|4/27 - Lafayette Park - Detroit, MI|
|WP: Brandon Corbett LP: Alex Linebrink|
|HR: Corbett (1), Egan (1)|
|WP: Mike Cosntanti LP: Daniel Egan|
|HR: Linebrink (1)|
Hot crossed buns, and hard fought games! Both games in the series were pitchers duels through-and-through. For the first game: Alex Linebrink threw a gem, giving up only one run until the fifth inning when Brandon Corbett added a solo shot over the right-center field wall (this will be a theme, hang with me). In the bottom of the fifth, Corbett would give up his first, and only, hit of the game - a solo shot by Daniel Egan - over the right-center field wall. It was all the offense the Commandos could drum up for the game, though, falling short 2-1.
Daniel Egan took the mound for the Commandos in game two, and had the Squirrels baffled through four innings. The Commandos were able to jump out to a 2-0 lead on an Alex Linebrink home run to right center field (told you it was a theme!). It wasn't until the top of the fifth that the Squirrels were able to figure out Egan and string hits together and score three runs - utilizing great baserunning by Ryan Alexia and surgeon-esque hitting from Carl Coffee and Ryan Bullard. In the bottom of the fifth the Commandos had runners on first and second, but the game came to a close when Linebrink tried to advance to third on a fly ball caught by Bullard who tagged him for the third and final out.
After the games drinks and yelling about the Lions taking a wide receiver happened. No one was happy about that. Then the Tigers lost. That sucked, too. But the Squirrels won. They enjoy that. And the Commandos look very good. They're happy about that; just need to catch a few lucky breaks.
Here's the game film! Every hit, walk, out and a couple extras from Game #1 - Corbett vs. Linebrink:
And here's a scene from between games 1 & 2; Linebrink and Coffee spearhead the talk about hits (or lack thereof) and comeback player of the year.