Sunday, May 11, 2014

Cubs Phfell Phils in Three of Four

The Cubs win three of four fairly easily from Philadelphia but run into Woodie Fryman in Game Three, who shuts down their offense for the Phillies' only win. Glenn Beckert stretches his hit streak to 14 games in the series.

Game One: Cubs 8, Phils 7
W: Selman (5-3)
L: Champion (0-7)

S: Nye (1)

The Cubs batter the Phils' struggling pitcher, Billy Champion, as Kessinger, Beckert, Banks, and Willie Smith all have three hits. Chicago is up 8-1, but their porous bullpen almost blows it late, as Philadelphia comes back to make it 8-7. Larry Hisle cracks two homers (his 14th and 15th) to key the surge. But after Chicago's Phil Regan struggles again in the 9th to close it, Rich Nye gets the final out for his first save.

Game Two: Cubs 4, Phils 1
W: Jenkins (10-11)
L: Wise (8-5)

Fergie Jenkins finally gets to double digits in wins with his usually impeccable control, striking out seven in nine innings without allowing a walk. Two RBIs apiece from Billy Williams and Jimmy Qualls off Rick Wise provide just enough offense.

Game Three: Phils 2, Cubs 0

W: Fryman (11-3)
L: Holtzman (8-11)

Woodie Fryman stymies Cubs hitters, giving up no runs and no extra base hits in a complete game win. Kenny Holtzman matches Fryman,  going the distance and giving up only five hits -- but six walks.  The only run comes from a Deron Johnson RBI single early in the game.

Game Four: Cubs 9, Phils 0
W: Colborn (1-0)
L: Palmer (2-1)

The Cubs bounce back in game two of the doubleheader, pounding young Lowell Palmer for seven runs and 10 hits in five innings. Newly called up Jim Colborn and reliever Ted Abernathy only allow one Phillies hit, a single from Don Money. Billy Williams goes four for five, hits hits 8th and 9th homers, and drives in four. 

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