Wednesday, March 30, 2011

1964 Rd 1 – Game 2 - “The Days of Wine and Roseboro”

Game 2 of the best of 5 series found Philadelphia righty Art Mahaffey, a 12 game winner, facing the Dodgers' Don Drysdale the right-handed half of their Dynamic Duo. The Phillies offense wasted no time in this game scoring 3 runs on 4 hits in the bottom of the first to take a 3-0 lead on the Dodgers. Big hits in the inning were a lead-off triple by Tony Taylor followed by a Tony Gonzalez double an Allen single and a Dalrymple double. The Dodgers came back on Mahaffey in the 2nd inning scoring 2 runs on 3 singles and a double by 3rd baseman Darrel Griffith. This Dodger comeback only seemed to infuriate the Phillies as they answered back in the bottom half of the inning with hits by Mahaffey, followed by an error by Dodger 3rd baseman Griffith , followed by consecutive hits by Gonzalez, Allen, and Covington which brought in 3 more Philadelphia runs which made the score 6-2 after only 2 innings. Dodgers fan were shocked and Phillies fans delighted to find that for the second day in a row a Dodgers 'ace was brutalized by a Philadelphia offensive juggernaut. The Dodger scored 1 in the top of the 4th when Darrel Griffith GDP with runners on 1st and 3rd and no one out. Tommy Davis came home on the play to bring the score to 6-3 Philadelphia. Drysdale settled down after the first 2 innings and pitched until the 7th innings striking out 7 and walking only 1. Mahaffey lasted 7 innings giving up 3 runs on 9 hits striking out 2 and walking 1. The Dodgers bullpen would hold the Phillies scoreless until the end of the game and Philadelphia reliever Johnny Klippstein would uncork a wild pitch with runners on the corners to lead to the Dodgers 4th and final run. Dodgers defense has been suspect in the first 2 games giving up 5 errors.

Final Score Philadelphia 6 Los Angeles 4

WP Art Mahaffey LP Don Drysdale Save Jack Baldschun

--submitted by Frank Selders--

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