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LCS - Game 5
« on: 15 Oct 2006 10:50:04 PM »
I sent the file to Bruce.  I don't have time to do a write-up tonight.  If someone else can, that's great.  If not, I hope to have time tomorrow afternoon.

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« Reply #1 on: 16 Oct 2006 9:27:55 AM »
American League Championship Series Game 5

Toronto at Baltimore

It was a beautiful indian summer evening in Baltimore for the pivotal game 5 of the ALCS.  Pedro Martinez took the ball for the Jays against Jeremy Bonderman.  Bonderman established early dominance by strking out the side in the top of the first.  Pedro wasn't as sharp, giving up singles to Crisp and Ellis to lead off the bottom of the first.  Crisp and Ellis then pulled off a double steal on the first pitch to make it 2nd and 3rd with no outs, but Pedro eventually got Jason Bay to strike out on a changeup.  David Ortiz smoked a single to right, scoring Crisp.  Tejada popped out, but then Dan Johnson doubled home Ellis to make it 2-0.

Bonderman was perfect into the 3rd, striking out 5 of the first 7 batters until Pete LaForest hit a solo HR to right center to cut the lead in half.  But the O's answered in the bottom of the 3rd.  Bay singled, Tejada doubled him home, and Johnson singled Tejada home to make it 4-1.   Felipe Lopez squibbed a ball in front of the plate and beat it out.  Toronto appeared rattled as Chipper Jones then booted a possible double play ball to load the bases, then LaForest got crossed up, allowing a run to score on a passed ball, making it 5-1.

The Blue Jays got one run back on a solo shot by Chipper in the 4th, but again, the Orioles answered right back with a 3-run homer by Dan Johnson to take an 8-2 lead.  It never got any closer, as David Ortiz added solo homers in the 6th and 8th, and Jason Bay also had one in the 8th to put the finishing touches on an 11-4 victory for Bonderman and the Orioles.  Pedro took the loss, and the Orioles head back to Toronto needing one win on the road to make it to the World Series.




National League Championship Series Game 5

St. Louis at San Francisco

A stiff breeze was blowing out to center in AT&T park for game 5.  The pitching matchup was a rematch of game 1, Carlos Silva vs Josh Beckett.  The Giants had rushed Beckett back from elbow tendonitis in game 1, but he got hit pretty hard in that game.  They were hoping for more out of him tonight, but those hopes were quickly diminished, as Barry Bonds and Albert Pujols each launched solo home runs in the top of the first to give the visiting Cardinals a 2-0 lead.  The Cardinals continued their barrage in the 2nd, loading the bases with no one out.  Beckett reached back and struck out Silva and Larry walker, but couldn't close the deal.   Bonds doubled home two runs, Pujols doubled in another, and a walk to Edmonds loaded the bases again.  Russ Branyan smashed yet another double down the first base line to clear the bases, giving the Cardinals an 8-0 lead and knocking Beckett out of the game.

The Giants got one run in the 4th on a Francouer double followed by an Eric Chavez single, but they couldn't put a rally together against Silva. Bonds added an exclamation point for the Cardinals with a splash into McCovey's Cove in the 8th off John Grabow.  Silva allowed 6 hits and no walks over 8 innings as the Cardinals cruised to a 9-1 victory.  The series now returns to St. Louis with the Cardinals just one victory away from returning to the World Series.
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« Reply #2 on: 16 Oct 2006 9:30:30 AM »
Stats and league files have been posted.
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« Reply #3 on: 16 Oct 2006 9:34:20 AM »
No game 6 profile changes for the Giants.  Kevin Millwood gets the start.
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« Reply #4 on: 16 Oct 2006 9:39:25 AM »
No changes for the O's.  Joe Kennedy will start in game 6(his first start of the playoffs) in hopes of keeping it from getting to a game 7.

Good luck, Scot, Robb, and Bruce...

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« Reply #5 on: 16 Oct 2006 9:54:03 AM »
No changes for the Jays. Here's hoping we can somehow manage to win 2 in a row from the Orioles, something I managed to do in a series against the O's only once all year.

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