Saturday, July 23, 2011

National League Championship Series - Game 5

  • This game will feature a rematch of the game 1 starters. Tom Seaver will start for the Mets and will be opposed by Gary Nolan
  • The Mets scored a run in the top of the first. Bruce Boisclair led off with a double and scored on John Milner's double.
  • The Reds could do very little with Seaver until the bottom of the fourth. Ken Griffey walked to start the inning. After Joe Morgan flied out, George Foster homered to the upper deck in left field to give the Reds a 2-1 lead.
  • In the bottom of the fifth inning Dave Concepcion reached on a 2-base error by Felix Millan. Cesar Geronimo sacrificed Concepcion to third. After pinch hitter Bob Bailey struck out Pete Rose doubled and Geronimo scored. Ken Griffey flew out to end the inning and the Reds led 3-1.
  • Will  McEnaney kept the Mets at bay in the sixth and seventh innings. Rawly Eastwick shut the Mets down in the eighth inning. 
  • The Mets had one last chance in the ninth inning. Dave Kingman and Ed Kranepool singled to put runners on first and second with one out. Pinch hitter John "Bad Dude" Stearns walked to load the bases. The Mets sent Mike Phillips up to hit for pitcher Bob Myrick. Phillips grounded into a 5-4-3 double play to end the game. The Reds won a tough series 3 games to 2 and will await the winner of the American League Championship Series.
  • Dave Concepcion led all batters with seven hits, three runs scored, and a .412 batting average and was named the series MVP

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