Saturday, December 1, 2012

ALCS GAME 2: "Tresh Talk"

Game 2 - Tiger Stadium
Mel Stottlemyre vs Mickey Lolich
Game 2 resembled a Coors Field game (wait, not built yet, never mind).  The Bombers jumped all over Mickey Lolich in the 1st inning, scoring 6 runs after 2 quick outs.  Joe Pepitone homered, Clete Boyer singled in a run, and Steve Whitaker hit a 3 run HR.  New York scored one more in the 3rd and seemed to be cruising along to an easy win behind Mel Stottlemyre.  However the Tigers scored 6 runs in the 5th thanks to five singles, a double, and a HBP.  Suddenly it was a one-run game and the Tiger fans were roaring.  But the Yanks came right back in the top of the 6th with a Tom Tresh grand slam to push their lead to 11-6.  The score remained that way until the bottom of the 9th when Norm Cash again made his presence felt with a 2 run HR off of lefty specialist Steve Hamilton.  After an out was recorded Jim Northrup tripled, but Don Wert flew out and Orlando McFarlane struck out to give the Yankees the win.  Yanks 11-8
Series Tied 1-1

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