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Designated Hitter - Yes/No?

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  1. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    World Series Schedule

    Game 1: Sunday, Novembtwits 2nd
    stone temple seattle pilots at A Shaq of Their Own

    Game 2: Monday, Novembtwits 3rd
    stone temple seattle pilots at A Shaq of Their Own

    Game 3: Wednesday, Novembtwits 4th
    A Shaq of Their Own at stone temple seattle pilots

    Game 4: Wednesday, Novembtwits 5th
    A Shaq of Their Own at stone temple seattle pilots

    Game 5: Wednesday, Novembtwits 6th
    A Shaq of Their Own at stone temple seattle pilots
    (if necessary)

    Game 6: Sunday, Novembtwits 7th
    stone temple seattle pilots at A Shaq of Their Own
    (if necessary)

    Game 7: Monday, Novembtwits 8th
    stone temple seattle pilots at A Shaq of Their Own
    (if necessary)


    Note: since there are enough off days between the end of both semifinals, all starting pitchers are eligible to played in game one. So, let's see the lineups for Joss vs. Martinez, Round 1.
     
  2. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    game 1 lineup (assuming the pitcher is joss):

    1. lange, lf
    2. duffy, rf
    3. lajoie, 2b
    4. gehrig, 1b
    5. milligan, c
    6. brett, 3b
    7. ramirez, ss
    8. mcgee, cf

    starting pitcher: pedro martinez

    @LloydChristmas @DarthIntegral
     
  3. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    Game 3: Wednesday, Novembtwits 5th
    Game 4: Thursday, Novembtwits 6th
    Game 5: Friday, Novembtwits 7th
    Game 6: Sunday, Novembtwits 9th
    Game 7: Monday, Novembtwits 10th

    Narc?
     
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  4. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    even by your lofty standards, that's a pretty meaningless narc
     
  5. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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  6. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  7. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Baseball and Three-Time Jedi Draft Champion star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    [​IMG]

    PS had I known dp was rooting for me, I would've thrown the last round.

    Except then he actually posted a funny gif...down is truly up in 2020.


    Stay at Petco.

    Lineup Game 1 (unless I can spot @tom a 3-1 lead and we can skip ahead @DarthIntegral?)

    1 Still Drunk Off Champagne From the Narc Bowl McGraw 3B
    2 Shirtless JR Jackson RF
    3 Shaq dressed as Barnes dressed as Jimmy Dugan dressed as Headless Ted Williams dressed as Jimmy Dugan again, in order to show whose Jimmy Dugan is best LF/Player Manager
    4 Sizzler 1B
    5 Wee Willie CF
    6 Ark Tank SS
    7 Roger Roger Connor 2B
    8 Pudge C

    Rotation:
    Game 1:

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  8. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Only if @tom agrees to have Jocko MilliGreen suspended for game five? And if he signs a player who has a name close enough to Andre Igoudala and you play someone named James at catcher in game seven
     
  9. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Baseball and Three-Time Jedi Draft Champion star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    Baseball Draft 3 Transaction Report:

    SHAQOTO signs Bill James

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  10. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    i think andres galarraga is available.
     
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  11. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [​IMG]
    Game One
    Sunday, Novembtwits 2nd

    stone temple seattle pilots at A Shaq of Their Own

    Petco Park; San Diego, California
    First Pitch: 6:07 PM Eastern
    National Anthem Sung by: The Ohio Players
    Weather at First Pitch: 64 Degrees, Slight breeze, no precipitation


    Addie Joss vs. Pedro Martinez in the World Series.

    The hype was real. Could the performance live up to the hype?

    In a word. Yes.

    Joss worked around a two-out walk in the top of the first, while Martinez got a 1-2-3 bottom of the first. This set the stage for what was to come from both pitchers.

    Joss got a 1-2-3 second, while Martinez worked around a one-out single from Wee Willie Keeler. Martinez walked Joss in the third as the only baserunner for either team, but the game remained without a run scored. A Roger Connor error with two outs gave stone temple seattle pilots a baserunner, but again, no runs scored and Lou Gehrig was the only baserunner in the inning.

    A Shaq of Their Own threatened with serious fervor in the fifth, as the lone baserunner was a one-out triple from Connor, but Martinez got both Pudge Rodrigez and Joss to ground out to third, keeping Connor there, and keeping the game still in search of its first run.

    With one out in the sixth, stone temple seattle pilots got their first hit of the game, ending Joss's bid for a no-hitter as Bill Lange got a one-out, infield single. Lange was caught stealing, before a two-out single from Hugh Duffy, which turned to naught as Nap Lajoie grounded out to end the inning.

    John McGraw drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the sixth, then stole second, giving A Shaq of Their Own a runner in scoring position with nobody out. But, Martinez got a shallow fly out from Shoeless Joe Jackson, a line out from Ted Williams, and a ground out from George Sisler, and we were headed the seventh inning with high drama, no runs, and a box score about as close as it gets:

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    In the top of the seventh, George Brett got a two-out single, and Hanley Ramirez followed with a single of his own, giving the pilots two-on and two-out, but Joss got Willie McGee to ground out, ending the threat.

    After a local boy - Anakin Skywalker - lead the seventh inning stretch via a Zoom call, A Shaq of Their Own got a one-out single from Arky Vaughan. They would get no more that inning, with Roger Connor and Pudge Rodriguez retired, sending us to the eighth, still in search of our first run.

    With Martinez due up to bat, Tom Hanks a Jimmy Dugan had a difficult decision, and decided to pinch hit for Martinez, who had already thrown 106 pitches. Tip O'Neill was the choice to pinch hit, but he fared no better than everyone else who had faced Joss on the evening, as he grounded out to start another 1-2-3 inning.

    Martinez's final line: 7 IP, no runs allowed on just three hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks.

    Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan opted for Dellin Betances, and Shaq-as-Barnes-as-Dugan faced the same question Hanks had just answered, with Joss due up to lead off the bottom of the eighth. He made the same choice, sending up Dan Brouthers. But, much like O'Neill, Brouthers was retired to start a 1-2-3 inning, and we would head to the ninth inning of game one of the World Series, still looking for the first run.

    Joss's final line: 8 IP, with no runs allowed on four hits, one walk and four strikeouts.

    Hong-Chi Kuo was summoned from the bullpen, and he produced another 1-2-3 inning, giving a Shaq of Their Own a chance to have some magic and win it in the bottom of the ninth. But, Betances was up to the challenge, getting his second 1-2-3 inning, striking out Sisler and Keeler to send us to extra innings.

    Shaq-as-Barnes-as-Dugan sent Kuo out for a second inning of relief, and he walked George Brett to open the inning. When he walked Hanley Ramirez on four questionable calls, Shaq-as-Barnes-as-Dugan protested and argued, resulting in his ejection from the game, leaving the team to be managed by his bench coach, Mathew Dellavedova-as-Barnes-as-Dugan.

    DellyBarnesDugan went to the pen, summoning Ed Walsh to try to get out of the jam, with two on and nobody out.

    Walsh, gave up a single to the first batter he faced - Willie McGee - which scored Brett, for the first run of the game. Hanks as Dugan sent up Edgar Martinez as a pinch hitter, and Walsh got him to hit into a double play, but Ramirez scored on the play, putting the pilots up 2-0. A walk to Bill Lange and a single by Hugh Duffy put runners on the corners, and singles from Nap Lajoie and Lou Gehrig scored two more runs, before Jocko Milligan grounded out to end the inning.

    Up 4-0, Hanks as Dugan went to Mike Adams to try to finish the game. Adams retired Arky Vaughan to start the inning, but gave up a double to Connor. Pudge Rodriguez popped out, giving us the second out. DellyBarnesDugan sent up Lefty O'Doul as a pinch hitter, and Hanks-Dugan countered with Chad Green out of the pen. Green got O'Doul to fly out to deep right-center, ending the game, and giving the pilots the win on the road.

    Players of the Game, brought to you by OMG the pitching in this one: Addie Joss and Pedro Martinez
    Final: stone temple seattle pilots 4, A Shaq of Their Own 0 (10 innings)
    Win: Betances (1-0)
    Loss: Kuo (0-1)

    stone temple seattle pilots lead the best-of-seven series 1-0
     
  12. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    wow, what a nail biter!

    game 2 starter: charles albert bender

    i will post the lineup after i see who @LloydChristmas is countering with.
     
  13. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Baseball and Three-Time Jedi Draft Champion star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    Do I really have to like am I gonna throw Ed Walsh after that
     
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  14. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    haha, i assumed it would be doc but wanted to make sure!

    lineup:

    1. lange, lf
    2. duffy, rf
    3. lajoie, 2b
    4. edgar, 1b
    5. milligan, c
    6. brett, 3b
    7. ramirez, ss
    8. mcgee, cf

    @LloydChristmas @DarthIntegral
     
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  15. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    In fairness, it wasn't so much rooting for you as rooting against PG.

    You know, what you all did with tom (or anyone playing me at any point). :p
     
  16. a star war

    a star war Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It’s not personal, it’s about the sanctity of baseball.
     
  17. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Baseball and Three-Time Jedi Draft Champion star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    Same lineup. Duct-taping Delly to the bench.

    Rotation:
    Game 2: Kevin Love Doc White

    @tom @DarthIntegral
     
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  18. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Game Two
    Monday, Novembtwits 3rd

    stone temple seattle pilots at A Shaq of Their Own

    Petco Park; San Diego, California
    First Pitch: 8:47 PM Eastern
    National Anthem Sung Performed by: The Ohio State Marching Band, only they "accidentally" play "Across the Field" instead of "The Star Spangled Banner", and then break into "Hang On Sloopy"
    Weather at First Pitch: 56 Degrees, Slight breeze, no precipitation


    A one-out single from Wee Willie Keeler in the second. A one-out single Pudge Rodriguez and a two-out, infield single from John McGraw in the fifth.

    The only hits allowed by Charles Bender through five innings, as A Shaq of Their Own's World Series Scoreless streak reached fifteen innings.

    Lucky for them, Doc "Kevin Love Hologram" White was up to the challenge, tossing an equal three-hits shutout through five.

    The only hits to that point for stone temple seattle pilots were a leadoff double from Edgar Martinez in the second, a two-out single from George Brett in the fourth, and a Willie McGee leadoff single in the fifth.

    But, with runs clearly at a premium once again, both teams entered the sixth inning with goose eggs on the scoreboard.

    The Love Doctor gave up a one-out single to Martinez, but retired him on a double play ground ball from the next batter to send us to the bottom of the sixth.

    Ted Williams drew a leadoff walk, but both George Sisler and Wee Willie Keeler flew out. Arky Vaughn singled, moving Williams to third, and a single from Roger Connor scored Williams, giving A Shaq of Their Own their first run scored in a World Series game in franchise history, before Pudge Rodriguez grounded out to end the inning.

    Buoyed by actual run support, White got a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the seventh, sending his offense back up to bat quickly.

    Shaq-as-Barnes as Dugan decided that White's night was over, as his spot in the lineup was due up, and he opted for a pinch hitter, Dan Brouthers.

    White's final line was seven innings pitched, no runs allowed, on just four hits, two walks, and one strikeout.

    Brouthers ... kinda made the decision pay off, as he reached on an error from Hanley Ramirez. A John McGraw single moved Brouthers to second, but a Joe Jackson 5-3 double play ground ball retired Brouthers as third, and gave Bender a chance to escape the inning with no further damage.

    But, after an intentional walk to Ted Williams, George Sisler singled to McGraw, and a Nap Lajoie error put Keeler on first and allowed Williams to score, making it 3-0 when Arky Vaughan grounded out to end the inning.

    From there, both managers made moves, with Shaq-as-Barnes-as-Dugan brining in Hong-Chih Kuo and Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan going to a pinch hitter for Bender, sending up *checks notes* ... not Ken Griffey Jr. Not Lou Gehrig ... Tip O'Neill. Clearly Hanks-Dugan knows something we don't know?

    Apparently not, as Kuo retired O'Neill with ease on his way to a 1-2-3 inning.

    Bender's final line was tremendous, though he left trailing, tossing seven innings, giving up three runs (though only two of them were earned), walking five and striking out one.

    Dellin Betances was the choice for the pilots out of the pen, and he got a 1-2-3 inning, sending us to the ninth with the pilots still within striking distance, down 3-0.

    Kuo was on for his second inning of relief, and got a ground out from Lajoie to start the inning, but after he issued a walk to Edgar Martinez and a single to Jocko "Mightily Quiet in Novembtwits" Milligan to put runners on the corners with one out, S-B-D reluctantly went to the pen and called on Vida Blue.

    Blue delivered a strike called to Brett. Then a ball called to Brett. Then on this third pitch ... got Brett to hit a ground ball to John McGraw. McGraw threw it to Roger Connor, with Milligan retired for the second out of the inning, and Connor relayed it to Sisler to retire Brett for the third out, and end the game, with the series even at one game each.

    We now get a day off to travel up the coast to Seattle, and see what happens next in a series clearly being dominated by pitching. We've played nineteen innings of baseball, and had runs scored in only three of them so far. Will the Kingdome bring the bats to life? Or will aces continue to be wild?

    Player of the Game, Brought to you by Kevin Love: Doc White
    Final: A Shaq of Their Own 3, stone temple seattle pilots 0
    Win: White (1-0)
    Loss: Bender (0-1)
    Save: Blue (1)

    The Best-of-Seven Series is tied at one game apiece.
     
  19. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    game 3 lineup:

    1. duffy, rf
    2. lajoie, 2b
    3. griffey jr., lf
    4. gehrig, 1b
    5. milligan, c
    6. brett, 3b
    7. ramirez, ss
    8. mcgee, cf

    sp: harry krause

    @LloydChristmas @DarthIntegral
     
  20. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Anyone tracking stats for the World Series? Composite hits, average, era, etc? Or can someone?
     
  21. a star war

    a star war Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I can, sure
     
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  22. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Baseball and Three-Time Jedi Draft Champion star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    Same lineup. And not a narc, so Inty I'm okay with my opponent submitting a roster that's technically ineligible for the travesty of sticking prime Ken Griffey Jr. in left field.

    Rotation:
    Game 3: Do I Tempt Fate By Calling Him Jake Kyrie-eta Given Who The Commish Is **** it, Jake Kyrie-eta

    @tom @DarthIntegral
     
  23. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    it's not my fault the sim improperly rates his defense!
     
  24. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I should note, he also defaults to Left Field for the year you have him, for some unbeknownst reason.

    FYI - working on the recap post now for game three.
     
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  25. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Game Three
    Wednesday, Novembtwits 5th

    A Shaq of Their Own at stone temple seattle pilots

    The Kingdome; Seattle, Washington
    First Pitch: 8:47 PM Eastern
    National Anthem Sung by: Hendrix
    Weather at First Pitch: it doesn't matter, we're playing indoors


    With runs at a premium so far this series, both teams had a fantastic opportunity to get on the board early, as Harry Krause and Jake Arrietta put three batters on base without a hit in the first inning, each.

    Krause walked John McGraw to open the game, but got Shoeless Joe Jackson to hit into a double play to erase it. He followed that by issuing walks to Ted Williams and George Sisler, but got a fly out from Wee Willie Keeler to keep the game scoreless through a half inning.

    Hugh Duffy drew the leadoff walk for stone temple seattle pilots off of Arrietta, and after a ground out by Nap Lajoie, a Ken Griffey Jr. hit-by-pitch and a walk to Lou Gehrig loaded the bases. But, Arrieta got Jocko Milligan to pop out, and George Brett to ground out, and both pitchers escaped their self-made jams in the first.

    A Shaq of Their Own would get runners on the corners with one out in the second, thanks to a walk to Arky Vaughan, a single from Roger Connor, and a fielder's choice from Pudge Rodriguez. But, Arrietta would make a compelling argument for the designated hitter, hitting into an inning-ending, 3-6-3 double play.

    But, in the third, the Big Dieselers would get another chance to open the scoring, and this time they would take advantage. McGraw got a leadoff triple, and when Shoeless Joe Jackson hit a groundball to third, McGraw went home. George Brett decided to go home with the throw as well, and in a bang-bang play, McGraw was safe, and Jackson was on first. Krause would retire the next three batters to escape, but A Shaq of Their Own had a 1-0 lead.

    We'd stay at 1-0 until the fifth inning, when A Shaq of Their Own would add to their lead.

    Hanley Ramirez booted a ground ball, putting Arrietta on base to start the inning, but he was replaced on the basepaths by McGraw, who hit into a fielder's choice. McGraw then stole second, and scored on a single from Jackson. Jackson stole second, and scored on a single from Williams. Sisler hit into a fielder's choice, then stole second and ... you guessed it ... scored on a single from Keeler. Keeler tried to keep the pattern going, but he was thrown out trying to steal, ending the inning with ShaqOTO up 4-0.

    But, in the bottom of the fifth, stone temple seattle pilots would give us two things we hadn't seen yet in this World Series: both teams scoring runs in the same game, and a lead change.

    Willie McGee doubled to open the inning, then moved to third as Krause sacrificed, again making a great argument for the DH. Hugh Duffy doubled, scoring McGee and proving the sac bunt to be worthless, and an infield single by Lajoie put runners on the corners with one out. A Roger Connor error put Griffey, Jr. on base and scored Duffy, and a walk to Lou Gehrig loaded the bases. But, "Mr Regular Season" couldn't take advantage, hitting a shallow fly ball for the second out. All was not lost for the pilots, though, as George Brett singled to score two runs and Hanley Ramirez tripled to two more. McGee was given the intentional walk, and because we needed more evidence that pitchers shouldn't hit, Krause grounded out to end the inning, with the pilots up 6-4.

    Connor tried to make amends quickly for his error, getting a one-out, ground-rule double, then scoring on a Pudge Rodriguez single. The pitcher batting and producing an out reduced the ability for The Big Dieselers to expand the rally, and the inning ended as McGraw grounded out.

    With a 6-5 lead heading into the seventh inning, Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan ended Krause's night. His final line was six innings pitched, five runs (three earned) allowed on seven hits, with one strikeout and four walks.

    Hanks-Dugan went to the normally reliable Dellin Betances. He struck out Shoeless Joe to start the inning, but walked Ted Williams, and saw Sisler reach base on an error from Ramirez. Keeler singled to score Jackson, tying the game at six, and Vaughan hit into a fielder's choice, scoring Sisler and putting his team back on top, before a ground out from Connor ended the inning.

    A single from George Brett then started the bottom of the seventh, and that was all Shaq-as-Barnes-as-Dugan needed to see to pull Arrietta from the game, who we can only assume argued that the ball was flat - like the earth - when S-B-D came to pull him.

    Hong-Chih Kuo came on in relief, and struck out Ramirez, and got a fly out from McGee for two quick outs. At that point, Hanks-Dugan went to his bench, calling on Oscar Gamble to pinch hit, and he delivered a double, scoring Brett and tying the game, with Kuo striking out Duffy to end the inning.

    Mike Adams was summoned by Hanks-Dugan, and he retired the only two batters he faced: a line out from Rodriguez, and a strike out of the pinch hitting Lefty O'Doul. Hanks-Dugan then pulled Adams, in favor of Chad Green. Green gave up a single to McGraw, who stole second base, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position. But, Green got Jackson to ground out, ending the inning with the score still tied.

    Shaq-as-Barnes-as-Dugan went to Doc White in relief, and got a 1-2-3 bottom of the eighth, sending us to the ninth with the score tied for the second time in three World Series Games.

    Chad Green stayed on in relief, and retired Williams, Sisler, and Keeler to send it to the bottom of the ninth, with the pilots in position to win it via walkoff, if they could muster a run.

    White stayed on and retired Milligan to open the inning, but gave up a one-out single to George Brett. He struck out Hanley Ramirez, and looked like he had sent the game to extra innings when Willie McGee hit a flyball towards Willie Keeler, but the ball ricocheted off of Keeler's glove, and Brett moved to third, and McGee took second.

    With a chance to win the game, Hanks-Dugan sent up Kevin Mitchell as a pinch hitter. And Doc White struck him out, sending us to extra innings and even more drama.

    Jake McGee was summoned from the bullpen for the pilots, and needed just nine pitches to retire the side in order.

    White was on for his third inning of relief for the Big Dieslers. And he gave up a leadoff single to Hugh Duffy. White then tossed a bad throw trying to pick him off, and he took second base, before a passed ball from Rodriguez let him to move to third. White retired Nap Lajoie on a ground ball, with Duffy kept at third. But, Ken Griffey Jr. stepped up and broke a tiny piece of Lloyd's heart ... he hit a fly ball to deep right. Shoeless Joe settled under it and fired it home, but it was off the mark and Duffy scored to win the game.

    Player of the game, brought to you by Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball: Chad Green
    Final: stone temple seattle pilots 8, A Shaq of Their Own 7 (10 innings)
    Win: McGee (1-0)
    Loss: White (1-1)

    stone temple seattle pilots lead the Best-of-Seven series 2-1
     
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