Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Day 2 of Playoffs

The second day of the playoffs ended a lot like the 1st games.   The only losing team from day one to pull out a victory was St. Louis.   St. Louis jumped on Buffalo pitching early and often.   Lou Stevenson hit a 1st inning homerun and also provided 4 RBI, while leadoff hitter Erubiel Molina scored 4 runs.    Mark Meng provided 8 innings of 1 run pitching for the Clydesdales who now go to Buffalo with the series tied at 1.

In the other NL game Colorado took the 5-2 victory to take a 2 game lead while going to San Jose, with the TCB needing to win three games in a row.   David Anderson pitched 7-2/3 innings of solid pitching, while the 2-6 hitters for the Blasters hit a combined 7-16 and scoring and driving in all 5 runs.   

New Britain pounded out 15 hits during a 9-4 victory and got some decent pitching to take the two game lead.    New Britain got homeruns from Sherm Norton, Ellis Thomas and Omar Gonzalez and 5 decent innings from Josh Nielsen.   Burlington's Duke Weston struggled going 5-2/3 innings and allowing 8 ER.

Louisville looks to be headed to the next round after defeating Scottsdale 7-2.    Willie Lopez collected 3 hits including a homerun but was a little scary in the field after committing 2 errors.   Tomas Calles scored 3 runs in the victory as the Sluggers got 7 solid innings from Bob Creek in the victory.

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