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The ATL Divisional Playoffs

New York GiantsCincinnati Reds

New York vs Cincinnati, The Entire Series

by "Pinky" Hose
Cincinnati Sports Reporter
&
Cy Kosis
Freelance ATL Sports Reporter


Enter the Big Red Machine
by "Pinky" Hose
Cincinnati Sports Reporter

CINCINNATI TELEGRAPH (September 27):  Enter "The Big Red Machine." After a disappointing 22-24 spring training, and chosen by sports guru's Cy Kosis and Word Smith to finish second to the powerful Homestead Grays, the "Ohio Gang" went on to compile the second best record in baseball this year, winning their division by an unprecedented 16 games. Now a powerful, surging Giants team rolled into town, fresh from their dramatic season finale to face our hometown boys in the much anticipated post season playoffs.

Jimmy FoxxAl SimmonsIn the first game, the momentum that drove the Giants into the post season seemed to continue for them as staff ace Gregg Maddux was tagged for four runs in six innings. Then in the bottom of the eighth with the locals trailing by a run, "Double X" drove one deep to left driving in "Shoeless Joe" to put the Reds ahead to stay. In the ninth, Jeff Shaw retired the side in order, and game one was history.

In game two, the resilient Giants carried a 4-2 lead into the eighth again when it was Al Simmons's turn for heroics. In a "deja vous" all over again, "Bucketfoot" drove the ball deep into the stands in left mimicking the theatrics of "The Beast" the day before and tying the game up at 4 apiece. The score remained tied until the bottom of the tenth when "Double X", on the first pitch from ace reliever Hoyt Wilhelm, once again played home town hero driving one out of the park for a "walk off", giving reliever Jeff Shaw his second win in as many days.

The series now moves to the Polo Grounds where lefty "Noodles" Hahn is expected to take on Amos Rusie in game three. If the first two contests are any indication as to what's to come, the remaining games of the series should be "nail biters" up to the final out.


Game #1, Giants vs Reds


9/26/2004, NYG05-CIN05, Crosley Field (1958-70)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Giants 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 0 10 1
2005 Reds 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 x 5 8 1 5 1

Giants AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Smith,O ss 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 3 0 0
Scales 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 2 1 0 0
Lyle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Musial lf 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 2 0 0 0
Killebrew 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Marcelle pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Stargell 1b 5 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 4 3 0 0
Heilmann rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 4 1 0 0
Dickey c 4 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 3 0 0 0
Wright,WB cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 5 0 0 0
Ruffing p 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0
Nichols p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
O'Doul ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
Pesky 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
38 4 11 3 3 0 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 9 0 0

Reds AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Speaker cf 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 3 0 0 0
Garciaparra ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 3 4 0 0
Jackson,Jo rf 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 2 0 0 0
Foxx 1b 3 2 2 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 10 2 0 0
Wilson,Ju 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 0 5 1 0
Simmons lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Gehringer 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 4 3 0 0
Gibson,J c 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 3 0 0 0
Maddux p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Brecheen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Holloway, C ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Shaw p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
29 5 8 5 1 1 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 27 14 1 0

Giants INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Ruffing 3.2 3 1 1 1 1 47 30 15 0 0 0 0 0 2.45
Nichols 3.1 3 2 2 2 2 49 32 14 1 0 0 0 0 5.40
Lyle BS 1, L 0-1 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 12 9 5 1 0 0 0 0 18.00
8.0 8 5 5 3 3 108 71 34 2 0 0 0 0

Reds INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Maddux 6.0 8 4 3 2 3 92 56 28 1 0 0 0 1 4.50
Brecheen 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 16 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shaw W 1-0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 29 19 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
9.0 11 4 3 3 3 137 83 41 1 0 0 0 1

NYG: Marcelle ran for Killebrew in the 7th
Marcelle moved to 3b in the 7th
O'Doul batted for Nichols in the 8th
Pesky inserted at 2b in the 8th
CIN: Holloway, C batted for Brecheen in the 7th

GWRBI: Foxx
Red Ruffing was injured for this game and 7 more days
Temperature: 68, Sky: clear, Wind: out to center at 13 MPH.

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9/26/2004, NYG05-CIN05, Crosley Field (1958-70)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Giants 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 0 10 1
2005 Reds 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 x 5 8 1 5 1

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

************** Top of the 1st inning, Giants batting
0-0 0 --- 11 Smith,O lined out to short (BCX)
0-0 1 --- 30 Scales walked (BBBB)
0-0 1 1-- 00 Scales stole second (>C)
0-0 1 -2- 02 Musial doubled deep to right center, Scales scored (>C.SX)
1-0 1 -2- 01 Killebrew grounded out to third, Musial to third (FX)
1-0 2 --3 12 Stargell struck out (BCCS)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Reds batting
1-0 0 --- 00 Speaker popped out to center (X)
1-0 1 --- 01 Garciaparra grounded out to second (CX)
1-0 2 --- 02 Jackson,Jo flied out to left (CFFX)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Giants batting
1-0 0 --- 21 Heilmann to first on an error by the third baseman
Wilson,Ju (BBFX)
1-0 0 1-- 11 Dickey grounded a single between first and second,
Heilmann to second (BFX)
1-0 0 12- 20 Wright,WB reached on an infield single to third, Heilmann
to third, Dickey to second (BBX)
1-0 0 123 00 Ruffing grounded into a double play, Garciaparra to
Gehringer to Foxx, Heilmann scored, Dickey to third (1X)
2-0 2 --3 20 Smith,O grounded out to second (BBX)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Reds batting
2-0 0 --- 32 Foxx struck out (BBFFBFS)
2-0 1 --- 11 Wilson,Ju grounded a single between third and short (BCX)
2-0 1 1-- 10 Simmons grounded to first, forcing Wilson,Ju at second,
Simmons to first (BX)
2-0 2 1-- 21 Gehringer flied out to right (CBBX)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Giants batting
2-0 0 --- 32 Scales flied out to center (BCCBFBFX)
2-0 1 --- 02 Musial grounded a single between third and short (FFX)
2-0 1 1-- 02 Killebrew popped out to first (CCX)
2-0 2 1-- 00 Stargell homered deep down the right field line, Musial
scored (X)
4-0 2 --- 10 Heilmann grounded out to short (BX)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Reds batting
4-0 0 --- 21 Gibson,J grounded a single between third and short (BBSX)
4-0 0 1-- 00 Maddux grounded to third, forcing Gibson,J at second,
Maddux to first (X)
4-0 1 1-- 11 Speaker flied out to center (>FBX)
4-0 2 1-- 10 Garciaparra lined out to left (BX)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Giants batting
4-0 0 --- 20 Dickey doubled deep to right center (BBX)
4-0 0 -2- 32 Wright,WB flied out to right (CSBBBX)
4-0 1 -2- 12 Ruffing reached on an infield single to third, Dickey to
third (FBSX)
4-0 1 1-3 12 Smith,O lined out to center (BbFbSbX)
4-0 2 1-3 10 Scales grounded to third, forcing Ruffing at second (BX)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Reds batting
4-0 0 --- 22 Jackson,Jo lined a triple to right center (CBBCX)
4-0 0 --3 32 Foxx walked (BBBCFB)
4-0 0 1-3 01 Wilson,Ju hit a sacrifice fly to right, Jackson,Jo scored
(CX)
4-1 1 1-- 00 Simmons grounded out to short, Foxx to second (>X)
Ruffing left the game with an injury
Nichols now pitching
4-1 2 -2- 32 Gehringer struck out (BFBBSS)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Giants batting
4-1 0 --- 00 Musial grounded out to short (X)
4-1 1 --- 21 Killebrew flied out to center (BBFX)
4-1 2 --- 22 Stargell struck out (CBSFBS)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Reds batting
4-1 0 --- 01 Gibson,J grounded a double down the third base line (CX)
4-1 0 -2- 12 Maddux grounded out to first, Gibson,J to third (SCBX)
4-1 1 --3 01 Speaker lined out to center, Gibson,J scored (CX)
4-2 2 --- 31 Garciaparra walked (CBBBB)
4-2 2 1-- 00 Garciaparra stole second after being picked off first by
Nichols (1)
4-2 2 -2- 01 Jackson,Jo flied out to right (1.CX)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Giants batting
4-2 0 --- 00 Heilmann reached on an infield single to second (X)
4-2 0 1-- 12 Dickey struck out (BFCS)
4-2 1 1-- 30 Wright,WB walked, Heilmann to second (BBBB)
4-2 1 12- 01 Nichols bunted into an out to first, forcing Heilmann at
third, Wright,WB to second, Nichols to first (FbXb)
4-2 2 12- 21 Smith,O grounded to short, forcing Nichols at second
(BBFX)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Reds batting
4-2 0 --- 22 Foxx homered deep down the left-field line (BFBSX)
4-3 0 --- 22 Wilson,Ju flied out to center (SCBBFX)
4-3 1 --- 02 Simmons struck out (CFS)
4-3 2 --- 12 Gehringer grounded out to short (BCFX)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Giants batting
Brecheen now pitching
4-3 0 --- 00 Scales lined a single between first and second (X)
4-3 0 1-- 21 Musial lined out to first (BSBX)
4-3 1 1-- 32 Killebrew walked, Scales to second (CBBCBB)
Marcelle pinch running for Killebrew
4-3 1 12- 11 Stargell grounded to second, forcing Marcelle at second,
Scales to third, Stargell to first (CBX)
4-3 2 1-3 10 Heilmann grounded out to first (BX)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Reds batting
Marcelle moved to third base
4-3 0 --- 01 Gibson,J lined a single to right center (SX)
Holloway, C pinch hitting for Brecheen
4-3 0 1-- 00 Holloway, C lined out to second (X)
4-3 1 1-- 32 Speaker walked, Gibson,J to second (BFBCBB)
4-3 1 12- 00 Garciaparra lined into a double play, Heilmann to Smith,O
to Heilmann, Gibson,J out at second (>X)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Giants batting
Shaw now pitching
4-3 0 --- 32 Dickey grounded a double down the first base line
(BFSBFBX)
4-3 0 -2- 21 Wright,WB popped out to first (BBCX)
O'Doul pinch hitting for Nichols
4-3 1 -2- 00 O'Doul grounded a single up the middle, Dickey to third
(X)
4-3 1 1-3 20 Smith,O popped out to right (BBX)
4-3 2 1-3 02 Scales grounded to third, forcing O'Doul at second (FFX)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Reds batting
Lyle now pitching
Pesky now playing second base
4-3 0 --- 00 Jackson,Jo lined a single to shallow left (X)
4-3 0 1-- 01 Foxx homered deep to left, Jackson,Jo scored (SX)
4-5 0 --- 02 Wilson,Ju grounded out to first (CSX)
4-5 1 --- 11 Simmons flied out to center (FBX)
4-5 2 --- 20 Gehringer grounded out to short (BBX)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Giants batting
4-5 0 --- 12 Musial flied out to left (BFSX)
4-5 1 --- 11 Marcelle grounded out to third (CBX)
4-5 2 --- 12 Stargell grounded out to third (FSBX)




Game #2, Giants vs Reds
New York GiantsCincinnati Reds


9/27/2004, NYG05-CIN05, Crosley Field (1958-70)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E LOB DP
2005 Giants 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0 9 0
2005 Reds 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 12 0 8 1

Giants AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Smith,O ss 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .222 1 7 0 0
Scales 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 1 1 0 0
Pesky 2b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2 1 0 0
Musial lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 2 0 0 0
Killebrew 3b 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 0 1 0 0
Marcelle 3b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0
Stargell 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 7 0 0 0
Buckner 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 3 1 0 0
Heilmann rf 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 1 0 0 0
Murphy rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Dickey c 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .571 8 2 0 0
Wright,WB cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167 1 0 0 0
Newhouser p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
O'Doul ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
Wilhelm p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
36 4 9 4 0 0 2 5 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 27 13 0 0

Reds AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Speaker cf 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 2 0 0 0
Garciaparra ss 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 3 5 0 0
Jackson,Jo rf 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .556 1 0 0 0
Foxx 1b 4 2 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .571 12 0 0 0
Wilson,Ju 3b 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 1 4 0 0
Simmons lf 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 1 0 0 0
Gehringer 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 3 3 0 0
Gibson,J c 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .571 6 0 0 0
Mussina p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 2 0 0
Holloway, C ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Brecheen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Fingers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Wilson,W ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Shaw p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
38 5 12 5 0 0 3 2 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 30 15 0 0

Giants INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Newhouser 8.0 10 4 4 2 9 130 89 35 2 0 0 0 0 4.50
Wilhelm L 0-1 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 21 16 5 1 0 0 0 0 9.00
9.0 12 5 5 2 9 151 105 40 3 0 0 0 0

Reds INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Mussina 6.0 5 4 4 4 3 95 56 27 2 0 0 0 0 6.00
Brecheen 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 29 18 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Fingers 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 8 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Shaw W 2-0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 14 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
10.0 9 4 4 5 5 146 84 43 2 0 0 0 1

NYG: Pesky inserted at 2b in the 7th
Marcelle inserted at 3b in the 7th
Buckner inserted at 1b in the 8th
Murphy inserted at rf in the 8th
O'Doul batted for Newhouser in the 9th
CIN: Holloway, C batted for Mussina in the 6th
Wilson,W batted for Fingers in the 9th

GWRBI: Foxx
Temperature: 80, Sky: clear, Wind: in from right at 18 MPH.

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9/27/2004, NYG05-CIN05, Crosley Field (1958-70)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E LOB DP
2005 Giants 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0 9 0
2005 Reds 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 12 0 8 1

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

************** Top of the 1st inning, Giants batting
0-0 0 --- 10 Smith,O grounded out to second (BX)
0-0 1 --- 11 Scales lined out to left (BCX)
0-0 2 --- 11 Musial lined a single to shallow left (BSX)
0-0 2 1-- 31 Killebrew walked, Musial to second (BBBCB)
0-0 2 12- 12 Stargell struck out (CCBS)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Reds batting
0-0 0 --- 02 Speaker lined out to left (FFX)
0-0 1 --- 12 Garciaparra grounded out to short (FCBFX)
0-0 2 --- 22 Jackson,Jo flied out to right (SBBCX)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Giants batting
0-0 0 --- 32 Heilmann homered deep to left center (BBBCCX)
1-0 0 --- 30 Dickey walked (BBBB)
1-0 0 1-- 22 Wright,WB struck out (BSCFFBS)
1-0 1 1-- 10 Newhouser popped out on a bunt to the mound (BbXb)
1-0 2 1-- 00 Smith,O lined out to short (X)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Reds batting
1-0 0 --- 00 Foxx homered deep to left (X)
1-1 0 --- 11 Wilson,Ju grounded out to third (FBX)
1-1 1 --- 32 Simmons grounded out to short (BCFFBBFX)
1-1 2 --- 02 Gehringer struck out (FSC)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Giants batting
1-1 0 --- 11 Scales grounded out to third (CBX)
1-1 1 --- 31 Musial walked (BFBBB)
1-1 1 1-- 12 Killebrew homered deep to left center, Musial scored
(CCBX)
3-1 1 --- 02 Stargell struck out (CFS)
3-1 2 --- 01 Heilmann grounded out to short (CX)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Reds batting
3-1 0 --- 00 Gibson,J grounded out to second (X)
3-1 1 --- 11 Mussina grounded out to short (FBX)
3-1 2 --- 32 Speaker grounded a single up the middle (BBBCSX)
3-1 2 1-- 11 Garciaparra lined a single to shallow center, Speaker to
third (BFX)
3-1 2 1-3 00 Jackson,Jo reached on an infield single to the pitcher,
Speaker scored, Garciaparra to second (X)
3-2 2 12- 02 Foxx grounded to short, forcing Jackson,Jo at second (CCX)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Giants batting
3-2 0 --- 31 Dickey walked (BCBBB)
3-2 0 1-- 00 Wright,WB sacrifice bunted to the mound, Dickey to second
(Xb)
3-2 1 -2- 12 Newhouser flied out to center, Dickey to third (FbBSX)
3-2 2 --3 11 Smith,O grounded a single between third and short, Dickey
scored (FBX)
4-2 2 1-- 00 Smith,O stole second (>B)
4-2 2 -2- 10 Scales grounded out to the mound (>B.X)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Reds batting
4-2 0 --- 12 Wilson,Ju struck out (CSFFBC)
4-2 1 --- 22 Simmons grounded out to short (CCBFBFFX)
4-2 2 --- 01 Gehringer lined a single to shallow right (CX)
4-2 2 1-- 11 Gibson,J lined a single to shallow right, Gehringer to
third (>FBX)
4-2 2 1-3 12 Mussina grounded to short, forcing Gibson,J at second
(CSBX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Giants batting
4-2 0 --- 00 Musial grounded out to second (X)
4-2 1 --- 31 Killebrew grounded out to third (BBBCX)
4-2 2 --- 12 Stargell lined out to second (CFFBX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Reds batting
4-2 0 --- 22 Speaker struck out (FBBCS)
4-2 1 --- 10 Garciaparra grounded a single between third and short (BX)
4-2 1 1-- 00 Jackson,Jo singled to left center, Garciaparra to third
(X)
4-2 1 1-3 32 Foxx walked, Jackson,Jo to second (1CBSBBB)
4-2 1 123 32 Wilson,Ju struck out (CBSBBS)
4-2 2 123 12 Simmons struck out (CFBS)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Giants batting
4-2 0 --- 00 Heilmann grounded a single up the middle (X)
4-2 0 1-- 12 Dickey grounded to short, forcing Heilmann at second,
Dickey to first (CBSFX)
4-2 1 1-- 22 Wright,WB lined out to short (BSBSX)
4-2 2 1-- 12 Newhouser grounded out to short (SBFX)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Reds batting
4-2 0 --- 12 Gehringer struck out (BSCS)
4-2 1 --- 02 Gibson,J struck out, Dickey to Stargell (CSS)
Holloway, C pinch hitting for Mussina
4-2 2 --- 22 Holloway, C struck out (SBBSS)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Giants batting
Brecheen now pitching
4-2 0 --- 11 Smith,O grounded a single up the middle (BCX)
4-2 0 1-- 00 Scales popped out on a bunt to third (Xb)
4-2 1 1-- 12 Musial struck out (CCFBS)
4-2 2 1-- 32 Killebrew grounded out to second (BCBSB>X)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Reds batting
Pesky now playing second base
Marcelle now playing third base
4-2 0 --- 02 Speaker struck out (CSC)
4-2 1 --- 00 Garciaparra lined out to left (X)
4-2 2 --- 20 Jackson,Jo reached on an infield single to third (BBX)
4-2 2 1-- 00 Jackson,Jo was caught stealing second (>S)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Giants batting
4-2 0 --- 22 Stargell struck out (BBCFS)
4-2 1 --- 10 Heilmann grounded out to third (BX)
4-2 2 --- 11 Dickey reached on an infield single to third (BFX)
4-2 2 1-- 21 Wright,WB flied out to center (FBBX)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Reds batting
Buckner now playing first base
Murphy now playing right field
4-2 0 --- 21 Foxx grounded out to first (BCBX)
4-2 1 --- 32 Wilson,Ju walked (BCBBFFB)
4-2 1 1-- 00 Simmons homered deep to left center, Wilson,Ju scored (X)
4-4 1 --- 11 Gehringer grounded out to short (CBX)
4-4 2 --- 11 Gibson,J lined out to center (CBX)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Giants batting
Fingers now pitching
O'Doul pinch hitting for Newhouser
4-4 0 --- 30 O'Doul walked (BBBB)
4-4 0 1-- 00 Smith,O sacrifice bunted to third, O'Doul to second (Xb)
4-4 1 -2- 10 Pesky reached on an infield single to second, O'Doul to
third (BX)
4-4 1 1-3 00 Musial grounded into a double play, Fingers to
Garciaparra to Foxx (X)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Reds batting
Wilhelm now pitching
Wilson,W pinch hitting for Fingers
4-4 0 --- 01 Wilson,W grounded out to short (CX)
4-4 1 --- 01 Speaker grounded out to second (CX)
4-4 2 --- 22 Garciaparra grounded a single up the middle (FBFFBFX)
4-4 2 1-- 32 Jackson,Jo popped out to second (BFSFBB>F>X)

************** Top of the 10th inning, Giants batting
Shaw now pitching
4-4 0 --- 32 Marcelle reached on an infield single to second (BSBBFX)
4-4 0 1-- 20 Buckner popped out to the catcher (BBX)
4-4 1 1-- 00 Murphy grounded out to short, Marcelle to second (X)
4-4 2 -2- 21 Dickey flied out to right (BCBX)

************** Bottom of the 10th inning, Reds batting
4-4 0 --- 01 Foxx homered (CX)






Game 3 Cincinnati at New York
Cincinnati RedsNew York Giants

by Cy Kosis
Freelance ATL Sports Reporter

New York (ATL): The Polo Grounds. The Ballpark that was never meant to be a ballpark. Nevertheless, the Polo Grounds is one of  history's most famous baseball yards. Back to the Polo Grounds behind in games 2-to-zip, the Giants had to relocate that magic that led them to their late-season heroics. While it was almost inevitable that the Giants lose a game after such a powerful winning streak, if not in length than in pressure, there are only 3 losses allowed in this series. One more and the Giants are out.

But not this day. True, Jimmy Foxx demonstrated why they call him The Beast, with a leadoff second inning very long ball straight down the very short left field line. Reds in the lead, 1-0. We learned after the game that the Giants gameplan was to walk Foxx or pitch him wide every at bat. However, Rusie took matters into his own hands and pitched him aggressively the three times they faced. Rusie would strike Foxx out in the 4th, and induce a long fly ball out in the 6th. So Rusie won 2 out of 3 matchups -- which almost wasn't good enough.

Willie StargellStan Musial Willie "Pops" Stargell put one out along the opposite line in the bottom of the second, but the Giants still trailed 2-1. You could see the Giants players trying to make things happen, trying to force an error by being aggressive on the bases and playing some small ball with the bunt and hit & run. But Robin Roberts wasn't allowing them much opportunity to much of anything. But in the 8th after Bill Dickey worked a 3-and-2 walk and Wild Bill Wright lashed a single up the middle after pulling his bunt back on 2 consecutive ball calls, and Lefty O'Doul strode to the plate to pinch-hit for Hoyt Wilhelm, Rollie Fingers came in to take the ball away from Robin Roberts. Fingers threw 11 total pitches, 10 for strikes, and forced the Giants to hit 3 groundballs -- but the Reds defense could not save the day. O'Doul's groundout to Gehringer advanced the runners. Ozzie Smith's groundball to Garciaparra turned into a Fielder's Choice that scored a runner. Then George Scales' grounder found the hole between Gehringer and Foxx and knocked another run in, and Ozzie to third -- where he scored 2 pitches later on Musial's sac fly to Speaker. Giants in front, 4-3.

Rube Waddell came in to pitch the 9th for the Giants. He was dead on, needing only 8 pitches to finish the job. He popped out Jud Wilson, and then made Al Simmons and Charlie Gehringer grounded out to close it out.

And the Giants force a 4th game.

Game #3, Reds vs Giants

9/29/2004, CIN05-NYG05, Polo Grounds (1923-57)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Reds 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 4 0
2005 Giants 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 x 4 4 0 3 1

Reds AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Speaker cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 1 0 0 0
Garciaparra ss 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 2 3 0 0
Jackson,Jo rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .417 3 0 0 0
Foxx 1b 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .455 7 0 0 0
Wilson,Ju 3b 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 2 3 0 0
Simmons lf 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 4 0 0 0
Gehringer 2b 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 2 3 0 0
Gibson,J c 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 3 1 0 0
Roberts p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Fingers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
31 3 6 3 3 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 24 11 0 0

Giants AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Smith,O ss 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 2 5 0 0
Scales 2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 2 2 0 0
Pesky 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 0 0
Musial lf 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 2 0 0 0
Killebrew 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 0 1 0 0
Bench c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Stargell 1b 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 9 1 0 0
Heilmann rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 0 0 0 0
Dickey c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444 6 0 0 0
Murphy pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Marcelle 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0
Wright,WB cf 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 5 0 0 0
Rusie p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0
Cooper,A p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Wilhelm p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
O'Doul ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0
Waddell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
27 4 4 4 0 0 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 27 11 0 0

Reds INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Roberts 7.0 3 3 3 3 3 90 56 26 1 0 0 0 0 3.86
Fingers BS 1, L 0-1 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 11 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
8.0 4 4 4 3 3 101 66 31 1 0 0 0 0

Giants INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Rusie 6.0 4 3 3 2 4 106 67 24 1 0 0 0 0 4.50
Cooper,A 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 25 20 6 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Wilhelm W 1-1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.75
Waddell S 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 8 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
9.0 6 3 3 2 5 142 95 34 1 0 0 0 1

NYG: O'Doul batted for Wilhelm in the 8th
Murphy ran for Dickey in the 8th
Pesky inserted at 2b in the 9th
Bench inserted at c in the 9th
Marcelle inserted at 3b in the 9th

GWRBI: Musial
Temperature: 51, Sky: clear, Wind: in from center at 15 MPH.

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9/29/2004, CIN05-NYG05, Polo Grounds (1923-57)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Reds 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 4 0
2005 Giants 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 x 4 4 0 3 1

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

************** Top of the 1st inning, Reds batting
0-0 0 --- 12 Speaker grounded out to short (CBCFX)
0-0 1 --- 02 Garciaparra struck out (CCS)
0-0 2 --- 10 Jackson,Jo flied out to center (BX)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Giants batting
0-0 0 --- 30 Smith,O walked (BBBB)
0-0 0 1-- 10 Smith,O stole second (Bb>B)
0-0 0 -2- 20 Scales bunted into an out to third, Smith,O out at third,
Scales to first (Bb>B.Xb)
0-0 1 1-- 12 Musial grounded to short, forcing Scales at second,
Musial to first (BCSFX)
0-0 2 1-- 32 Killebrew struck out (FSBBB>S)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Reds batting
0-0 0 --- 32 Foxx homered deep down the left-field line (BFBCBX)
1-0 0 --- 02 Wilson,Ju grounded a double down the first base line (CSX)
1-0 0 -2- 22 Simmons struck out (CCBBC)
1-0 1 -2- 22 Gehringer lined a single to right, Wilson,Ju scored,
Gehringer to second (BSSBX)
2-0 1 -2- 32 Gibson,J walked (BSBBFB)
2-0 1 12- 00 Roberts flied out to center, Gehringer to third (X)
2-0 2 1-3 11 Speaker flied out to center (FBX)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Giants batting
2-0 0 --- 00 Stargell homered deep down the right field line (X)
2-1 0 --- 32 Heilmann walked (CCFBBFBB)
2-1 0 1-- 01 Dickey flied out to left (CX)
2-1 1 1-- 12 Wright,WB struck out (CFBC)
2-1 2 1-- 12 Rusie lined out to second (CFBFX)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Reds batting
2-1 0 --- 12 Garciaparra grounded out to first (BFFX)
2-1 1 --- 32 Jackson,Jo grounded out to third (CBBFBX)
2-1 2 --- 22 Foxx struck out (CBSBS)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Giants batting
2-1 0 --- 12 Smith,O grounded out to second (BCFX)
2-1 1 --- 31 Scales grounded out to second (BBCBX)
2-1 2 --- 32 Musial flied out to left (BBCSBX)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Reds batting
2-1 0 --- 22 Wilson,Ju popped out to the catcher (SBBSX)
2-1 1 --- 22 Simmons grounded out to short (BBFCX)
2-1 2 --- 12 Gehringer popped out to short (SBCFFX)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Giants batting
2-1 0 --- 00 Killebrew grounded out to the mound (X)
2-1 1 --- 00 Stargell grounded out to short (X)
2-1 2 --- 00 Heilmann flied out to left (X)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Reds batting
2-1 0 --- 32 Gibson,J struck out (BBCSFFBFFFS)
2-1 1 --- 02 Roberts grounded out to short (CSX)
2-1 2 --- 32 Speaker grounded out to the mound (BSBBCX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Giants batting
2-1 0 --- 01 Dickey flied out to right (CX)
2-1 1 --- 00 Wright,WB lined a single to shallow right (X)
2-1 1 1-- 02 Rusie flied out to right (CFb>X)
2-1 2 1-- 10 Wright,WB was caught stealing second (B>C)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Reds batting
2-1 0 --- 11 Garciaparra flied out to center (BCX)
2-1 1 --- 31 Jackson,Jo walked (BCBBB)
2-1 1 1-- 32 Foxx flied out to center (BCFBBX)
2-1 2 1-- 00 Wilson,Ju popped out to second (>X)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Giants batting
2-1 0 --- 00 Smith,O popped out to third (X)
2-1 1 --- 12 Scales struck out (CSBC)
2-1 2 --- 11 Musial grounded out to third (BCX)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Reds batting
2-1 0 --- 00 Simmons doubled deep to left center (X)
Cooper,A now pitching
2-1 0 -2- 02 Gehringer reached on an infield single to second, Simmons
to third (CFFX)
2-1 0 1-3 22 Gibson,J hit a sacrifice fly to left, Simmons scored
(SBFFBX)
3-1 1 1-- 00 Roberts grounded into a double play, Smith,O to Scales to
Stargell (X)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Giants batting
3-1 0 --- 11 Killebrew lined out to third (FBX)
3-1 1 --- 12 Stargell grounded out to short (CBSX)
3-1 2 --- 01 Heilmann lined out to left (SX)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Reds batting
3-1 0 --- 12 Speaker struck out (CFBS)
3-1 1 --- 12 Garciaparra grounded a double down the first base line
(BFCFX)
3-1 1 -2- 12 Jackson,Jo grounded out to second, Garciaparra to third
(CBSFX)
Wilhelm now pitching
3-1 2 --3 11 Foxx flied out to left (CBX)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Giants batting
3-1 0 --- 32 Dickey walked (CBBBSB)
3-1 0 1-- 20 Wright,WB grounded a single up the middle, Dickey to
second (BbBbX)
O'Doul pinch hitting for Wilhelm
Fingers now pitching
Murphy pinch running for Dickey
3-1 0 12- 01 O'Doul grounded out to second, Murphy to third, Wright,WB
to second (FX)
3-1 1 -23 00 Smith,O reached on a fielder's choice to short, Murphy
scored, Wright,WB to third, Smith,O to first (X)
3-2 1 1-3 02 Scales grounded a single between first and second,
Wright,WB scored, Smith,O to third (CCX)
3-3 1 1-3 10 Musial hit a sacrifice fly to center, Smith,O scored (BX)
3-4 2 1-- 02 Killebrew flied out to right (CCX)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Reds batting
Pesky now playing second base
Bench now playing catcher
Marcelle now playing third base
Waddell now pitching
3-4 0 --- 22 Wilson,Ju popped out to short (BFBCX)
3-4 1 --- 01 Simmons grounded out to short (CX)
3-4 2 --- 00 Gehringer grounded out to second (X)




Game 3 & 4, Cincinnati at New York
Cincinnati RedsNew York Giants

by "Pinky" Hose
Cincinnati Sports Reporter

CINCINNATI TELEGRAPH: The Polo Grounds, New York (September 30)  After taking the first two games in squeakers, our Reds now travel east to the Polo Grounds where the Giants looked to regain the momentum that propelled them into post season play. A partisan crowd of Mets and Yankee fans joined the Giant's faithful looking to force a 5th game and bring home a championship to "The Big Apple." I talked to Stan "The Man" Musial before the game about the attitude in the Giants club house. "We've fought all season long in a tough division to get where we are now" he said. "This team thrives on this kind of pressure and were gonna battle them nail and tooth 'til the last out." Indeed, the Reds have been on cruise control since late last spring. Have our boys become complacent? Has "The Big Red Machine" gotten a bit rusty? Did Silvius' decision to bench the regulars in the final two weeks of the season make our boys fat while the Giants got hungrier and hungrier? These questions will soon be answered.

Robin RobertsTris Speaker In game three, Robin Roberts was masterful, cruising along into the eighth yielding only one 1 run on 2 hits. It looked like it was time to get the brooms out when disaster struck. The eight inning had been the undoing of the Giants in the first two games. Now, taking a page out of the Reds book, the "never say die" Giants came up with 3 runs to take a 4-3 lead. "That's all she wrote" as the saying goes, as Rube Waddell came on in the ninth and retired the side in order, thus preserving the win for Hoyt Wilhelm, the losing pitcher in game 2. Had the momentum now shifted to the Giants?

Just prior to game four, word had just arrived that the Sports Writers of America had chosen Tris Speaker as the Legends League MVP. I saw Tris in the locker room prior to the game and talk about the award. "All the awards in the world don't matter squat if we don't win this" said the 21 year old, whose premature grey around the temples has already earned him the moniker "The Grey Eagle." "I'm honored with the selection but the truth is there are 34 other guys on this team, and a few who are no longer with us like Freddie" (refering to Fred Lynn who filled in for Speaker when he was on the DL for 21 days) "who are just as deserving of this award. This belongs to them as much as it does to me." Perhaps that grey around this young man's temples is indicative of a wisdom far beyond his 21 years.

Manager Drew Dale held a close door meeting with the team in the club house prior to game four. Whatever he said seemed to work. Timely hitting, including a game winning double by pitcher "Noodles" Hahn, resulted in the Reds scoring in each inning through the first 6. The bullpen shut down the Giants in the final four frames giving the visitors an 8-4 win and clinching a playoff berth against the Bucs for the league championship.

"Each man is my superior in that I may learn from him" said Emerson. From these Giants we have all taken away with us the importance of gamesmanship, perseverance, guts, and above all... heart.

Game #4, Reds vs Giants

9/30/2004, CIN05-NYG05, Polo Grounds (1923-57)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Reds 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 8 9 2 5 0
2005 Giants 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 9 1 9 1

Reds AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Speaker cf 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 4 0 0 0
Wilson,W ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Garciaparra ss 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 0 2 0 0
Jackson,Jo rf 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .471 5 0 0 0
Foxx 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .400 7 1 0 0
Wilson,Ju 3b 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154 0 0 1 0
Leach 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Simmons lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 2 0 0 0
Gehringer 2b 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267 1 1 0 0
Seay 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Gibson,J c 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 7 0 1 0
Mackey c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Hahn p 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 1 0 0
Bonham p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Aramaki p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Eckersley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
34 8 9 8 2 0 2 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 3 27 8 2 0

Giants AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Smith,O ss 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 1 2 0 0
Scales 2b 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 0 1 1 0
Lyle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Buckner ph 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 2 0 0 0
Musial lf 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 1 0 0 0
Killebrew 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154 2 4 0 0
Stargell 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 10 2 0 0
Wilhelm p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Heilmann rf 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 2 1 0 0
O'Doul ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 1 0 0 0
Marcelle ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 0 0 0
Bench c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 3 0 0 0
Dickey ph 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 2 1 0 0
Wright,WB cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 2 0 0 0
Chandler p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Murphy ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0
Vaughn,H p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0
Waddell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Pesky ph 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 2 0 0
36 4 9 3 1 0 2 3 6 3 0 0 0 0 1 27 15 1 0

Reds INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Hahn 4.0 8 4 2 2 4 81 47 22 2 0 0 0 0 4.50
Bonham W 1-0 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 33 23 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Aramaki 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 15 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Eckersley 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 11 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
9.0 9 4 2 3 6 140 87 40 2 0 0 0 0

Giants INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Chandler L 0-1 4.0 5 4 3 3 3 68 39 20 1 1 0 0 0 6.75
Vaughn,H 1.2 4 4 4 0 0 43 26 10 1 0 0 0 0 21.60
Waddell 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Lyle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 12 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 9.00
Wilhelm 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 21 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
9.0 9 8 7 3 5 145 89 40 2 1 0 0 0

CIN: Wilson,W batted for Speaker in the 8th
Wilson,W moved to cf in the 8th
Leach inserted at 3b in the 8th
Seay inserted at 2b in the 8th
Mackey inserted at c in the 8th
NYG: Murphy batted for Chandler in the 4th
O'Doul batted for Heilmann in the 5th
Dickey batted for Bench in the 5th
Musial moved to rf in the 6th
O'Doul moved to lf in the 6th
Dickey moved to c in the 6th
Pesky batted for Waddell in the 6th
Pesky moved to 2b in the 7th
Buckner batted for Lyle in the 7th
Buckner moved to 1b in the 8th
Marcelle batted for O'Doul in the 8th
Killebrew moved to lf in the 9th
Marcelle moved to 3b in the 9th

GWRBI: Hahn
Temperature: 61, Sky: clear, Wind: out to center at 23 MPH.

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9/30/2004, CIN05-NYG05, Polo Grounds (1923-57)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Reds 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 8 9 2 5 0
2005 Giants 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 9 1 9 1

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

************** Top of the 1st inning, Reds batting
0-0 0 --- 21 Speaker homered deep to right (BBFX)
1-0 0 --- 22 Garciaparra flied out to center (FBFBX)
1-0 1 --- 22 Jackson,Jo struck out (CBFBS)
1-0 2 --- 01 Foxx grounded out to third (CX)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Giants batting
1-0 0 --- 22 Smith,O lined a single up the middle (FBBFX)
1-0 0 1-- 22 Scales lined a single to left, Smith,O to second
(BbFbFbBX)
1-0 0 12- 01 Musial flied out to center (CX)
1-0 1 12- 00 Smith,O stole third, Scales stole second, Smith,O scored
on an error by the catcher Gibson,J, Scales to third
(>C)
1-1 1 --3 12 Killebrew hit a sacrifice fly to center, Scales scored
(>C.BSX)
1-2 2 --- 12 Stargell struck out (CFBC)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Reds batting
1-2 0 --- 02 Wilson,Ju grounded out to short (CSFFX)
1-2 1 --- 20 Simmons lined a single to shallow left (BBX)
1-2 1 1-- 00 Gehringer lined a single to center, Simmons to third (>X)
1-2 1 1-3 10 Gibson,J hit a sacrifice fly to center, Simmons scored
(BX)
2-2 2 1-- 32 Hahn struck out (CBBSB+1>S)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Giants batting
2-2 0 --- 12 Heilmann struck out (SSBS)
2-2 1 --- 21 Bench grounded out to the mound (CBBX)
2-2 2 --- 20 Wright,WB flied out to right (BBX)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Reds batting
2-2 0 --- 11 Speaker grounded out to third (SBX)
2-2 1 --- 01 Garciaparra to first on an error by the second baseman
Scales (CX)
2-2 1 1-- 00 Jackson,Jo lined a single up the middle, Garciaparra to
second (X)
2-2 1 12- 30 Foxx was walked intentionally, Garciaparra to third,
Jackson,Jo to second (2IIII)
2-2 1 123 00 Wilson,Ju flied out into a double play, Heilmann to
Stargell to Smith,O, Garciaparra scored, Foxx out at
second (X)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Giants batting
3-2 0 --- 22 Chandler struck out (FBBFS)
3-2 1 --- 20 Smith,O grounded out to short (BBX)
3-2 2 --- 31 Scales homered deep down the left-field line (BBBCX)
3-3 2 --- 32 Musial walked (BCBCBB)
3-3 2 1-- 31 Killebrew walked, Musial to second (BBBCB)
3-3 2 12- 31 Stargell flied out to center (BBCBX)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Reds batting
3-3 0 --- 12 Simmons struck out (BFFC)
3-3 1 --- 11 Gehringer flied out to left (CBX)
3-3 2 --- 32 Gibson,J walked (BBCBFB)
3-3 2 1-- 12 Hahn lined a double to right center, Gibson,J scored
(FBCX)
4-3 2 -2- 30 Speaker walked (BBBB)
4-3 2 12- 11 Garciaparra grounded out to second (CBX)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Giants batting
4-3 0 --- 02 Heilmann lined a single to left (CFX)
4-3 0 1-- 02 Bench struck out (FbFbC)
4-3 1 1-- 00 Wright,WB grounded a single up the middle, Heilmann to
second (X)
Murphy pinch hitting for Chandler
4-3 1 12- 11 Murphy lined a single to shallow center, Heilmann to
third, Wright,WB to second (SBX)
4-3 1 123 10 Smith,O popped out to the catcher (BX)
4-3 2 123 21 Scales grounded out to second (BBSX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Reds batting
Vaughn,H now pitching
4-3 0 --- 32 Jackson,Jo lined a single between third and short
(BBCBCFX)
4-3 0 1-- 32 Foxx lined a single to shallow center, Jackson,Jo to
third (BBBCCX)
4-3 0 1-3 10 Wilson,Ju reached on a fielder's choice to third,
Jackson,Jo scored, Foxx to second, Wilson,Ju to first
(BX)
5-3 0 12- 02 Simmons grounded out to first, Foxx to third, Wilson,Ju
to second (CCX)
5-3 1 -23 32 Gehringer lined out to right, Foxx scored, Wilson,Ju to
third (BBC+3BFX)
6-3 2 --3 12 Gibson,J lined a double to left center, Wilson,Ju scored
(CBCX)
7-3 2 -2- 11 Hahn grounded out to third (CBX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Giants batting
7-3 0 --- 12 Musial homered deep to right center (BCFX)
7-4 0 --- 00 Killebrew grounded a single up the middle (X)
Bonham now pitching
7-4 0 1-- 12 Stargell struck out (CBCS)
O'Doul pinch hitting for Heilmann
7-4 1 1-- 00 O'Doul grounded to second, forcing Killebrew at second,
O'Doul to first (X)
Dickey pinch hitting for Bench
7-4 2 1-- 12 Dickey flied out to center (FFBFX)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Reds batting
Musial moved to right field
O'Doul moved to left field
Dickey moved to catcher
7-4 0 --- 22 Speaker grounded out to the mound (CBCBX)
7-4 1 --- 32 Garciaparra grounded out to the catcher (FSBBBX)
7-4 2 --- 00 Jackson,Jo homered deep to right (X)
Waddell now pitching
8-4 2 --- 00 Foxx grounded out to the mound (X)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Giants batting
8-4 0 --- 12 Wright,WB struck out (CBCS)
Pesky pinch hitting for Waddell
8-4 1 --- 11 Pesky flied out to right (BFX)
8-4 2 --- 11 Smith,O flied out to right (CBX)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Reds batting
Lyle now pitching
Pesky moved to second base
8-4 0 --- 12 Wilson,Ju grounded out to second (BCFX)
8-4 1 --- 22 Simmons grounded out to third (BCCBX)
8-4 2 --- 11 Gehringer flied out to left (BCX)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Giants batting
Buckner pinch hitting for Lyle
8-4 0 --- 20 Buckner to first on an error by the third baseman
Wilson,Ju (BBX)
8-4 0 1-- 32 Musial lined out to left (CBBFBX)
8-4 1 1-- 01 Killebrew lined out to right (CX)
8-4 2 1-- 01 Stargell grounded out to the mound (CX)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Reds batting
Buckner moved to first base
Wilhelm now pitching
8-4 0 --- 12 Gibson,J popped out to third (CBSX)
8-4 1 --- 10 Bonham grounded out to second (BX)
Wilson,W pinch hitting for Speaker
8-4 2 --- 02 Wilson,W struck out (SCC)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Giants batting
Wilson,W moved to center field
Leach now playing third base
Seay now playing second base
Mackey now playing catcher
Aramaki now pitching
Marcelle pinch hitting for O'Doul
8-4 0 --- 01 Marcelle grounded out to second (FX)
8-4 1 --- 12 Dickey grounded out to short (BCCX)
8-4 2 --- 31 Wright,WB walked (BCBBB)
8-4 2 1-- 00 Wright,WB stole second (>B)
8-4 2 -2- 12 Pesky popped out to right (>B.CFX)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Reds batting
Killebrew moved to left field
Marcelle moved to third base
8-4 0 --- 10 Garciaparra grounded out to short (BX)
8-4 1 --- 12 Jackson,Jo struck out (CBSFS)
8-4 2 --- 22 Foxx flied out to left (BCBSX)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Giants batting
Eckersley now pitching
8-4 0 --- 32 Smith,O lined out to left (BBFSBFX)
8-4 1 --- 01 Buckner doubled down the left field line and shallow (CX)
8-4 1 -2- 00 Musial grounded out to first, Buckner to third (X)
8-4 2 --3 00 Killebrew grounded out to the catcher (X)



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