Thursday, August 13, 2009

Holes Hold Serve

The Jackson Holes have taken a 2-0 lead in the World Series, winning at home 6-5 and 6-2.

Game 1 was the highly-anticipated matchup of Cy Young winners Johnny Collier and Matty Vaughn, but the expected pitcher's duel was not to be. Both Collier and Vaughn struggled, but Collier's playoff tandem partner, Dwight Long, fired 5 scoreless in relief to pick up the win. Long now has 2 wins and a 0.64 ERA in the playoffs. Carlos Manzanillo luanched a dramatic, 2-out, walkoff homer in the 9th to win it for Jackson.

In Game 2, Del Mendoz held Charleston to 2 runs over 8, and AL MVP Wilson Costello cracked 2 homers for a 6-2 win.

So far Jackson is winning the pitching and longball battles, but don't count Charleston out - winning 3 of the last 4 World Series was no fluke. The Series resumes with Game 3 today in Charleston.

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