham had to bench Joe Mauer, Daryl Ward and Ryan Spilborghs for games 6,7.Ryan Doumit replaced Bonds in game 6 after Bonds was injured with HBP. He will sit game 7.----- Original Message ----
From: Brian Lebeck <bslebeck@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 9, 2008 4:52:59 PM
Subject: [outlaws_bb] Wenham at Chicago Games 3-5
Wenham at Chicago
Chicago builds a 4-0 lead on homers by Rios, Atkins and Thome. Weaver throws 7 shutout innings then gets touched up in the 8th when Hawpe hits a two run homer. Final score 4-2 Chicago and the Capones go up 2-1 in the series.
With a scoreless game in the 3rd, Atkins hit a 3-run homer and moves the Capones up 3-0. The Warthogs, sensing the series could be slipping away, come to life and tie it in the 4th keyed by rbi doubles by Cabera and Hermida. The game remains scorless until the 7th when Hermida hits a 2-run homer. Wenham goes up 5-3 and holds on for the win to even the series at 2-2.
Chicago gets out to the lead for the 4th straight game. Thome homers in the first. Then Wenham finds the homer stroke. Solo homers by Hermida, Hawpe, and Cabera, and a 2-run homer by Fielder give Wenham a 5-1 lead. Chicago chips away with 1 in the 7th and 1 in the 9th, and then leaves the tying run at the plate when Bonds fails to deliver in the big situation. Wenham again wins 5-3 and goes up in the series 3-2.
All three games in Chicago were 2-run games in which the last batter represented the tying run.
Series goes back to Wenham, and William can play game 6 (and 7) with this file. Note to William about Chicago's remaining players usage on the bench players...for my guys, I have three reserves that can be used in one, but not both of the games. So if any of the following are used in game 6, bench them for game 7: Brendan Ryan, Ryan Doumit, and Ryan Raburn.
Brian----- Original Message ----
From: William Hines <sdragonus@yahoo. com>
To: Brian Lebeck <bslebeck@yahoo. com>
Sent: Thursday, October 9, 2008 2:02:03 PM
Subject: Re: [outlaws_bb] Chicago @ Wenham Games 1,2Yes - file is ready to go. Enjoy!----- Original Message ----
From: Brian Lebeck <bslebeck@yahoo. com>
To: William Hines <sdragonus@yahoo. com>
Sent: Thursday, October 9, 2008 1:20:14 PM
Subject: Re: [outlaws_bb] Chicago @ Wenham Games 1,2
Geez...what a couple of vastly different, but wild games each their own way.
Is the file ok for me to play games 3-5? If so, I can punch them out and get you results this evening.----- Original Message ----
From: William Hines <sdragonus@yahoo. com>
To: Outlaw Group <outlaws_bb@yahoogro ups.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 9, 2008 1:00:59 PM
Subject: [outlaws_bb] Chicago @ Wenham Games 1,2
Game 1: A pitchers duel extra.
Both starters throw a shutout through the 8th inning. Percival relieves Buerhle in the 9th and gets Wenham 1-2-3.
Scoreless tie continues into 12th inning. A double, hit batsman and single win it for Wenham in the bottom of the 12th off of Hampson.
Both teams had a couple of chances. Chicago had a runner thrown out at the plate in the top of the 7th.
Wenham takes a 1-0 series lead on a 1-0 score.
Game 2: Not a pitchers duel - 33 combined runs scored.
Wenham starter Meche faces 6 batters in the first and they all reached base. He left down 5-0 without recording an out.
And it did not end there. No matter who pitched for Wenham - they stunk. Hits followed by HRs, walks followed by HRs - it was brutal.
Final score 22-11 Chicago.
Series tied 1-1 as they head to the Windy City.