Sunday, October 24, 2010

Drillers vs Fungoes

Fungoes 7, Drillers 7

From the GunFo...

Fungoes and Drillers tangled in an all out knockdown 14 game series with the division hanging in the balance, here are the results:
Game 1: Drillers win game 1 at home 6-5. Holland takes the loss for the Fungi. Hammel wins it for the Home team while Hoffman picks up the save.
The Drillers took the lead for good in the bottom of the 2nd inning scoring 3 runs on 4 hits. After an out was recorded, Juan Pierre began the Driller spurt when he
tripled. Paul Konerko followed and he popped a two-run clout over the fence. Evan Longoria then doubled. Ryan Ludwick was up next and he drew a walk.
Kelly Shoppach was next to the plate, but was promptly struck out. Jacoby Ellsbury joined his teammates in the uprising and banged out a single.
Ellsbury took second on the throw. Nick Johnson followed, but he was set down on strikes. The Fungoes were retired without difficulty in the 9th.
Game 2: Home cooking for the Drillers as they take a 3-0 lead early and hold on for the 4-2 win. Shields picks up the win and Hoffman
records another save for the home team. Porcello takes the loss.
Game 3: Fungoes jump out to an 8-1 lead and win this one easily 8-3. Price gets the win while Rzepczynski takes the loss. Orlando Hudson
was a seemingly constant irritant to the hometown fans as he provided much of the offense for the visitors. He slapped a base-hit in the
1st inning, cleared the fences for a two-run home run in the 3rd inning and doubled which was good for two runs in the 4th inning.
Game 4: Fungoes win a pitchers duel to complete the four game set at Drillerville 2-1. Bergeson picks up the win and Papelbon the save. Haren takes the tough luck loss.
Game 5: At WTF Drillers win it 5-4 with a run in the 11th. Trevor Hoffman was the winner allowing no runs in 2 innings. Joe Nathan earned the save. Tim Byrdak was
given the loss in relief. The score was knotted at 4 after nine innings. The Drillers won the game in the 11th inning. After an out was recorded, Ryan Hanigan banged
out a single. Pierre got a good lead and stole second. Jacoby Ellsbury then doubled. Nick Johnson was the next batter, but he struck out. Derek Jeter was a strikeout
victim, unable to help out. This was a game of many highs and lows for the home town fans, as the lead kept changing - 5 times in all.
Game 6: Drillers win again at WTF! The Drillers erupted with the game winning runs in the 8th inning as they scored 4 runs on 3 base hits. The highlight belonged to Asdrubal Cabrera
who silenced the stadium when he doubled clearing the bases. The Fungi threatened in the 9th but their rally came up short. Jason Hammel allowed 4 runs in 7 innings, and picked
up the victory. Trevor Hoffman got the save. Jonathan Papelbon(4-2) ended up with the loss in relief.
Game 7: Drillers complete the sweep of the three game set at WTF with a 3-0 win. Shields pitched a solid game. He allowed 5 hits and 1 walk in 7 innings. Both teams ended up with
6 hits on the night. Trevor Hoffman recorded the save, his 7th. Holland absorbed the loss. He allowed 2 runs and 4 hits in 6 and 2/3 innings.
Game 8: Derek Jeter jacked one out of the ballyard and had 4 RBI and Dan Haren tossed a complete game at Wrigley Field where the DRILLERS beat the FUNGOES 8 to 3.
It was a good day for the Drillers thanks to Jeter. He lined a base-hit which scored a run in the 1st inning, lined a one-base hit in the 7th inning and rifled a three-run blast in the 8th inning.
Drillers finished with 15 hits in the victory. Haren allowed 3 runs on the game. Ryan Rowland-Smith suffered the loss. He allowed 14 hits and 2 walks in 7 and 1/3 innings.
Game 9: In a tight game it was the FUNGOES 6, the DRILLERS 4 at Driller Field. Scott Feldman earned his pay with a solid performance for Fungoes. He was reached for 4 hits and 1 walk
in 7 innings. The Fungoes had 11 hits for the game and the Drillers had 5. Jeff Niemann took the loss. He allowed a few too many baserunners giving up 8 hits and 3 walks in 3 and 2/3 innings.
Game 10: The Fungoes win again at Driller Feild 8-5. The Fungoes jumped out to the early lead in the first inning scoring a single run using 2 hits. Fungoes had a total of 10 hits for the game.
Jonathan Papelbon got the win allowing no runs in 1 and 1/3 innings. The losing pitcher was Jason Hammel. He got hit pretty hard, allowing 7 hits and 2 walks in 2 and 2/3 innings.
Game 11: In a close game it was the FUNGOES 6, the DRILLERS 4 at WTF. Fungoes jumped on top of the Drillers in the 4th inning scoring a single run on 2 hits. The Drillers were retired
without difficulty in the 9th. The win was credited to Tim Wakefield who went 5 and 1/3 innings allowing 3 runs. Jonathan Papelbon earned the save, his 30th. James Shields was
charged with the loss. He was knocked around by DEREK, allowing 11 hits and 2 walks in 4 and 2/3 innings.
Game 12: Scott Feldman went the distance in game one of a double header at WTF where the FUNGOES beat the DRILLERS by the score of 6 to 1. Feldman pitched a fine game. He allowed
8 hits and 3 walks in 9 innings. The Fungoes had 9 hits for the afternoon. Dan Haren was the losing pitcher. He allowed 6 runs and 9 hits in 8 innings.
Game 13: The DRILLERS pitching staff gave the WTF fans an evening that they'll never forget in game two of the double header, by tossing a combined no-hitter! The tension started to build around
the 6th inning. By the 9th inning the crowd was electrified. The Fungoes went down quietly in the bottom of the 9th. The win was credited to Jeff Niemann(2-0) who went 7 innings allowing
no runs. Trevor Hoffman gained credit for his 8th save. Ryan Rowland-Smith absorbed the loss. You probably have a better chance of winning the lottery than this happening,' said Niemann
who got credit for the win,'I don't expect it to sink in for awhile.' he said. 'You know, it's hard to say who was better, the starter or the bullpen!'
Game 14: The FUNGOES batters feasted on the DRILLERS pitching at WTF. The final score was a lop-sided 13 to 3. Michael Cuddyer helped send the fans home happy. He laced a single in the 4th
inning, laced a one-base hit resulting in a run in the 5th inning and blasted a two-run home run in the 6th inning. The Fungoes had 15 hits for the game while the Drillers had 7. Rick Porcello
picked up the victory, allowing no runs in 5 and 1/3 innings. Porcello got help from Hideki Okajima who earned his 2nd save. The loss was charged to Jason Hammel. He got hit hard, allowing
9 hits and 2 walks in 4 and 1/3 innings.
Fungoes season is now complete, finishing with a 93-69 record.

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