Saturday, August 13, 2011

1965 Round 1: O’s dominate aged Bombers in 4

GAME 1 - Memorial Stadium
Mel Stottlemyre vs Steve Barber
Mickey_Mantle-1965Yankees 7, Orioles 4
Young Mel Stottlemyre was the beneficiary of an offensive revival from the ancient Yankee offense.  Clete Boyer (2-4, 3 RBI) and Mickey Mantle (1-4, 2 RBI) both took Oriole starter Steve Barber deep.  Baltimore actually out hit the Bombers (12-9), but they were not able to push across enough runs to come out on top.
Yankees lead series 1-0



GAME 2 - Memorial Stadium
White Ford vs Milt Pappas
Orioles 5, Yankees 1Boog_Powell-1965
Whitey Ford scratched and clawed his way through 6 innings notching what latter day pundits would call a "quality start" (6 IP / 3 ER).  The "Chairman of the Board" fanned 5, but was never able to recover from a 3 run onslaught by the O's in the bottom of the 1st.  Young John Wesley "Boog" Powell was impressive going 3 for 4 with 3 RBI's + a homer and a triple off of a lefty (Ford).  Milt Pappas went the distance on the bump, fanning 9 and allowing just 1 run.
Series tied 1-1

GAME 3 - Yankee Stadium
Dave McNally vs Al Downing
Curt_Blefary-1965 Orioles 5, Yankees 2
Both young hurlers ran out of gas after 6 innings of work.  McNally left on top 3-2.  It stayed that way until Pete Mikkelsen gave up 2 in the 9th, which provided O's reliever Stu Miller a 3 run margin to easily protect.  Curt Blefary had a 3 for 5 day with 2 RBI's for the O's.  Brooks Robinson did more than flash his leather going 2 for 5 with an RBI.  Hector Lopez was 2 for 3 with an RBI in a losing effort for the Bombers.
Orioles lead series 2-1


GAME 4 - Yankee Stadium
Wally Bunker vs Jim Bouton
Orioles 6, Yankees 0Wally_Bunker-1965
The luster officially came off on the star that used to be Jim Bouton.  New York's young fireballer, who loses his cap on almost every release has been suffering from a severe sore arm, that has robbed him of his velocity.  Oriole hitter teed off on the "Bulldog", who hit the showers after giving up 6 runs in 3 1/3 innings of work.  Baltimore would not score again, nor would they need to since Wally Bunker was posting goose eggs on the scoreboard for 7+ innings.  Rookie fireballer Jim Palmer was called on to get the final 4 outs, which was not a problem for him at all.  Boog Powell was the only Oriole starter without a hit.  Baltimore had 8 hits, which were recorded by 8 different players.  New York looked like a tired and old team during the series.  Tommy Tresh and Tony Kubek got New York's only 2 hits.
Orioles win series 3-1

No comments:

Post a Comment