POUND ROARS BACK, TIES SERIES 1-1

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Ernest Fenollosa Hits Two Grandslams as Pound defeats Poe, 9-5.

Ernest Fenollosa drove his second homerun deep into the Philadelphia night against Poe reliever Conan Doyle to snap a 5-5 tie in the top of the ninth, and give the Rapallo Pound a victory over the Philadelphia Poe, to knot this tense series at one game apiece.

The contest now heads to Rapallo for game three on Saturday.

Alexander Humboldt yielded singles-hitter Ernest Fenollosa’s first of two shocking grandslams on a hanging curve in the second, then allowed a run in the third, before settling down and pitching well until he was lifted for a pinchitter in the bottom of the eighth.   Samuel F.B. Morse went down swinging for the Poe, and the game moved to the ninth, tied at 5.  Pound starter H.G. Wells left the contest in the bottom of the sixth when he allowed the Poe to tie the score with two runs, on a Charles Brocken Brown two-run double off the wall.

Poe reliever Jules Verne walked the bases loaded, after retiring the first two Pound batters he faced in the top of the ninth.  Poe then brought on Arthur Conan Doyle, and Fenollosa took his first pitch fastball deep to left-center.

Louis Zukovsky picked up the win in relief, as he held the Poe scoreless in the seventh and eighth, pitching out of jam in the eighth.  Hugh Kenner came in for the Pound to pitch a scoreless ninth.

After Fenollosa’s first grandslam in the top of the second, Charles Baudelaire got the Poe on the board in the bottom of the second with a two-run homer off H.G. Wells, to make it 4-2.

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3 Comments

  1. October 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    While Verne and Doyle have been solid, and at times even inspired, relief pitchers all season long, you do have to wonder if their stuff is a little bit limited for these big game situations. The Pound batters just seemed to be waiting on pitches, and rather than changing speeds effectively, Verne got wild and then Doyle just grooved that pitch to Fenollosa. There’s no question Pound is stealing signs on them, too.

  2. thomasbrady said,

    October 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    The Pound is notorious for stealing signs. The Poe is supposedly working on codes to make their signs more difficult to steal, but, in the pressure of world series competition, coming up with new signs and making sure everyone is on the same page is easier said than done. You’re right Briggs; a real cat-and-mouse game going on here with sign-stealing in this World Series. The Poe also complained that H.G. Wells had some mysterious substance on his belt, but nothing has come of that, so far. The fans are very close to the field in Rapallo, Pound’s home park, and the Pound has a very good record at home this year. The Poe has their work cut out for them. The Poe has a lot of confidence in Lord Bacon for game 3, but can Coleridge or Shelley keep their heads in the game for game 4?

  3. Noochness said,

    October 30, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Fenollosa plays hard,
    And he plays to win;
    I loved when the crowd
    Started chanting, “Tei-Shin!”


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