Friday, November 12, 2010

Series 15: Obamas sweep X-Giants

Obamas 21-14, X-Giants 16-20

Pitcher use: R. Foster needs four games, Nichols and Mendez need three, Ryan and Radcliffe need two. Walsh pitched 1.3 innings in finale, T. Williams one inning, McDonald faced one batter.

Game One: Obamas 10, X-Giants 6
WP: Ryan (4-2)
LP: Mendez (3-2)
HR: Schmidt (9), Mantle (11)

Game Two: Obamas 6, X-Giants 5
WP: Walsh (2-1)
LP: McDonald (0-2)
HR: Foxx (9), Schmidt (10)


The Obamas kept themselves in the hunt in Division A, while the X-Giants are fading out of the Division B race.

Jose Mendez was hit for two crooked numbers in his brief (3.6 innings) start in the opener, allowing four runs in the first and five more in the fourth. The 10 runs Mendez allowed were too much for the X-Giants to overcome, even with Double Duty Radcliffe tossing 4.2 perfect innings of relief.

Just two of the six runs scored off Nolan Ryan in eight innings were earned.

Rube Foster did well in the nightcap, even though he was out pitched for seven innings by Kid Nichols. The Obamas held a 4-1 lead going into the eighth, but the X-Giants had a run in and the bases loaded with two outs when Ed Walsh relieved.  He was greeted by Rap Dixon's bases clearing double,  which gave the X-Giants a 5-4 lead.

But Tony Lazzeri, filling in for the dinged-up Lou Boudreau at short for the Obamas, singled home Mickey Cochrane to tie the score in the bottom of the eighth, and after Walsh shut down the X-Giants in the ninth, Jimmy Foxx led off with a walk-off homer off Webster McDonald.

Foxx was 5-for 9 in the series with three RBIs, three runs, a homer and two doubles. Dixon was 3-for-7 with six RBIs and two doubles.

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