Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cards Win Flag Three Games To One Over Giants

The NLCS was a little bit of a disappointment, to be honest. I expected low scores, what with both teams featuring two shut-down aces, but it got silly when neither team could buy a run at all. 

The Cardinals won game one, 2-1, behind Gibson. Bobby Bonds hit a 9th inning solo homer to get the home crowd excited, but that was it. Perry took the loss after giving up 2 in the top of the first on three doubles before settling down.

In game 2, the Cards scored an unearned run and that was all she wrote. STL 1, SF 0. Carlton tossed a 2-hitter with 10 strikeouts. Marichal took the hard luck loss.

Game 3 saw the same script reversed, when the Giants scored an unearned run and rode it to a 1-0 win at St. Louis to stay alive. McMahon the winner, Briles the loss, Linzy the save.

The Cardinals jumped on Bob Bolin for a run in the bottom of the first in game 4, and then exploded for 9 runs in the second off of Bolin and Ray Sadecki. Chuck Taylor got the win as the final tally was a whopping 13-1. St. Louis wins in four.

Lou Brock was named the NLCS MVP for hitting .400 (6 for 15) with a double, 4 runs scored and 2 rbi.  The Giants only scored 3 runs for the entire series, and never more than 1 in any game. There was only the one home run by Bonds in the series. 

St. Louis Cardinals, 1969 replay National League champions. 

Note: my next project will be the 1956 National League. I won't be doing daily updates like I did for this replay, but I will turn up in this space now and then with news about it.

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