Saturday, February 8, 2014

Dodgers and Friars split a pair

Padres 4, Dodgers 2
Podres vs Osteen

“Johnny Podres of the Padres ?”

Johnny_Podres-1969Old Friend Johnny Podres returned to the scene of some of his greatest triumphs as a member of those great Dodgers teams of the late 50's and early 60's.  After taking a year off the master of the changeup returned to action with the expansion Padres to help provide leadership to his younger teammates.  LA could not do much against their former teammate who was in firm control until he was tossed from the game for arguing balls and strikes in the top of the 5th.  Relievers Reberger, Baldschun and McCool combined to allow just 1 run over the final 4 innings to hand the 1955 World Series MVP his first win of the season.  7th and 8th place hitters Ed Spiezio (2-4) and Chris Cannizzaro (2-3) scored all 4 runs for the Friars.

Dodgers 4, Padres 0
Kelly vs Singer

“Singer sews up complete game shutout”Bill_Singer-1969

An Ed Spiezio single with 2 outs in the 8th ended Bill Singer's chances for a no hit bid.  Singer fanned 7 and went the distance to up his record to 2-0 with this complete game victory.  LA jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back.  Bill Sudakis hit a 2 run double off the left field wall to score Wes Parker and Andy Kosco.  Catcher Bill Haller hit a solo shot in the 6th to round out the scoring as both SoCal teams split this two game set in Chavez Ravine.

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