2010 World Series Game Five – REPLAY   Leave a comment

as it has been in every odd numbered game of this 2010 world series replay, i’ve been using the card set from Brian Yonushonis.  it’s a great set and i would highly encourage you to invest the very low price of $9 if you like the Avalon Hill style cards (PDF format).  it’s a great set and will give you that exact same feel you had when you used to play Statis Pro.  really, Brian does a fantastic job.  the cards even have the team logo in the right hand corner and the ratings have been improved over the original version (AH got sloppy the last few years they made the cards).

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game five was a rematch of the starting pitchers from the series opener.  in that game Lincecum was hit hard in the first inning and then settled down.  the Giants hitting just kept picking at Lee until they chased him from the game and then continued to score off the pen.  the end result was a San Francisco victory.  this game looked significantly different for awhile.  let’s get you right to the action …

1st inning – Giants
Torres strikes out swinging to start the game.  One out.
Sanchez hits a deep drive to left, but Cruz settles under it at the track.  Two outs.
Posey grounds out to first base.  Three outs.
TIE GAME 0-0

1st inning – Rangers
Andrus singles to center to break up the no hitter.
– Andrus is caught stealing on a great throw by Posey to Sanchez who applied the tag.  One out.
Young hits a double to the gap in left center.  One out, runner at second.
Hamilton singles up the middle just past the outstretched glove of Renteria.  Young scores.  One out, runner at first.  1-0
Guerrero strikes out.  Two outs, runner at first.
Cruz works the walk.  Two outs, runners at first and second.
Kinsler watches a third strike for the out.  Three outs.
RANGERS lead 1-0

2nd inning – Giants
Ross singles to break up Lee’s no-no.  Runner at first.
Uribe hits a chopper back to the mound.  Lee fires to second for the force.  One out, runner at first.
Huff hits a very deep drive to right, but the wind holds it in the park.  Ross tags and moves to second.  Two outs, runner at second.
Burrell breaks up the one hitter and shutout with a HOME RUN!  2-1
Renteria strikes out.  Three outs.
GIANTS lead 2-1

2nd inning – Rangers
Murphy is called out on strikes.  One out.
Molina singles to center.  One out, runner at first.
Moreland sends a slow roller to short.  The only play is at first.  Two outs, runner at second.
Andrus grounds out to first base.  Three outs.
GIANTS lead 2-1

3rd inning – Giants
Rowand grounds out to short.  One out.
Torres hits a hard shot down the first base line.  Moreland dives and gloves it.  Two outs.
Sanchez is rung up on strikes.  Three outs.
GIANTS lead 2-1

3rd inning – Rangers
Young hits a line shot towards the middle.  Sanchez stabs at it, but he bobbles it.  Young is safe on the error.  Runner at first.
Hamilton grounds out to second.  One out, runner at second.
Guerrero singles to left.  Young rounds third and is headed for home.  The throw … OUT!  Two outs, runner at first.
Cruz strikes out to end the inning.  Three outs.
GIANTS lead 2-1

4th inning – Giants
Posey flies out to center.  One out.
Ross singles to center.  One out, runner at first.
Uribe singles to center and Ross moves to third on the hit and run.  One out, men at the corners.
Huff lines a shot right at Andrus.  Andrus tags Uribe who broke with the pitch.  DOUBLE PLAY.  Three outs.
GIANTS lead 2-1

4th inning – Rangers
Kinsler grounds out to short.  One out.
Murphy taps one to the right side of the mound. Lincecum grabs it and makes the toss to first.  Two outs.
Molina strikes out to end the fourth.  Three outs.
GIANTS lead 2-1

5th inning – Giants
Burrell grounds out to first base.  One out.
Renteria sends a towering fly to left that seems to continue to carry.  Murphy is at the wall … and he makes the catch!  Two outs.
Rowand grounds out to second closing the frame.  Three outs.
GIANTS lead 2-1

5th inning – Rangers
Moreland grounds to Sanchez at second.  The throw.  He’s out.  One out.
Andrus strikes out.  Two outs.
Young doubles for the second time in the game.  Two outs, runner at second.
Hamilton watches a called third strike.  He didn’t like that call and exchanges some words with the ump before walking away.  Three outs.
GIANTS lead 2-1

6th inning – Giants
Torres strikes out.  That’s his 10th strike out of the series.  One out.
Sanchez singles to right.  One out, runner at first.
Posey pops up to the infield.  Andrus calls for it.  Pop out to short.  Two outs, runner at first.
Ross singles for the third time tonight.  Sanchez has to hold up at second as Cruz gets the ball in quickly.  Two outs, runners at first and second.
Uribe hits a routine grounder to Young at third.  The throw and Uribe is out.  Three outs.
GIANTS lead 2-1

6th inning – Rangers
Guerrero strikes out swinging.  One out.
Cruz watches a third strike.  He glares at the ump as he walks away.  The Ranger hitters aren’t liking the calls.  Two outs.
Kinsler grounds out to first base.  Three outs.
GIANTS lead 2-1

7th inning – Giants
Huff grounds out to second base.  One out.
Burrell strikes out on a terrific curve from Lee.  Two outs.
Renteria fouls off four pitches before striking out on a change up.  Three outs.
GIANTS lead 2-1

7th inning – Rangers
Murphy strikes out to get the action going after the singing of God Bless America.  One out.
Molina singles to right.  One out, runner at first.
Moreland singles to right, but has to stay at first with the slug on base ahead of him.  One out, runners at first and second.
Andrus singles to right.  Again the runners are going station to station with Molina clogging the bases.  One out, bases are full.
– manager visits the mound.  Lincecum seems to have convinced him that he’s got enough.  He stays.
Young jacks a fastball up in the zone.  That ball is going, going, GONE!  GRAND SLAM!!  5-2
– manager visits the mound.  That’s it for Lincecum.  Lopez comes in.
Hamilton grounds out to short.  Two outs.
Guerrero grounds out to second base.  Three outs.
RANGERS lead 5-2

8th inning – Giants
Rowand pops up to Moreland at first.  One out.
Torres continues to strike out.  Two outs.
Sanchez singles to center field.  Two outs, runner at first.
– the pen starts getting ready.  Oliver and Feliz are throwing.
Posey pops up to first to close the Giants inning.  Three outs.
RANGERS lead 5-2

8th inning – Rangers
Cruz grounds out to first base against Lopez.  One out.
Kinsler pops the ball straight up.  Posey has it.  Two outs.
Murphy strikes out swinging.  Three outs.
RANGERS lead 5-2

9th inning – Giants
– Lee takes the hill and is looking for the complete game.  The pen is ready.
Ross grounds out to short.  One out.
Uribe singles to right field.  One out, runner at first base.
– manager visits the mound.  Whatever Lee said, he convinced Washington.  Lee stays.
Huff digs in before slapping a hard grounder to short.  Throw to second for one and on to first to complete the double play!  Three outs.
RANGERS WIN 5-2 and lead the series 3-2.  Just one game away from winning the world series!

The stuff:
SFG 020 000 000 - 2 8 1
TEX 100 000 40x - 5 9 0

SFG - Lincecum (L) 6.1, Lopez 1.2; Posey 8.0
TEX - Lee (W) 9.0; Molina 9.0

SFG HR: Burrell (2)
TEX HR: Young (2)

Young’s blast was big, big, big.  it seemed to take the wind out of the sails of the Giants.  but truth be told, Lee was doing a great job of keeping the hitters off balance.  it was a well pitched game and what the Rangers had expected from him in the first game.  Lincecum, on the other hand has been the victim of the big inning again.  it was the first inning during the first game, this time it was the seventh.  the Rangers have a very strong lineup from top to bottom and can post up a lot of runs in a hurry if you’re not careful.

in real life the Rangers are on the ropes.  here in replay land, they’re in the driver seat as we get ready to head back to San Francisco for game six.  it’s been a great series so far and i’m looking forward to a very tense game six back in the Giants home park.

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Posted 11/01/2010 by rick in Baseball, Replay, world series

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