Friday, November 16, 2012

Qualifier Round: Nats take final 2 to dispatch Sahx

GAME 1 - D.C. Stadium
Lonborg vs Richert
Red Sox 2, Senators 1

Fans in our nation's capitol were treated to a fine pitcher's duel between Jim Lonborg (7 IP / 1 ER / 8 K) and Pete Richert (7 IP / 1 ER / 5K).  Tied 1-1 after 7 innings of play the game headed to the top of the 8th and looked to remain tied until Yaz crushed a Ron Kline fastball that had zero movement. That gave the Sahx a 1 run lead that reliever John Wyatt would guard like Fort Knox.
Red Sox lead series 1-0


GAME 2 - Fenway Park
Ortega vs Santiago
Senators 12, Red Sox 6

Tony C would hit 2 homers, but Sox pitching couldn not make it count.  Washington doubled up the Sox with 12 runs, while banging out 20 hits.  Light hitting shortstop Ed Brinkman was the only Nat starter not to get a hit.  Top of the order guys Fred Valentine and Bob Saverine each posted 4 hits.  Rightfielder Jim King dominated with 6 RBI on a 3 for 5 day at the late.  Phil Ortega got the win with a less than impressive 8 inning (6 ER) stint on the hill.
Series tied 1-1
GAME 3 - D.C. Stadium
Strange vs McCormick
Senators 6, Red Sox 4

The Nats jumped out to a 6-0 lead after 4 innings or play, but made the hometown crowd sweat it out till the end.  Boston wasn't going to take elimination lightly as they closed the gap by chipping away slowly at the Nats' lead.  Boston threatened to tie it in the 8th with two out and runners on the corners, but Rico Petrocelli flew out to center to end the threat.  Steve Kline pitched a scoreless 9th to close out the game.  Washington once again posted a double digit hit day (13) with Ed Brinkman leading the charge going 3 for 5 with 3 runs scored and 3 knocked in.  Tony C had a triple and a homer as the Sahx tried to rally back.  In the series he hit .500 and had 3 home runs as Boston came up short.
Senators win series 2-1

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