Friday, April 23, 2010

World Series Game 3 Recap

GAME 3 – Anaheim @ Arizona by hurricane 384

This game saw the sixth blown save of the series, and fourth by Arizona’s bullpen as they coughed up a 1-0 lead in the 8th. Arizona started the scoring in the bottom of the 5th when Don Murphy (2-2, R) worked a walk to lead off the inning and Joaquin Nunez (6.0IP, 5H, 0R, 2BB, 6K) laid down his second sacrifice bunt of the game to move Murphy to second. Jung-Lee Koh (1-2, RBI) then hit the offering of Jake Randolph (6.0IP, 2H, 1ER, 4BB, 5K) into right field for an RBI double…which also wrapped up the Sun Devils’ offensive output for the game. Nunez pitched great and Buddy Stoops redeemed himself with an inning of shutout ball after a disastrous game 2 outing. Ivan Duran and Guy McMasters (again) failed to protect the lead as they struggled through the 8th. Duran got back-to-back groundouts to begin, but then gave up a triple to Ben Brown (1-4, R, 3B) and a single to Rex Allen (3-3, R, RBI). McMasters entered, being counted on to get one out, and couldn’t do that without losing the game. A single into center by Larry Sedlacek (2-4, R) put men at the corners for Julian Cortes (1-4, R, RBI), who came through to put the Trojans in the lead for good with a single to right center field. Pablo Tavarez (2-4, R, 3RBI, 2B, HR) cleared the bases with a 3 run shot to left-field to wrap up the scoring. Miguel Sanchez came on in the bottom of the 9th for Anaheim, only to struggle by allowing a single and hitting Koh with a pitch. Bernard Townsend got the final 2 outs for his 6th save of the postse

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