Tuesday, April 27, 2010

League Championship Series

Four very good teams were left to fight for the title at the start of the LCS. Here's a look back at what happened in each:


The NLCS pitted the #2 Atlanta Bandits against the #1 Austin City Limits. Games 1, 2, and 3 saw a rarity for Atlanta fans- they found their team outgunned on the mound. Atlanta yielded only 10 runs in the first three games but scored a mere three to fall behind 3 games to 0. Atlanta pulled out game 4 but lost game 5 in the 10th on a Mariano Terrero home run. Austin took the series 4 games to 1 to advance to the World Series.


In the ALCS, #3 St. Louis jumped on #1 Louisville early in Kentucky, taking both of the first two games (2-1 and 8-0) to take a two games to none lead back to St. Louis. But a solid performance by Danny Little on the mound for Louisville helped turned the series around, giving the Legends Game 3 7-2. By the time the teams left Busch Stadium, the River City Rage went from being up 2-0 to being down 3-2, scoring only five runs in the three home games. St. Louis tried to force a game 7, leading 4-2 in the eighth inning before a Red Rose grand slam turned the deficit into a 2-run lead and eventually a series clinching victory.

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