Monday, December 3, 2012

NLCS Game 2: "Jackson's 5"

GAME 2 - Dodger Stadium
Cardinals 5, Dodgers 3
A.Jackson vs Drysdale

Locked in a 0-0 stalemate the Redbirds busted out with 5 big runs in the top of the 7th.  Dodger starter Don Drysdale was the victim of 3 errors during that inning, so all 5 runs were unearned.  With the score 1-0 Drysdale still had a chance to get out of the inning with minimal damage, but he served up a 2 run single to the opposing pitcher, which is the ultimate no-no.  Al Jackson's single made it 3-0.  Lou Brock hammered home the final nail in the Dodgers' coffin with a 2 run single of his own to make it 5-0.  Jackson was cruising along until the bottom of the 9th when the Dodgers offense rose off of life support and scored 3 runs to finish the diminutive lefty's day.  Not taking any chances the Cards went to the pen and brought in Joe Hoerner, who got Roseboro to ground out to short and end the game.
Series tied 1-1

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