Welcome to the Season 17 of the USMLB.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

World Series Game 5 Recap

Game 5 of the World Series went to the Monterrey Stars 10-3. The Stars offensive finally was able to make apperance in Atanlta has it seemed like they where still in Monterrey for the first two games. The Stars crushed Larry Rath who gave up 6 earned runs in 7 innings, gave up 8 hits, walked 3 and struckout 4. Also gave up 2 big homeruns. Carmine Taft started again and pitched just as well as his first outing by pitching 5 strong innings, gave up 1 earned run and 4 hits. Struckout 5 batters while walking none and did give up a homerun of his own. But this game wasn't about the pitching it was about the Stars offensive finally coming to life. The Stars got the scoring started in the third inning with Rondell Lowe starting the inning off with a solo homerun then finished with Mike Bonds getting a two RBI double as Ricardo Ramirez and Brain Turner scoring. Wade May for the Vawts countered in the bottom of the third with a solo homerun of his own. In the top of the fourth the Stars struck again with Lowe hitting a two RBI triple following Frank Surtain error on a routine grounder. Lowe came around to score two batters later when Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly. The fifth inning was much better for the Vawts as Jackson Cooper of the Stars hit a two run homerun where it looked like Luis Carreras might have caught it but he timed his jump wrong and jump to soon. In the eighth inning the combination of Lowe and Ramirez struck again as Lowe hit a RBI double and scored of a Ramirez double to make the score 10-1. In the bottom of the eighth the Vawts showed some life as May hit his second homerun of the game. It looked the Vawts would have a good chance to make the game intersting as the Vawts had the bases loaded with no outs but Mac Johnson hit into a double play, they did a run with Morgan Robertson scoring but the double play killed the rally like most double plays do. Now the series head back to Monterrey for game six with the Stars looking to wrap up there back to back World Series Championships.

Monterrey Stars 3 - Atlanta Brave Vawts 2