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The ATL Divisional Playoffs

Washington NationalsSan Francisco Seals

Washington at San Francisco, Game 1

by "Jack London"
San Francisco Sports Reporter

The Seals' 'pen Outmuscles Hot-hitting Nationals

SAN FRANCISCO (ATL, Sept. 26) -- With starting pitcher Smokey Joe Williams showing a little ice, the last thing the San Francisco Seals needed in Game 1 of their Union League playoff series was a red-hot Washington squad.

Max ManningMoises AlouOr a relief pitcher hurting himself while walking a batter. But that's the hand the Seals played Tuesday night, finding a pathway to a 5-2 victory.

Max Manning (1-0), who later would injure himself when he walked Washington's Fred McGriff, hit a sacrifice fly during the pivotal three-run fourth inning to push the Seals ahead against Walter Johnson (0-1). Moises Alou, who finished the game 3-for-4, scored the go-ahead run.

Pelayo Chacon followed with a two-out triple to bring home Babe Herman with an insurance run San Francisco would never need. In the top of the fifth inning, after Freddie Lynn rocketed a double into the left-center field gap for his third consecutive hit of the contest, Manning came up lame when he walked McGriff. But, with two on and no one out, Gene Garber entered the game for the Seals, fire extinguisher in hand. He retired the next three hitters. Over the next four innings, Garber, Mike Jackson and Kimiyasu Kudo limited Washington to three hits -- two hung on Garber in the sixth inning.

Lynn was 3-for-5 for the Nationals, and a suddenly resurgent Charlie Keller was 4-for-4. Keller hit just .229 during the regular season.

San Francisco was paced by three hits apiece from Chacon and Alou.

Game 1, Nationals vs Seals

9/26/2004, WAS05-SFS05, Seals Stadium (1950-57)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Nationals 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 1 11 0
2005 Seals 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 x 5 8 1 8 1

Nationals AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
McGraw,J 3b 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 0 0 0 0
Doyle 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 1 2 1 0
Lynn cf 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 3 0 0 0
McGriff 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 4 1 0 0
Smith,C rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 3 0 0 0
Bailey c 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 6 0 0 0
Davis,G ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 2 2 0 0
Keller lf 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 3 0 0 0
Johnson,W p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1 1 0 0
Hadley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Tekulve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Stone ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Aguilera p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
35 2 11 2 2 0 0 4 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 24 7 1 0

Seals AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Chacon ss 5 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 3 3 1 0
Whitaker 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 2 4 0 0
Powell,B 1b 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 7 1 0 0
DiMaggio,J cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0
Torre c 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 8 0 0 0
Alou, Mo lf 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .750 4 0 0 0
Herman rf 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0
Magee ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Madlock 3b 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 3 0 0
Williams,SJ p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Manning, M p 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0
Garber p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Boyer ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Jackson,M p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Franco,Ju ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Kudo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
31 5 8 5 0 1 0 4 6 1 0 2 0 0 2 27 12 1 0

Nationals INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Johnson,W L 0-1 6.0 8 5 4 2 6 101 65 28 0 1 0 0 0 6.00
Hadley 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 12 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.00
Tekulve 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Aguilera 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 12 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
8.0 8 5 4 4 6 132 80 37 0 2 0 0 0

Seals INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Williams,SJ 3.0 6 2 2 2 4 54 32 17 0 1 0 0 0 6.00
Manning, M W 1-0 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 20 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Garber H 1 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 31 20 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jackson,M H 1 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 23 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kudo S 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
9.0 11 2 2 4 6 137 82 40 0 1 0 0 1

WAS: Stone batted for Tekulve in the 8th
SFS: Boyer batted for Garber in the 6th
Magee batted for Herman in the 8th
Franco,Ju batted for Jackson,M in the 8th
Alou, Mo moved to rf in the 9th
Magee moved to lf in the 9th

GWRBI: Manning, M
Max Manning was injured for this game only
Temperature: 59, Sky: partly cloudy, Wind: left to right at 10 MPH.

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9/26/2004, WAS05-SFS05, Seals Stadium (1950-57)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Nationals 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 1 11 0
2005 Seals 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 x 5 8 1 8 1

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Nationals batting
0-0 0 --- 11 McGraw,J doubled deep down the left-field line (CBX)
0-0 0 -2- 02 Doyle struck out (CFFS)
0-0 1 -2- 10 Lynn lined a single to shallow right, McGraw,J scored (BX)
1-0 1 1-- 12 McGriff flied out to right (BFFX)
1-0 2 1-- 02 Smith,C struck out (FFC)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Seals batting
1-0 0 --- 00 Chacon grounded out to the mound (X)
1-0 1 --- 22 Whitaker struck out (CBBCS)
1-0 2 --- 32 Powell,B struck out (BCSBBS)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Nationals batting
1-0 0 --- 30 Bailey walked (BBBB)
1-0 0 1-- 32 Davis,G grounded a single up the middle, Bailey to second
(BSFBBX)
1-0 0 12- 20 Keller lined a single down the right field line, Bailey
scored, Davis,G to third (BBX)
2-0 0 1-3 00 Johnson,W bunted into an out to third, Davis,G out at
home, Keller to second, Johnson,W to first (Xb)
2-0 1 12- 01 McGraw,J grounded out to short, Keller to third,
Johnson,W to second (FX)
2-0 2 -23 01 Doyle flied out to center (CX)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Seals batting
2-0 0 --- 01 DiMaggio,J popped out to short (FX)
2-0 1 --- 11 Torre lined out to left (CBX)
2-0 2 --- 11 Alou, Mo lined a single to left (BCX)
2-0 2 1-- 12 Herman grounded out to first (>FBFX)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Nationals batting
2-0 0 --- 00 Lynn grounded a single between third and short (X)
2-0 0 1-- 10 McGriff grounded out to second, Lynn to second (BX)
2-0 1 -2- 30 Smith,C was walked intentionally (IIII)
2-0 1 12- 22 Bailey struck out (FBSBS)
2-0 2 12- 12 Davis,G struck out (CFBC)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Seals batting
2-0 0 --- 31 Madlock lined a single to left center (BFBBX)
2-0 0 1-- 12 Williams,SJ struck out (SbSbBC)
2-0 1 1-- 01 Chacon grounded a single up the middle, Madlock to second
(CX)
2-0 1 12- 00 Whitaker reached on an infield single to second, Madlock
to third, Chacon to second (>X)
2-0 1 123 01 Powell,B hit a sacrifice fly to right, Madlock scored,
Chacon to third, Whitaker to second (CX)
2-1 2 -23 02 DiMaggio,J struck out (CCC)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Nationals batting
2-1 0 --- 21 Keller lined a single to shallow left (BSBX)
Manning, M now pitching
2-1 0 1-- 00 Johnson,W sacrifice bunted to third, Keller to second (Xb)
2-1 1 -2- 31 McGraw,J grounded a single between first and second,
Keller out at home (BFBBX)
2-1 2 1-- 01 Doyle flied out to left (1>F>X)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Seals batting
2-1 0 --- 31 Torre walked (BBBCB)
2-1 0 1-- 11 Alou, Mo singled to left center, Torre to third (CBX)
2-1 0 1-3 01 Alou, Mo stole second (C>S)
2-1 0 -23 32 Herman was walked intentionally (C>S.IIII)
2-1 0 123 20 Madlock grounded out to short, Torre scored, Alou, Mo to
third, Herman to second (BBX)
2-2 1 -23 00 Manning, M hit a sacrifice fly to center, Alou, Mo
scored, Herman to third (X)
2-3 2 --3 22 Chacon lined a triple to left center, Herman scored
(BBSFFX)
2-4 2 --3 22 Whitaker flied out to right (BCBCX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Nationals batting
2-4 0 --- 32 Lynn lined a double to left center (CBBBFX)
2-4 0 -2- 32 McGriff walked (BBCSBB)
Manning, M left the game with an injury
Garber now pitching
2-4 0 12- 01 Smith,C lined out to left (FX)
2-4 1 12- 32 Bailey grounded to first, forcing McGriff at second, Lynn
to third, Bailey to first (CBBCBX)
2-4 2 1-3 21 Davis,G flied out to center (FBBX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Seals batting
2-4 0 --- 11 Powell,B flied out to center (BFX)
2-4 1 --- 01 DiMaggio,J grounded out to first (CX)
2-4 2 --- 12 Torre struck out (BFSFS)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Nationals batting
2-4 0 --- 21 Keller lined a single to shallow center (CBBX)
2-4 0 1-- 12 Johnson,W popped out to first (FbFbBFX)
2-4 1 1-- 02 McGraw,J popped out to short (CFX)
2-4 2 1-- 00 Doyle reached on an infield single to short, Keller to
second (>X)
2-4 2 12- 32 Lynn grounded out to second (SBBBS>X)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Seals batting
2-4 0 --- 11 Alou, Mo grounded a single between first and second (BFX)
2-4 0 1-- 11 Herman flied out to center (CBX)
2-4 1 1-- 12 Madlock struck out (CCBS)
Boyer pinch hitting for Garber
2-4 2 1-- 32 Boyer flied out to left (CSBBFB>X)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Nationals batting
Jackson,M now pitching
2-4 0 --- 01 McGriff grounded out to third (SX)
2-4 1 --- 00 Smith,C grounded out to short (X)
2-4 2 --- 22 Bailey struck out (CFBFBS)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Seals batting
2-4 0 --- 12 Chacon reached on an infield single to second (SBFX)
Hadley now pitching
2-4 0 1-- 31 Whitaker grounded out to the mound, Chacon to second
(BFBBX)
2-4 1 -2- 11 Chacon to third, Powell,B to first on an error by the
second baseman Doyle (BFX)
2-4 1 1-3 30 DiMaggio,J was walked intentionally, Powell,B to second
(IIII)
Tekulve now pitching
2-4 1 123 11 Torre grounded to second, forcing DiMaggio,J at second,
Chacon scored, Powell,B to third, Torre to first (BFX)
2-5 2 1-3 21 Alou, Mo grounded out to second (BCBX)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Nationals batting
2-5 0 --- 12 Davis,G struck out (CFBS)
2-5 1 --- 12 Keller lined a single to right center (CCBX)
Stone pinch hitting for Tekulve
2-5 1 1-- 10 Stone grounded to second, forcing Keller at second, Stone
to second on an error by the shortstop Chacon (BX)
2-5 2 -2- 12 McGraw,J flied out to left (CBCX)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Seals batting
Aguilera now pitching
Magee pinch hitting for Herman
2-5 0 --- 00 Magee flied out to left (X)
2-5 1 --- 31 Madlock walked (FBBBB)
Franco,Ju pinch hitting for Jackson,M
2-5 1 1-- 12 Franco,Ju flied out to right (CBFX)
2-5 2 1-- 01 Chacon grounded to short, forcing Madlock at second (CX)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Nationals batting
Alou, Mo moved to right field
Magee moved to left field
Kudo now pitching
2-5 0 --- 30 Doyle walked (BBBB)
2-5 0 1-- 21 Lynn grounded into a double play, Chacon to Whitaker to
Powell,B (1BBSX)
2-5 2 --- 00 McGriff flied out to right (X)





Washington at San Francisco, Game 2

Washington NationalsSan Francisco Seals

by "Jack London"
San Francisco Sports Reporter

Hot-hitting Seals Have to Fight for Victory in Last At-Bat

SAN FRANCISCO (ATL, Sept. 27) -- Until the ninth inning, this was a classic, hard-fought playoff game. Then disaster struck, leaving a sick feeling in the stomach of every Washington National. Sure-fielding John McGraw committed an error at third base in the bottom of the ninth inning at Seals Stadium, allowing Bill Madlock to score and San Francisco to escape with a 3-2 victory and a two games to none lead in the best-of-five Union League playoff series. Up until the moment McGraw booted the ball, Washington manager Lou Poulas had made all the right moves. With the game tied 2-2, Poulas told Bruce Sutter to intentionally walk Lou Whitaker and set up what could have been an inning-ending double play. It was a wise move because Whitaker was 3-for-4 in the ballgame and the guy behind him, burly Boog Powell, was having problems seeing the ball.

John McGrawMoises AlouBut Powell hit a roller to McGraw, who couldn't make the play, and the Seals took a load of momentum to Washington. The Nationals, who struck for a short-lived 1-0 lead in the fifth inning, knotted the score in the seventh when George Davis scored from third on a wild pitch by Kimiyasu Kudo. It was one of two wild pitches in the inning by two different San Francisco pitchers.

Washington owned a 1-0 lead in the fifth when Mathewson walked Fred Clarke. Clarke moved to second on a sacrifice then stole third base -- much to the surprised of San Francisco manager Jon Brown -- before scoring on McGraw's sacrifice fly. "That was a great manufactured run by Lou," Brown said after the game. "It comes down to execution, and McGraw is one of the best in the game at getting the job done."

Moises Alou drilled a two-run single to give San Francisco the lead in the sixth. That inning was prolonged by George Davis' error. Three of the Seals' eight runs in the first two games of the series were unearned.

Game 2, Nationals vs Seals

9/27/2004, WAS05-SFS05, Seals Stadium (1950-57)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Nationals 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 2 7 2
2005 Seals 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 13 0 11 1

Nationals AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
McGraw,J 3b 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 0 2 1 0
Doyle 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 3 3 0 0
Lynn cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1 0 0 0
McGriff 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 9 2 0 0
Smith,C rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 3 0 0 0
Bailey c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0
Davis,G ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 3 5 1 0
Clarke lf 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .000 4 0 0 0
Minagawa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Tekulve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Keller ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
Hadley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Sutter p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
28 2 4 1 0 0 0 6 6 1 0 1 0 1 1 25 13 2 0

Seals AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Chacon ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 2 3 0 0
Whitaker 2b 4 1 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 2 4 0 0
Powell,B 1b 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 10 0 0 0
DiMaggio,J cf 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 1 0 0 0
Torre c 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 6 0 0 0
Alou, Mo lf 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 2 0 0 0
Herman rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0
Madlock 3b 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 2 5 0 0
Mathewson p 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0
Kudo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Franco,Ju ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Jackson,M p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Adcock ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
37 3 13 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 27 12 0 0

Nationals INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Minagawa 5.1 7 2 1 0 0 73 50 23 0 0 0 0 1 1.69
Tekulve 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Hadley 1.0 4 0 0 0 1 25 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Sutter L 0-1 1.1 1 1 0 2 0 24 13 7 0 1 0 0 1 0.00
8.1 13 3 1 2 1 131 82 39 0 1 0 0 2

Seals INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Mathewson 6.1 3 2 2 5 5 90 50 27 0 1 0 1 0 2.84
Kudo BS 1 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Jackson,M W 1-0 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 26 16 7 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
9.0 4 2 2 6 6 126 71 36 0 1 0 2 1

WAS: Keller batted for Tekulve in the 7th
SFS: Franco,Ju batted for Kudo in the 7th
Adcock batted for Jackson,M in the 9th

Temperature: 55, Sky: clear, Wind: out to left at 13 MPH.

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9/27/2004, WAS05-SFS05, Seals Stadium (1950-57)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Nationals 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 2 7 2
2005 Seals 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 13 0 11 1

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Nationals batting
0-0 0 --- 10 McGraw,J flied out to center (BX)
0-0 1 --- 21 Doyle grounded out to short (BBCX)
0-0 2 --- 00 Lynn grounded a single between third and short (X)
0-0 2 1-- 02 McGriff struck out (CSS)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Seals batting
0-0 0 --- 00 Chacon flied out to left (X)
0-0 1 --- 20 Whitaker grounded out to third (BBX)
0-0 2 --- 10 Powell,B flied out to right (BX)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Nationals batting
0-0 0 --- 01 Smith,C grounded out to second (FX)
0-0 1 --- 22 Bailey struck out (BCFBS)
0-0 2 --- 22 Davis,G struck out (BCBCFFS)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Seals batting
0-0 0 --- 11 DiMaggio,J grounded a single up the middle (CBX)
0-0 0 1-- 12 Torre grounded a single between third and short,
DiMaggio,J to second (CSBX)
0-0 0 12- 11 Alou, Mo grounded into a double play, Doyle to Davis,G to
McGriff, DiMaggio,J to third (BCX)
0-0 2 --3 21 Herman grounded out to short (BCBX)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Nationals batting
0-0 0 --- 01 Clarke grounded out to third (CX)
0-0 1 --- 31 Minagawa walked (BBSBB)
0-0 1 1-- 12 McGraw,J struck out (1SFBC)
0-0 2 1-- 00 Doyle grounded out to third (>X)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Seals batting
0-0 0 --- 21 Madlock grounded out to first (BCBX)
0-0 1 --- 12 Mathewson grounded out to third (CSBX)
0-0 2 --- 12 Chacon flied out to right (CFBFX)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Nationals batting
0-0 0 --- 32 Lynn struck out (BCSBBS)
0-0 1 --- 21 McGriff popped out to first (CBBX)
0-0 2 --- 10 Smith,C lined a single to shallow center (BX)
0-0 2 1-- 31 Bailey walked, Smith,C to second (BBFBB)
0-0 2 12- 01 Davis,G popped out to third (CX)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Seals batting
0-0 0 --- 11 Whitaker lined a single to shallow center (BCX)
0-0 0 1-- 21 Powell,B flied out to left (CBBX)
0-0 1 1-- 00 DiMaggio,J lined a double to left center, Whitaker to
third (>X)
0-0 1 -23 10 Torre popped out to first (BX)
0-0 2 -23 02 Alou, Mo popped out to first (CFX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Nationals batting
0-0 0 --- 32 Clarke walked (BBBCSB)
0-0 0 1-- 00 Minagawa sacrifice bunted to third, Clarke to second (1Xb)
0-0 1 -2- 00 Clarke stole third (>B)
0-0 1 --3 31 McGraw,J hit a sacrifice fly to left, Clarke scored
(>B.BBCX)
1-0 2 --- 22 Doyle grounded out to second (BBFSX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Seals batting
1-0 0 --- 00 Herman lined out to center (X)
1-0 1 --- 01 Madlock lined out to left (CX)
1-0 2 --- 32 Mathewson lined a single down the right field line
(BCBFFBX)
1-0 2 1-- 32 Chacon popped out to second (CFFFBBB>X)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Nationals batting
1-0 0 --- 11 Lynn flied out to left (BFX)
1-0 1 --- 01 McGriff grounded out to third (CX)
1-0 2 --- 00 Smith,C popped out to short (X)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Seals batting
1-0 0 --- 01 Whitaker doubled deep to left center (CX)
1-0 0 -2- 11 Powell,B grounded a single up the middle, Whitaker scored
(BCX)
1-1 0 1-- 00 DiMaggio,J grounded to short, forcing Powell,B at second,
DiMaggio,J to first (X)
1-1 1 1-- 02 DiMaggio,J to second, Torre to first on an error by the
shortstop Davis,G (CCX)
Tekulve now pitching
1-1 1 12- 12 Alou, Mo grounded a single between first and second,
DiMaggio,J scored, Torre to second (BSCFX)
1-2 1 12- 00 Herman grounded out to second, Torre to third, Alou, Mo
to second (>X)
1-2 2 -23 20 Madlock grounded out to short (BBX)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Nationals batting
1-2 0 --- 01 Bailey grounded out to second (FX)
1-2 1 --- 00 Davis,G lined a single to right center (X)
1-2 1 1-- 01 Mathewson threw a wild pitch, Davis,G to second (1CB)
1-2 1 -2- 31 Clarke was walked intentionally (1CB.III)
Keller pinch hitting for Tekulve
1-2 1 12- 30 Keller walked, Davis,G to third, Clarke to second (BBBB)
Kudo now pitching
1-2 1 123 22 McGraw,J popped out to third (CBBCX)
1-2 2 123 10 Kudo threw a wild pitch, Davis,G scored, Clarke to third,
Keller to second (BB)
2-2 2 -23 31 Doyle grounded out to short (BB.BCX)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Seals batting
Hadley now pitching
Franco,Ju pinch hitting for Kudo
2-2 0 --- 32 Franco,Ju struck out (BFFBBC)
2-2 1 --- 00 Chacon lined a single to left center (X)
2-2 1 1-- 00 Chacon was caught stealing second (>Bp)
2-2 2 --- 21 Whitaker doubled deep to left center (>Bp.BCX)
2-2 2 -2- 31 Powell,B flied out to left (CBBBX)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Nationals batting
Jackson,M now pitching
2-2 0 --- 31 Lynn walked (BBFBB)
2-2 0 1-- 00 McGriff grounded into a double play, Whitaker to Chacon
to Powell,B (1X)
2-2 2 --- 00 Smith,C lined out to right (X)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Seals batting
2-2 0 --- 32 DiMaggio,J lined a single between third and short
(CBBCBFX)
2-2 0 1-- 10 Torre grounded a single between first and second,
DiMaggio,J to third (1B>X)
Sutter now pitching
2-2 0 1-3 00 Alou, Mo grounded into a double play, Davis,G to Doyle to
McGriff (X)
2-2 2 --3 10 Herman flied out to right (BX)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Nationals batting
2-2 0 --- 22 Bailey flied out to right (CFBBX)
2-2 1 --- 00 Davis,G lined a single between first and second (X)
2-2 1 1-- 22 Clarke grounded to third, forcing Davis,G at second,
Clarke to first (CFFBBFX)
2-2 2 1-- 22 Sutter struck out (BCBSFS)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Seals batting
2-2 0 --- 30 Madlock walked (BBBB)
Adcock pinch hitting for Jackson,M
2-2 0 1-- 02 Adcock grounded a single between third and short, Madlock
to second (CCX)
2-2 0 12- 22 Chacon grounded to first, forcing Adcock at second,
Madlock to third, Chacon to first (SbFBBFX)
2-2 1 1-3 30 Whitaker was walked intentionally, Chacon to second (IIII)
2-2 1 123 02 Madlock scored, Chacon to third, Whitaker to second,
Powell,B to first on an error by the third baseman
McGraw,J (CC+3FX)



San Francisco at Washington, Game 3

San Francisco SealsWashington Nationals
by "Jack London"
San Francisco Sports Reporter

Seals Cruise to 3-Game Sweep in Union Divisional Playoff Series

WASHINGTON (ATL, Sept. 29) -- The San Francisco Seals boarded a train bound for the West Coast, but the fired-up players could have flown home on the new-fangled Yankee Clipper after a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals in the first round of the Union League playoffs. Joe DiMaggio, yes a Yankee Clipper as well, homered late in the clinching game as San Francisco rode an impressive performance by lefthander Billy Pierce to a decisive 13-2 victory at Griffith Stadium. Pierce (1-0) tossed a complete-game seven-hitter and didn't allow a run until the ninth inning. He struck out nine and got an RBI when he drove in Babe Herman with the 13th run of the game on a ninth-inning fielder's choice.

Joe DiMaggioBilly Pierce"BP has been a clutch performer for us all season," Seals manager Jon Brown said of Pierce. "Billy had his rocky patches this year, but he is one of the toughest lefties to get to when the chips are down." Herman was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, but it was the top of the order that did the majority of the damage for the Pacific Division champs.

The Seals, who rapped out 15 hits, collected three runs in the top of the first against Red Lucas (0-1). Shortstop Pelayo Chacon led off the game with the first of his two doubles. He went 3-for-6 with three runs scored.

Second baseman Lou Whitaker followed suit with a single to plate Chacon to kick off his 3-for-6 afternoon. Later in the inning, catcher Joe Torre ripped a two-run double.

The game was quiet until the sixth inning when the Seals scored twice and would eventually blow open the game with four in the seventh and 10 in their final four at-bats. Fred Clarke doubled in a run, and Larry Doyle singled home another as the Nationals, champions of the Continental Division, tried to chip away in the ninth.

San Francisco continued its opportunistic ways, scoring two unearned runs off Lucas. Five of San Francisco's 21 runs in the three-game series were unearned. The Seals, who have won 11 of their past 13 games stretching back to the regular season, now move on to the Union League Championship Series.

Game 3, Seals vs Nationals


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Seals 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 3 1 13 15 0 8 0
2005 Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 1 6 0

Seals AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Chacon ss 6 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .438 2 1 0 0
Whitaker 2b 6 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1 2 0 0
Adcock 1b 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 6 1 0 0
Powell,B ph 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 1 0 0 0
DiMaggio,J cf 4 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .364 2 0 0 0
Torre c 4 1 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 7 0 0 0
Danning ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 1 0 0
Alou, Mo rf 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 1 0 0 0
Herman lf 4 2 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 3 0 0 0
Madlock 3b 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 1 1 0 0
Pierce p 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1 2 0 0
44 13 15 13 5 0 1 3 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 27 8 0 0

Nationals AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
McGraw,J 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 2 1 0 0
Davis,G ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 0 2 1 0
Thomas,F 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 8 2 0 0
Smith,C rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 3 0 0 0
Ashburn ph 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Lynn cf 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .455 2 0 0 0
Clarke lf 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 0 0 0 0
Stanky 2b 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 4 2 0 0
York ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Doyle 2b 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 0 0 0 0
Freehan c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 4 0 0 0
McGriff ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Bailey c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0
Lucas p 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1 1 0 0
Chesbro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Fields p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Tekulve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Aguilera p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Keller ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
Stanley,N p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
33 2 7 2 1 0 0 2 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 27 8 1 0

Seals INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Pierce W 1-0 9.0 7 2 2 2 9 111 74 35 0 0 0 0 0 2.00
9.0 7 2 2 2 9 111 74 35 0 0 0 0 0

Nationals INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Lucas L 0-1 5.2 6 5 3 2 4 104 64 26 0 0 0 0 0 4.76
Chesbro 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 13 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 54.00
Fields 0.2 2 2 2 1 0 24 12 5 0 1 0 0 0 27.00
Tekulve 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 13 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 10.80
Aguilera 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 19 13 4 1 0 0 0 0 4.50
Stanley,N 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 21 15 6 0 0 0 2 0 9.00
9.0 15 13 11 3 7 194 121 48 1 1 0 2 0

SFS: Powell,B batted for Adcock in the 8th
Danning batted for Torre in the 8th
Powell,B moved to 1b in the 8th
Danning moved to c in the 8th
WAS: York batted for Stanky in the 7th
McGriff batted for Freehan in the 7th
Doyle inserted at 2b in the 8th
Bailey inserted at c in the 8th
Keller batted for Aguilera in the 8th
Ashburn batted for Smith,C in the 9th

GWRBI: Whitaker
Temperature: 80, Sky: clear, Wind: out to left at 10 MPH.

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9/29/2004, SFS05-WAS05, Griffith Stadium (1920-41)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Seals 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 3 1 13 15 0 8 0
2005 Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 1 6 0

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Seals batting
0-0 0 --- 12 Chacon grounded a double down the first base line
(CbFBFFX)
0-0 0 -2- 11 Whitaker grounded a single between third and short,
Chacon scored (BSX)
1-0 0 1-- 32 Adcock walked, Whitaker to second (BCBBFB)
1-0 0 12- 32 DiMaggio,J grounded out to short, Whitaker to third,
Adcock to second (CFBFBBX)
1-0 1 -23 01 Torre lined a double to left center, Whitaker scored,
Adcock scored (CX)
3-0 1 -2- 32 Alou, Mo grounded out to third (CCBBFBX)
3-0 2 -2- 12 Herman grounded out to short (>FBFX)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Nationals batting
3-0 0 --- 02 McGraw,J struck out (CFC)
3-0 1 --- 01 Davis,G grounded out to the mound (CX)
3-0 2 --- 00 Thomas,F flied out to left (X)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Seals batting
3-0 0 --- 22 Madlock grounded a single between third and short (FBCBX)
3-0 0 1-- 11 Pierce sacrifice bunted to the mound, Madlock to second
(BbSbXb)
3-0 1 -2- 11 Chacon popped out to second (FBX)
3-0 2 -2- 00 Whitaker lined out to second (>X)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Nationals batting
3-0 0 --- 12 Smith,C struck out (FBFS)
3-0 1 --- 00 Lynn grounded out to first (X)
3-0 2 --- 02 Clarke struck out (CFS)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Seals batting
3-0 0 --- 11 Adcock flied out to right (CBX)
3-0 1 --- 02 DiMaggio,J struck out (CFS)
3-0 2 --- 32 Torre struck out (BFBFFFBS)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Nationals batting
3-0 0 --- 21 Stanky grounded a single up the middle (BBSX)
3-0 0 1-- 01 Freehan flied out to center (SX)
3-0 1 1-- 30 Lucas lined a single to shallow left, Stanky to second
(BbBbB>X)
3-0 1 12- 01 McGraw,J grounded to short, forcing Lucas at second,
Stanky to third, McGraw,J to first (>F2X)
3-0 2 1-3 01 Davis,G flied out to left (CX)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Seals batting
3-0 0 --- 11 Alou, Mo flied out to center (BCX)
3-0 1 --- 31 Herman walked (BFBBB)
3-0 1 1-- 00 Madlock flied out to right (>X)
3-0 2 1-- 10 Herman stole second (B>C)
3-0 2 -2- 32 Pierce struck out (B>C.BBFFS)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Nationals batting
3-0 0 --- 11 Thomas,F grounded out to the mound (BSX)
3-0 1 --- 12 Smith,C lined a single between third and short (FbCBX)
3-0 1 1-- 20 Smith,C stole second (11BB>C)
3-0 1 -2- 31 Lynn walked (11BB>C.BB)
3-0 1 12- 11 Clarke flied out to center (FBX)
3-0 2 12- 32 Stanky struck out (2CCBBB>S)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Seals batting
3-0 0 --- 32 Chacon grounded out to first (FCBBBFX)
3-0 1 --- 12 Whitaker grounded out to first (CFBX)
3-0 2 --- 32 Adcock struck out (BCCBBS)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Nationals batting
3-0 0 --- 11 Freehan lined out to third (BCX)
3-0 1 --- 01 Lucas grounded out to second (CX)
3-0 2 --- 01 McGraw,J reached on an infield single to the pitcher (FbX)
3-0 2 1-- 12 Davis,G struck out (1BSCC)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Seals batting
3-0 0 --- 20 DiMaggio,J to first on an error by the shortstop Davis,G
(BBX)
3-0 0 1-- 00 Torre grounded out to second, DiMaggio,J to second (>X)
3-0 1 -2- 11 Alou, Mo popped out to second (BCX)
3-0 2 -2- 00 Herman doubled deep to right, DiMaggio,J scored (>X)
4-0 2 -2- 10 Madlock lined a single to right, Herman scored (BX)
Chesbro now pitching
5-0 2 1-- 32 Pierce grounded out to first (CSBBB>X)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Nationals batting
5-0 0 --- 11 Thomas,F popped out to first (CBX)
5-0 1 --- 00 Smith,C grounded out to third (X)
5-0 2 --- 22 Lynn struck out (CBBCS)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Seals batting
5-0 0 --- 01 Chacon lined a single to right center (FX)
5-0 0 1-- 12 Whitaker grounded a single up the middle, Chacon to third
(1CFBFX)
Fields now pitching
5-0 0 1-3 32 Adcock popped out to third (CBBSFBX)
5-0 1 1-3 30 DiMaggio,J was walked intentionally, Whitaker to second
(IIII)
5-0 1 123 32 Torre grounded a single between first and second, Chacon
scored, Whitaker scored, DiMaggio,J to third, Torre to
second (BCBBFX)
7-0 1 -23 12 Alou, Mo grounded out to second, DiMaggio,J scored, Torre
to third (SBCX)
8-0 2 --3 11 Herman lined a single to right center, Torre scored (CBX)
Tekulve now pitching
9-0 2 1-- 20 Madlock lined a single to shallow center, Herman to third
(BBX)
9-0 2 1-3 02 Pierce lined out to right (>FFbX)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Nationals batting
9-0 0 --- 11 Clarke lined out to short (CBX)
York pinch hitting for Stanky
9-0 1 --- 01 York grounded out to second (CX)
McGriff pinch hitting for Freehan
9-0 2 --- 22 McGriff struck out (FBSBS)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Seals batting
Doyle now playing second base
Bailey now playing catcher
9-0 0 --- 10 Chacon lined a double down the left field line (BX)
9-0 0 -2- 22 Whitaker grounded a single up the middle, Chacon scored
(CFBBX)
Aguilera now pitching
Powell,B pinch hitting for Adcock
10-0 0 1-- 22 Powell,B popped out to third (BCCBX)
10-0 1 1-- 22 DiMaggio,J homered deep to left center, Whitaker scored
(CBCBX)
Danning pinch hitting for Torre
12-0 1 --- 22 Danning popped out to first (CBFBFX)
12-0 2 --- 02 Alou, Mo struck out (CCS)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Nationals batting
Powell,B moved to first base
Danning moved to catcher
Keller pinch hitting for Aguilera
12-0 0 --- 02 Keller lined a single to shallow right (CFFX)
12-0 0 1-- 22 McGraw,J struck out (BBCCS)
12-0 1 1-- 00 Keller was caught stealing second (>S)
12-0 2 --- 22 Davis,G struck out (>S.BBSS)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Seals batting
Stanley,N now pitching
12-0 0 --- 11 Herman lined a double to right center (CBX)
12-0 0 -2- 11 Madlock popped out to first (BFX)
12-0 1 -2- 00 Stanley,N threw a wild pitch, Herman to third (B)
12-0 1 --3 11 Pierce reached on a fielder's choice to third, Herman
scored, Pierce to first (B.SX)
13-0 1 1-- 01 Chacon flied out to center (CX)
13-0 2 1-- 02 Whitaker struck out, strike three was a wild pitch by
Stanley,N, Pierce to second, Whitaker to first (FFS)
13-0 2 12- 32 Powell,B struck out (CBFBFB>S)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Nationals batting
13-0 0 --- 10 Thomas,F flied out to left (BX)
Ashburn pinch hitting for Smith,C
13-0 1 --- 31 Ashburn walked (BBBCB)
13-0 1 1-- 01 Lynn lined a single to right, Ashburn to third (CX)
13-0 1 1-3 31 Clarke lined a double down the right field line, Ashburn
scored, Lynn to third (CBBBX)
13-1 1 -23 01 Doyle grounded out to short, Lynn scored (SX)
13-2 2 -2- 10 Bailey flied out to right (BX)

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