Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

3 wonderful games

The last two Red Sox-Yankee games were a fan’s
delight. On Sunday night the 2 teams battled to
the 12th inning in a 4-4 tie. The fans in Boston could be seen praying for a miracle. David Ortiz,Boston’s MVP, came through with a game winning homerun and kept the sox hopes alive for 1 more game. Tonight in a taut game the Yanks surged ahead to 4 to2 lead until the 8th when Mr Ortiz hit yet another crucial homerun to bring them to within a run. The Sox scored another run and tied the game at 4 apiece. Extra innings again. Every pitch, every swing, every ground ball could turn the game. The Sox got robbed when Ortiz was caught stealing. Hs hand was in ahead of the tag but he was called out. Wakefield’s knuckleball was all over the place and there were 3 passed balls in one inning and yet the sox survived.I can’t remember if it was the 13th or 14rh inning but
Damon reached 1st and was moved to second
when Ramirez walked. I think it was Ramirez and that set the stage for David Ortiz once again. Estaban Loiza had pitched well and Ortiz fought off
several pitches and then hit a soft liner off his hands
into centerfield to end the game. The Sox live for
another day as the ALCS goes back to New York and Curt Schilling will be pitching against Jon Lieber.
The drama in the last 2 games is the stuff that makes baseball such a great game.It was riveting baseball.

Over in the National League. The Astros and Cardinals were locked in a scoreless game. Carlos Beltran made a catch will be on the highlight reels all winter. Bakke pitched a tremendous game as
did Woody Williams Brad Lidge finished the Cards off in the 9th and that man,Carlos Beltran
singled to right. Beltran stole second easily and Tony LaRussa had an open base and walked the hitter to set up the double play with Jeff Kent coming up. Kent is a guy that hits into a lot of double plays but not tonight. On the 1st pitch ,
he hit the ball a ton and it gave Houston a 3 to nothing win and a 3 games to 2 lead in the NLCS.

These games are heart pounding,thrilling baseball.
I just can’t get enough. It almost makes the World
series anti-climatic after these great struggles.

Jerry Feitelberg


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