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9/8/2000 Game One vs.
, Western Division Finals
Seung Baek was getting ready to make his rehab start for the Timber Rattlers
late in the 2007 season, I wrote out the play-by-play of this game on Rattler
Rattlers had just eliminated the Kane County Cougars in the first round and it
was on to
for the first game of the Western Division Finals.
Baek, who went 8-5 during the regular season got the call and he would
face Brewer prospect Dave Pember.
have been one of the better pitched playoff games I have seen.
It was scoreless all the way to the ninth inning.
rolled through the
lineup. Pember danced in and out of
trouble for six innings. The game
was still scoreless when Pember left in favor of Victor Cordero in the top of
the seventh inning. But, Cordero
kept the game tied until the ninth.
final inning, Justin Leone singled and Ryan Christianson dropped a sacrifice
bunt and wound up reaching on a fielder's choice.
A sac bunt by Orlando Hernandez moved both runners into scoring position.
The Snappers decided to walk pinch hitter Mike Abate to load the bases.
struck out Ariel
for out number two. Then, Ruben
Castillo stepped to the plate. Cordero
threw a wild pitch to allow Leone to score the first run of the game.
Castillo followed with a two-run single and the lead was suddenly 3-0.
out and tossed a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth inning for a complete-game, six-hit
shutout. He struck out three, walked
none, and tossed just over 100 pitches in the gem to give
a 1-0 lead in the series.
first baseman Shawn McCorkle kept up his hot hitting in the playoffs with a
3-for-4 game. In the final two games
series and the first game of the
series, McCorkle went 8-for-10.
MAJOR LEAGUERS IN THE GAME:
Seung Baek, Justin
Blowing Out The Cougars
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