Monday, March 28, 2011

1964 Qualifier Rd – Colt’s gallop over Cubbies in 2

GAME 1 - Wrigley Field
Houston 5 Chicago 2
Bob Bruce vs Ernie Broglio
Eddie_Kasko John Bateman sacrifices in the 2nd to score Joe Gaines.In the 4th Joe Gaines gets a homerun and Chicago starter Ernie Broglio is ejected. It fires up the Cubbies in the bottom of the 4th Ron Santo sends a 2 run blast over the fence. In the 6th Don Elston who came in to pitch for Chicago allowed two singles to lead off the inning Joe Gaines and Eddie Kasko got RBIs to give the Colt 45s a 4-2 lead. The added another run in the 7th when Len Gabrielson errored. Bob Bruce remained strong on the mound striking out 8 to pitch a complete game win. Don Elston took the loss.
Houston leads series 1-0

GAME 2 - Colt Stadium
Chicago 2 Houston 3
Larry Jackson vs Don LarsenWalt_Bond
Do or die for the Cubbies and they came to play first at bat Len Gabrielson doubles  scoring Joey Amalfitano and Billy Williams. Houston gets one back when Andre Rodgers errors and John Bateman gets to first later scoring on a Walt Bond single. Claude Raymond came into pitch for Houston and held the Cubbies off the board through to an including the 9th inning.  Houston ties it in the bottom of the 9th  when Lindy McDaniel came in to relieve Larry Jackson and blew the save with pinch hitter Rusty Staub doubled and the scoring on a Bob Aspromonte single.  In the top of the 11th Dave Guisti came in to relieve Hal Woodeshick and caused Ron Santo to groundout, Ernie Banks to line out and Len Gabrielson to ground out. In the bottom of the 11th to the delight of hometown fans when after a Jerry Grote flyout Mike White singled, Nellie Fox and Bob Aspromonte walked and the Walt Bond singles scoring Mike White with the winning run and a two game Colt 45s series sweep. Pitching was strong for Houston allowing only 4 hits in the 13 innings. Dave Guisti was the winner, Lew Burdette the loser and Don Larsen who pitched 6 innings allowing only 3 hits and a rough start to the game was Game MVP.   
Houston wins series 2-0

Chicago Gene Couture vs Houston Robert Chisholm
--submitted by Robert Chisholm--

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