Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Series 9: Homestead sweeps Kennedys

Kennedys 10-11, Homestead 14-7

Pitcher use: Manning and Marichal need two games, Paige and Seaver need three, Drysdale needs one.

Game One: Homestead 11, Kennedys 3
WP: Manning (2-2)
LP: Marichal (1-3)
HR: Morgan (1), Scales (6), Moore (1), Wilson (2), Suttles (5) C. Smith (6)

Game Two: Homestead 17, Kennedys 9
WP: Paige (3-1)
LP: Seaver (2-2)
HR:R. Jackson (1), Brett (3), Bench 2 (6), Aaron (7), Scales 2 (8), C. Smith (7), Wilson (3), Suttles (6), W. Brown (7)


The combination of tiny Stars park and the powerful Homestead lineup resulted in some embarrassing pitching lines for the Kennedys.

Homestead scored 28 runs in the two games, pounding out 11 home runs and 29 hits.

The first game was tied at three entering the bottom of the fifth, but then Jud Wilson hit a grand slam off Juan Marichal. Four batters later, Dobie Moore hit a three-run bomb. Max Manning allowed just three baserunners the rest of the way for Homestead.

The second game was a flat-out slugfest, although Satchel Paige managed to get an ugly complete-game victory (9 innings, 13 hits, 9 runs -- all earned -- one walk and seven strikeouts). He allowed three homers in the first inning alone, five total for the game.

But Tom Seaver was even more battered -- 11 runs, 10 earned without retiring a man in the sixth inning. Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax weren't any better.

Tubby Scales was 6-for-11 for the series with three homers, six RBIs and six runs. Jud Wilson had 8 RBIs.

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