Wednesday, March 9, 2016

White Sox Walk-Off Madness: Sunday & Monday, September 10-11, 1967

Scores September 10

MIN 17, BAL 5 W-Grant 1-1 L-Dillman 2-2 HR-Uhlaender 2(12)Oliva(26)Killebrew(35) Perry(4)Aparicio(5)ISP Uhlaender 6 rbi. 

NY 9, BOS 7 W-Womack 5-5 L-Osinski 3-9 HR-Pepitone(15) Pepitone 4 rbi.

CHI 4, DET 3 W-Locker 8-6 L-Gladding 5-3 HR-Agee(13) Causey ph walk-off double.

CHI 2, DET 1 W-Locker 9-6 L-Marshall 7-6 HR-Ward(26) Colavito walk-off single.

CLE 4, KC 3 W-Siebert 14-13 L-Nash 7-15 S-Allen(7) HR-Wagner(10)

CLE 4, KC 0 W-McDowell 2-11 L-Krausse 3-15 HR-Demeter(5) McDowell 15 K's.

CAL 9, WAS 7 W-Hamilton 4-7 L-Pascual 6-17 HR-Knoop(11)Satriano(7)Howard(31)

Scores September 11

CHI 3, BAL 0 W-John 12-5 L-Hardin 18-11 John 2-hitter.

MIN 7, WAS 6 W-Worthington 8-7 L-Priddy 2-5 HR-Oliva(27)Valentine(15)Casanova 2(10)

The Doublemint Twins, ardent White Sox fans
The White Sox stunned the league-leading Tigers by handing them not one but two ("Two! Two! Two mints in one!") walk-off losses at Comiskey Park on Sunday. In the opener, the Tigers had just come back from a 3-1 deficit in the 9th to tie the game at 3 against Sox ace Gary Peters. Up stepped light-hitting Wayne Causey, oh-for-September but called upon to pinch hit by Sox skipper Eddie Stanky. Wayne pulled one down the right field line for a game-winning double! Then in the nightcap, former Tiger Rocky Colavito dropped a single into right field and even the mighty arm of Al Kaline could not get it back in quickly enough to prevent the winning run from coming home. Two walk-off wins in the space of a few hours! White Sox fans certainly got their money's worth. Then the next night, against visiting Baltimore, lefty Tommy John made a bid for his second no-hitter of the season, but a chopper off the plate resulted in an infield hit for Boog Powell (!) in the seventh, and Paul Blair added a harmless single in the eighth, but the Sox won again and find themselves just a half game back of the O's, who have lost 7 of 8 while giving up 63 runs during that stretch as the pitching has imploded. 

Sudden Sam McDowell of the Indians found the Kansas City "B" team to his liking as he fanned 15 of them in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader while registering his first shutout, first complete game, and second win of the season. 

Minnesota, with their starting line-up intact for the first time in quite a while, has been bludgeoning opponents without mercy. Washington seemed to have them stopped, leading 6-2 in the 8th with ace reliever Dave Baldwin on the hill, but the Twins tied it up and then won it in the 9th on a HR by Tony Oliva off of Jerry "I Feel Pretty" Priddy. The hilariously punchless Nats wasted 7 runs on Sunday and 6 more on Monday in losing both despite the burst of offensive adequacy. Meanwhile the Twinkies find themselves just a game out of second place and only six out of first. Is there enough time, with just 17 games left? Probably not, and here's why: the Twins have zero games left against the Tigers, while the Tigers play hapless Washington 6 more times. However, the Minnesotans look like they could definitely blow past the Red Sox for second. We'll see. 

1 comment:

Mama Zen said...

Did someone say Twinkies?