Monday, January 24, 2011

GAME 2 - Chisox even series behind Pizarro

GAME 2 - Dodger Stadium - CHW 6, LAA 3
Juan Pizarro vs Bo Belinsky
3-5 + 2RBI's for Luis
Popular legend has it that the "playboy" Bo Belinsky was out for a night on the town prior to his important game 2 start.  Bo says, "Game time is 7:30pm, so no one should be concerned what I'm doing at 7am".  Simply put Belinsky didn't have much on his fastball and the way Pizarro was pitching it probably didn't matter much anyway.  For the second day in a row Chicago would be the first to post a pair of runs on the scoreboard in the second.  Luis Aparicio would have himself a 3 for 5 day and 2 RBI's in the second to put his team on top 2-0.  Angel secondbaseman Billy Moran would single home Koppe with 2 outs to make it 2-1.  For the next 3 innings Belinsky looked to be in fine form by posting donuts on the scoreboard.  Chicago struck for 2 more runs in the 6th thanks to Belinsky's lack of control on the mound and his lack of control off of it, as he airmailed a comebacker into the fourth row to allow Floyd Robinson to get to second and Nellie Fox to move to third.  A walk to Jim Landis loaded the bases and a ground out by Cunningham would score Fox to make it 3-1.  A two out single by Mike Hershberger would score Robinson and make it 4-1.  A walk to the opposing pitcher, a single by Aparicio and a pair of consecutive wild pitches would spell the end of Belinsky's up and down day.  Chicago would score two more runs in the 7th thanks to balls in the dirt, not balls resting safely past the infield.  A two run homer by Felix Torres off of reliever Dom Zanni in the 8th gave some hope to the hometown fans, as did a two out rally in the 9th.  The "walking man" Eddie Yost singled with 2 out while pinch hitting and Moran followed with a single of his own.  Albie Pearson came to the plate as the potential game tying run, but instead popped out weakly to Al Smith at third to end the game.
Series tied 1-1

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