Monday, January 24, 2011

GAME 3 - Chisox take 2-1 series lead

GAME 3 - Comiskey Park - CHW 4, LAA 2
Ken McBride vs Early Wynn
3 scoreless relief innings
Once again it was a day for the willey vet, Early Wynn who scattered 7 hits over 6 innings and gave up just 2 runs before giving way to reliever Frank Baumann.  While many speculate that Wynn is hanging around just to pad his numbers in his personal quest for 300 wins, others say the veteran still has enough in the tank for those big pressure games when the money is on the line.  Judging by his performance during this tournament I would have to agree with the latter.  Floyd Robinson would single home Nellie Fox with 2 out in the first to make it 1-0.  After 3 shutout innings Wynn would have 2 skaky ones.  After getting 2 quick outs in the 4th it looked like he was on cruise control, but 3 consecutive singles (inclduing 1 by the pitcher) led to a 1-1 tie.  Wynn himself would let his bat do the talking in the bottom of the 4th.  With runners on 1st and 2nd and 1 out he hit a bullet to third that ate up Yost and allowed Cunningham to score all the way from second.  The official scorer gave Yost an error on a ball that would eat up anyone not named Brooks or Clete.  Aparicio followed with a clean single to center to score Hershberger to make it 3-1 Chisox.  Bill Moran's lead off homer in the 5th made it 3-1, which is how it stayed until the 7th when the Pale Hose scored on a wild pitch from Angel reliever Tom Morgan.  That was what we in the trade call a back breaking run since it occurred with 2 outs after Jim Landis tripled.  Morgan then served up a single to Cunningham, which would have scored Landis anyway, but you can't speculate just how he would have pitched him if Landis was still on third.  Baumann was locked in and allowed just 2 two out hits over his 3 scoreless innings in relief to post the save in relief of Wynn.
White Sox lead series 2-1

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