Monday, April 12, 2010

Wild Card Round Game 1 Recaps

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AL Wild-Card Round
Game 1 Recaps

#6 New York @ #3 Florida
Lou Glynn and Harry Minor knocked in 3 as they proved to be too much for New York starter Juan Mendez (6.0 IP, 4H, 3ER, 4BB, 4K). Florida starter Randy Tyson threw a 7-inning gem, giving up 4 hits, 1 run (unearned) while striking out 6. Blade Wright picked up the save, throwing a perfect .2 innings. Adrian Kendall threw 1.1 innings to bridge the gap as Florida defeated New York 3-1 in the opening game of the season 8 playoffs.

#5 Salem @ #4 Fargo
Salem scored once in the 2nd, again in the 3rd, then aided by some shoddy fielding (H. Smith with an error, Larson with a wild pitch) scored four more in the 4th. Salem pitcher, Daisuke Suzuki pitched brilliantly for 8 innings, scattering 4 hits and 2 walks while allowing one run through 8. It was that 9th inning that nearly led to his downfall. After back-to-back singles to open the 9th, Suzuki induce a pop-out to second base, walked a guy, and then gave up a line-drive, 2-run double with the bases loaded. Freddy Tanaka induced a line-out and a ground-out to preserve the win for Salem as they win 6-3 and take 1-0 lead over Fargo.

NL Wild-Card Round
Game 1 Recaps

#6 Detroit @ #3 Dover
Detroit scored in the second on a Mitch Carter (2-3, 1HR, 1RBI) home run to tie the game 1-1 in the top of the 2nd. That was Detroit’s lone run on the day as Otis Damon went the distance for Dover, scattering 6 hits over 9 innings without walking a batter, and striking out 9. Roger Valentin was 2-4, with 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI. Dover wins this one 6-1.

#5 Scranton @ #4 Austin
Talk about spreading the wealth…Austin used 5 pitchers to scatted 8 hits and 3 walks throughout the game and pick up the shutout against Scranton. Both teams saw ample opportunities to put runs on the board. The bottom of the 1st, top of the 2nd, bottom of the 3rd, and top of the 4th were the only innings that didn’t see a runner reach base. The game ended on a bases loaded walk issued by Wes Crane after he started the bottom of the ninth with by getting pop out to second. Back-to-back hits, a ground out, and 2 walks later, and Austins wins 1-0.

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