Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Stars vs Sluggers game 6

Miami came into the game needing one more win to reach their first world series since 1993. Bill Nolan and Bono Vox started the game strong, matching scoreless innings for the first 2. In the top of the third, Nolan ran into trouble. After 1 out singles by Quilvio Gato and Hal Glover, Josh Block lined an RBI single to right to score a run. Geoff Favre booted the ball, allowing the runners to move to second and third, but that didn't matter as they would have scored anyway as Rob Block crushed his 7th homerun of the postseason (and the first of this series).

Brian Kaat put Miami on the board with an RBI triple. Julius Alfonzo hit a solo homer for the Sluggers, and Bubba Lewis hit one for the Stars. Mike Brady gave Miami 4 2/3 innings in relief, allowing one run to keep the game within reach. In the top of the 9th Rob Block added an RBI double to make the score 7-2.

Bono Vox pitched a strong game, 8 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Tom Comstock came out of the bullpen to start the bottom 9th and gave up a single to Brian Kaat. Jake Taylor went back to the bullpen for Rick Cooper. Cooper allowed a single to Geoff Favre and a 3 run homer to Matt McCoy. Suddenly, there was reason to worry. Closer Chad Anderson entered the game. He got Bubba Lewis to ground out and Damon Nkik to fly out.

Then, the Sluggers faced a nightmare at the end of the order. Kashiwada singled. Jimenez walked. Rich Metha singled to load the bases. Brian Kelly walked in a run. It was 7-6, bases still loaded, and the Stars had batted around. Brian Kaat came to the plate, and a single would put the Stars in the world series. The cat flew out to center. There would be a game 7.


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