Thursday, July 29, 2010

Series 10: Teddys, Crawfords split

Teddys 13-11, Crawfords 14-10

Pitcher use: Brewer and TF Brown need three games. Rogan and Waddell need two games. Mathis pitched two innings in finale.

Game One: Crawfords 5, Teddys 4
WP: Rogan (3-2)
LP: Joss (2-1)

Game Two: Teddys 7, Crawfords 1
WP: TF Brown (4-1)
LP: Brewer (1-3)
HR: Lajoie (3)


The Crawfords pulled out Game One with some late-inning heroics, but Three-Finger Brown was too dominant in the nightcap for them to repeat the trick.

Rube Waddell was superb through seven innings of the opener, and the Teddys used their running game to build a 3-1 lead. But in the bottom of the eighth, the Crawfords broke through for three runs, the last two coming on a pinch-hit single by Home Run Johnson, to take a 4-3 lead.

The Teddys responded with a leadoff walk and a triple by Home Run Baker, but Bullet Joe Rogan stranded Baker at third to preserve a tie. Addie Joss, in for the ninth, got two quick outs, but Oscar Charleston, John Beckwith and Wild Bill Wright strung together consecutive hits to win it for the Crawfords.

Chet Brewer allowed just three earned runs in the second game, but Brown was better, allowed one run on nine hits.

Honus Wagner stole three bases in the series. Tris Speaker drove in four runs, and Nap Lajoie was 4-for-9 with three RBIs, including the only homer of the two-game set. Wright was 6-for9 with three runs and two RBIs.

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