Friday, February 25, 2011

Game 3 – Dodgers 8, Pirates 2

Aug 4, 1963 – Forbes Field
GAME 3 - LAD 8, PIT 2
Johnny Podres vs Don Schwall
The Dodgers got to Don Schwall, the 1961 AL ROY, early and often.  Schwall, who hadJohnny_Podres such an outstanding freshman campaign in Boston, has never been able to live up to all the hype since he arrived last year in a trade with Boston.  In fact backstop Jim Pagliaroni, who hit a solo shot in the 4th, has turned out to be a more valuable part of that trade, which sent Dr. Strangeglove, Dick Stuart, to Beantown.  Junior Gilliam tripled with two out in the 3rd to score John Roseboro, who led the inning off with a single.  Ron Fairly followed with an RBI single to make it 2-0.  After Pags' homer made it 2-1 in the 4th LA scored 2 more in the 5th to end Schwall's day.  Maury Wills worked out a lead off walk, then tortured Schwall into throwing over 3 or 4 times.  That took his focus away from the batter (Jim Gilliam) and Junior delivered a clean single to put runners on 1st and 2nd.  Fairly bunted the runners up 90 feet and Tommy Davis was then given an intentional pass.  Up came "Hondo", Frank Howard.  The 6'7" behemoth of a man just got under a ball that carried all the way to the warning track to easily score Wills.  Willie Davis singled home Gilliam to make it 4-1.  A sac fly by Gene Alley scored Clendenon to make it 4-2.  LA would score solo runs in each of the remaining 4 innings to put the game out of reach.  Johnny Podres would go the distance and allow just 2 runs, while fanning 5.  Pirate relievers Harvey Haddix and Elroy face were ineffective at best.
Dodgers lead series 2-1

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