Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Series 2: Obamas sweep Garfields

Obamas 3-1, Garfields 3-2

Pitcher status: Young, Plank need three games; Keefe, Nichols need two. Radbourne pitched two innings in last game.

Game 1: Obamas 4, Garfields 0
WP: Nichols (1-0)
LP: Keefe (0-1)
Save: Willis (1)
HR: Mantle 2 (2)

Game 2: Obamas 5, Garfields 2
WP: Plank (1-0)
LP: Young (1-1)
HR: Schmidt (2), F. Robinson (2)


Kid Nichols dominated the Garfields in the opener, allowing just two singles in seven innings. He came out for a pinch-hitter in the seventh, a move that helped the Obamas pick up their third run, and Vic Willis finished the shutout with two innings of one-hit ball. Tim Keefe went the distance for the Garfields, albeit only eight innings; he allowed just six hits, but five were for extra bases.

In the finale, Eddie Plank scattered nine hits for the Obamas while striking out six and walking one. Cy Young became the first Garfields hurler to require relief. He was pulled after allowing five runs in six innings.

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