Saturday, July 24, 2010

Season 9 - World Series Roundup by hurricane384

Game 2

Minnesota 5 9 0

Arizona 7 11 0

WP: Buddy Stoops (1-0)

LP: Orber Pierre (0-1)

SV: Justin Ward (5)

POG: David Sierra (1-4, HR, 3 RBI)


This was a game that could’ve gone either way. Bernie Ortiz opened the scoring with a 2-run home run in the bottom of the first. Jake Peterson homered in the 3rd, followed by an Ortiz single. Ortiz will miss the rest of the World Series due to a strained hamstring. Juan Delgado singled to score Albert Brogna. Minnesota scored 2 in the top of the 4th on run-scoring hits by Bob Guerrero and Ichiro Kwon. A single by Jim Hernandez in the 7th made the score 4-3. Things get wild from here. Candy Thomas hit a solo shot to right-center in the 8th and two batters later, Monte Hall grounds into a fielder’s choice with men at the corners to knock in Guerrero and give Minnesota the late advantage, 5-4. That didn’t last long though, as Orber Pierre gave back-to-back singles followed by a David Sierre, 3-run home run to put Arizona up 7-5. Justin Ward came in to pitch a perfect 9th for the save.


Game 3
Arizona 4 10 0

Minnesota 0 5 0

WP: Don Martin (3-0)

LP: Chad Gold (2-2)

POG: Don Martin (9.0 IP, 5 H, 4 BB, 5 K)


Arizona showed off its superior talent today. David Sierra walked in the 3rd and Jake Peterson tripled to give Arizona a 1-0 lead. In the 4th, the Sun Devils struck again. Shawn Tremie walked, Joaquin Colon doubled, and after a Don Murphy pop-out, Jung-Lee Koh singled to right to knock in 2 and give the Sun Devils a 3-0 lead. They closed the scoring in the 5th with a single by Peterson who was knocked in on Michael Maddux’s triple. Minnesota really only threatened once, and that was in the 8th, where they loaded the bases with no outs, but Don Martin was able to induce two fly-outs and a strikeout to escape.


Game 4
Arizona 4 4 0

Minnesota 1 6 0

WP: Guy McMasters (1-0)

LP: Stuart Anderson (0-2)

SV: Justin Ward (6)

POG: Guy McMasters (8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K)


Arizona didn’t waste any time in getting the scoring started with a Joaquin Colon single in the 2nd knocking in Juan Delgado. David Sierra hit a 2-run homer in the 3rd to put the Sun Devils ahead, 3-0. Juan Delgado hit a solo home run in the 4th to cap the scoring for Arizona and put them ahead, 4-0. Despite outhitting the Sun Devils, the Golden Gophers were never able to mount a huge threat, as the closest they came was in the 6th when they scored a run on Phil York’s 2-on, 2-out single, to make the score, 4-1. Justin Ward pitched the ninth, giving up a single and striking out one en route to his 6th post-season save.




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