Monday, January 31, 2011

World Series Recap

Game 1
New Orleans 7
Philadelphia 5
New Orleans fought off a late rally by the Freedom with 2-runs in the 10th to take home this game. Player of the Game 2B Matt McKnight (3-5, 2B, HR, 2R, 2RBI) knocked in the winning runs on a homer to left in the 10th. Mark Bang blew the save in the 9th, and retired the first 2 batters in the 10th before giving up a single and being relieved by Doyle Gipson who picked up the save.

Game 2
New Orleans 5
Philadelphia 0
Philadelphia was held to 4 hits byJesus Diaz as he went 8.0 innings to get the win. 3B Clark Davis went deep and knocked in 2 and 2B Matt McKnight knocked in 2 runs, while CF Aurelio Lorenzo knocked in 1. Philadelphia didn't threaten until the 8th when they put men at the corners with 2 outs and left them stranded.

Game 3
Philadelphia 8
New Orleans 3
With neither team able to hold serve so far at home, Philadelphia comes out on top here. 3B Otto Sorrento (2-4, HR, 2R, 3RBI) was the player of the game. 1B William Randall homered and knocked in 2, while C Rafael Guerrero knocked in 2 as well. New Orleans' 2B Matt Mcknight knocked in all 3 runs for the Zydeco.

Game 4
Philadelphia 3
New Orleans 4
The home team finally came through with a win in this nail-biter. Philadelphia's Kenshin Ogawa (7.0IP, 10H, 2ER, BB, 4K) pitched masterfully while his counterpart Wayne Roosevelt (5.0IP, 5H, 2ER, 3BB, 3K) pitched admirably. New Orleans' bullpen was the difference (4IP, 4H, 1ER, 5K) as they held the Freedom in check after a short outing by Roosevelt. Zydeco 2B Matt McKnight knocked in 2 again, while 1B Albert Lucano (3-5, RBI) was the player of the game, knocking in the game-winning run. 3B Otto Sorrento (2-5, HR, 2R, RBI), C Rafael Guerrero (1-3, RBI, BB), and 1B William Randall (2-4, RBI) provided the offense for the Freedom who saw Luis Bennett and D.J. Quinn combine to give this game away.

Game 5
Philadelphia 7
New Orleans 1
With a chance to put the WS Ring on their hand and celebrate at home, the Zydeco buckled under pressure. LF Paulie Williams homered in the 4th for the only New Orleans' run as Philadelphia's Howard Lyon (7.0IP, 2H, ER, 3BB, 4K) pitched exceptionally. LF Livan Bocachica (4-5, 2B, 2HR, 3R, 3RBI) was dominant while Randall, Guerrero, Taylor and Mendoza all contributed as well.

Game 6

New Orleans 6
Philadelphia 7
A slugfest that still saw 13 runs, 31 hits, 9 walks, and 10 innings, this was a classic. The starters pitched well, with New Orleans' Boots Coleman (4.0IP, 3H, 0ER, BB, 2K) and Philadelphia's Danys Miranda (6.0IP, 8H, 3ER, BB, 5K) doing their parts...the bullpens let them down though. Freedom 1B William Randall (2-5, R, RBI, BB) knocked in the winning run in the 10th, while CF Francisco Wilfredo (3-6, 2B, 2RBI) and LF Livan Bocachica (2-5, HR, 2R, 2RBI) knocked in 2 each, and 2B Louis Taylor and C Rafael Guerrero knocked in one each. 2B Matt McKnight (4-5, 3 2B, R, RBI) excelled in the loss, while RF Jorge Marichal and 1B Albert Lucano both homered and knocked in 2.

Game 7

New Orleans 2
Philadelphia 5
The Freedom had won 2 straight coming into this game, and were determined to take home the ring. The Zydeco had other ideas as 3B Clark Davis (2-4, 2HR, 2R, 2RBI) homered in the 2nd. Unfortunately, New Orleans' Ray Sisk (5.0IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 5BB, 4K) had other ideas and couldn't hold the lead. 3B Otto Sorrento tripled and knocked in 2, while 1B Victor Vargas homered and knocked in 2. Philadelphia's Kenshin Ogawa (7.0IP, 6H, ER, 4BB, 4K) was masterful in victory. CONGRATULATIONS PHILADELPHIA!!

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