Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Pale Hose and Brew Crew Split DH and Series
April 10, 1970 at Chicago – Little Louie Aparicio went 4-4 and Wilbur Wood (1-0) pitched 3 2/3 innings of 1-hit shutout relief as the Pale Hose took the opener 4-3.
April 11, 1970 at Chicago – If this game would have been held in County Stadium, “Bucky Brewer” would have drowned by the end of the 3rd inning. The Brew Crew plated 3 in the 2nd, 9 in the 3rd and 5 in the 6th for a 17-2 sousing of the Pale Hose. Tommy Harper carried the biggest beer barrel bat with a double and 3-run home run for 5 RBI and 3 runs scored. Steve Hovley, Greg Goossen and Russ Snyder also banged out 3 hits each in a 20-hit Brewer attack. Bobby Bolin (1-0) went the 5 inning minimum and got the win. Billy Wynne (0-1) started with a sore arm for Chicago and didn’t get past the 2nd. One interesting stat was that the White Sox had 16 LOB, compared to just 6 for the Suds.
April 12, 1970 (Gm #1) at Chicago – Tommy Harper (4) was once again the winner of the MVP keg for the Brewers in the lid-lifter of today’s DH (that’s double header, not designated hitter for you youngsters out there. Two games for the price of one, what a concept!). Harper doubled, homered and hit a sac fly to drive in 4 of Milwaukee’s runs in a 5-4 victory. The visitor’s led 3-1 heading into the B8 with Lew Krausse (2-0) cruising on the hill. ChiSox Duane Josephson (1) tied it with a 2-run shot. Harper calmly swatted a 2-run double in T9 to make it 5-3. Bob Locker (2) struggled a bit in the B9th, but got Carlos May to ground out to SS, leaving the tying run on 3B.
April 12, 1970 (Gm #2) at Chicago – Beltin Bill Melton doubled in two runs with 2 outs in the B9th as the White split the twin bill and the series with a 5-4 victory. Milwaukee had led 4-0 heading into the B7 with George Lazerique pitching strong, but he gave up along solo shot to Ken Berry (1). In the B8, Aparicio (3 hits) reached on an error and May walked. Locker (0-1) relieved Lazerique, but both Chicago runners scored closing the gap to 4-3. Melton then ended it in the 9th, allowing Wood (2-0) to get the W.