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Previous Entry Another MVP Baseball '05 Tale Jun. 6th, 2005 @ 01:18 am Next Entry
The game was an old fashioned pitcher's duel between Derrick Lowe and Ben Hendrickson, starting in place of the injured Wes Obermueller.

The game is 0-0 until the bottom of the fourth, when with two outs and Geoff Jenkins @ third, J.J. Hardy uses the swinging bunt to perfection for an infield single to scratch out a run.

The lead was short-lived, as the leadoff hitter in the top of the fifth, Hee-Seop Choi hits a short homerun to left-center. In a funny moment, Lowe got ejected after he charged the mound following a plunking by Hendrickson the following inning. Fast forward to the top of the ninth. Jorge De La Rosa is on in relief of Hendrickson, and retires the first two hitters in prompt fashion. Then he allows a double to Milton "Meltdown" Bradley, and to the plate steps Brewer Killer extrordinaire, J.D. Drew. Drew grounds a single to center, but Brady Clark guns down Bradley at the plate in a bang-bang play, made possible by a great tag by Damian Miller, who swiped at Bradley's hand as he slid by on his back.

To the bottom of the ninth, when with two outs and facing Eric Gagne, J.J. Hardy steps to the plate again. Gagne had struck out Miller and Russell Branyan 1-2-3 to start the inning, and went 0-2 on Hardy. On a changeup in and at the knees, Hardy hits a high, majestic fly to left field, which just reaches the seats for a walk-off homer.

Final score: Milwaukee 2, L.A. 1

Hendrickson didn't get the win, but he pitched quite well, going 7, allowing just the homer to Choi and scattering 3 other hits while striking out 6.

De La Rosa collected the W in relief, and both Eric Gagne and Derrick Lowe can eat sour grapes.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
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From:gjenkins05
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC)
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JJ Hardy is tating to left field 0_o

Oh who the hell am I kidding, I've tated to dead center with Ben Sheets before, so anything is possible LOL.
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From:notoriousmdc
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:35 am (UTC)
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It was a real cinematic one too, it hung in the air for like 10 seconds lol
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From:gjenkins05
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:35 am (UTC)
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Did you know it was gone, or were you unsure if you got all of it?
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From:notoriousmdc
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
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Oh, I got it all, it was just fun to sit and watch it fly, LOL
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From:gjenkins05
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
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Especially off Gagne, lol.
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From:notoriousmdc
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
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That was even more fun than throwing at Lowe... he owned me, so I had to get him back.

Him getting tossed was nice, but I failed to capitalize...
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From:gjenkins05
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC)
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I've been tempted to do that before, but the computer always knows I am going to do it and pinch-hits... at which point I usually plunk the pinch-hitter anyway, lol.
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