Boston Braves 0 Stanky 0-2 2 Walks
Philadelphia Phillies 4 Ashburn 2-4 2 Runs
Leonard (PHI) 8.0 IP 0 Runs 1 Hit 3 Walks 2 Strikeouts - beats Johnny Sain of Boston.
Boston Braves 7 Stanky 2-4 Walk Run
Philadelphia Phillies 2 Ashburn 0-4
Spahn (BOS) 9.0 IP 5 Hits 1 2 Runs Walk 5 Strikeouts
Boston Braves 7 Stanky 1-5
Philadelphia Phillies 7 Ashbury 1-4 Walk Run
The Phillies went a head 2-0 in the Third Inning before the Braves scored 5 in the Fifth Inning. Philadelphia clawed back to take a 6-5 lead at the end of the 7th Inning. Jeff Heath’s second home run tied the game in the Eighth. A pinch-hit single by Eddie Miller put the Phillies ahead at the end of the Eighth Inning. Jim Russell led off the Boston Ninth Inning with a walk and scampered to third base on an Earl Torgeson single. Bob Elliott flew out deep to left field scoring Russell and tying the game.
An interesting series. The Phillies beat Johnny Sain in Game One then fell under the spell of Warren Spahn in Game Two. Philadelphia's bats gave then a chance to win in Game Three but their pitching let them down. That may be the theme of the Philadelphia season as their lineup looks solid but their starting rotation doesn't look solid. The Braves rotation is as good as any in either league - but we all knew that.
New York Giants 2 Bickford Mize 1-2 2 Walks
Boston Braves 2 Hartung Stanky 0-2 2 Walks Sac
Jack Lohrke tripled and drove Willard Marshall in the Second Inning to put the Giants on top. Vern Bickford helped himself and singled in Mike McCormick in the bottom of the inning to tie the game. Boston went ahead 2-1 on a Jeff Heath single in the Fifth Inning. Bill Rigney reached on an error in the Seventh Inning and with the bases loaded scooted home as Walt Cooper grounded out. Neither team could crack the scoreboard again and the game ended tied, 2-2. The Giants offensive struggles continue while their pitching is more than holding its own.
New York Giants 2 Jansen Mize 1-3 HR Run RBI Walk
Boston Braves 0 Sain Stanky 1-3 Walk
Johnny Mize homered and Jack Lohrke singled to drive in Willard Marshall in the Fourth Inning to provide all the offense needed to win the game. Giants starter Larry Jansen went the distance for the complete game shutout. Braves starter Johnny Sain dropped to 0-2 for the season. He lost his first start 4-0 to Dutch Leonard and the Phillies on Opening Day.
April 25 (Game One)
New York Giants 1 Jones Mize 0-3 Walk Strikeout
Boston Braves 1 Spahn Stanky 1-4 Walk Strikeout
Bill Rigney led off the game for the Giants with a single, stole second base and hopped over to third base on a throwing error by Braves catcher Bill Salkeld. Sid Gordon flew out to left field and drove in Rigney to give the New York the lead. Earl Torgeson drew a 2-out walk in the bottom of the First Inning and Tommy Holmes followed up with a triple down the right field line to score Torgeson and tie the game 1-1. Starting pitchers Warren Spahn and Sheldon Jones then went to work and each finished the game without allowing another run.
S. Jones 9.0 IP 5 Hits 3 Walks HBP 2 Strikeouts
Spahn 9.0 IP 5 Hits 4 Walks Strikeout
April 25 (Game Two)
New York Giants 5 Poat Mize 1-2 HR Run 4 RBI Grand Slam
Boston Braves 0 Voiselle Stanky 1-3 Reached on an error
Johnny Mize clouted a Grand Slam in the Fourth Inning to put the game out of reach as he continued to carry the Giants through the fist week of the season. The Braves managed only three hits off of New York starter, Ray Poat. Post has put in two straight strong starts to begin the season. The Braves were shutout for the second time in the series.
What This Is
My attempt to to play out the 1948 MLB season with the APBA Baseball basic game.