Friday, February 17, 2012

GAME 6 - Phillies 7,Expos 6

GAME 6 - Stade Olympique'
Larry Christenson vs Gerry Hannahs
Phillies 7, Expos 6

Neither starter did much more than toss BP.  The Phightin's had a 6-3 lead heading into the bottom of the 7th.  Pinch hitter Barry Foote doubled off the left center wall with 1 out.  Dave Cash grounded weakly to second for out number 2.  Pinch hitter Del Unser doubled down the right field line to make it a 2 run ballgame.  Young Ellis Valentine, who had 3 hits yesterday, got his third hit of the day today by hitting one 342 feet into the bullpen to tie it at 6-6.  Expo fans went wild !  After losing 3 of 3 to the Phils so far in this young season momentum finally turned their way.  That momentum would swing would last just 1 inning when reliever Tug McGraw, who singled with 1 out, scored on a sac fly by Garry Maddox to give Philadelphia a 1 run lead.  McGraw held the Expos scoreless in the 8th and gave way to Gene Garber in the 9th who served up a leadoff triple to Dave Cash.  The Phils drew their infield in and Garber was able to get pinch hitter Wayne Garrett to bounce back to the box for the first out.  Valentine hit a one hopper to first for the second out and the usually clutch Tony Perez grounded to short to end the game.  Garber did a fine job walking the tight rope and not allowing the tying run to score.

Real Life Results of this Game:  Expos 4,  Phillies 3
Expos Record:  ARAIG (1-5) vs Real Life (3-3)

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