Double Blue-Purple recap
In a battle of two very evenly matched teams, Double Blue prevailed over Purple 9-7 to take the series in 3 games… a series where the Away Team won each game. Michael Goldberg went the distance, keeping the meat of Purple’s order enough at bay in the bottom of the 7th, forcing an easy pop up with the tying run at the plate to secure the win. Rob Cogan showed the coaching staff that his old battered and beat up body still has some defensive wizardly left in it, knocking down what looked to be sure base hits and making a great over the shoulder grab to end a scoring threat in the 5th. Bench boss Warren Morris hit a late inning 2-out, 2-run shot over the left field fence that proved to be the difference. Kudos to the Purple team…Stephen Lidsky, who was a workhorse, pitching every game since Gary Tenenbaum was kidnapped mid-summer by what is believed to be Chechen Rebels, Bruce Dorland, a first team All-Star both in the field and at the plate and Jamie Grossman, who routinely puts un-hittable pitches out of the park. On to Round 2.
Purple – Double Blue: Playoff game 1 report
Playoff game 1 between #4 Purple and #5 Double Blue can hardly be called a classic, with Purple being plagued by numerous walks and hit batmen. Blue suffered from below par defence that included the dropping of at least 4 routine fly balls. Blue lead the game off with 5 straight walks but Purple managed to get out of the first inning down only 3-2. Blue put up 5 runs the second inning and never really looked back, maintaining at least a 4 run lead the rest of the way. A 3-run homer in the top of the 6th by Henry Morton made the score 15-4, and virtually put the game out of reach en route to a 17-10 victory.