Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Recap: NYPL Playoffs - Game 1

Let's be thankful for Dan Adamson, who cleaned a lot of crap that had been left right there on the bedsheets. Tri-City takes Game 1 off Batavia with an 11th inning Adamson walk-off homer.

Tri-City took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st on three four consecutive hits - three singles, and a three-run homer by Marcus Nidiffer. Batavia got two back in the top of the 3rd on an RBI single and a sac fly. But Tri-City answered in the bottom half of the inning with a three-run shot by Telvin Nash.

Batavia made it a 7-3 game when Nick Longmire drove in Yunier Castillo (after Castillo had advanced to third on a passed ball). And then the wheels fell off in the top of the 6th. A leadoff double and a single to follow ended Carlos Quevedo's night, but Alex Sogard allowed both of those runs to score with another single and a double. Murillo Gouvea allowed those two runs to score - plus two more - on three singles and a wild pitch, to give Batavia a 9-7 lead after six innings.

Tri-City had runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs in the 8th, but Wates popped out, and Burnett and Nidiffer struck out swinging to end the threat. In the 9th, Oscar Figueroa drew a lead-off walk and Chris Wallace brought him home with a 2-run homer to tie the game. But that inning wasn't done as Mike Kvasnicka walked, and Dan Adamson pinch-ran for him. McCurdy - pinch-hitting for Nash - sac'ed Adamson over to second, and Ben Orloff was intentionally walked to face Wates, to flew out to center to send the game to extras.

Brian Streilein came in for the 10th inning, and promptly walked Chris Edmonson and intentionally walked Nick Longmire, bringing in Mike Ness to relieve Streilein, who got Audry Perez (I believe I dated a girl with the same name in 5th grade) to GIDP to end the inning.

Batavia left two on in the top of the 11th, and Dan Adamson (who was in the game after pinch-running for Kvasnicka) hit the walk-off with one out in the bottom of the 11th to seal Game One, 10-9.

Quevedo finished the night with 5IP, 8H/5R (4ER), 3K:1BB. Sogard and Gouvea each allowed two runs (and both ended up letting in the two runners they each inherited). Travis Blankenship (1IP, 1H, 1BB), Brandt Walker (2IP, 1H, 2BB), and Brian Streilein (0.1IP, 2BB) bridged the game to Ness, who got the win with 1.2IP, 2H/0ER, 1BB.

The top five in Batavia order went 11x24 with 4BB and 8RBI.

Austin Wates and Chris Wallace each went 3x6, with Wallace hitting the 2-run jack. Nine of the 10 runs scored by Tri-City came by way of the long ball. Ben Orloff was 2x4 with two walks.

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