Saturday, January 23, 2010

Series 1: Garfields sweep X-Giants

Garfields 3-0, X-Giants 0-3

Pitcher status: Dihigo needs four games off, Galvin 3, Welch, Donaldson 2, R. Foster 2, Young 1. Dihigo should sit a game as position player.

Game 1: Garfield 8, X-Giants 3
WP: Young (1-0)
LP: R. Foster (0-1)
HR: J. Collins (1), Dihigo (1)
Game 2: Garfields 8, X-Giants 1
WP: Welch (1-0)
LP: Donaldson (0-1)
Game 3: Garfields 4, X-Giants 0
WP: Galvin (1-0)
LP: Dihigo (0-1)

Those old guys can sure pitch.
Cy Young, Mickey Welch and Pud Galvin threw consecutive complete games for the Garfields as the 19th Century squad dominated the X-Giants at Rickwood Field. The scores were 8-3, 8-1 and 4-0.
The X-Giants never held a lead. Only once, and for just one batter, did the Garfields begin to warm up a reliever. That game with two out in the ninth of the first game, when Young allowed three singles.
Young gave up 10 hits and one walk. Welch threw a seven-hitter, and Galvin outdid them all by allowing just two baserunners, one of whom was immediately erased by a double-play.
The Garfields hit too. Ed Delahanty went 9-for-12 with a walk in the three games; he drove in three runs and scored twice. Sam Thompson had five RBIs. Monte Ward was 5 for 10 with two runs and three RBIs. Hugh Duffy sat the first game but went 5 for 9 the other two, scoring four times.
For their part, the X-Giants did little well. Rube Foster was shelled in the opener, allowing seven runs on 10 hits in five innings. John Donaldson allowed just two earned runs in six innings in the second game, but was victimized by a Pop Lloyd error that allowed three unearned runs in the third inning. And Martin Dihigo couldn't work out of the only jams he had in the finale.

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