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World Series, Game 2
« on: 23 Oct 2005 10:50:12 PM »
DMBO World Series Game 2

St. Louis leads 1-0.

For Game 2, the Cardinals started Carlos Silva, with the Twins giving Nate Robertson the ball.  Silva went 10-5 with a 4.35 ERA in the regular season.  In the 2005 post-season, Silva has made 3 previous starts, going 1-1 with an 8.12 ERA over 13.1 innings.  Robertson went 8-3 with a 4.47 ERA in the regular season.  This was his first playoff start in 2005.

Neither team scored in the 1st inning, but the Cardinals got a bad break as Carlos Silva had to leave the game after 10 pitches after being drilled by a Lew Ford come-backer.  Team doctors determined after the game that Silva would not be available for the remainder of the World Series due to an extremely deep bruise in his bicep.  

The Twins struck in the 2nd with an Adrian Beltre double, a passed ball advancing him to 3rd, and a Joe Mauer groundout to drive Beltre in.  The Cardinals, however, answered quickly with a 2nd inning Doug Mirabelli home run.  The Twins, however, took the lead back in the 3rd inning when Rafael Furcal scored on a Mauer sacrifice fly.  The Twins were up 2-1 after 2 and a half innings.

In the 5th inning, the Twins padded their lead, getting a Ford double and a Morneau RBI single.  Beltre then hit a double to put runners at 2nd and 3rd with 1 out, but the Twins were only able to push one more run across the board on a ground-out by Mauer.

Trailing 4 to 1, the Cardinals went to work in the bottom of the 5th.  Eduardo Perez hit a 1 out home run, followed by a Pujols walk.  With 2 outs, Robertson had Mirabelli behind in the count at 1-2, but Mirabelli managed to hit his 2nd home run of the game to tie the score and get into the Twins bullpen.

The score stayed at a deadlock until the bottom of the 7th inning.  Eduardo Perez led off the inning with a walk, followed by a 1 out walk by Eric Chavez.  Rick Bauer then got Mirabelli to strike out before pinch hitter Geoff Jenkins and Mark Loretta hit back to back RBI singles, giving the Cardinals a 6 to 4 lead after 7.

In the top of the 8th, the Twins got a leadoff single from Joe Mauer.  But Jim Mecir struck Erubiel Durazo and got Jay Payton to hit into a double play to end the inning.  Around came the 9th inning, with Francisco Cordero taking the mound for the Cardinals.  Aaron Boone grounded out to short, followed by a Reed Johnson infield single.  Cordero, however, then settled down to strike out Furcal and get Ford to pop out to 3rd to end the game.

Carlos Almanzar got the win, Mecir a hold, Cordero the save.  Rick Bauer took the loss for the Twins, who now head back home down 2 games to 0.