Thursday, April 14, 2016

Series 13: Quakers take two of three from Orators

Quakers 24-15, Orators 19-20

Game One: Quakers 7, Orators 3
WP: Lyons (6-3)
LP: Sutton (5-3)
Save: Blake (4)

Game Two: Quakers 2, Orators 1
WP: Faber (6-4)
LP: Jenkins (6-4)

Game Three: Orators 7, Quakers 6
WP: Danforth (1-0)
LP: Keen (2-3)
HR: Greenberg (10)

Ted Lyons pitched around three Guilford errors in opener, allowing just two earned runs on 10 hits in eight innings. The Quakers threw 10 walks from Don Sutton and three Ortonville relievers, and every starter for Guilford, including Lyons, had either a run scored or an RBI, but nobody had more than two of either.

One can argue that Ferguson Jenkins outpitched Red Faber in the second game; Jenkins allowed no earned runs in eight innings on five hits, while Faber allowed one earned run on two hits in nine innings. But Heinie Manush's error in the eighth inning opened the door for a pair of unearned runs, with Hank Greenberg doubling in the go-ahead tally. Faber walked five and struck out one, while Jenkins walked two and fanned five.

Ken Williams' pinch-hit capped a bottom of the ninth rally as the Orators salvaged the the final game of the series. The two teams exchanged a series of single-tally innings for most of the contest, but the Quakers never trailed until Williams' two-out drive into the gap that would have been good for extra bases except that the game was over first. Max Carey was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs, a run scored and a stolen base for the Quakers.

Pitcher availability: For the Orators, Elam Vangilder went two innings in the finale and Dave Danforth one. The other relievers are on full rest. For the Quakers, Sheriff Blake and Vic Keen should be regarded as having pitched an inning in the finale/ The other relievers are rested.

Projected starters: Orators -- Shocker-Sutton-Jenkins-Davis-Wingard-Sutton. Quakers -- Kauffman-Lyons-Faber-Aldridge-Jacobs-Lyons.

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