Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Casanova walk off homer

4/15/68 - D.C. Stadium
Ellis vs Pascual
Senators 4, Angels 3 (12 inn)

Pinch hit clout saves the day
A RBI double by Hinton was followed up by a comedy of errors, which in a matter of moments erased Washington's 3-0 lead and a stellar mound performance by Camillo Pascual.  Both lethargic offenses failed to score in the final 2 innings, so the game went to extras.  Neither team scored in the 10th or 11th.  California threatened to score in the top of the 12th when Paul Schaal worked out a walk and stole second.  Buck Rodgers and Bobby Knoop popped out in successive AB's to end the inning.  Washington tapped Paul Casanova to pinch hit for Bryan to lead off the bottom of the 12th.  Casanova hit a 2-2 hanging curve 344 feet for a game ending homer.

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