Thursday, July 29, 2010

Series 10: Homestead, Obamas split

Obamas 13-11, Homestead 15-8

Pitcher use: R. Brown and Plank need three games, D. Brown and Nichols need two. Wickware worked one inning in finale.

Game One: Homestead 7, Obamas 5
WP: D. Brown (4-0)
LP: Nichols (3-2)
Save: Bell (3)
HR: F. Robinson (9), Mantle (8)

Game Two: Obamas 20, Homestead 9
WP: Plank (4-2)
LP: R. Brown (3-3)
HR: J. Gibson (10), Boudreau (1), Schmidt (5)


Forty-one runs were scored in the two games, and scarcely a reliever was to be seen.

The Obamas held a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the seventh of the opener, but Homestead erupted for four runs, highlighted by a two-run triple by Mule Suttles.

Dave Brown went eight innings for the win, allowing seven hits and four earned runs.

Teammate Ray Brown also went eight bullpen-saving innings in a disastrous start. He was victimized by three bat-arounds and had four innings of at least four runs allowed.

Among the gaudy stat lines put up by the Obamas: Billy Hamilton went 5-for-6 (two runs, one RBI); Jimmy Foxx 3-for-7 (four runs, three RBI, a triple); Lou Boudreau 3-for-5 (five RBI, two runs, a homer); and Mickey Cochrane 4-for-6 (three runs, four RBIs, a double). Every position player had at least one run and one RBI.

Eddie Plank, staked to a seven-run lead before taking the mound, went the distance. He allowed eight runs over the final three frames, six in the seventh inning alone.

Dobie Moore drove in three runs for Homestead.

Suttles was 5-for-8 in the series with three walks, two triples, five runs and three RBIs -- a good series, but barely a match for what some of the Obamas racked up in just one game.

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