LONGEST RAIN DELAY EVER
The Oatesimate Warriors lead the series, 1-0
WP: Mike Mussina (2-1) ... LP: Scott McGregor (0-1)
Ed-die! Ed-die!: Murray went 0-for-2 with a walk. He's now hitting .591 (13-for-22) with five homers and 15 RBIs in five tournament games.
Summary: This pitchers' duel was won by Mike Mussina, as the Moose went the full nine with just three hits allowed, striking out six and walking five. Scotty McGregor went the complete game himself, giving up three runs on six hits with four walks and two whiffs.
The '92 O's got on the board in the first inning in a totally kickass way:
B.Anderson hits an infield single to SS.
M.Devereaux hits a bloop single to RF.
B.Anderson and M.Devereaux pull off the double steal.
The ol' steal of home base! Crafty, Johnny, crafty. '83 Ripken scored on a fourth inning error by Leo Gomez, tying the game at one. Gomez got the run back with a sac fly scoring Glenn Davis in the sixth, and scored the nail in the coffin run when he was plated by Billy Ripken's 5-4-3 double play ground ball. There was not a single run scored in this game that came off of a hit.
The only guys in the game with multiple hits were Altobelli Ripken (2-for-4) and Mike Devereaux (2-for-4).
Devil Ray's Team lead the series, 1-0
WP: Alberto Reyes (1-0) ... LP: Dave McNally (2-1) ... SV: Mike Timlin (1)
HR: Cal Ripken Jr., DRT (2) ... Delino DeShields, DRT (1) ... Brady Anderson, DRT (1) ... Mike Bordick, DRT (1) ... Jeff Conine, DRT (1) ... Frank Robinson, BB (4) ... Curt Blefary, BB (3)
Summary: Well this damn thing got out of hand.
Mike Bordick hit a solo home run in the first, then in the second Delino DeShields went deep for two, and Surhoff hit a two-RBI single to put the '99 Orioles up 5-0 early over their inverted brethren.
Then in the third, Ripken hit a leadoff shot to make it 6-0. In the fourth, Surhoff grounded out and Anderson scored, which got Dave McNally yanked for Frank Bertaina. Bertaina got Albert Belle to fly out with a man on, and then Niner hit a two-run shot to make it 9-0, and Bertaina was pulled for Gene Brabender (what a last name).
So after three and a half, it's 9-0, the '99 Orioles leading the '66 champions.
Then the storm. Boog singled in Russ Snyder, followed by Blefary scoring Brooks, Davey Johnson scoring Boog, and Etch scoring Davey. 9-4.
In the bottom of the fifth, Boog scored Frank on a single, and then Blefary hit a three-run homer to chase Mussina after four and two-thirds. Alberto Reyes got Miller's boys out of the inning with a 9-8 lead.
The bullpens shut it down until the top of the eighth, when Brady went yard to make it 10-8. In the bottom of the ninth, Mike Timlin came in for the save and got the Brothers Robinson out, then Boog lined a solo shot into the Memorial Stadium night. Blefary came up with the game on the line and...grounded out to shortstop.
This second round is starting off with a bang. The only higher-seeded team to win game one has been the #4 Richards-Harris Express.